On May 25th, 5,000 leaders and youth are gathered at the docks of Santa Monica Pier to make a demand for peace legislation for the community and the world.
LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On May 25th, 5,000 leaders and youth are gathered at the docks of Santa Monica Pier to make a demand for peace legislation for the community and the world.
The peace walk is in honor of the "6th Annual Commemoration of the Declaration of World Peace and the Peace Walk" held in 126 cities in 77 countries around the world including Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco in the United States of America, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, Germany, and the Philippines. It commemorates the day when this declaration was proclaimed on May 25, 2013 in South Korea. Under the theme of "The World's Call for Peace, Urging Support for the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)", the event was hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international peace NGO affiliated with the UN ECOSOC and the UN DGC.
This peace walk has been carried out simultaneously in various places all over the world in May every year with the aim of promoting the role and participation of individuals in the international community to achieve peace and spreading a culture of peace.
"We've reached a point where we have to realize the old ways weren't working, and we need something different to fix the problem with violence in the world" said Karla Pasham, an educator in Los Angeles who participated in the peace walk. "If weapon technology and ways to hurt each other keeps advancing, then we need to advance our solutions for peace."
The Chairman of HWPL, Mr. Man Hee Lee announced the significance of the DPCW by saying "The DPCW advocates everyone to cooperate for building peace so that there will be no more productions of weapons that kill lives and no more invasions of other countries. As the national leaders support the 10 articles and 38 clauses of the DPCW and religions harmonize for peace, the global community can take the road to peace."
Citizens have taken the biggest role in this grassroots peace law campaign. To date, over 1.3 million citizens have participated in the "Peace Letter Campaign" sending letters supporting the DPCW to their respective President or Prime Minister in 192 countries with expectations for responses from heads of each state.
Mr. Y.M. Chung, the General Director of the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), the organization that leads the campaign said "It has been only three years since the DPCW was proclaimed, but we have gathered a lot of support at the national level as well as the support from the citizens all across the globe."
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