Press Release (ePRNews.com) - WASHINGTON - Jun 03, 2018 - A peace delegation from South Korea arrived to throngs of cheering peace activists who sang, danced and waved signs in support of peace on the Korean peninsula. Mr. Man Hee Lee, a messenger of peace with Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), was greeted by 200 excited volunteers.
Chairman Lee and the peace delegation had just arrived from the United Nations General Assembly in New York to check on the progression of an international peace legislation called the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW). The DPCW, drafted by HWPL, consists of 10 articles, 38 clauses and addresses some of the world’s most glaring conflicts such as nuclear warfare, trade and religious conflict. Drafted by international law experts in 2016, the document quickly made its way up to the United Nations and now serves as a tool to make peace a tangible reality in our world today.
After a joyous welcoming performance, Chairman Lee sat down for an interview with Ariful Islam, the Washington correspondent for NRB Connect TV. He asked, “What work do you hope to accomplish for world peace here in Washington, D.C., and what is your message of peace for the many world leaders who gather here?” Chairman Lee responded with a smile. He planned to meet with local leaders and educators to discuss this work of peace and advocate for reunification of the Koreas.
As a Korean War veteran, Chairman Lee’s heart is for youth to be free from the suffering caused by war. Too many sons and daughters have lost their lives in the name of war, and the suffering that Korean families have endured from the separation between North and South Korea is just one example of the divisive, consequences of war.
Chairman Lee, along with delegates from the International Youth Peace Group (IYPG) and the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), strengthened volunteers and airport onlookers, all of whom more aware of their role in this historic moment between the Koreas.
“I’m really glad that this delegation is working so hard on peace,” said airport onlooker John Scott, 22, who stopped to share his thoughts. “Peace is so ambiguous sometimes, but seeing the hope these volunteers had, I feel a little more confident that I also have a place in bringing peace to my community. I hope to learn more about the work HWPL is doing here on the streets of D.C., and maybe I can be a volunteer raising awareness here next time.”
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL)