Greetings to you from all of us here at the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light
("HWPL") headquarters in Seoul. We sincerely hope that you, your loved ones, and the people you
share your world with are enjoying peace and good health.
HWPL is an international organization whose mandate it is to see the cessation of wars. It pursues
this goal through a number of avenues, namely the International Peace Youth Group ("IPYG"), and the
International Women’s Peace Group ("IWPG"). Our work is motivated by a unique vision for peace
centering on the establishment of a new and universally applicable set of values. This is the heavenly
culture - something which has been promised to man through every religious and ideological ideal.
Our World Peace Delegation, made up of myself as chairman of HWPL, and the directors of IPYG and IWPG, have
been traveling around the world meeting with various national and community leaders in both secular and
religious fields. During these meetings we have had the pleasure of being able to introduce the philosophy
of HWPL to them. Without fail, every leader we have spoken with has pledged themselves in support of
our cause, demonstrating their desire to be a part of HWPL’s work through a signed agreement of solidarity.
Most notably, HWPL was proud to play its part in the signing of an interfaith peace agreement between two religious
communities on the Philippine island of Mindanao. As a result, a 40 year conflict is now finally coming to an end.
This, along with all our other volunteer activities and events are widely broadcast by media all over the world.
And these things are just the beginning. With a peace agreement being reached such as the one between the two
religious communities in Mindanao, we believe that the world is seeing the dawning of a new era of peace,
one which sees a World Alliance of Religions.
Such an alliance of ideologies which until now have been central to an untold number of conflicts would enable us
to leave a legacy of peace and life to future generations instead of the death and war which now besets our world.
Is this not the most important task any of us can accomplish in our lives?
To this end, HWPL is hosting the Summit for the World Alliance of Religions in Seoul, South Korea this year,
and it is my great honor to invite you to come and join us for this historic event.
This is the time for us to come together and unite as one family of humanity; to lay aside our differences, and find
ways to bridge the rifts between our ideologies. Regardless of our personal views on the matter, religion is a
powerful motivating force in our world. Its power to be used for either peace or hate-mongering is undeniable. I
humbly ask you, therefore, to consider this invitation favorably, and to join us for the Summit. Your input would
be most valuable to all who attend.
May we all stand together as messengers of peace, and see the dawning of a day in which there is no more war.
Man Hee Lee, Chairman
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light