<Indonesia Seeks Peace Building with International NGO>
A Head of HAPI is presenting a stature of Garuda which is the symbol of Indonesia to chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL.
… Head of the HAPI, Mrs. Dr. Hj. Elza Syarief said, “The DPCW contains provisions that essentially stop the war like activities. So the enactment of the DPCW is a definite answer to the end of the war and achievement of peace.“… I agree with her completely because the DPCW stops the war and events as this(Florida school shooting:goo.gl/vrxDEx) won’t happend again
On the 29th, “HWPL Peace Academy MOU Signing Ceremony with Universitas Islam Negeri (UN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta”was held to implement the practical peace education for youth. The MOU of Peace Education with HWPL has been signed by 11 schools in Indonesia.
Currently, 140 schools around the world including the Philippines, Israel, and India have been designated as HWPL Peace Academies to introduce peace education for students.
As well as the peace movement of legal experts, education field, and civil society, about 220 Indonesian religious leaders attended the “HWPL Indonesian religious Leaders’ Conference” and agreed to work on religious cooperation and play the role of religious leaders to achieve peace.
Mr. Mulyadi Ling, Head of Education of Majelis Tinggi Agama Konghucu Indonesia(MATAKIN) addressed “There will be no more chaos or war when everyone is willing to share the message of peace throughout the world.
We can take this initiative by educating our children early on the importance of tolerance and harmonious life.” “We hope our planet is free from war. In this regard, we have a practical solution to achieve peace.
The DPCW with 10 articles and 38 clause was made by international law experts and we have made a commitment to advocate and promote it globally with politicians, religious leaders, civil society representatives. With this, a world of peace will become a reality.” said, Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL.
“Peace Education Development Forum for Spreading a Culture of Peace” is held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on September 17th
Under the current global environment shaded by long-term violence around the world including terrorism and interethnic conflicts, the international society is seeking a conflict resolution through a long-term approach to pracebuilding – education.
Beginning in 2014 with peace initiatives on global cooperation in international law for peace and religious harmony, the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace, WARP Summit has been hosted annually by HWPL to advocate participation of people from all levels of society in peacebuilding
Expectations Rise as the WARP Summit 2017 Quickly Approaches
World educators gather in south Korea for peace education Thursday, August 10, 2017 under the current global environment shaded by long-term violence around the world including terrorism and interethnic conflicts, the international society is seeking a conflict resolution through a long-term approach to peacebuilding education. Beginning in 2014 with peace initiatives on global cooperation in international law for peace and religious harmony, the World Alliance fo Religions’ Peace, WARP Summit has been hosted annually by HWPL to advocate participation of people from all levels of society in peacebuilding.
Among it’s projects, followed by the high-level meeting with education specialists in 2016, detailed action plans in peace education for students and citizens will be introduced this year. “Peace Education Development Forum for Spreading a Culture of Peace” will be held by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light, HWPL, an international NGO under the United Nations Department of Public Information, UN DPI, on September 17th at Seoul, Republic of Korea.
In the forum under the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace, WARP Summit, 70 global experts in education including ministers of education, presidents of universities, professors, principles and teachers from 21 countries will participate.
According to HWPL, this forum will address in-depth discussions in “the establishment of a network for global education”. “I have a high expectation of this very venue to discuss peace education for educators with different cultures and nationalities to make peace a reality,: emphasized Mrs. Shalilaja Adhikary, Principal of Euro School, Nepal. Juan Carlos Torres, Professor of Don Bosco University, said, “I want the upcoming generation to be able to have conflict resolution instead of thinking that the person with more guns will win. It is important to teach them how to resolve conflict with a peaceful way and have a peaceful mind.
I will attend the education session in the WARP Summit and share about the peace education El Salvador needs with the teachers throughout the world.” HWPL has formed a partnership with 117 education institutions globally to endorse and implement peace education by designating them as “HWPL Peace Academy” respectively, which includes India, Israel, Kosovo, and the Philippines.
As promoted in the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, DPCW proclaimed by HWPL for global peacebuilding, HWPL has been building a cooperation with education specialists around the globe to provide opportunities of education to establish a culture of peace. Along with this forum at the WARP Summit, sessions for peacebuilding by global experts will be discussed, including 2017 Conference for the Implementation of the DPCW, 3rd International Religious Leaders’ Conference, Region-Specific Discussion for the Implementation of the DPCW, 5th HWPL International Law Peace Committee Forum, Conference for Global Peace Media Network, and 2017 IWPG Network Forum
Young students at India Ramagya School designated as a HWPL Peace Academy are holding PEACE Right in picture: HWPL Chairman, Man HeeLee)
※ HWPL Chairman, Man Hee Lee has suggested the answer to peace which is World Alliance of Religions.
HWPL has hosted ‘World Alliance of Religions Peace, WARP Summit’ which 200 thousand of people particpated including 2,000 political leaders from 170 countries in order to hand down heritage with no war on 2014 September 17-19th. A former president of Croatia, Stjepan Mesic who participated in ceremony at theat thime said that “There were no such an incident like this in histor which numerous political and religious leaders have come all together to discuss peace.” People said that “There had been no such ceremony in size and content wise and chairman Man Hee Lee’s answer to peace is very practical and groundbreaking”. Analyzing reason for conflicts and war throughout the world are caused by religion, in order to achieve World Alliance of Religion to solve such conflicts, HWPL is the only one private non-profit organization which is working upfront by opening up alliance of religons’ peace office.
For whom the war exists?
For what the life has to be sacrificed?
We don’t wnat the pain and agony of war.
The war makes our children cry.
Let’s make our children growing up in world of peace.
To the ends of the earth,
the four corners of the earth~ ∞
HWPL & Ramagya School that Lead the World to Peace
The 23rd Peace Tour of HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee,
the Hope of Youths
At the Designation Ceremony of HWPL Peace Academy
– Ramagya School in India
Since the Mar Elias Educational Institutions in Israel was designated as the first HWPL Peace Academy, more schools in Albania, Kosovo and India made decisions to integrate Peace Education which covers activities for the cessation of wars and achievement of peace as part of their curriculum and held HWPL Peace Academy designation ceremonies.
CBSE Affiliated School in Noida
The Next Generation’s Leaders of World Peace
December, 2015, the chairwoman of IWPG, attended the HWPL Peace Academy designation ceremony in New Delhi where 5 schools including Ramagya School were announced HWPL Peace Academies. Chairwoman of IWPG, who has argued over many accounts that peace must be educated at homes and schools, was appointed an honorary board member of Ramagya School.
At the event where over 1,300 of leaders of India’s education, teachers and students gathered, conveyed her thoughts saying, “Ramagya has been made the world’s best school, and you are truly blessed as students… I look forward to seeing your future endeavors knowing that, after being guided by great teachers, growing in peace and safety, you will lead peace not just in India but worldwide.”
Monument Stipulates the Role of Entities in Peace Education
Along with the designation ceremony, there was the unveiling event of the Monument to the Declaration of World Peace on the school grounds of Ramagya School. The monument stipulates the role of different groups such as the political sector, women and youth that each play a pivotal role in peace education.
Chairman of Ramagya School Sanjay Gupta, who planned the school’s designation as an HWPL Peace Academy, told the audience, “I hope our students will become the next generation’s peace leaders of India with conscience for peace through the peace education.” As more schools joined the trend of peace education, Samsara School, Jaypee School, Ahlcon Public School, and Noida International University were also designated as HWPL Peace Academies.
Humanity and Spirituality – the Core Values that Lead the World to Peace unnamed 22 December, Chairwoman of IWPG attended the 7th World Confluence of Humanity, Power and Spiritualityat Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi upon the invitation of Mr. Hari Prasad Kanoria, Chairman of SREI Foundation. At the Confluence, said, “humanity and spirituality drive individuals, move organized societies, and serve as the core values that lead the world to peace.” She added, “Without peace, we cannot hope to fulfill humanity, spirituality or anything else.”
HWPL strives to facilitate comprehensive grassroots peace building that involves diverse voices of the community: leaders in education, governmental and religious sectors as well as non-profit organizations and youth to create sustainable solutions and empower individuals and communities to be an integral part in global peace building.
Culture of Peace Blossomed through HWPL Peace Exhibition in Fiji
The seed of culture of peace has been sown into the land of Fiji. Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) held the HWPL Peace Exhibition at the Fiji Museum in Suva on 12th July. At this exhibition, members of the government, public and civil organizations participated to appreciate HWPL’s dedication to working for peace in Fiji and congratulate the planning on peace education for local citizens and children
In the opening of the exhibition, Dr. Mahendra Reddy, Minister of Ministry Education, Heritage and Arts, Fiji, delivered a congratulatory speech. He said, “Educating the youth about respecting all races and practicing good values makes us one step closer to achieving world peace.”
Dr. Reddy also expressed his appreciation to the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) for organizing the Exhibition and added that education plays a major role in peace-building in any country. “In choosing Fiji for this exhibition I intend to assure the coordinators that they will not only be reaching out to Fijians but also to the wider Oceania community. Fiji is the heartbeat of the Pacific and this Peace Exhibition will certainly attract audiences from the region.”
This exhibition received attention from the local media and the coverage has actively been made. FIji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) covers this story by stating, “as an international Peace organisation in association with the UN, this group envisions community development through volunteer outreach, women advocacy and engaging the youth of every nation.”
Peace education is one of the major projects globally operated by HWPL to open access to and develop opportunities of education for local citizens and students, acquiring the value that global citizens in these contemporary days must have in mind – peace. Currently, the HWPL Peace Exhibition has been held in various sites around the world, including Davao City Public Library and Museum, the Philippines.