On 31st August at the Taw Win Garden Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, 2019 HWPL World Peace Summit commemorates 5th Anniversary of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit, which was held in South Korea, 2014.
Hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) and its affiliated organizations, International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), the event aims to provide a platform for civil society and heads of state, working to achieve peace and harmony.
Upon receiving information on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), over 200 participants from politics, religions, media, and youth and women organizations wrote peace letters as a part of Peace Letter campaign, urging for the support of DPCW.
Youth participants read out and delivered their hand-written peace letters. In return, they received replies from the participants in the fields of politics, education, religion, and law, promising to achieve peace in Myanmar with making harmony among various fields and ethnics, based on DPCW.
Soon after the performances on expressing the need of ethnic harmony, HWPL and Sitagu Buddhist Academy in Thanlyin signed the HWPL Peace Education MOU, followed by the award ceremony to honor volunteers who devoted their life for peace.
Rev. Moe Lwin, pastor of Htaukkyant Baptist Church said “This is great event to Myanmar. Especially Peace Letter Campaign was the distinctive program of this event to open the opportunity to participation of youths into peace activities.”
And also U Khin Maung Cho, chief consultant of Khin Maung Cho & Associates Law Firm said “The event was necessary to recent Myanmar.
If peoples of Myanmar could accept basic concepts of HWPL and DPCW, we could widen the scopes.”
HWPL, which organized the Summit, is an international NGO, working for peace in worldwide by planning and implementing various events including HWPL World Peace Summit and Peace Walk so that the value of peace could be spread to the world.
Especially, HWPL is working to put an end to armed conflicts and war by implementing the rule of law instead of force by adopting the DPCW to the UN.
It also promotes spreading culture of peace based on mutual understanding and communication as a stepping stone between the government and the civil society.