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A peace walk was held Saturday in Venice Beach in response to the shootings in Santa Barbara, organized by hundreds of students locally.
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A peace walk was held Saturday in Venice Beach in response to the shootings in Santa Barbara, organized by hundreds of students locally.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Hundreds Of Students March Venice Streets In Wake Of Santa Barbara Shooting

More than 500 students and local community nonprofits marched the streets.
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More than 500 students and local community nonprofits marched the streets.

Posted May. 28, 2014, 9:05 am

Mirror Staff

In the wake of the tragic Santa Barbara shooting on May 23, more than 500 students and local community nonprofits marched the streets of Venice Beach on Saturday, May 24 to rally against violence and war.

Hosting the event was Heavenly Culture, World Peace (HWPL), an international nonprofit with a branch in Los Angeles that promotes peace initiatives through culture, arts, policy, and religion for the cessation of war.

“We're immersed in news of violence and war daily. That’s why today we're representing one urgent issue: the need to unite and start a generation and culture that believes that peace is possible,” said HWPL volunteer and UC Santa Barbara student Ally Chu.

Chu and 10 other volunteers drove two hours from Santa Barbara to participate in the rally.

The march is a part of a global movement of peace rallies held around the world by more than 200 youth organizations on May 25, 2014, to also commemorate the one-year anniversary of the first International Youth Peace Walk in 2013, which gathered 27,000 youth in Seoul, South Korea to witness the inaugural presentation of the Declaration of World The Chairman of HWPL and author of the Declaration is 84 year old Korean War veteran and peace advocate Mr. M.H. Lee. An excerpt of the document reads:

“We call on all youth to unite in an effort to stop wars and pursue the restoration of peace by agreeing not to fight one another. For World Peace to become a reality, this is the duty of all youth everywhere. The only way to stop the fighting and pointless tragic deaths is to stop fighting. Nobody can ask for anything greater than this, and know that your efforts - the efforts of the young people of the world today in pursuit of peace - will remain as a never fading light of life for all future generations.”

Mr. Lee has traveled to over 73 countries in the last two years and is currently on his 10 World Tour, having visited Washington D.C., New York, Mexico, and Los Angeles this month to speak with leaders and to have them sign the HWPL Peace Agreement.

The agreement, which has been signed by over 300 dignitaries worldwide, is a pledge to work together for peace across nationalities and religions.

In September, Mr. Lee and HWPL will host the World Alliance of Religions for Peace Summit in South Korea, a G20 format global forum of influential leaders from the religious, political and non-profit spheres working for peace.

“With shootings like this in the news, it may be hard to believe in ‘peace,’ but Mr. Lee’s passion and sincerity to end violence and war is gathering leaders and youth together. And that is evidence that peace is possible,” said Chu.

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May. 28, 2014, 3:19:13 pm

wolflen said...

ahh..its not war you are trying to end...but human nature itself..

May. 28, 2014, 5:53:19 pm

ted said...

I am in way excusing the killer or in any way trying to lessen the tragedy of those young people cut down in the flower of there youth. It's all so unfair. Obviously the killer had been in therapy and it's pretty obvious that the was sick with envy and resentment. But I think the couple who upset him by making out in Starbucks bare some responsibility too. There are so many lonely and alienated people and it's so easy and so normal to just carry on like they're not there or don't have feelings. I, you, and a lot of marchers should look at our own lack of humanity. Of course it's hard, which is why it almost never happens.

May. 28, 2014, 11:46:00 pm

Maurice W. said...

It's saddening to see so many people hurt and dying because of war, hate, greed etc. But I can see the work of God through many people who want peace and causing action for it. This is beautiful. If we can all be united, stop fighting and learn the power of love and truth it would cause this world to be more healed. HWPL is a blessing and encouragment because this act shows that God wants us to simply be changed for the better! God bless the Chairman for his heart and dedication!!

May. 28, 2014, 11:50:04 pm

Joe said...

Mr. Lee has valid points. To stop war and violence, we have to stop fighting. As youth we should be the generation of peace. To see so many youth come together truly is a great thing to see. We should all do our part to finally stop the blood shed and see each other as brothers and sisters.

May. 28, 2014, 11:54:19 pm

Kaitlyn said...

HWPL and the work of Mr. Lee prove that peace can be established. It really gives me the hope that in the wake of such a terrible tragedy such as the horrific shooting at UCSB people can still join together to promote peace. Mr. Lee promotes the youth joining together in order to create a future that is bright. As youth we can change the future if we stop fighting, pursue peace, and shine a bright light to future generations. After traveling around the world 10 times Mr. Lee obviously has something ground breaking to say, and I cannot wait to see peace be achieved. Peace is possible.

May. 29, 2014, 12:03:44 am

Eric said...

How Beautiful! World peace really is possible. Everyone should unite with HWPL.. It's a good idea.

May. 29, 2014, 12:03:45 am

Eric said...

How Beautiful! World peace really is possible. Everyone should unite with HWPL.. It's a good idea.

May. 29, 2014, 12:04:16 am

JuliaGooolia said...

It's so encouraging to see people wanting to make a difference and putting in the effort to actually do something about it :) However, HWPL sounds interesting.. there needs to be more people like this in the world! Where can I get more info?

May. 29, 2014, 12:16:12 am

James wood said...

Man the world out there are so crazy. It's good to see people doing work for the world. How do you get involved with this thing.

May. 29, 2014, 1:28:16 am

Pearl said...

This is amazing how a single person can start the movement like this all over the world. I also agree with Mr. Lee that in order for us to achieve peace, we need to stop fighting. There should be no more death of young innocent youth.

May. 29, 2014, 2:24:23 am

Tracy C. said...

Hearing the recent shootings with the precious lives lost is something that one can't ever forget. Prayers go out to those who have been affected and mourning for those that have lost loved ones. I'm also encouraged to read about an organization like HWPL making strides in becoming a catalyst organization to make movements in creating peace within this society. Keep up with the great work!

May. 29, 2014, 3:19:08 am

Amerie said...

wow.. reading this article really opened my eyes to establish world peace. It is great to see the Chairman of HWPL really move everything into action. Very curious and interested in the World Alliance of Religions that will take place in South Korea. Cant wait to see more of the work HWPL is doing!

May. 29, 2014, 3:27:02 am

Garrison said...

When there is a group like this pushing for peace, we should join.. To be honest when was there ever a group like this in years that pushed for actual peace? If we don't take part in this peace today, I honestly don't know when we will ever...

May. 29, 2014, 3:43:46 am

Sharey said...

Wow, this honestly is such a beautiful and breath-taking work... and I am truly amazed that young adults are able to pull off such an event like this. Peace... it sounds so abstract and surreal, but I guess it ain't a dream anymore but now a reality through this organization.

May. 29, 2014, 5:57:58 am

Julie said...

I was there! When I saw them, it gave me chills to think these people are actually gonna make a difference in this world, in our generation.

May. 29, 2014, 7:39:09 am

Jimmy said...

If we all unite as one we can all achieve peace! I saw this group and I am glad I came across this. Good for you guys! world peace! World peace!! God Bless you all!

May. 29, 2014, 7:56:25 am

Stephany said...

I never imagined how peace could really be fulfilled. Now I can really see that we need to unite as young adults and put an end to the war. Since we are the next generation of leaders we have to be the ones who step up. Thanks HWPL and Mr.Lee for shining the light and putting in that foundation for this.

May. 29, 2014, 8:44:43 am

michelle said...

through this peace walk I felt that many people were being healed, more like hwpl more young adults should participate in the act of creating cessation of war and achieve peace together asap!!

May. 29, 2014, 8:45:51 am

Lindsey said...

Peace truly is something that is urgent. This leader Mr. Lee really gives me hope that one day peace really can become a reality.

May. 29, 2014, 8:52:31 am

michelle said...

through this peace walk I felt that many people were being healed, more like hwpl more young adults should participate in the act of creating cessation of war and achieve peace together asap

May. 29, 2014, 9:01:16 am

sylvia said...

I was at the Venice Beach and I was surprised that there were so many people walking for World Peace. I got one of the dove and I walked with them. I didnt The organization HWPL was amazing that they have put tother something that is very admirable... This kind of event should happen even more. Especially, those young people looked so happy when they were walking for this! So AMAZING!!!

May. 29, 2014, 9:07:53 am

Joseph said...

Peace is something the world really needs. What good does violence do to our community and world? So pointless... I really hope Mr. Lee and HWPL can achieve this peace!

May. 29, 2014, 9:56:18 am

John said...

I work at a volunteer organization myself, and I know how HARD it is to gather a group of people--maybe around 20-50 people-- to do something... But to gather 500 people?!? that's truly amazing to see, and really shows that these folks are united with one goal of achieving world peace. Keep up the good work, folks I'll be supporting in any ways possible!

May. 29, 2014, 10:13:45 am

Derrick said...

I'm a lover not a fighter. Let's make peace

May. 29, 2014, 10:27:11 am

Tsz Nok said...

How amazing to see the youth desire for World Peace! No more war or killing and we should unite as one. Someone has to start first and I am glad that Mr. Lee started! World Peace is possible!

May. 29, 2014, 10:41:18 am

Marty said...

I have never heard of HWPL before but it is truly amazing that more than 500 people were gathered for a march for peace... As a president of a college club I know how hard it is to even get 100 people to show up at an event. This is so encouraging and I want to contact HWPL to inquire about how they were able to follow through on such an incredible event like this.

May. 29, 2014, 10:59:21 am

Tina Veth said...

This is exactly what I was waiting for! I want to join them.

May. 29, 2014, 11:07:53 am

Geraint said...

Truly underneath, our skin color or nationality, we all have one heart, 4 limbs and one head, and Why can we not achieve Peace with one another, Let's truly Look forward into WORLD PEACE, and stop causing Death to the younger generation's. Let's support this movement on what HWPL is doing, they are truly making a difference.

May. 29, 2014, 11:31:56 am

Angela said...

Hey it is awesome! Thank all of these guys for hard work in such a hot weather.

May. 29, 2014, 11:34:14 am

Trista said...

It is so tragic to hear about the shooting that just recently happened. I will continually pray for the victims and their families. These 500 students and HWPL is a remarkable organization to gather so many people to make known peace and to end violence. We need more people like them in the world.

May. 29, 2014, 11:35:02 am

Randie L said...

I have never seen or heard someone who was this passionate about peace. But seeing Mr. Lee, who is older than my grandma, work harder than any politician or organization leader at the age of 84 is very inspiring. It shows how much he wants peace for the world and to end all hate, inequality and unnecessary deaths. If we all make the effort, then world peace can be possible. Rather than just saying we want peace, we should be ones who show it through our actions.

May. 29, 2014, 12:16:52 pm

Tony Blair said...

I actually was at this place saw them and actually joined their walk. Pretty fun thing to do and the people were so bright I am so down to walk with them again hmu whenever this would happen ag a in

May. 29, 2014, 1:03:14 pm

medidate said...

everyone has a choice. choose the good. choose peace

May. 29, 2014, 1:19:58 pm

ryan said...

That's what i'm talking about, people taking action! The least we can do is spread awareness in my opinion

May. 29, 2014, 1:33:04 pm

Honey said...

It is amazing to see how youth are coming together to voice out for peace. One person's passion and sincerity truly inspired many people to come together to end the violence. It means that we have hope as long as we all have passion and sincerity for peace! I am actually very excited for how there will be a world summit in September! I think Mr.Lee's right. Bringing people together is the first big step to peace. Peace cannot come with violence. We cannot use violence to bring "peace."

May. 29, 2014, 1:34:16 pm

JUSTINE said...

I was there when they were having the peace walk. I was like whats goinggg on!!! I've never seen a bunch of young adult coming together for peace. During their walk they asked me to join and walk with them for the sake of peace. I was happy to do so :) everyone should join HWPL.!!!!

May. 29, 2014, 1:34:54 pm

Emily said...

My heart goes out to those who have passed away and the families that must suffer through the pain of losing a loved one. It is so tragic that these types of incidents occur so often in our world. We NEED to speak up and DO something to help decrease violence and war. I am very glad to have read this article and to see that there are people in this world who are willing to step out and take an active role in achieving world peace!

May. 29, 2014, 1:52:22 pm

Deja B said...

Wow, I was there!!!! This was pretty amazing. I am so glad I was able to witness and join in on this work of peace. More people should be doing what Mr. Lee is! And whoaa, I had no idea he was 84!! He's doing more than all the youngins'! LET'S WAKE UP and MOVE toward PEACE! PEACE not WAR that's what we're here for!!!

May. 29, 2014, 2:01:15 pm

Becka D. said...

It's saddening what happened in Santa Barbara this past weekend, but I think throughout our communities, we need to as one people come together and have peace with one another, despite what differences we may have. We really need to throw out our prejudices and ideals from the past that has fueled such hate towards one another. I think this rally is such a great idea of coming together as one people and one mindset. If we all come together to have peace through our actions and really live our lives putting ourselves aside for one another, I think this could really make a difference in our world. I have so much admiration for the leader of HWPL for traveling to so many different countries to establish peace with them. I hope to see this happen to the whole world so that we may all have peace and unity with one another.

May. 29, 2014, 2:13:57 pm

Si Wen Lau said...

Wow, this is pretty impressive! Finally some hopeful news to read about. Youth unite :)!

May. 29, 2014, 2:45:21 pm

jenny said...

These young people are the future of our world and making our world with peace! I support your efforts!

May. 29, 2014, 2:57:34 pm

jeremyp said...

Finally some refreshing news. Im so fed up with the negative news that has been buzzing all over the world, tension in east europe, tragedy in nigeria, corruption spheres such as religion, even a focus on racism in sports--jeez. If anything thank you for reporting this. I need to hope in something, I will starting hoping in this.

May. 29, 2014, 3:15:21 pm

Saras said...

Its so encouraging to read about youths trying to fight for peace in this world full of war and violence! To think that as many as 500 youths are taking action and fighting for peace - definitely something which I havent seen before! It seems that HWPL really have the desire and drive to achieve peace! My heart goes out to the recent UCSB incident :(

May. 29, 2014, 3:24:04 pm

Brian Han said...

World Peace is possible as long as there is no viloence or racism

May. 29, 2014, 3:25:12 pm

JOJO said...

lets make this world peace possible as we gather up many youth group

May. 29, 2014, 3:26:20 pm

MJ24 said...

what we need to make world peace is everyones support.

May. 29, 2014, 3:47:50 pm

King Kong Lee said...

Will there be another peace walk anytime soon? Where can I receive more information

May. 29, 2014, 3:55:57 pm

zzxcelent said...

Ever since I saw anchorman 2 I know that the News just posts negative things and that's MESSED UP!!! Im Totally supporting this peace event because we need more hope. SPREAD PEACE!!! Go HWPL!!

May. 29, 2014, 4:05:50 pm

Cody Martin said...

I am a veteran. Cessation of war is something that I had written about in my journals when I had been deployed to Vietnam in the 60s. War needs to end. Shooting in college campuses must end. All violence must end. It is completely unnecessary. Though it may still be long ways for that day of peace to come to reality, it gives me hope that organizations like HWPL is awake for this dream that I once had in my 20s...

May. 29, 2014, 4:06:23 pm

Jarry said...

Peace is possible, we just don't want to believe it... Once we do, imagine how far we can go with it as our hope!

May. 29, 2014, 5:04:02 pm

Mary said...

Peace is here! This group is sending the right message! Please listen and join together as one!

May. 29, 2014, 5:06:02 pm

Alfred said...

As a student and young adult myself, these people have gave me hope that peace can be achieved. I hope I can join their next peace walk or activity!

May. 29, 2014, 5:09:53 pm

Garret said...

I was walking by on the boardwalk and saw these people. One was a student from UCSB and said it was one of her classmates had passed away from the shooting incident. She heard about this peace walk and drove two hours just to participate. It amazes me what people can do if we can come together for peace.

May. 29, 2014, 5:16:23 pm

Nancy said...

Little things like this peace walk need to be publicized!!! All we hear nowadays is just negative things! Good job HWPL!

May. 29, 2014, 5:20:10 pm

Minh said...

I'm disgusted with the shooting of UCSB. What in the world is turning to. Was in Venice when i saw this happened and it was really encouraging to see people who actually care and step up to take some kind of actions.

May. 29, 2014, 5:46:03 pm

S said...

wow...in the midst of all this sadness, it's very heartwarming to know that someone is out there trying to make a difference. its sad no one cares anymore. maybe if we all cared, we could achieve a world that can contain peace. we need more people like him!!!

May. 29, 2014, 7:10:42 pm

Michelle said...

This is so encourgaing! It's amazing that there are youths out there who truly are desiring peace and doing something about it~ I would love to join HWPL!

May. 29, 2014, 7:38:24 pm

endofatunnel said...

Hope is alive at last! It's very exciting and touching to see that it's not the end of the world...

May. 29, 2014, 7:44:12 pm

Sandy said...

It's about time people take action!! People say they want peace but they don't do anything about it..it's about time that young adults do something about this!!!

May. 29, 2014, 8:22:52 pm

Wes said...

This is truly an amazing work. The people that are taking part in this work really are a gift to this world. Thank you so much for the beautiful heart to really push towards the work of peace! We all must join forces with HWPL and really push the work of peace out into the whole world!

May. 29, 2014, 8:26:04 pm

Harley said...

Well, it's certainly refreshing to hear that people are working for peace after so many recent shootings. After studying social psychology, I'm think creating a community of young people with an attitude towards peace rather than apathy is a great way to start lowering violence rates.

May. 29, 2014, 8:32:50 pm

Joanna said...

I'm so moved because of these young people. World Peace was boring story everybody wants but nobody can do it. but as I see this news, I feel like it will happen soon.

May. 29, 2014, 9:06:07 pm

Regina said...

Like john Lennon said, "Give peace a chance!"

May. 29, 2014, 9:09:51 pm

Anistasia said...

It's so inspiring to see young people getting into this peace movement. That seems like the best way to stop wars and violence.if the youth don't fight, no more war!

May. 29, 2014, 9:14:18 pm

Chelsea said...

I'm bummed I missed this! Hopefully there will be many more to come! I'm tired of seeing my friends join the armed forces and never coming home. Love the work these folks are doing!

May. 29, 2014, 9:34:48 pm

Xiao Ming Mei said...

Senseless violence and murders should not be overlooked. Seeing the youth gather like this is AMAZING. Lets be united as people of this world!

May. 29, 2014, 9:46:06 pm

doogu3 said...

I like this. I'm tired of hearing all those shooting and all.... I think this is a great way to let people know we shouldn't just sit and say 'man, that's not right!' And not do anything. This can be a great way to walk one step closer to the world of peace

May. 29, 2014, 9:50:27 pm

syl said...

It's refreshing to see a demonstration on peace coming from a youth group and a non profit group promoting peace. These kinds of demonstrations should start appearing all over, we need to ensure the future is not engulfed in hatred, war, and violence, but make things more promising but standing up and demanding peace, love, and respect for one another

May. 29, 2014, 10:11:20 pm

Brandon said...

We want PEACE!!!

May. 29, 2014, 10:17:29 pm

Larry Felix said...

no more fighting, no more bloodshed, no more violence. lets all do our part to achieve world peace wherever we are.

May. 29, 2014, 10:22:07 pm

Xu Li said...

Over 300 dignitaries have signed the peace agreement already? That's some work! Good work! I've lived to places that have suffered from school shootings and it's so sad. They shouldn't be increasing, but decreasing, and I really think that the work Mr. Lee is doing will help with that. Keep up the good work, and I'll be praying for success. Better yet... sign me up! Let's get everyone who wants peace to gather and unite!

May. 29, 2014, 10:25:47 pm

Kerry said...

we have to achieve world peace now so the generations after us can live in happiness. we need to unite as one just like HWPL says!

May. 29, 2014, 10:33:18 pm

selly said...

It's so awesome how there are people out there who care for world peace. and its great to see these young adults gather for this walk

May. 29, 2014, 10:34:16 pm

amy said...

it is really sad to see these people... their minds and their hearts so demented and corrupted. we definitely need some healing.

May. 29, 2014, 10:35:48 pm

amy said...

"these people"=referring to killers etc.

May. 29, 2014, 10:37:21 pm

Terry said...

Human nature can be overcome. The majority of people are good natured, and if we all stand up to the greedy ones, we can really become a world of peace!

May. 29, 2014, 10:38:53 pm

Josh said...

I saw another walk they did on the news the other night too!

May. 29, 2014, 10:41:26 pm

Karen said...

I'm so glad to see so many young people out working so hard to spread peace, instead of sitting in front video games all day!

May. 29, 2014, 11:21:51 pm

Matilda said...

this peace walk is awesome

May. 29, 2014, 11:31:44 pm

Thea said...

Wow, there have been so many peace rallies in the past but I have never heard of an organization that has successfully signed peace treaties with world leaders before. This sounds exciting!

May. 29, 2014, 11:33:48 pm

Susie said...

I wasn't there but my friend was, so I wanted to look it up. It looks so amazing! Can't believe that many people went out to march for those that past that they didn't even know...and for world peace in the future. Keep up the good work!

May. 29, 2014, 11:34:44 pm

Hope said...

If only more people did this...maybe world peace can come sooner than we think!

May. 29, 2014, 11:37:14 pm

Sing Chow said...

we need more peace! thank you HWPL for doing this peace walk.

May. 29, 2014, 11:39:18 pm

Ana said...

It's so encouraging to hear about movements and organizations like hwpl! I'm sure in the near future more

May. 29, 2014, 11:46:37 pm

Lucy said...

Wow, this is the type of organization we need to see more of. Thank you to Mr. Lee for his contribution and dedication towards world peace, it gives me great hope to know that there are individuals like him striving to end senseless violence around the world. Awesome and truly inspirational

May. 30, 2014, 12:59:25 am

hana said...

Now days all we hear is crime war and death. Its refreshing to see for once someone working to bring peace. For how long do we need to see death of our loved ones...As youth lets bring peace to our generation now!

May. 30, 2014, 3:33:21 am

Weiming Hsiao said...

I had been invited to this Peace Walk by a pair of bright students who approached me at the local Starbucks. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend because of prior engagements; however the students still shared with me information about HWPL. From what I understand, this organization is doing a huge work bringing about peace and stopping all wars and I am all for it. Peace is something that human race has been hoping to achieve. We all desire it - as it is embedded inside us but it seems impossible. First of all, looking at the smiles of these students after having a not so good morning and then being invited to a peace walk made me see that good is still out there. The very reason for the organization itself is simply for a good cause. HWPL is working together with people - human beings- who have a heart and a desire to live and furthermore to live at peace. The only thing I regret after talking with these students was not being able to take part in this walk. I have their contacts and they will send me more information about how to participate and also volunteer for future events.

May. 30, 2014, 3:34:08 am

Anonymous said...

Call it signs or what have you, but I have been seeing a lot of people standing on the sidewalks telling me to "Repent, or you're going to Hell. The end is near." I assume the participants are members from a local church, but don't you think there is a better way to bring about the love of your savior, Jesus? From what I know, Jesus was a young man who walked the earth showing the grace and love of God. Holding threatening signs and yelling definitely does not mirror the Jesus those people are trying to convey. Conversely, I witnessed something quite fun and uplifting the past weekend while with my family. "Peace! No more war, we want peace!" I hear a crowd of young people wearing colorful shirts holding signs not telling me I'm going to hell, but instead signs about peace. Already, this was more inviting than the annoying loud speakers telling me to repent. These young people were shouting for "Peace" and they actually meant it. While many movies and church goers and even the latest news broadcast about the world coming to an end through various forms of many methods, I like to see more of events such as peace walks. Perhaps even having a follow up conference of how to make something like this happen. My kids and wife took many pictures and rather than turning the other direction at angry sign holders, we decided to join and participate for a small portion of the walk. We were welcomed right away, the group around us were cheering and they handed us some props to hold and taught us to join in their clever cheers: "End of War, not the World. End of War, not the World." To me, my family, and from the crowd around me, this was heavenly.

May. 30, 2014, 3:34:54 am

Candice Johnson said...

I am currently a student attending the University of California, Irvine and I am a proud volunteer of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light; HWPL for short. This organization was first introduced to me as just a volunteer group who helps within the local community. The volunteers involved are enthusiastic and they loved the organization and the majority of them were actively involved for all events. This made made me interested to what reason they have to be such supporters. As I also became an active member, I soon learned HWPL wasn't just about food drives and trash pick ups around the community, but it was an international organization with branches all around the world seeking to bring about peace. The founder of the organization, Mr. Man Lee is the most passionate elder I have ever seen. To my amazement, Mr. Lee is working together with all religions, youth groups and women's group to encourage the world to live in peace. Through the agreement of all peoples coming together to stop war, we hold peace walks, conferences, we have private interviews, news broadcasts, and an upcoming Peace Summit. Our latest project for the Peace Summit will be the largest summit to bring about major religious leaders from all religions. As the organization is growing exponentially over hundreds of thousands, peace is possible and peace is coming. Until that day, I pray for an end to war by letting go of my own ego and working to bring about a world of love and finally...peace.

May. 30, 2014, 3:57:55 am

Syderick said...

News are always reporting all the bad things in the world, but rarely the good things such as these. Reading this just makes me want to join in! So much conflicts and problems around the world, we truly need peace today now more than ever. Lets save the world together!

May. 30, 2014, 9:33:51 am

Jenny said...

It's really refreshing to hear the approach Mr. Lee has towards achieving world peace. We need to start a new generation and culture and it begins with the youths of today. Let's all unite together for world peace!

May. 30, 2014, 4:56:51 pm

Cody Ramiro said...

World Alliance of Religions of Peace Summit in South Korea? I was actually planning to go to Korea with my wife to celebrate our completion of the MCAT. This gives me another reason to want to go to Korea.

May. 30, 2014, 11:58:31 pm

Melissa Y said...

We really should come together with HWPL and really work towards world peace!! I believe it's completely possible!!

May. 31, 2014, 12:01:20 am

lorelai0518 said...

It is really awesome that so many people, especially the younger generation, are gathering together for such a beautiful and much needed cause. I look forward to seeing Mr. Lee and HWPL really effectively take this peace campaign globally and the changes they can bring to our world.

May. 31, 2014, 12:03:05 am

Melissa Y said...

When young adults come together for something like this, it makes me think it's really possible to achieve world peace. Especially with rallies like this with HWPL. Thanks HWPL for paving the way! Let's work together!

Jun. 1, 2014, 1:57:23 am

Kasi said...

Amidst the disaster and inhumane acts taking place all over the world, it was different coming to the beach to hangout and see young adults my age putting in much effort! At first, it seemed like a riot, but as they approached closer, I saw genuine happiness in their faces. The organization is called Heavenly Culture? Definitely saw heaven with the bright smiles and enthusiasm. I hope this actually makes an impact at least to So Cal.

Jun. 1, 2014, 1:58:48 am

Alejandra said...

Their organization sounds legit. Hope to hear for any more events. It's actually on my bucket list to coincidently witness a Peace Walk for any cause and participate.

Jun. 30, 2014, 5:57:10 am

peace lover pyon said...

World Peace starts from one man who are totally dedicated to God and Jesus,Man Hee Lee Peace Advocate~!

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