Founded in 2013, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), is an international peace organization in association with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI). HWPL is working towards the goal of bringing all wars to an end and achieving world peace with the International Women's Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG).
HWPL calls for the united efforts of women and youth of the world to stop wars and leave a legacy of world peace for future generations. Rather than remaining as victims of war and sacrificing their lives in conflicts, women and youth have become the main messengers of peace in supporting HWPL’s peace initiatives globally, thus bringing forth peace in their communities and beyond.
The HWPL International Law Peace Committee, consisting primarily of leading experts in the field of international law, was established during the 1st Annual Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit in September 2015. Currently, the committee members, under the clear purpose of prohibiting war and war-like activities, have been working to develop the draft of the Declaration on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace which will be publicly presented in March 2016.
HWPL believes that all the global community should work together to create a world of peace by becoming messengers of peace. Number of people supporting HWPL are increasing worldwide transcending their nationalities, ethnicities, and religions. This is to make each community peaceful with their commitment to help establish International Peace Law.
HWPL International Law for Peace Committee
Man Hee Lee
“The very work that we are pursuing is the work of healing of nations. Once implemented, this Law will be engraved in the hearts of many people to have a peaceful life. The Law that cares about human dignity must be drafted, but it must not be done by any forms of power or authority. When we speak of democracy, whom does it represent? Aren't citizens the faces of democracy? If leaders are only trying to maintain their power, we face authoritarianism in the name of democracy. We, the citizens of this globe, must urge to pursue true democracy. People are the owners of democracy. Are we allowing the world as it is now to continue existing regardless of human rights being utterly violated and people being mistreated in a non-peaceful environment? Regardless of country and generation, the law that solely protects and promises citizens’ good lives must be prioritized at an international level. This will be one of the imperative instruments which contributes to world peace.”
Nam Hee Kim
“Ongoing terrorist attacks and civil wars throughout the world can sufficiently be resolved by gathering strength and support from the international community. What terrifies us the most is not the wars that we experienced in the past, but the ones we are still to experience. It is the fact that our children may encounter the same suffering and pains as us. Those brutal acts should never be repeated and passed down to them. We absolutely have to stop handing down the atrocities of war. Women and youth are uniting and raising their voices to help the implementation of the International Law on the Cessation of War. Once it is implemented, the heads of state of each nation must abide by the Law for their citizens. I firmly believe when the leaders around the world empathize and put themselves in the shoes of others in the name of peace, achieving peace is not a distant dream.”
*The International Women`s Peace Group, IWPG, is an active supporting organization of HWPL, bringing world women together to urge the implementation of the peace law, an initiative proposed by HWPL. IWPG is currently leading the way to support women’s peace activities worldwide, including various volunteer services, academic education, and cultural and artistic exchanges.