An invitation to walk for World Peace
On the 25th of May, the 6th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace will be held in Seoul, Korea and other cities around the globe.
In Los Angeles, it will be held in Santa Monica, and it provides an excellent opportunity to stand behind the belief that peace on earth is possible.
The event commemorates the Declaration of World Peace, which was announced on 25 May, 2013 at the Peace Gate in Seoul, Korea with 30,000 youths present and the Peace Walk that took place the same day. The event is also in line with the annual peace movements led every 25 May by the IPYG (International Peace Youth Group), an affiliate group of HWPL (Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light), which mobilized a worldwide network of youths who urge for global peace in respective communities.
HWPL was founded in 2013 to build a global coalition for peace and the cessation of war. In its first large-scale peace event, HWPL proclaimed the Declaration of World Peace and announced the launch of / called for a peace movement led by the public including efforts of the youth community. In working for the common goal of peace, the Declaration of World Peace urged for shared efforts of all members of society as they work as peace messengers toward devising a legal measure recognized in the international community for peace and cessation of war and highlighted the leading role of the youth as future leaders of society. The Declaration was later further developed into more concrete codes including 10 articles and 38 clauses.
What the Declaration of World Peace entails
The universal Creator formed the heavens, the earth, and mankind. He gave the heavens and the earth to humanity as an inheritance. In the entire universe, life in its vast splendor exists only in our world. The life that grows on the earth is sustained from above—by light, rain, and air provided unconditionally to all living beings. We have received the precious gift of life from above. Let us give glory to heaven and live in peace on earth. This is the truest teaching of heaven.
With this eternal gift—the grace and life we have received—are we entitled to fight, kill and destroy one another? We cannot claim to desire peace and continue to provoke one another, causing conflict for the sake of valuing our own national interests above those of others. This will only take the lives of the youth, wasting them in the futility of war. This is not a legacy we can leave to future generations. Of what use is a young life, born in our day and age, if it is thrown away in this manner—thrown away without having had a chance to bloom? What price can compensate for the loss of a life? Do these young souls have another chance at life?
As emissaries of world peace, as people who are working towards the restoration of humanity through a new and heavenly culture, we declare the following:
First, we call on the heads of state of every country to sign an international agreement—a commitment to bring all wars to an end. We ask them to do this from a spirit of deep-seated love for the people of their country.
Second, we call on all youth to unite in an effort to stop wars and pursue the restoration of peace by registering to the one and only International Peace Youth Group. The effort for World Peace is the duty of all youths in this generation. It is the greatest work and it is the only way to stop the pointless and tragic deaths. The efforts of the young people of the world today in pursuit of peace will remain as a never-fading light of life for all future generations.
Third, we call on every person, every man, woman, and child in the world, to pick up the mantle of peace. In whatever way you can, we ask that you work to further the cause of world peace and restoration, making it a reality in your direct environments.
And we call on the media to report responsibly and promote a message of peace to the world.
With this declaration, the work of world peace has begun.
Man Hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light
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