The Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), led by Rev. Lee Man-hee, hosts a large meeting in Seoul at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium on the up-coming March 14, 2019 in commemoration of the 3rd anniversary of Declaration of Peace by the HWPL.
The Korean peninsula is the only divided country in the world today and the meeting seeks to secure opinions conducive to the peaceful reunification of the country.
Since its foundation in 2013, the HWPL has grown substantially in terms of both supporters and influence worldwide. With peace as its core value, HWPL has operated a number of campaigns and events across the globe to unite individuals from all sectors and levels within society.
According to HWPL sources, within only a few short years, HWPL has partnered with citizens and organizations from over a hundred countries in order to advocate peace on an international scale, particularly through the advocacy campaigns for an international law based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
Through the hosting of annual events, such as the World Alliance of Religion’ Peace (WARP) Summit and the Peace Walks commemorating the Declaration of World Peace, HWPL continues to gather additional support from individuals, civil society actors, national leaders, religious leaders, and others under the common goal of a world free of war and conflict.
As more people are being awakened to this era of peace, the light of peace has continually brightened and spread like the first glimmers of dawn transforming into the full light of day. When the world unites with a single heart for peace under the values of heavenly culture that transcend divisive boundaries between communities, the flower of peace will soon bloom and peace will be left as a legacy to future generations.
On March 7, 2018, former President Barack Obama of the United States sent a letter to Reverend Lee Man-hee, where Obama stated “I firmly believe that history ultimately moves in the direction of freedom and justice .” Then he said:
“HWPL demonstrates a steadfast commitment to peace and justice, and it is inspiring. Progress doesn't come easily, and it hasn't always followed a straight line. But even if it does sometimes seem like we take one step back for every two steps forward, I firmly believe that history ultimately moves in the direction of freedom, justice, and prosperity-not because it is inevitable, but because people and movements like HWPL, from every background and station in life, come together to speak out and hold us accountable to our highest ideals.”