For the cause of leaving peace as a legacy for future generations, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) has worked towards the goal of cessation of war and world peace and actively been engaged in peace-building projects based on its main initiatives - endorsement of global legislation of peace through international cooperation, alliance of religions through interfaith dialogues, and spreading a culture of peace through youth and women’s worldwide activities.
This year, by courtesy of the international community with the widespread support from global leaders and citizens, HWPL is taking another great leap forward to establishing collaborative governance for sustainable development and implementation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW).
Former and incumbent heads of state, ministers and government officials, international law experts, religious leaders, the media, as well as representatives from civil society, academia, women and youth organizations will participate in the summit to discuss settling the environment of peace, transcending differences in nationality, ethnicity, religion, and culture.
Peace is the timeless, invaluable asset for the humanity that must be transmitted to the future generations. We are delighted to welcome you to the 3rd Annual Commemoration of September 18th WARP Summit. Your presence and support will make the event more meaningful.
Since the first event in 2014, the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit has opened the door for peace messengers across the globe to come together and unite for the single cause of sustainable world peace. Founded on the core principles of the protection of human rights and the creation of a world free of wars, which can also be found in the Declaration of World Peace, this annual summit provides a platform for discussion and cooperation with the goal of achieving peace.
The event calls on current and former heads of states, leaders of women and youth organizations, religious leaders, civil society actors, members of press and media agencies and others to resolve the issues of war and usher in the era of peace. Through a variety of conferences ranging from the achievement of religious harmony to the implementation of an international law for peace to the future of peace education on a global scale, the WARP Summit highlights the task of each sector within society for the establishment of the world of peace.
The summit each year has propelled the movement for peace forward in significant ways and the network of cooperation for peace has grown both larger and stronger. The impact of the WARP Summit can be clearly seen through the establishment of WARP offices worldwide, which promote interfaith discussions, alliances and harmony, and the proclamation of the Declaration of World Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) on 14 March 2016.
Following the successes of the 1st and 2nd Annual Commemorations of the WARP Summit in 2015 and 2016 respectively, there are high expectations for the upcoming 3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit in September of this year.
As the world has become increasingly interconnected in recent years, it is evident that a multi-faceted approach towards peace is necessary if the ultimate goal of world peace is to be achieved. For this reason, cooperation between governments and civil society organizations worldwide is crucial in the creation of sustainable peace and the cessation of war. Rather than dividing efforts into many individual projects and ideas, a comprehensive solution for peace that encompasses all sectors of society is necessary.
The Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) embodies the spirit of peace and harmony and encompasses all states and individuals equally, while still addressing the key issues and threats to peace in a universal manner. Since its proclamation there have been a number of advocacy events and campaigns held to garner support for its implementation as a legally-binding international law.
The WARP Summit 2017 will address the development and implementation of the DPCW, as well as the necessity of collaborative governance in achieving this objective. Peace can only be achieved through the combined cooperative efforts of governments and civil society organizations, so the various conferences at this year’s summit will allow for discussions as to how to bridge the gap between these two entities and continue together on the united road towards peace.
Everyone has a voice for peace, so the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit this year will provide an environment for all those voices to be heard. Peace will come alive as participants experience the true meaning of peace through conferences and events that embody the principles of understand, respect and tolerance.
Traditional barriers will be torn down as the spirit of peace unites all groups together under the core value of human rights and universal standard by which sustainable peace can be achieved.