SEOUL, South Korea--On September 18th, the 8th Anniversary of the September 18th Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) World Peace Summit was held online with the theme of ‘Peace as an Institution: A Foundation for Sustainable Development’. 

This event was held online with 5,000 participants from 146 countries, among whom more than 30 were leaders in religion, politics and education from Malaysia. The event reaffirmed the importance of the sustainable development guaranteed by institutionalizing peace.

HWPL is active internationally, and this annual summit reports peace activities and achievements in cooperation with governments and civil society around the world every year. 
The main goal of peace as an institution that HWPL suggested is to weave the values of peace into our social fabric, allowing mutual respect, harmony, cooperation, and co-prosperity to become part of our institutions as the norms and cultures of each society, domestic law, and international law.

Regarding the cause of peacebuilding at the global level, Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL said, “The global village has suffered from the unexpected COVID-19 that has hit every country. People are not alone in the midst of difficulties. Each one of us is obliged to make our world a better place to live.”

YB Karupaiya Mutusami, member of the Parliament and the chairman of Padang Serai of the People's Justice Party (PKR) in Malaysia expressed his support to HWPL by saying “Congratulations to HWPL and the chairman for continuous effort for peace especially urging country to stop war and focus on making peace. HWPL is moving forward and pushing the world and fighting to achieve peace across nations and even between religions to become one.”

Mr. Sethu Pathy, secretary of Sri Subramaniar of Swamy Temple said that “Peace is the only way to achieve harmony and bliss in life. HWPL has made it possible for everyone to be closer to the communities of this world through the Peace Summit”.

Malaysia is a developing country that has its role to play on the global stage. One of the main initiatives of HWPL is the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW), a resolution that will be submitted to the United Nations (UN) and put to a vote. 
Currently, actors in the global community including international organizations, governments, non-governmental organizations, and civic groups are working together to implement the DPCW and walk further in institutionalizing peace. 
HWPL plans to continue working with local leaders in Malaysia to instill and promote a culture of peace and to empower our citizens to be global citizens.  

Details of the event can be viewed through the following link.