"Peace Education Development Forum for Spreading a Culture of Peace" is held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on September 17th
Under the current global environment shaded by long-term violence around the world including terrorism and interethnic conflicts, the international society is seeking a conflict resolution through a long-term approach to peacebuilding - education.
Beginning in 2014 with peace initiatives on global cooperation in international law for peace and religious harmony, the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit has been hosted annually by HWPL to advocate participation of people from all levels of society in peacebuilding. Among its projects, followed by the high-level meeting with education specialists in 2016, detailed action plans in peace education for students and citizens will be introduced this year.
"Peace Education Development Forum for Spreading a Culture of Peace" will be held by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO under the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) on September 17th at Seoul, Republic of Korea. In the forum under the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) Summit, 70 global experts in education including ministers of education, presidents of universities, professors, principals and teachers from 21 countries will participate. According to HWPL, this forum will address in-depth discussions in "the establishment of a network for global educators to co-develop education contents and spreading a culture of peace through peace education".
"I have a high expectation of this very venue to discuss peace education for educators with different cultures and nationalities to make peace a reality," emphasized Mrs. Shailaja Adhikary, Principal of Euro School, Nepal.
Juan Carlos Torres, Professor of Don Bosco University, said, "I want the upcoming generation to be able to have conflict resolution instead of thinking that the person with more guns will win. It is important to teach them how to resolve conflict with a peaceful way and have a peaceful mind. I will attend the education session in the WARP Summit and share about the peace education El Salvador needs with the teachers throughout the world."
HWPL has formed a partnership with 117 education institutions globally to endorse and implement peace education by designating them as "HWPL Peace Academy" respectively, which includes India, Israel, Kosovo, and the Philippines. As promoted in the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) proclaimed by HWPL for global peacebuilding, HWPL has been building a cooperation with education specialists around the globe to provide opportunities of education to establish a culture of peace.
Along with this forum at the WARP summit, sessions for peacebuilding by global experts will be discussed, including 2017 Conference for the Implementation of the DPCW, 3rd International Religious Leaders' Conference, Region-Specific Discussion for the Implementation of the DPCW, 5th HWPL International Law Peace Committee Forum, Conference for Global Peace Media Network, and 2017 IWPG Network Forum.
Peace education is a fundamental component to spread culture of Peace. I support such a great thing implementation
2. Lia S. Said:
Peace education seems like a good idea. I think that a world of peace is something that is possible,
3. Esther Said:
Truly beautiful to see this happening:)
4. David Said:
We are always educated about war which is always something negative because it results in death and bloodshed, but it is refreshing for once to be educated on peace which is something that I hope all man can find with each other.
5. Sarah Lorah Said:
I am sure this can be done and I am support this Peace.Education as a fundamental component
6. Isabel G. Said:
Peace Education is so vital to the future as we know it. So many are taught to be unpeaceful at such a young age, if ywe can actually combat that then we have a real shot at making this work of peace last even far past our current generation.
7. Melina Said:
The work of Peace should really be promoted more,! The work done today by HWPL and the work done at the WARP Summit is truly shedding the Light of Peace and Heavenly Culture
8. Jasmine Anderson Said:
Peace education is truly an important work because it not only promotes the idea of world peace but also shows action to create a peaceful world
9. Grace T Said:
I think the work HWPL is doing through WARP and DPCW is truly going to be a life changing thing
10. Kai Plaise Said:
I truly think that peace is possible. It just take a few people to really have the heart to start that spark. Way to go HWPL.
11. jenny Said:
Education of world peace is very vital and needs to be made known and desired since youth
12. Jane Said:
Such beautiful peace work HWPL is doing
13. Caren N Said:
Youth involvement and education is key if humanity is to stand a change. Good for you
14. Brian Said:
!!THIS is how you make lasting peace
15. juiet Said:
peace education is really important to people. war has to be disappeared in the dictionary. i welcome peace. Yeah!