Let’s Make World Peace ~

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‘Let us make a world of peace for our future generations’


Participants at the yearly Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) held in Seoul on March, 14.

The first yearly Commemoration of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) held on March, 14, when 1800 participants gathered in Seoul for Advocacy of International Law for Peace. Faced with the reality of uncertainty in global cooperation, triggered by a chain of political upheavals from the Brexit to elections in the United States and European states, a new approach to pursue an international peaceful order was discussed.

In commemoration of the DPCW proclaimed on the same date in 2016, the forum reaffirmed the importance of global peace movement currently on progress under the Legislate Peace Campaign to establish the principle of international law for peace through the introduction of a UN resolution based on the DPCW.

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Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL emphasized that peace building “is not an individual task,” but “is relevant to everyone” as a common purpose of the global community. He offered the role of religion as a bridge builder of peace, rather than the core of conflict and violence by adding “our orientations must be one for peace. Whether religious, secular world, there is no exception.”

In the progress report, Dong Min Im, the secretary general of HWPL, explained the significance of peace projects in HWPL by saying, “The work is to put an end to war in our globe and make a foundation of a world of everlasting peace, which is unprecedented in history.” He continued, “The solution to peace is all of us becoming messengers of peace.”

Chairman of Buddhist Central Council for National Unification, offered a picture of concrete action plans of HWPL in achieving peace. “Youth and women are the main scapegoats in war, but even in this reality we must face the fact that youth and women are voluntarily standing at the forefront to build the foundation of peace with HWPL,” he said.




Religious Leaders, Peace Forum

Religious Leaders, Peace Forum

Forum Brings Together Religious Leaders in the Name of Peace

The Church of Scientology Los Angeles was among the 19 religions featured in a peace forum at the California State University of Fullerton Pavilion. The program was organized as part of World Interfaith Harmony Week by Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), the largest nongovernmental international peace organization.

PeaceLOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Scientologists were proud to participate in an interfaith forum at California State University of Fullerton, organized by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) in honor of World Interfaith Harmony Week. HWPL is the world’s largest non-governmental international peace organization. The purpose of this peace forum was to engender understanding among religions and promote world peace.

The Rev. Susanna Furios from the Church of Scientology of Los Angeles was one of the guest speakers representing 19 different faiths, including Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Zen Buddhism, Christianity, Hari Krishna, and Scientology. Also attending were students from the University and members of the local HWPL chapter.

The forum was opened with a skit performed by the youth, demonstrating the various ways that conflict has been generated and blamed on religion, giving visual examples of war, protests, and domestic conflicts—all alleged to be created by differences in religious beliefs.  The skits demonstrated very clearly that conflict is caused by people, not religion.

All present were invited to learn from the many religious scholars present to gain understanding of the different religions, and see how all beliefs can work together to create world peace.

Each religious leader was then invited to speak about the common thread that unite faiths in their beliefs.  Several additional religious leaders joined in by Skype, making it a live international event.

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Rev. Furios was very pleased with the results of the forum, which she said,provided a way for people of various faiths and religions to openly communicate with each other and bring about understanding, tolerance and the agreement that world peace is possible.”

After the presentation, the more than 300 people attending joined hands to proclaim their agreement that world peace can be achieved.


[HWPL News] Religious Leaders Unite for Peace

SA Media & HWPL, Religious Leaders Unite for Peace

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SA Media And Religious Leaders Unite for Peace
SABC, HWPL, and Turquoise Harmony Institute host a dialogue for “Our Common Humanity”

Peace⇐ Participants of Media Forum

Johannesburg, South Africa On the morning of March 23, SABC Religion TV in partnership with Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) and Turquoise Harmony Institute hosted a media forum at the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton. Under the theme “Our Common Humanity”, the objective of the dialogue was to afford a platform for South African media and religious leaders to share ideas together on critical social issues in South Africa – and the role which media and the religious community could play together in order promote a more peaceful society.

Speakers included Reverend Gift Moreana from the South African Council of Churches (SACC), Prof. Pitika Ntuli, an expert in African religion, Dr. Mathole Motshekga from the National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA), and Ms. Amani Frense who is the chairperson of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. The facilitators were from SABC TV and HWPL.

Exploring the portrayal of religious diversity through the media, Ms. Frense stated that that “commonality, tolerance and spirituality is a challenging space to create as media. The religious programming on SABC is more seen as social, cultural and current affairs but the news also perhaps needs to give a stronger voice to what is happening out there. I think the news in general has to have the courage to amplify the voice whether to speak out against the ills in society.
Prof Pitika Ntuli also shared that, “there is one God and many faiths. We do not understand the nature of God, if we did we would not love division so much.” He also added that the nature of life is love, happiness and peace.

In the event, SABC Religion TV, HWPL, and Turquoise Harmony Institute introduced their programs which encourage and promote religious harmony and the progress of our common humanity.

SABC Religion TV showed its diverse religious and spiritual programmes, many of which have received international recognition. Turquoise Harmony Institute showcased their programmes which foster relations among different faith and cultural traditions to contribute to the well-being of humanity. HWPL highlighted one of its global peace projects – the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office – where various religious leaders gather every month to compare and contrast scripture with the view to find the lasting solution for peace. Within one year HWPL has established 115 offices in 61 countries across the global village.

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HWPL Peace Forum: Conflict or Peace? Choose!

Conflict & Peace,
Which Way Should We Choose?
That is the Question!


peace◀ Mr. Keun Park, a former UN Ambassador, speaks on the heavenly culture during his congratulatory message at the HWPL Peace Forum

“Heavenly culture is what is provided to humanity without cost just as the light, rain, and air. Today, this remarkable forum with the purpose of achieving world peace through heavenly culture offers a historical moment to awaken the urgency of the unification of the only divided nation in the world.” said Mr. Keun Park.

Monk Mujin, Dr. Son-Hwee Jang, Vice President Young-Sook Kang, Dr. Ki-Chul Lee (from left to right) deliver speech at HWPL Peace Forum.
Soon-Hwee Jang, Doctorate in Politics and Director of the Korean Institute of Cultural Security, Young-Sook Kang, Vice President of the National Unification Advisory Council, and Ki-Chul Lee, Doctorate in Theology at International Christian Mission Council spoke on the topic of “Humanity on the crossroads of conflict and peace, which way should we choose?”

peace“Political leaders of major countries proclaim peace and peaceful resolution at any chance, however, in reality, we find ironies at the lack of any instrument or tool being implemented to support their proclamation. In this world of despair, it is the hope for humanity that one person makes a tireless effort to create peace by reviving the spirit and culture of peace. Through the Mindanao Peace Agreement and the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace activities, HWPL Chairman Lee has brought hope that peace can be realized,” said Mr. Jang.

hwpl peaceChairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL is delivering  a  keynote speech at the HWPL Peace Forum on Feb. 19 ▶

In his keynote speech, HWPL Chairman Man Hee Lee said, “In the crossroads of conflict and peace, in order to cease conflicts, a law is needed. A law for humanity, the one that disposes of all means that initiate war and armed conflicts must be proposed to be implemented. HWPL is currently undertaking an international law initiative which signifies the big leap towards transforming armed weapons into daily instruments and resolving religious conflicts.”

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HWPL Peace Forum in Sweden

HWPL Peace Forum in Sweden

HWPL Holds 1st Peace Forum In Stockholm

The largest non-governmental international peace organization, HWPL (Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light), successfully held its 1st peace forum regarding ‘Network for Peace and Harmony’. 

The conference was held to discuss Practical Ways to Protect Human Rights’ and was held at the ‘Best Western Kom Hotel’ in Stockholm Sweden, on January 16th, 2016.

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Photo by Thevarupan Uthayakumar of “Tamil Union” in Sweden

The about 40 participants of this forum are from diverse sectors in Swedish society. They include Göran Lambertz, the judge from the supreme court of Sweden, and a representative from Nordic Committee for Human Rights – For the Protection of Human Rights in the Nordic countries (NKMR/NCHR), also many different religious leaders varying from: Hinduism, Islamic, Sikhism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Scientology. Leaders from different women’s groups and Youth groups joined in as well.

The forum was set up by watching a short highlight video of HWPL’s 「2014 WARP (World Alliance of Religions’ Peace) Summit」, which was held on September 2014 and accomplished signing the agreement to propose ‘Enactment of International Law for the Cessation of War and World Peace’ and ‘the Alliance of Religion’. It was followed by the presentation about the role of legal professionals, religious leaders, and press for the practical solution of human rights protection.

After the presentation, all participants watched the short highlight video of the 「2015 First Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit」which presented the practical first draft of the International Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of War and International Armed Conflicts. The host addressed “Human rights cannot be ensured in the world with wars and armed conflicts, and the value of human rights can become deserved only when our lives are protected in the peaceful world”, and appealed the participants to cooperate with the Chairman Man Hee Lee and HWPL to achieve peace.

Subsequently, Göran Lambertz (A Judge from Supreme Court of Sweden) is appointed as a HWPL Peace Advisory Council at the Appointment Ceremony and all of the participants from different sectors decided to cooperate with HWPL by signing on the agreement of Implementation of International Convention and Alliance of Religions. Ove Svidén, a founder and president of World Peace Foundation expressed, “I was so impressed by the peace movements transcending culture, religion, and politics and I hope to join to the next forum”.

Besides this peace forum, Mr. Man Hee Lee, the Chairman of HWPL and The Chairwoman of IWPG (International Women’s Peace Group) are leading all of the peace movements of HWPL such as WARP Summit and WARP Office. They have traveled abroad 23 times for last 2 years to appeal the importance of cessation of war and achievement of world peace. Especially, they visited the conflict areas in Israel-Palestine and had a meeting with the heads of states and professionals of international law to discuss ‘Implementation of International Convention on the Renunciation and Cessation of war and International Armed Conflicts’, which has taken the eyes of universal community.

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