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Religious Leaders in Sweden and Finland gather to proclaim for spreading the culture of peace

DPCW support signing Ceremony for Sustainable Development

In September, the “2019 HWPL World Peace Summit” will be hosted in over 200 locations in 110 countries including Sweden, Finland, South Korea, France, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, India, and the United States of America in cooperation between an international peace NGO named HWPL and international actors – civil society organizations and governments.

With the theme of “Legislate Peace – Implementation of the DPCW for Sustainable Development”, the event is expected to expand the agreement by collecting further public support for the establishment of a legally binding international law for peace based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).

The DPCW, a comprehensive document which clarifies the role of members of the international society to prevent and resolve conflicts, is in the process of being introduced to the UN as a draft resolution. As part of the process, HWPL and its affiliated youth organization, IPYG, promote worldwide “Legislate Peace” (LP) project, which has gained 1.5 million supports from 195 countries through supporting signatures and peace letters written to their respective national leaders.

The host organization, HWPL, as known as “Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light”, is an NGO associated with the UN Department of Global Communications and in Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC. It has cooperated with all of the sectors in global society including international law experts, faith leaders, scholars, youth and woman organizations, and media persons for the goal of realization of peace and cessation of war.
This year’s event, in the 5th Anniversary of the WARP Summit, is planned to be held over 2 days from the 18th to 19th September in South Korea and includes sessions to discuss the practical measures for building sustainable peace.

As part of the worldwide commemorations, in Sweden and Finland, DPCW support signing Ceremony will take place as an event of ‘Peace Day’ on September 10th.
At an animal shelter in Stockholm, the religious leaders from Sweden who are attending WARP office will announce the results of the Support Signature of the LP Campaign that has been proceeded in August and September, and proclaim to be one in spreading the culture of peace within Sweden with supporting the DPCW. Also in Finland, the same event is co-operated by the religious leaders attending Finland WARP Office in cooperation with The Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG).

Ms. Jihee Hah and Ms. Sohyun Kim, Program Directors of Peace day in the two states, delivered “In traditional, Sweden and Finland are the states having tried to protect nature and animal. This event is so meaningful in the regard that we can do positive action for peace by doing volunteering work for nature and animal. We hope the event can help to raise participants’ awareness of what is happening in the world. By supporting DPCW we can show our heart to society”.

The WARP Office is one of the 3 main peace initiatives with the Implementation of International Law, Peace Education by HWPL. It was pledged by the representatives of 12 religions attended the WARP Summit held in 2014 for the purpose of understanding and harmony between religions through interfaith dialogue based on the scriptures. Now, it is operated in 219 offices of 128 countries.

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