The Story that HWPL Peace Messengers Achieve Peace: Peace International Law

Many peace messengers from all over the world attended the “7th Anniversary of the September 18th HWPL World Peace Summit” held online last month. HWPL asked some common questions to the attendees for the future activities. Many answered with all their heart, and HWPL would like to share some of them.

Meet the stories of the peace messengers who are achieving peace with HWPL in their respective fields such as peace international law, alliance of religions, peace education, and the IPYG!

▲ H.E. Ruben Maye Nsue Mangue, Former Minister of Ministry of Justice of Equatorial Guinea(Left), (Mr.) Clement Iornongu, International Centre for Peace Charities and Human Development (INTERCEP), Executive Director

Q1. How has HWPL peace activities influenced you?

H.E. Ruben Maye Nsue Mangue, Former Minister of Ministry of Justice of Equatorial Guinea
First of all, I like and appreciate all peace activities of HWPL. But the most interesting program for me is the dialogues for peace. Peaceful dialogue. So dialogue for peace. And also the promotion and respect for human rights, for peace, and all of the activities. But of all these activities, the most important among them is dialogue for peace.

(Mr.) Clement Iornongu, International Centre for Peace Charities and Human Development (INTERCEP), Executive Director
It changed my perspective. It changed my perspective about peace and peace building—in my local community, and the subnational level, and at the national level, and now global level. Because participating in the activities of HWPL opened my eyes to see that again, taking from my perspective of understanding of scriptures, I now have a deeper knowledge of what the principles of what peace building is all about and deepened my knowledge of how to approach the peace building and strengthen the peace-building in my community using the principles initiated by HWPL.

For example, when having been exposed to peace education, I have to also participate in teaching the children in the schools. And now I came to understand the real value of peace in what havoc and greed causes in society and how children should respect the elders and also how to look at the harmony in nature, how they work together in the peaceful way and if you let that to a human relationship, you realize that Chairman Manhee Lee is just at all. The mission given from God is true, it cannot be disputed in any way. Because it expanded the scriptures to me and to the children.

Q2. Like the theme of the 7th Anniversary of the September 18 HWPL World Peace Summit, joint efforts are urgently needed for sustainable peace. In times like this, what do you think is the 'common effort' for sustainable peace? Also, what would your plans be for sustainable peace with HWPL?

H.E. Ruben Maye Nsue Mangue, Former Minister of Ministry of Justice of Equatorial Guinea
In order to live in peace, people at different levels must love each other and take all necessary joint effort for the restoration of peace. That is why joint effort is very important.

The most important thing in order to get a solution to this problem or any situation is to perform all your exercise or housework and duties with the truth. That will promote peace and security among the people.

Is there a way to universalize the value of DPCW in civil society even in Equatorial Guinea? Equatorial Guinea is not a democratic country and needs a peaceful culture. The first problem the country has faced is that after the year of independence 12th of October 1968 many people were killed extra-judicially. One sure way to help the suffering people in Equatorial Guinea is to start a peace dialogue program with DPCW on the national level. It should be started at the civil society level and once the voice of the people will be gathered, the government will also support this DPCW.

(Mr.) Clement Iornongu, International Centre for Peace Charities and Human Development (INTERCEP), Executive Director
The theme of this year’s celebration is out. And it borders on the DPCW, that is the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War, which the whole world needs to be. And to me, the world needs peace currently. The 10 articles and 38 clauses dwells massively on if it’s implemented. The world will begin to experience peace, because we convert all the factories manufacturing armament with food factories which will enrich the humanity more than war.

So to me, it’s core for the collective humanity to work together to live in peace by implementing this DPCW globally and work together to ensure the United Nations and the global community adopts the 10 articles and 38 clauses to complement what is already in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. DPCW will complement that international instrument, so DPCW is a wonderful instrument which the Chairman has got on board to reach a peaceful coexistence globally.

It’s advocacy. Continuous advocacy. And the interrelationship with those who are hesitating to let them know that HWPL, the 10 articles and the clauses are meant for the world and the well-being of the humanity. So we will continue to connect with them to explain this is what HWPL stands for. This is for global peace. Let them know what it states.

When human beings don’t understand anything to the fullest then they start to get uninvolved, unanswered, but if we keep advocating and keep letting them know that we need to really get involved then they should not hesitate because this is a great avenue and opportunity for us to join together for the common goal of humanity. We keep increasing awareness on HWPL and the DPCW so that people can get involved massively. It’s a greater movement, it’s a greater network. And the world is built on network these days.

At the local and national level, I know that when HWPL was in touch with us, there are networks in Lagos, Jos, and in Kano, and in some other areas. So we just need to organize these networks into a strong platform to implement some of the articles and clauses of the DPCW locally to give a boost and let the UN know that HWPL is accepted globally including in Nigeria. That’s why Nigeria is behind HWPL so DPCW should be adopted in United Nations just like Chairman Manhee Lee said, it’s a legacy to the humanity. So let us leave a legacy as human beings, a peaceful world. So in 2022 we’ll highlight this idea conceived by Chairman and we’ll push it forward the adoption by the United Nations, and to leave in schools and families and the society as a whole.