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During February, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international peace organization with branches in 170 countries, organized a peace education camp for elementary school children in Novi Sad, Serbia.

With the mission to achieve global peace through heavenly culture and restore the world with light, HWPL is carrying out its peace movement around the globe, working with its partner, the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), and its affiliate organization, the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG).

Peace education, which was demonstrated at Ivan Gundulic Elementary School this time, reflects HWPL’s desire to create a legacy by leaving a peaceful world as an inheritance to future generations.

Each of the students had the opportunity to write down five treasures they thought of, then do activities that left only the most important treasures remaining, and see how important peace was by watching videos about the misery and pain of war.

One of the students, Alexander Masar, said, “Peace is very important to the world. Peace is to live in peace with each other without fighting or fighting people. That’s why peace is so important.”

HWPL is also a non-governmental organization in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is associated with the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC), and the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The representative of HWPL, chairman Man-hee Lee, is a Korean War veteran who vouches for “creating a world without wars and bequeath it as a legacy.”

HWPL has worked steadily to achieve real peace – in 2014, more than 2,000 political and religious leaders, women, and youth leaders from 170 countries along with 200,000 members participated in the Universal Conference on Religion.

Representatives from all over the world signed a peace treaty which included Man-hee Lee’s proposal for the end of all wars, support for religious integration, and publication on March 10, 2016 of the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW calling for the end of war. In July, 2017 PALACEN adopted the DPCW and worked on a resolution for the UN General Assembly on August 10, 2018.