World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP)
World Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) derives from the WARP Summit in 2014 held by HWPL in Seoul, South Korea, with 200,000 participants from 130 countries of the world. As a global interfaith peace movement, the WARP Offices have been established as HWPL's major project for peace through discussion on the role of religion in peace-building for the global community.
The purpose of the WARP Summit is grounded on the Declaration of World Peace.
Along with HWPL's peace initiatives based on the respect of human rights and development, including international legal foundation, education opportunities targeted at youth, and women empowerment, the WARP Summit offered religious leaders a chance to cooperate in peace-building for global citizens to enjoy a better world in an era of peace.
- In the 2014 WARP Summit, heads of states and representative leaders from 12 religions signed an agreement and declared inter-religious cooperation for world peace. Further, in 2015, the 1st Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit showed global support for the establishment of an international legal mechanism for peace. The 2nd Annual Commemoration of the WARP Summit will be held in 2016.
Religion is the cradle of human civilizations and religious scriptures represent accumulation of thoughts over the course of history, providing standard of human conduct. At this very juncture when human value is threatened by war and conflict, global citizens are tasked to find the best solution to peace. For this reason, HWPL's WARP Offices discuss the spirit of peace written in religious scriptures to step forward onto the road of world peace. Currently, over 170 WARP offices have been founded around the world to find the best solution to peace through religious scriptures. Considering our responsibility for making peace as a legacy for the future generations, religions as a whole can play a significant role.
- Religions find the virtue of peace spiritually in human beings and their scriptures clearly define the value of peace as the most crucial teaching to counteract against today’s destruction of human values. In that sense, interfaith dialogues in WARP Offices will shed a light on discovering the elements for the development of our global society where the spirit of coexistence, love and cooperation can prevail.
1. “The biggest thing that I have seen in HWPL is the devotion and dedication of the people of HPWL for the cause of peace. I think that is the reason why we have seen such a tremendous growth around the world in HWPL activities. And also, more and more people are coming to HWPL. This is something unique that is not found in other peace groups and interfaith alliances.”
Waqas Ahmed Syed,
Deputy Secretary General of ICNA South West – USA
2. “The WARP Offices have reached 53 countries within a year, accomplishing an impossible feat. And I believe in my eyes I have realized supernatural work is going on and God is handling these things. That’s why the impossible became possible.”
Bijaya Kumar Pattnaik,Chairman of D.A.N.I.E.L.S International - India
“I congratulate the establishment of the HWPL Peace Advocacy Committee and proclamation of the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War to bring about world peace and thereby save innocent lives being lost by the tragedy of war. I shall continue to work for peace and pass on a culture of peace onto successive generations, an invaluable inheritance of a world free of wars.”
Pratibha Devisingh Patil,
Former President of India
“I recognize the value and vision stated in the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War within my purview as a Legal Advisor to President of Sri Lanka. I express the hope that fellow friends of the community would support this peace movement by advocating the Declaration to be incorporated into national laws of all countries.”
M. R. G Ranatunga, Attorney – at – Law Notary Public of Sri Lanka
Peace seminar and conferences