On January 31st 2017, a peace event of making hand printing flag for peace took place at Asawittaya school in Thai, Bangkok. With 1,300 participants of the students, parents, teachers and the citizens of the communities, the peace event was held to boost civic awareness for peace and encourage participation in peace activities of the local communities in Thai.
The event was held by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) and its supporting group, the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG). The purpose of this event is to spread a culture of peace. The program was started by watching videos introducing the two organizations and the 2nd Commemoration of the WARP Summit. After that, the students performed a dance show with the theme of longing for peace and made a hand printing Thai flag. The event enabled participants to think about being a Thai and the value of motherland for them.
Ms. Aphinita Chaichana who is the President of Namobuddhaya Club and IWPG Peace Ambassador said “This is a great beginning in Thailand. I have been very happy to cooperate with IWPG, IPYG and HWPL. After this event, I am sure that many people in Thailand will know and be interested in the culture of peaceful life. And I will try to make peaceful Thailand and peaceful world step by step.”
Founded in 2012, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) is a non-governmental organization with the goal of achieving world peace and the cessation of war. With over 70 branches in Korea and another 100 branches around the world, HWPL, in conjunction with the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), is actively working to bring all wars to an end. To pursue this goal in a practical way, HWPL is taking steps to establish an enforceable law based on the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) proclaimed on 14 March, 2016. In addition, HWPL is operating 194 World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Offices in 104 countries to resolve religious conflicts which takes 80% of all ongoing wars.
Stemming from the malay muslim conflicts caused by historical background and religious differences in the southern part of Thailand is still ongoing up until today. It is expected to see how HWPL that planted the seed of peace in Bangkok will yield results on the settlement of the dispute in that area.