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Title: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on June 18, 2014, 11:43:40 AM
A big thank you to Jon Twitch for this excellent summary of previous events and the activities of current front groups. Jon was kind enough to ask me several questions for his article, a challenge I undertook one night last week with relish :)
He didn't use all my responses (I kind of went overboard word-count wise), but I will share my full responses here a little later today. Here is Jon's article: http://www.asiapundits.com/mannam-ipyg-sinchonji-another-cult-front/ (http://www.asiapundits.com/mannam-ipyg-sinchonji-another-cult-front/)

And it comes hot on the heels of two more pieces. One by long-time SCJ watcher Zachary Downey:
Updated link (August 2016) on Internet Archive. (http://web.archive.org/web/20140610175649/http://www.scroozle.com/2014/05/what-is-the-international-peace-youth-group-ipyg/)

And Adam Carr's article which resulted in a couple of threats from a former friend. Welcome aboard Adam:
http://adamrcarr.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/korean-cult-gets-a-facelift/ (http://adamrcarr.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/korean-cult-gets-a-facelift/)

I'll dig up links later tonight, but I've been told SCJ has taken down the websites of its more recent front groups. That happened just prior to the publication of Jon's article, so all credit must go to Zac and Adam :).

Some Facebook groups:
https://www.facebook.com/ipyg.tokyo (https://www.facebook.com/ipyg.tokyo)
https://www.facebook.com/jpnipyg (https://www.facebook.com/jpnipyg)
https://www.facebook.com/ipyg.de (https://www.facebook.com/ipyg.de)

http://internationalwomenspeacegroup.org/ (http://internationalwomenspeacegroup.org/)
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://internationalwomenspeacegroup.org/ (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://internationalwomenspeacegroup.org/)
http://www.hwpl.kr/ (http://www.hwpl.kr/)
http://www.newscj.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=243187 (http://www.newscj.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=243187)
http://www.nocutnews.co.kr/news/4035814 (http://www.nocutnews.co.kr/news/4035814)
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://ipyg.org/ (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://ipyg.org/)

Tel +82 (0)2-514-1963 Fax +82 (0)2-514-1961 Email [email protected] Address 201 Deaseong Building, Gaepodong, Gangnam-gu 1230-9, Seoul 135-892, South Korea
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on June 28, 2014, 11:44:12 PM
AKA (to Shinchonji members) The Conference For the Unification of Religions

Let the games begin!

http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_iscd_warp_2014 (http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_iscd_warp_2014)

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In a new era of interreligious discussion and increased inter-faith cooperation, what are the next steps towards World Peace? The South Korean Symposium will address conflict and compromise through inclusive religious and political discussion, in order to promote peace building and communication between divergent factions.

The crucial connections between religion and politics will be addressed, illustrated and deliberated, with an eye towards the ultimate objective of a unified approach to fostering World Peace.
Faith, a personal and communal source of identity, strength and unity, can powerfully influence reconciliation. The Symposium will highlight the importance of inter-faith and political discussion as vital drivers and supporters for World Peace.

Symposium Locations
Based in Seoul, the Symposium will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city, and will consist of excursions to the country's top institutions and landmarks.

Symposium Agenda
The Symposium will employ thorough examinations and in-depth analyses of past and present occurrences of conflict in order to propose solutions and explore the use and potential of inter-faith dialogue to promote discourse with the ultimate goal of world peace promotion. The Symposium will unite religious leaders together with politicians, diplomats, and academics in order to create cultural platforms for dialogue between nation states and leaders; the event will emphasize the necessity for such global players in joining together to commit to open inter-faith dialogue.


The Symposium will focus in particular on the following areas:
Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism in the Global Community
The Role of Inter-faith Dialogue in Peace Building & Reconciliation
Challenges and Opportunities for World Leaders Promoting Inter-faith Dialogue
The Application of Cultural Diplomacy in Promoting Inter-faith Dialogue
Symposium Speakers & Delegates
Speakers and delegates during the symposium will include leading politicians, chief diplomats, leading governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.

Speakers for the Symposium include:
President Alfredo Palacio
Former President of Ecuador   President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of Romania   President Įlvaro Colom Caballeros
Former President of Guatemala
President Stjepan Mesić
Former President of Croatia   President Abel Pacheco
Former President of Costa Rica   President Armando Calderón Sol
Former President of El Salvador

Symposium Participants
Participation in the conference is by invitation only.

Certificate of Attendance
All Symposium participants will be awarded an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the high-profile speakers who took part in the event, and list the topics which were discussed. Each certificate will be signed by two members of the vast ICD Advisory Board.

Participant Papers »
The Conference Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.

Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/gotdat (https://twitter.com/gotdat)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on June 29, 2014, 05:54:00 PM
Lee denies being a religious leader in this piece. Technically, he's correct: he's a cult leader not a religious leader, but I'm sure members of Shinchonji consider him a religious leader, although they might have been recently trained to keep that to themselves.

Peace is Possible!: HWPL International Leaders Brunch (http://missheardmagazine.com/peace-is-possible-2014/)
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World peace may seem like a far off dream.  For Mr. Man Lee, founder of Heavenly Culture, World Peace (HWPL)  and Korean War veteran on his tenth world tour as a peace activist, world peace is possible.  Along with Ms. Maria Kim, founder of the International Women’s Peace Group, Mr. Lee organized an International Leaders Brunch on May 16th.  Brunch attendees included world political leaders like ambassadors and politicians, community organizers and religious leaders such as ministers.  Although all of these people are very powerful and influential, the speakers talked about the important roles everyday people- especially kids and teenagers- play in changing the world.

Medea Benjamin, founder of CODE Pink: Women for Peace AND Global Exchange, and international human rights organization. shared an important lesson that highlights the messages all of the speakers shared: No one is my enemy.   Through talking, we can turn individuals into our friends.

Tarek Elgawhary of the CoExist Foundation encouraged collaboration for a peaceful world.  Girls in America, he said, can be role models for girls in other nations by educating and empowering themselves.  Citing Malala as an example, Tarek stated girls can’t give up and if they keep moving forward, they can make change for themselves and for future generations of girls.  Girls in developing nations, Tarek continued, need to make the choice to keep going because they each make a difference.
Lola Bokini, associate executive director of the UNSECO Center for Peace pointed out that today’s youth- no longer “seen and not heard-” are the true agents of change.  Although some adults complain about “kids today” Ms. Lola finds that kids have more potential and desire to create new paths for change.  “Young people must be heard!” Ms. Lola summarized.  In order to spread peace, the 1st ordained Buddhist minister suggested we find inner peace first.  When we are happy and satisfied, we can spread our inner peace to others.

Mr. Man Lee pointed out that in his ten world tours giving peace talks, not one person he spoke with ever wanted to be at war.  According to Mr. Lee, everyone wants peace, but it is a bigger job than he can do alone.  Young people, he says, are ones who can work together to create a more peaceful world.  “We do not want young people’s potential lost in war.  We are all responsible for making a better world,” Mr. Lee summarized. Ms. Kim talked about the importance of women and young people collaborating to end violence.  “We all exist freely,” Ms. Kim said “and we need to forgive each other and find happiness.”  Any individual can become a beacon of peace in her own community.

After the speeches by all of the wonderful and inspiring political, religious and community leaders, I was able to speak with Mr. Lee and Ms. Kim individually.  This presented a unique challenge because they speak Korean!  A translator helped us have a conversation. I was able to learn a lot from Mr. Lee and Ms. Kim, which shows their point: with persistence and conversation, we can turn strangers into friends!

According to Mr. Lee, everybody wants peace.  No one wants war or violence.  The problem, he says, are divisive barriers.  Peace, he says, is a great responsibility and we as individuals have to want it enough to break down those barriers.  Earlier in the morning, Mr. Tarek pointed out that social media highlights violence non-stop.  While that is certainly true, Mr. Lee and I discussed how social media like Twitter and Instagram can help spread messages to more people.  When we choose to use it, social media is a powerful tool!  Young people want to make changes in the world!

Feeling inspired?  Good! Mr. Lee and Ms. Kim know the first step to peace is wanting it!  Being aware of global events is a positive step teens can take to make change, Ms. Kim said.  She pointed out the Nigerian kidnapping event, specifically.  “We can’t see that as an isolated incident in a foreign land, people have to be more aware so we can prevent future violence and tragedy,” Ms. Kim noted.  Young people are responsible for peace and education in the future!  Sure, it’s a lot of responsibility, but nothing worth having comes easily.

I wrapped up our chat by asking Mr. Lee how we can promote peace every day.  “You don’t have to be special,” he said. “I’m a man from humble origins, not a political or a religious leader.  We can be a light to the people around us.”

The message throughout the whole day is an important one: although world leaders matter hugely in making the world a peaceful place, every single one of us can start simply.  Make strangers into friends.  Learn about others by talking to them.  Find out what’s going on the world around you.  Strive to be happy and kind.  Through these simple actions, we can make a more peaceful globe together!
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on June 29, 2014, 07:47:26 PM
Zac was quick! He has a blog post up already entitled: The Many Faces of Shinchonji- Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL)
Archive link here. (http://wayback.archive.org/web/20140913025659/http://www.scroozle.com/2014/06/the-many-faces-of-shinchonji-heavenly-culture-world-peace-restoration-of-light-hwpl/)

Video Interview with Lee Man-hee and Kim Nam-hee (http://en.a9.com.tr/watch/187891/World-Leaders-Discuss-Peace-Religion-and-Politics/Lee-Man-Hee-Chairman-and-President-of-HWPL-Heavenly-Culture-World-Peace-Restoration-of-Light)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on July 18, 2014, 10:22:02 AM
Interesting, the video at the top of this thread has been removed (I have a copy somewhere), and the newish cult site: http://hwpl.kr/ (http://hwpl.kr/) is not accessible within Korea - a decision that can only be aimed at limiting the chances the event will come to the attention of critics in Korea and perhaps authorities.. SCJ is banned from holding mass public events, and they often hold events where religious activities are banned in general.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on July 27, 2014, 03:08:09 PM
Zac has done it again with another blog entry describing the lies and deceptions behind next September's Shinchonji warped event. It is entitled "What is the Summit for the World Alliance of Religions (WARP Summit Seoul 2014)?"
Archive link here. (http://wayback.archive.org/web/20150304071257/http://www.scroozle.com/2014/07/what-is-the-summit-for-the-world-alliance-of-religions-warp-summit-seoul-2014)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on August 01, 2014, 11:30:46 AM
Here's another Shinchonji front set up to promote the upcoming WARP event in Seoul this September:
http://gpgeneration.com/ (http://gpgeneration.com/)

And another former PM  to add the list of those approached by this latest crop of SCJ front groups:
Kjell Magne Bondevik
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kjell_Magne_Bondevik (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kjell_Magne_Bondevik)
http://gpgeneration.com/person-who-met-gpg/kjell-magne-bondevik/ (http://gpgeneration.com/person-who-met-gpg/kjell-magne-bondevik/)
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Kjell Magne Bondevik
Kjell Magne Bondevik  is a Norwegian Lutheran minister and politician (Christian Democratic Party).
He served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1997 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2005, making him Norway’s longest serving non-Labour Party Prime Minister since World War II.

Bondevik’s first term as Prime Minister lasted from 17 October 1997 to 3 March 2000, in a coalition cabinet consisting of the Christian Democratic Party, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.

He is the founder and president of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights. (http://www.oslocenter.no/en/)
He was Prime Minister of Norway 1997-2000 and 2001-2005. He has also been Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Church and Education. He was a member of the Norwegian Parliament from 1973-2005. Mr. Bondevik served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa in 2006-2007.

Mr. Bondevik holds the degree of Cand.Theol. and was ordained as a priest in the Lutheran Church of Norway in 1979.
- Global Peace Genearation accompanied “Peace Tour” in Norway in 2013.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on August 18, 2014, 08:35:36 AM
Here is Jon's article: http://www.asiapundits.com/mannam-ipyg-sinchonji-another-cult-front/ (http://www.asiapundits.com/mannam-ipyg-sinchonji-another-cult-front/)
An invitation letter popped up in the comments section of the above:

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On behalf of the chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG), Ms. Maria Kim, it is my honour and privilege to inform you that IWPG will be co-hosting an unprecedented world peace summit in Seoul, South Korea this coming fall. IWPG, in collaboration with Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), would like to cordially invite you to the first summit of World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit (WARP) to be held on September 17th-19th, 2014.

The main goal of the women’s sector of the WARP Summit is to have both religious and secular woman leaders from across the globe gather together to discuss creating a constitution and how this would bring us one step closer to achieving world peace.
IWPG is focusing on the leadership of women to find solutions to war and conflict, and bring peace to all nations.

Your participation and specific input concerning this challenging peace agenda of humanity will add value and motivate those attending the summit. I sincerely believe that your presence will make a meaningful difference to the conclusions we arrive at, and ultimately, help shape the future of our world.

During the 12 global peace tours undertaken by our chairwoman, Ms. Maria Kim, she has met many inspirational woman leaders. This has bolstered her belief that when woman leaders unite, peace can truly become a reality amongst us. Because of Ms. Kim’s unfailing trust in the united and collective power of women, all woman leaders worldwide have been invited to join the summit and thus work together in determined pursuit of a practical and sustainable solution to world peace.
Once again, I would like to express my immense pleasure in being able to invite you to the WARP Summit in September, thus ushering in a new era of peace together. Please find attached the official invitation letter extended to you by our chairwoman. Should you require any further information please visit our website internationalwomenspeacegroup.org or kindly contact me via email and I will gladly be of assistance.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration of this email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards,
Lisa Baik
Head of Strategic Planning Department
International Women’s Peace Group
Tel: +82 (0) 2 540 5999
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.internationalwomenspeacegroup.org (http://www.internationalwomenspeacegroup.org)
Opera House fl.7, Cheongdam-dong 89-21, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Lisa obviously didn't learn any lessons from her previous attempts to promote Shinchonji front groups:
http://jmscult.com/forum/index.php?topic=862.0 (http://jmscult.com/forum/index.php?topic=862.0)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on September 05, 2014, 10:49:09 PM
Members under the guise of a new front group are out and about in Seoul inviting foreigners to the next big SCJ event.
http://blog.naver.com/oulimculture (http://blog.naver.com/oulimculture)

And this time they actually have members with cameras filming people being invited. That's the first time I've seen cameras filming street invites. I gather they are paranoid about critics going and will vet the footage before they proceed with followups.
I popped down to Itewon earlier after a tip-off from a mate to get myself invited (I love getting tip-offs! :)). I tried to casually keep my back to the camera while the ladies were vaguely explaining the vague event, but he was too persistent^.

Here are scans of the brochure they reluctantly gave me.

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/fronts/front.jpg)

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/fronts/front2.jpg)

And that motivated me to go on a wee Twitter tweeting spree last night. Two replies, one asking if I wanted "peace" :o. The other, a cancellation:
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j181/CaptPorridge/Mannam/Twitter_zps628d0e6e.jpg)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on September 06, 2014, 11:25:36 AM
(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/warp1.jpg)

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/warp2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on September 08, 2014, 10:12:25 AM
Schedule and list of attendees just surfaced via a source. Wow, this will be huge, and the group is (again) throwing millions and millions of dollars into hosting it: https://www.mediafire.com/?ik38oq8zlqq7uhw (https://www.mediafire.com/?ik38oq8zlqq7uhw)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on September 09, 2014, 08:51:42 AM
A new promo video was just released. I'm getting excited!

WARP Summit Official Promotion Video on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/105550913)

Update: the video, like many others, has been deleted by the cult.
I'm sure I have a copy somewhere
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on September 10, 2014, 12:46:24 PM
http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_iscd_warp_2014_speakers (http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_iscd_warp_2014_speakers)

The following are among the speakers for the Symposium:
The Hon. Abderrazak Kilani
Ambassador of Tunisia to the United Nations in Geneva; Former Deputy Prime Minister of TunisiaPresident Abel Pacheco
Former President of Costa RicaThe Hon. Agbéyomé Kodjo
Former Prime Minister of TogoPresident Alexander Rutskoy
Former President of RussiaPresident Alfredo Palacio
Former President of Ecuador President Įlvaro Colom Caballeros
Former President of GuatemalaThe Most Reverend Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ DD
Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, PhilippinesPresident Armando Calderón Sol
Former President of El SalvadorMP Ariffin bin S.M. Omar
Member of Parliament of MalaysiaMP Azman Ismail
Member of Parliament of MalaysiaThe Hon. Bajram Kosumi
Former Prime Minister of Kosovo President Behgjet Pacolli
Former President of of KosovoThe Hon. Bertie Ahern
Former Prime minister of IrelandPresident Cassam Uteem
Former President of MauritiusThe Hon. Dirk Niebel
Former Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of GermanyHis Majesty King Dorin Cioaba
President of the International Romani Union President Eduardo Alberto Duhalde
Former President of Argentina President Emil Constantinescu
Former President of RomaniaPresident Fernando De La Rśa
Former President of ArgentinaGabju Choijamts Demberel
Head of the Center of Mongolian BuddhistsPresident Haris Silajdzic
Former President of Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe Hon. Hrant Bagratyan
Former Prime Minister of ArmeniaPresident Jaime Paz Zamora
Former President of BoliviaPresident Kgalema Motlanthe
Former President of South Africa The Hon. Khil Raj Regmi
Former Prime Minister of NepalPresident Lupe Rosalķa Arteaga Serrano de Fernįndez de Córdova
Former President of the Republic of EcuadorThe Hon. Malik Amad Khan
Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of PakistanThe Hon. Marisol Espinoza Cruz
Vice President of the Republic of PeruMark C. Donfried
Director General and Founder of the Institute for Cultural DiplomacyJudge Milka Ristova
Judge Supreme Court of the Republic of MacedoniaPresident Moritz Leuenberger
Former President of the Swiss Confederation Muamer Zukorlic
Grand Mufti of Serbia H.E. Amb. Musa Amer Odeh
Ambassador of Palestine to SpainThe Hon. Naveed Qamar
Former Defense Minister of PakistanThe Hon. Oleg Lobov
First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist RepublicSecretary General Olivera Jovanovic
Secretary General of the Inter-Religious Council in Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe Hon. Paul Bhatti
Former Minister of National Harmony and Minority Affairs of PakistanThe Hon. Petrit Selimi
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of KosovoMP Raja Ropiaah Raja Abdullah
Member of the Senate of MalaysiaImam Rachid Birbach
Imam of FrancePresident Rexhep Meidani
Former President of Albania President Rinchinnyamyn Amarjargal
Former President of MongoliaPresident Rodrigo Borja Cevallos
Former President of Ecuador President Rosalia Arteaga Serrano
Former President of Republic of EcuadorThe Hon. Rui Duarte Barros
Former Prime Minister of Guinea-BissauSophio Tsakadze
Deputy Head of the Department of Court Statistics and Analysis in the Supreme Court of GeorgiaPresident Stjepan Mesić
Former President of Croatia Swami Paramadvaiti
Representative of WVA (World Vaishnava Association)The Hon. Vera Lengsfeld
Former member of the German ParliamentMinister Walter Mzembi
Minister of Tourism of ZimbabweThe Hon. Xhezair Zaganjori
President of the Supreme Court of Albania
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on September 11, 2014, 10:07:26 PM
Some information has been coming in of late from sources close to the action. Thank you^

First up, some orders from the cult leadership to members:
Do not wear Mannam T-shirts. Do not wear Shinchonji T-shirts. Do not address your fellow members by their church titles.

And now a little more about the dodgy organisation that helped SCJ invite former world leaders:
Most of the invited presidents were invited by Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) (http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/), but actually not even ICD itself, rather SCJ members who opened accounts like [email protected] etc and invited them "on behalf " of ICD. The invited have no idea about SCJ. Some politicians cancelled after they found out that HWPL is the SCJ cult. It is possible some senior ICD management have actually joined the cult.

ICD lists  a Moonie "peace" event on its site (http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?academy-for-cultural-diplomacy-51&highlight=Moon):

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/moonies.jpg)

Some summit tidbits:
Most guests will arrive on the 16th and fly back on the 20th. Personal drivers and translators will take the VVIPs to their hotel.

The hotel the VVIPs will stay at, as far as I know, is the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel. This could be misinformation as the cult is very paranoid about guests discovering the truth about SCJ.

Around 100 big and small national and private TV channels have also been invited.

Lee Man Hee arrived back in Korea after his last international trip before the summit at 2 am on Friday, September 5. Members were encouraged to be at the airport to greet him. The text message that went out to English speaking members referred to Lee as "our immortal teacher", an obvious reference to the fact members believe he will live forever. Here's a photo taken from the airport greet:

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j181/CaptPorridge/Mannam/Airport2_zps8bf61a00.jpg)

For easier viewing, here are the three WARP summit PDFs that have leaked to date:
http://www.jmscult.com/WARPList.pdf (http://www.jmscult.com/WARPList.pdf)
http://www.jmscult.com/WARPSchedule.pdf (http://www.jmscult.com/WARPSchedule.pdf)
http://www.jmscult.com/WARPProgram.pdf (http://www.jmscult.com/WARPProgram.pdf)

And finally, some information about the structure of the cult and some of the terms used to address the leader. Not as many as North Korea uses, but still more than normal people use and need:

Members of SCJ call Mr Lee "선생님", but there are many other terms of address used, some of which are more disturbing. In order of frequency of use:

선생님
총회장님 "Chairman"
이김자 "the one who overcomes" (A reference to revelations 2 and 3, where blessings are laid "for him who overcomes". This title is used a lot during the indoctrination classes.)
"The promised pastor" (Jesus was the "promised pastor" of the first coming. Implications for the second coming should be obvious. Again, used a lot in instruction/indoctrination.)
"The Counselor"/"the Advocate" (as used in Jn 14:26, a reference to one sent by Jesus at the second coming)
할아버지 "Grandfather" (as an affectionate joke by insiders, never in the presence of anyone important)
"The new Israel" ("Israel" originally meaning "one who is victorious")
새요한 "The new John" (because John received the word of God in the book of revelation...)

Then of course there are the figurative terms Mr. Lee uses to refer to himself, all with connections to Jesus or the book of Revelations.
"the white horse"
"the lion"
"the lamb"
"the stone"

About Mannam:
국제부 (International Office) is the internal name for the group of young people tasked with running Mannam/MIYC/IPYG/title-of-the-month. Each church has its own branch, but they are run above the rest of the church hierarchy (they get their marching orders at the same level as the church leadership, rather than from church leadership), and individual 국제부 members are at most 3~4 levels removed from Mr. Lee in the organization. (Or so they are lead to think. A friend once told me "I can't not do this. We get our orders in a direct line from God".)

It should be noted that there are 12 branches of 국제부, one for each of the 12 "tribes" of SCJ, and they are each given different tasks. For example, 국제부 for the tribe of John is tasked with planning and executing Mr. Lee's international travels, while the other tribes tend to focus on activities involving foreigners domestically. Thus reporting about Mannam/SCJ is going to feel like fighting a hydra... by design
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on September 11, 2014, 11:40:40 PM
And on the anti-SCJ front, a video of a recent protest by former members and families of current members:

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on September 12, 2014, 03:27:09 PM
And for those reading this for the first time, here are some related links.

Unfortunately there are still few published English news articles about this cult, but I hope more will result from next week's event.

Here are a few that stemmed from previous large cult events and tours:
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2012/10/28/26/0302000000AEN20121028000200315F.HTML (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2012/10/28/26/0302000000AEN20121028000200315F.HTML)
The journalist was told to go light on the Shinchonji cult for fear of violent reprisals. Several Korean cults have reacted with violence to negative press.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20120906001050 (http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20120906001050)

And here is an interesting piece stemming from Man Hee Lee's American tour of 2012:
http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2012/07/anyone-who-is-a-believer-will-regret-it-if-he-or-she-does-not-come-see-instructor-manhee-lee-at-the-crystal-cathedral-this-saturday/ (http://www.orangejuiceblog.com/2012/07/anyone-who-is-a-believer-will-regret-it-if-he-or-she-does-not-come-see-instructor-manhee-lee-at-the-crystal-cathedral-this-saturday/)

A related article cached on Google:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.ocregister.com/articles/lee-364527-cathedral-hear.html (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.ocregister.com/articles/lee-364527-cathedral-hear.html)

Here are excerpts from Man Hee Lee's book The Creation of Heaven and Earth. It promises death to those that don't follow the new messiah. No prizes for guessing who that messiah is:
http://jmscult.com/forum/index.php?topic=852.0 (http://jmscult.com/forum/index.php?topic=852.0)

Here is an interview with the former member who supplied me with my copy of that book. In it, she described the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that went on in the lead up to the 2012 Olympiad:
http://shinchonjiandthebible.blogspot.kr/2010/06/interview-with-former-scj-member.html (http://shinchonjiandthebible.blogspot.kr/2010/06/interview-with-former-scj-member.html)

Here is information about that Olympiad which took place exactly two years ago. Man Hee Lee's birthday is in mid-September, so essentially these events are giant (and expensive) birthday parties:
http://jmscult.com/forum/index.php?topic=857.0 (http://jmscult.com/forum/index.php?topic=857.0)

In a nut shell, the purposes of the event are to keep members sleep deprived and busy and to provide propaganda material which will be used to recruit and cement the membership of more young Koreans. If you are attending, you will see performances on Wednesday reminiscent of North Korea's Arirang Mass Games. And those performances are the result of similiar indoctrination procedures. These events also help the cult grow internationally by building ties with international attendees that are developed following the event usually by the posting of members internationally.

Here's a great photo from Jon's latest article showing the similarities (http://www.asiapundits.com/mannam-ipyg-sinchonji-another-cult-front/) between the last big cult event and those North Korean games:

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/mannam/northsouth.jpg)

More about this cult here:
http://jmscult.com/forum/index.php?board=100.0 (http://jmscult.com/forum/index.php?board=100.0)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on September 12, 2014, 11:31:38 PM
German politician Dirk Niebel just cancelled his trip to the summit for reasons most obvious.

And Sarah Palin gets an invite.. please say yes.

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/mannam/palin.jpg)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP)
Post by: Peter on September 13, 2014, 09:25:05 AM
The ICD wikipedia entry was deleted a couple of years ago. Reasons being the page wasn't properly sourced, and the deleted page was more promotional in nature than your standard wikipedia entry, and the organisation was deemed not noteworthy enough with most online references their own PR. The discussions about the deletion can be viewed here. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Institute_for_Cultural_Diplomacy) I just browsed it, but the last comment caught my eye:

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Something feels weird about all this to me. How is it possible that they've been involved with all these high profile people without attaining some degree of notability? Why do we have to work so hard to find even a passing reference to it? It makes me wonder if there isn't some elaborate con going on here that I just haven't caught on to. (For example, Perhaps ICD is managing to attach its name to conferences it's not really responsible for?) In any case, I guess it doesn't matter why there are no third party sources that establish notability, just that there aren't.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 13, 2014, 05:12:28 PM
Oh Desmond! :o

Desmond Tutu Endorsing Korean Cult (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ztoc6ZM6TY#)
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“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.” Desmond Tutu, before he decided to endorse a cult
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 13, 2014, 08:55:24 PM
The cult just removed most of their propaganda videos including Desmond Tutu's endorsement. I guess they're no longer proud of that ;) Update: According to this 2016 piece (http://allafrica.com/stories/201603260136.html), Desmond rescinded his endorsement and ordered the cult to remove it. I did send an email to Desmon via his website. Maybe he read it!

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At the 2014 event, a video of South African cleric Desmond Tutu praising HWPL's peace initiative was screened. However, when Tutu realised that his video was being used to endorse Man Hee Lee's cult, he retracted his statement and ordered HWPL to remove the video from their website.

I saved a copy of the video.

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/desmond.jpg)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 14, 2014, 01:19:38 AM
A rather long look at summit sites which are strangely blocked in Korea^


Here are the three cult sites I looked at from Korea and America^ And also the PDF I opened and browsed:
www.hwpl.kr (http://www.hwpl.kr)
www.internationalwomenspeacegroup.org (http://www.internationalwomenspeacegroup.org)
www.ipyg.org (http://www.ipyg.org)
http://www.jmscult.com/WARPProgram.pdf
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 14, 2014, 01:49:48 AM
The ICD's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Institute-for-Cultural-Diplomacy-ICD/125959932672) now has over 36,000 likes. It'll be interesting to see if they post about the summit given that....

ICD just deleted their Man Hee Lee videos. There were 8 or 9 on their channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/icdchannel (http://www.youtube.com/user/icdchannel)

Correction, the videos have been marked private. Screenshot:

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/private.jpg)

I'm pretty sure I downloaded their videos. I have a hard drive full of cult videos in my desk at work.
Update: I have three on my home computer, and I think more at work. There were 7-9 in total.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 15, 2014, 10:00:47 AM
Again the content is blocked in Korea
http://warpsummit2014.org/content.php?p=EN/aboutwarp (http://warpsummit2014.org/content.php?p=EN/aboutwarp)
Update: That site was unblocked on Monday, Sept. 15.

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About WARP
Statement of Intent
While it may, in most cases be too simplistic to say that ideological differences based on religion or culture are the cause of war in our world today, it is not too much to say that these differences are exploited to heighten the community’s propensity for violent behaviour.

Through the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit, HWPL seeks to create a forum for dialogue centring on the creation of a commonly acceptable value-system between secular and religious communities in all socio-political sectors of our divers societies.

Such a value system will form the basis for the creation of peace agreements and a universally applicable constitution of interfaith relations, as well as education materials which can be used across the spectrum of humanity’s diversity to begin revolutionising the basic precepts of our cultures and ideologies which provide the central tenants promoting conflict and violent behaviour.
Goals of the summit
1. To begin the process of establishing a universally applicable system of values focussing on aspects of morality and experience of life that bind us together as a global family.

2. Establish a basic ideological foundation upon which a World Alliance of Religions can be built in order to bring conflicts founded on differing religious ideologies to an end.

3. Draft and publicly make the Declaration of the World Alliance of Religions.

4. Define the roles of cultural leaders, both secular and religious, in the creation and implementation of a new, heavenly culture.
Objective
1. Announce a declaration after signing the agreement for the alliance of religions, cessation of war and world peace,
and reporting through the press from all over the world.

2. Ratify and implement the world peace agreements for each religious body.

3. Appoint ambassadors of Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light to each continent and country.

4. Construct a powerful global network that integrates all groups. (Presidents, politicians, religious leaders, youth, women and press)

5. Determine peace movement for resolution of the regions in conflict throughout the world

6. Announce a global statement for the peaceful reunification of Korea

7. Create an alliance of women and youth groups from all over the world

8. Present knowledge from the successful achievement of the peace agreement in Mindanao and apply to other regions in conflict

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Greetings

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.

Thank you.

http://warpsummit2014.org/content.php?p=EN/abouthwpl (http://warpsummit2014.org/content.php?p=EN/abouthwpl)
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About HWPL
Who we are
The Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light ("HWPL") is a non-profit, non-governmental international organization registered under the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs operating out of Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Man Hee Lee, a Korean war veteran and renowned peace advocate, founded the organization after his involvement with numerous volunteer associations, seeing the need for a group whose central focus is to unite the people of the world behind the goal of peace irrespective of any apparent differences between themselves.

Our Mission
The purpose of Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light ("HWPL") is to create positive and lasting change internationally through uniting communities around the world. We support the development of communities through cultural, volunteer, and youth activities, setting an example in educating and motivating individuals within the community towards the active pursuit of peace.

Our Vision
We will work to unite all people and cultures and pave the way to a peaceful future for our world. We strive to do this through fostering a new culture of world peace - a heavenly culture that will respect and embrace the beautiful diversity of humanity. Through a peaceful coexistence we can repay those who have shed their blood in countless wars, and bring an end to the hundreds of wars that divide the nations of this world. Together with the International Peace Youth Group ("IPYG"), and International Women's Peace Group ("IWPG"), HWPL will walk this path of growth and change as one.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 15, 2014, 10:37:59 AM
I think is worth sharing in a few threads. Filmed outside SCJ HQ yesterday:


Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 16, 2014, 12:02:39 AM
Honorary citizen of Seoul and Youtube artist extraordinaire Michael Aronson just happened to be at Incheon Airport picking up a friend earlier
Monday evening. He couldn't help but notice SCJ cultists were out in force to welcome attendees. Let the games commence!

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/airport/incheon1.jpg)

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/airport/incheon2.jpg)

And just a few days ago, Michael filmed this SCJ 101 video. Thank you Michael:


And I can't not post my favorite Michael Aronson song:

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 16, 2014, 02:27:02 AM
http://nationalyemen.com/2014/09/13/the-national-yemen-editor-in-chief-participates-in-warp-summit-in-seoul/ (http://nationalyemen.com/2014/09/13/the-national-yemen-editor-in-chief-participates-in-warp-summit-in-seoul/)

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In response to the World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit 2014 (WARP) invitation, the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of National Yemen newspaper Fakhri al-Arashi arrived to Seoul on Monday to participate in the summit, which aims to teach global leaders the importance of peace and religious alliances.

The historical peace summit will last for three days and will take place in Seoul, South Korea. Participants come from all over the world including politicians, religious leaders, women and youth leaders and journalists.

The summit chairman, Man Hee Lee, and the chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group, along with representatives of the International Peace Youth Group have begun paving the way to a peaceful future for the world. Together, they have embarked on 13 tours around the world to speak with and gather support from renowned leaders in both secular and religious sectors of society. “This week, all the people we have met during our tours will gather in Seoul at the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit which will be hosted by HWPL in conjunction with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy,” said Lee.

Al-Arashi said that Yemen needs to understand the concept of peace and apply it through the criteria of the World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit. Yemen has achieved the best outcomes out of the Arab Spring countries, which have witnessed much violence. “Yemen is still passing through a fragile political situation after obtaining the National Dialogue which was set for nine months to end Yemen’s political, social and economic problems,” said al-Arashi.

Yemeni participation represents different organizations and government officials that are looking to return back to the country with a hope to apply the conference objectives. The three days conference is highly organized and well intentioned to solve religious disputes.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 16, 2014, 04:30:24 AM
Apparently ICD have backed out of the summit.
More later, but. Wow. And good call if true.
It's 4:30am.. I should be sleeping. Big day tomorrow.. I mean today^
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 16, 2014, 08:42:51 AM
More on IDC.  This is their reply to an email (below) from Korean anti-SCJ activist Min Soo Jo in Korea.
And wow, it was a nice surprise seeing the title of one of my videos on the email. :)

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/cancel.jpg)

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Hello!
This is Min Soo Jo in South Korea.
I sent a letter about "World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit" and
Man Hee Lee's true colors, the chairman of HWPL yesterday.
Because of Man Hee Lee and Shinchonji, many victimized families are
demonstrating against Shinchongi and its leader Man Hee Lee
in front of the headquarter of Shinchongi at very this moment.
I am going to send a clip.

If you can't watch it, you can click here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iJxjZ_Ohw2M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=iJxjZ_Ohw2M)

In the video, many victimized families are protesting to bring back their son
and daughter in front of the headquarter of Shinchongi righ away.

The phrases in the banners are summarized as follows:

* My son&daughter(children) ran away from home after having been brainwashed in secret at unregistered illegal private institutes of Shinchonji.
* The leader of cult Shinchonji, Man Hee Lee, sends my son/daughter home right now.
* While my daughter was preparing for a teacher recruitment exam,
she got into the cult Shinchonji and ran away from home without a word.
* Pseudo-religion Shinchonji brainwashed my daughter in secret.
* abandonment of school work * job desertion * self-injury * runaway

In front of the headquarter of Shinchongi, protests have been ongoing everyday.
As I know, the cult leader Man Hee Lee purported this Seoul WRPS event to put an end to all wars and bring world peace. but it's so ridiculous.

Because he is shattering peace, breaking up the religious harmony and destroying many families in Korea.
I strongly suggest that ICD should investigate about Shinchongi and Man Hee Lee.

He is a just religions imposter in Korea.

I think ICD is grossly deceived by Man Hee Lee, the chairman of HWPL and
Mam Hee Kim, the chairwoman of IWPG.

Most people in Korea think except Shinchongi's believers that "World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit" is an international embarrassment.

Once again, I strongly suggest that ICD should investigate about Man Hee Lee and Man Hee Kim.
With my best regards,

Min Soo Jo in South Korea.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 16, 2014, 08:46:54 AM
There was a press release issued in Korean by the cult yesterday  that doesn't mention ICD:

http://m.news.naver.com/memoRankingRead.nhn?oid=421&aid=0001008878&sid1=103&ntype=MEMORANKING&backUrl=%2FmemoRankingList.nhn%3Fsid1%3D103%26date%3D (http://m.news.naver.com/memoRankingRead.nhn?oid=421&aid=0001008878&sid1=103&ntype=MEMORANKING&backUrl=%2FmemoRankingList.nhn%3Fsid1%3D103%26date%3D)
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"세계 정치·종교·청년 지도자 2000명 등 20여만명 참가 예정"…15일 기자간담회

(서울=뉴스1) 염지은 기자 = 민간 NGO인 (사)하늘문화세계평화광복(HWPL·대표 이만희)은 17~19일 '세계의 만남, 평화의 물결'을 주제로 한 '종교대통합만국회의(WARP·World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit)'를 서울 잠실 올림픽 주경기장 등에서 개최한다.

하늘문화세계평화광복은 15일 오전 세종문화회관 세종홀에 기자간담회를 갖고 WARP 행사 개최 배경 등을 소개했다.

주최 측에 따르면 행사에는 세계 정치 지도자 20여명과 청년·여성·종교·평화지도자 약 1200명, 세계 130여개국 하늘문화세계평화광복 회원 약 20만명이 참석할 예정이다.

정치 지도자로는 마리솔 에스피노사 현 페루 부통령, 스테판 레시치 크로아티아 전 대통령, 칼레마 모틀란테 남아공 전 대통령, 에밀 콘스탄티네스쿠 루마니아 전 대통령 등이 참석한다. 예맨 민주화를 이룬 최연소 노벨평화상 수상자 타우왁쿨 카르만, 아랍핵무기방지협회 기획자 등도 참석할 예정이다.

종교 지도자로는 필리핀 마닐라의 가우덴시오 로잘레스 추기경, 샤키 이브라힘 압델 카림 알람 수니파 이집트 현 그랜드 무프티(이슬람 율법해석 최고 권위자), 싱 사히브 지아니 굴바찬 싱지 시크교 현 황금사원 대표, 슈물리 보태악 랍비 등이 참석한다.

17일 서울 잠실 올림픽 주경기장에서 열리는 WARP 개막식에서는 전쟁 종식과 세계평화의 시대를 알리는 카드섹션과 '평화의 아리랑' 퍼포먼스 등 다양한 문화공연이 펼쳐진다.

18일 여의도 63컨벤션센터에서는 '종교 분쟁과 평화'를 주제로 WARP 참석 세계 지도자들의 발표와 토론, 평화협약식이 있을 예정이다. 행사 마지막 날인 19일에는 서울 올림픽 공원 평화의 문에서 세계평화걷기대회가 열린다.

외교부로부터 지난해 6월 정식 허가를 얻은 민간 NGO인 하늘문화세계평화광복은 지난해 5월 부산 유엔기념공원에서 '세계평화광복선언문' 선포 1주년 기념식을 열고 국내외에서 걷기대회를 개최하기도 했다.

이만희 하늘문화세계평화광복 대표는 행사 개최 의의에 대해 "지구촌의 전쟁종식과 세계평화를 이뤄 후대에 영원한 유산으로 삼기 위한 것"이라며 "전쟁방지와 세계평화를 위해 각국 대통령과 법관, 유엔은 국제법을 제정해야 하며 전쟁종식 세계평화에 사인해야 한다"고 강조했다.

또 자신이 회장직을 맡고 있는 종교 '신천지'를 기독교계가 이단으로 규정하고 있는 것에 대해서는 "종교를 모르면서 이단이라고 하는 것은 죄를 짓는 일이다"며 "국경·종교·인종·사상을 초월해 전 세계 평화를 위해 일하고 있다"고 말했다.

Google Translation:
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(BUSINESS 1) yeomjieun press = the "United New Only Parliament on the subject of religion 'meeting in the world, a wave of peace' 17 to 19 private NGO's (G) sky culture world peace liberation (HWPL · Representative yimanhui) is etc. will be held in Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium (WARP · World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit) 'to.

Introduced WARP background events held, 15 AM press conference at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts has three kinds of hole sky cultural liberation of world peace.

According to the organizers, youth, women, religious leaders peace about 1200 people, the event is a world political leaders since independence more than 20 countries and over 130 world culture world peace sky about 20 million people will attend.

Attend include current Peruvian Vice President Marisol Espinosa, Stephen Lacey value Croatian President, former South African president teddy Calais town all Mazatlan, Romanian President Emil Constanta Surgical tine politics as the leader. Achieved a democratic Yemen will attend the youngest Nobel laureate Tau wakkul kareuman, Arab anti-nuclear association planners and more.

Religious leaders as Cardinal Rosales of Manila Gaussian den please, syaki Ibrahim Abdel Karim alarm Sunni Egypt Grand County Solid Petit (highest authority interpreting Islamic law), Single use Hebrew Gianni oyster Bachchan singji current Sikh Golden Temple representatives, Rabbi Sue physical evil pony attend the like.

Held on the 17th at the Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium opening ceremony will be held in the WARP various cultural performances including the card section indicating the end of the war era and world peace and "Peace Arirang 'performance.

18 days 63 Convention Center in Yeouido will be presented with a discussion of world leaders attended the WARP, peace ceremony as a "religious conflict and peace 'theme. Walk for world peace will be held at the Seoul Olympic Park peace gate 19 in the event the last day of work.

Open the 'World Peace Independence Declaration proclaimed first anniversary in May last year the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan has also held a walking competition at home and abroad, obtaining formal approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last June, private NGO, the sky is the Liberation culture world peace.

Yimanhui sky culture world peace liberation representative "done the end of the world war and world peace will be a lasting legacy for the future generations complaining" about significant events held saying "Justice, the United Nations and international law, international president for the prevention of war and peace should be enacted and signed a peace to end the war, "he said.

Also for those that are defined by the two Christian religions "Shinchonji" in charge of the president himself, "You do not know the religion is called two days is a sin" and "transcends borders, race, religion, and the spirit world peace are working for, "he said.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 17, 2014, 02:35:44 AM
Michael reporting from the airport on Monday night:


On Tuesday night, I went along with a reporter friend^. They had dozens of members dressed up as "security guards", complete with ear pieces. Very reminiscent of the Stamford Prison Experiment as the cult's pretend security ID cards somehow empowered them to try to order members of the public (me and my friend) in a public area... again. I've told them plenty of times at past events that I just don't take orders from cultists with the words "security guard" written in marker pen below their name tags displaying fake names. Some of the fake security guards were actually older women beyond their 50s. They were the scariest.

The wreathes shown in Michael's video were an interesting addition. They make the attendees easier to spot if they should accidentally lose their 2 SCJ minders or shock horror - talk to a person possessed by Satan - any Korean not a member of SCJ or myself and some of my friends. After about an hour of their usual intimidation tactics, two poor unfortunate younger members were tasked with making sure we left:

Followed By Shinchonji/WARP/IPYG "Peace Summit" Cultists (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_BmkEFK4_w#)

From my reporter friend who appears in the video talking to the young cultist:
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Those guys were kept insisting us to leave the airport and following us. They gave directions on how to the subway station and we were on our way. We practically left the airport but Peter found that they were still stalking us. So Peter started to film them. Basically, the boy admits that he was given a direction to keep an eye on Peter. As Peter said he would call the police if he continues stalking and he relies that he won't do it again.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 17, 2014, 12:24:23 PM
The Korean Observer presents the first English article to explore the summit's cult connection:

http://www.koreaobserver.com/alleged-cult-leader-lee-hosts-world-peace-summit-in-seoul-23749/ (http://www.koreaobserver.com/alleged-cult-leader-lee-hosts-world-peace-summit-in-seoul-23749/)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 17, 2014, 03:57:25 PM
Updates on the big day available from these two journalist Twitterers:

https://twitter.com/Missheardmag
Msheard is aware of the cult allegations and despite being a journalist simply doesn't care. She blocked me from retweeting her tweets which means she read my informative tweets to her and well, blocking me was her response. Epic journalistic fail.

https://twitter.com/bobdotson
It remains to be seen if Bob Dotson from NBC Today's has realized the obvious yet.

And keep an eye on the hastags #IPYG #WARP and #HWPL for more.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 18, 2014, 02:27:01 AM
Violence outside the "Warp"ed PEace Summit. Lady in her 50s assaulted by male member of Lee's cult. Apparently he was wearing the white "Heavenly Culture World Peace" jacket many members had on. And I was pushed and shoved and denied entry to the KFC at the base of the baseball stadium. I also called the police. It was utterly insane. I have enough crazy footage of cultists behaving badly to make a miniseries. That's all coming soon, but for now, here's the victim reporting the crime to police:

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/cop.jpg)

I predict an escalation Thursday at Seoul's 63 Building. There will be more protesters there, and it will be harder for the cult's idiot goons to keep attendees away.

Interview with assault victim at last night's event:


Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 18, 2014, 03:05:39 AM
Anti-SCJ banner made by parents of members

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/protest/banner.jpg)

Korean article about Wednesday which mentions ICD's wise decision to pull out at the last minute:
http://christian.nocutnews.co.kr/show.asp?idx=3004863 (http://christian.nocutnews.co.kr/show.asp?idx=3004863)

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 18, 2014, 10:35:59 AM
From June: http://www.amennews.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=13161 (http://www.amennews.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=13161)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 18, 2014, 10:40:36 AM
Older propaganda piece: http://www.brudirect.com/0-national/press-release/press-release-overseas/item/7160-chairman-of-hwpl-delivers-keynote-at-ipcge-in-paris (http://www.brudirect.com/0-national/press-release/press-release-overseas/item/7160-chairman-of-hwpl-delivers-keynote-at-ipcge-in-paris)
Updated Internet Archive link. (http://wayback.archive.org/web/20140827113044/http://www.brudirect.com/0-national/press-release/press-release-overseas/item/7160-chairman-of-hwpl-delivers-keynote-at-ipcge-in-paris)

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Mr. Lee delivers his keynote address at the Peace Conference hosted by UNESCO
Emphasizes end of war and world peace at a symposium co-hosted by ICD
Received Appreciation Awards from the Director-General of ICD and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Montenegro
Regrets not having representatives of the current Korean government present at these top-notch European summits

On 2 July 2014, world peace advocate Mr. Man Hee Lee, the chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (“HWPL”) received much attention for delivering his keynote address at the “Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Global Ethics (“IPCGE”) Peace Conference” hosted by UNESCO in Paris, France. His speech centered on the need to create a culture of peace able to play a mediative role in areas of existing conflict, but in the long-term, assumes a preventative role within society. As part of this process, he discussed the role of governments and legislature, as well as the role leaders in both religious and secular spheres of society had to play making special note of the United Nations’ peace resolutions. Standing alongside such internationally acclaimed leaders as Dr. Emil Constantinescu, the former president of Romania, and Gianni Picco, renowned negotiator for the United Nations, Mr. Lee once again demonstrated his dedication to world peace inspiring the academic, religious, and political leaders present.

On 9 July 2014, Mr. Lee was invited as a keynote speaker at a symposium co-hosted by the Supreme Court of Montenegro and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (“ICD”). During his address he said: “All the conflicts and disputes occurring around the world are caused mostly by differences in ideology derived from religions and cultures. In order to solve this, all nations must gather their hearts and muster their will-power behind a common goal, and exert their efforts to establish a peace culture at a global level.” He also added “The message of peace must be heard and known, not just to a select audience, but to all the people in the world in order to enjoy the true meaning of peace in a way that is fair to all.” Mr. Lee emphasized that “Everybody’s effort is needed to usher in a peaceful and harmonious era for the world. And for certainty, we must end conflicts in areas like Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and so forth”. The symposium was divided into two parts, during which both the ICD and the Supreme Court of Montenegro presented Mr. Lee and Ms. Nam Hee Kim, the chairwoman of the International Women’s Peace Group (“IWPG”), with awards and certificates for their meritorious work in global peace awareness.

Meanwhile, when Mr. Lee visited Germany back in 1945 where the Postdam Conference was held, he was grieved at the fact that Korea was divided and he emphasized that prohibition of all wars must be stipulated on international law which would make world peace a reality. The local people of Germany spoke highly of Mr. Lee as a true peace advocate and one of them said “I was deeply moved when I saw the report of the peace conference at UNESCO” and sadly added “It would have been better if President Geun Hye or the Minister of Foreign Affairs came.” Furthermore the local said “I hope that the government of the Republic of Korea gives their active support unsparingly” and with great inspiration said “We must commend the efforts of Mr. Lee and the peace delegates who are elevating the reputation of Republic of Korea.” 

Mr. Lee had the pleasure of delivering his message of peace to a number of prominent leaders during personal audiences with the likes of the President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic, former President of Croatia Stjepan Mesic, former President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, bishop of the German Orthodox Church, as well as other politicians and religious figures. Many of the leaders Mr. Lee met agreed to work with him, indicating their desire to collaborate towards peace by entering into HWPL’s peace agreement. Most notably, amongst the religious and ideological conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, many of the religious and cultural leaders agreed to cooperate with HWPL in the creation of a inclusive and unifying culture of peace in the region, in the hopes of eradicating the persisting tensions. A reporter from the national broadcasting network of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BHT, expressed “I’m very glad to be able to deliver to the people a message of peace that is truly living and breathing”           

Mr. Lee conducted many press and TV interviews. The message of his latest World Peace Tour was broadcasted by CASA RHEMA TV, EFR Christian broadcasting network, Balkan TV, national broadcasting network of Bosnia BHT, among others.

Since 29 June 2014, Mr. Lee has been invited by a total of 54 nations including Turkey, Croatia, France, Berlin Germany, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Spain. Wherever has gone he has always emphasized the necessity of establishing true peace with unity as its core principal. He is returning home, landing at the Incheon International Airport, on 18 July 2014.

HWPL Peace delegation's 12th world peace tour led by Mr. Man Hee Lee, the Peace advocate of Korea and the representative of HWPL, has visited Europe regions including Croatia, France, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Spain to spread the message of peace and suggest the practical solution to achieve the world peace. More details of his footsteps can be founded at the Press Release we have attached. Please take a look at it and it would be greatly appreciated if the news of Mr. Lee’s 12th World Tour for Peace can be broadcasted on one of your programs. The tour was especially remarkable that Mr. Lee gave a message of peace for the 19th Anniversary of Srebrenica Genocide during an interview at a National Broadcasting Company in Bosnia, BHRT. The tragedy of killing teenagers took place merely because of religious differences and the Peace Advocate gave an answer to stop repeating the tragic in the future and to bring about a world without war to our generation. Please take a moment to watch his interview at Bosnia.

Link:
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During the last several years, our peace delegation has been traveled all around the world aiming to work together with leaders from various fields including former and current presidents, religious leaders, female leaders and youth leaders. To mention one of the achievements, our peace delegation went to Mindanao, Philippines to meet two representatives of Catholic and Islam for signing solidarity agreement, which brought over 40-year-lasting conflict between the two religions to an end.[/size]
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 18, 2014, 11:01:54 AM
Courtesy of the cult:


Felix's Korean language blog with my videos from Sunday's protest at SCJ HQ. And the cultists you see screaming the loudest in the second video were all at Olympic Park likewise trying to intimidate and impose "order":
http://m.blog.naver.com/felix9999/220124706037 (http://m.blog.naver.com/felix9999/220124706037)

Update: Both Video and Link are now dead.

The video I was referring to:
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 18, 2014, 11:39:25 AM
Bob Dodson from NBC's The Today Show: (http://services.everypost.me/v2/services/tws/tws.php?xid=0da6d8deb820d85aeb3b_47fc8f8dff68a80e9dbc)

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I'm a baby boomer who teethed on "Give Peace a Chance." Tonight in Seoul, South Korea 100-thousand people from around the world filled Olympic Stadium. Fireworks and spectacle, but most importantly religious leaders of every stripe pledged not to preach violence. They agreed to work together for a more peaceful world. That elusive, much battered HOPE floated higher than the sky rockets#TODAYshow#americanstory#religiouspeacesummit
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 18, 2014, 02:03:11 PM
Live feed:
http://m.afreeca.com/warp0917 (http://m.afreeca.com/warp0917)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 18, 2014, 03:30:39 PM
Reports the cult is trying to keep attendees from going outside.
Expected, yet astounding. Welcome to Lee Man-hee's little North Korea
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 18, 2014, 04:02:06 PM

Video Description:
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Please read this before continuing watching the video.

Me and couple of my other friends from Lithuanian NGO's were invited to attend a world peace summit in Korea. Nobody of us expected that the things that happened would happen. Although we had read some controversial articles about the organisation which is organising the event we never thought that it would be so religion-oriented instead of what was claimed to be happening.

So basically, after the first meeting and several speeches of the representatives of this cult and of course the mister Man Hee Lee himself, the establisher and chairman of this movement, we understood that the things that are happening here under the name of peace are not the point of us being here. They never wanted to hear our opinions it was mainly about agreeing with their statements and being a bunch of exotic foreigners that would be a feast for photographers and media to show that even internationally this sect is being supported.

Although, the people and the volunteers we met were more than amazing, hardworking and supportive. Those ladies didn't have to do anything with the sect itself and they truly worked there because of the cause and lets be real a chance to volunteer in huge international events is always appealing. Those girls showed us the hospitality of Korean people and I really wish them the best of luck.

But until IPYG is under one "leader" with a dark past I would not recommend you to attend the event neither less become a affiliate of the organisation, unless you are ready for everything and want to visit and experience Korea.

Please leave comments if you have ever faced this organisation yourselves.

And reports coming in from the inside that Lee told attendees today that the protesters outside are working for the devil. lol.
Thank you ;)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 19, 2014, 01:15:12 AM
Funny story how this came about^.

Alleged 'cult leader' holds int'l peace event in Seoul (http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/culture/2014/09/293_164816.html)
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An international peace summit in Seoul, attended by former world leaders, is attracting attention because it is chaired by Lee Man-hee, the leader of a controversial Korean religious group.

Speakers at the World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit (WARP Summit), which opened Wednesday at the 63 Building in Yeouido, include Peruvian Vice President Marisol Espinoza Cruz, former Croatian President Stjepan Mesic and former South African President Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe, according to the official website.

The event has drawn protests because of the involvement of Lee, the leader of the Shinchonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (SCJ), which some describe as a cult.

Founded in 1984 by Lee, SCJ reportedly has over 120,000 followers. It came under scrutiny in 2007, when an investigative television report claimed that followers believe that Lee has eternal life.

The WARP Summit was organized by a group called Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), chaired by Lee; the International Women's Peace Group; the International Peace Youth Group and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD).

No Cut News, however, reported that the Berlin-based ICD withdrew its involvement in the summit this week.

It has also been reported that young believers abandon schools, jobs and family to join the group. Shincheonji and its followers have claimed such reports are false.

No Cut News reported that protesters, including family members of the followers, gathered Tuesday outside Jamsil Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul, where an opening ceremony was being held.

According to HWPL, the summit aims to "discuss and share insights on how to achieve world peace" and to create "a platform for dialogue between community leaders on national, cultural, spiritual, and ethnic levels."
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 19, 2014, 01:30:05 AM
Statement from Dirk Niebel: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirk_Niebel) Why I Cancelled.

Posted on his Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/niebelbw?hc_location=timeline (https://www.facebook.com/niebelbw?hc_location=timeline)

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Seit ich am 17.12.2013 das Ministerium an meinen Nachfolger übergeben habe, mache ich keine Pressearbeit mehr. Habe alle Fernseh-, Radio- oder Interviewanfragen abgesagt und auch keine Hintergrundgespräche geführt. Das werde ich auch weiterhin so handhaben.
Aber aus dem Wissen um und langjähriger Erfahrung mit Fragenkatalogen diverser Qualitätsjournalisten heraus veröffentliche ich hier im Anschluß die heute Abend eingegangenen Fragen von "Spiegel-Online" nebst meiner Antwort im Original. Halt mal so zur Sicherheit.......

Lieber Herr Weiland,

gerade aus diesen Gründen, die Ihre Fragen veranlaßt haben, habe ich meine Teilnahme an der Konferenz in Seoul abgesagt.
Da ich vom renommierten "Institute for cultural diplomacy" (ICD) eingeladen war um - ehrenamtlich - eine Rede zum Thema
"The right mix between soft and hard power for peace and stability" zu halten, war ich über die Informationen durch Herrn Gandow entsetzt.
Auch das ICD hat die Teilnahme abgesagt und jede Kooperation beendet.
Beste Grüße

Dirk Niebel
Bundesminister a.D.

Am 17.09.2014 um 17:06 schrieb [email protected]:

Sehr geehrter Herr Niebel,

wie ich dem Einladungsprogramm der HWPL entnehme, sind Sie als Gastredner auf dem "World Alliance of Religion`s Peace Summit" in Seoul eingeladen.

Die HWPL des Herrn Man Hee Lee und seiner Ehefrau gilt dem früheren Sektenbeauftragten der Evangelischen Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg, Thomas Gandow, als Sekte, die auch in Deutschland aktiv ist.

Ich würde mich freuen, wenn Sie mir in diesem Zusammenhang einige Fragen für einen Artikel beantworten könnten:

1. War Ihnen bewusst, um welche Organisation es sich handelt?

2. Kennen Sie Herr Lee persönlich?

3. Warum wurden Sie eingeladen?

4. Kommen die Gastgeber für Flug, Übernachtung auf beziehungsweise erhalten Sie auch ein Auftrittshonorar?

5. Welchem Zweck dient Ihr Auftritt?

Es würde mich freuen, wenn ich mit Ihrer Antwort rechnen könnte.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Translation:
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Since I've passed the Ministry to my successor on the 17.12.2013, I do no more press work. I have all television, radio, or interview requests cancelled, and also no background discussions. I will continue to handle matters in this way.
But from my experience and the knowledge of question catalogues of various quality journalists, I publish here in the received question from "Spiegel Online" in addition to my answer in the original tonight. Just to be safe...
---
Dear Mr. Weiland, for the very reasons which have prompted your questions, I have canceled my participation in the Conference in Seoul.
Since I was invited by the renowned "Institute for cultural diplomacy" (ICD) to deliver a speech on the topic "the right mix between soft and hard power for peace and stability" - pro bono - the information supplied Mr Gandow has left me horrified.
Also the ICD has cancelled its participation and ended any cooperation.
Best regards Dirk niebel Federal Minister (ret'd)


On the 17.09.2014 at 17:06 [email protected] wrote: Dear Mr. Niebel, as I gather from the invitation programme of HWPL, you are invited to Seoul as a guest speaker at the "World Alliance of religion's Peace Summit".

The HWPL of Mr. Man Hee Lee and his wife is considered a cult, which is active in Germany, by the former Cult Commissioner of the Evangelical Church of Berlin-Brandenburg, Thomas Gandow.

I would appreciate if you could answer a few questions for an article in this context: 1 Were you aware which organization this is?

2. Do you know Mr. Lee personally?

3. Why were you invited?

4. Do the hosts cover the cost for flight and lodging, or will you receive an speakers honorarium?

5. What is the purpose your presence?

I would be glad if I could count on your answer.

Sincerely Severin Weiland SPIEGEL ONLINE Deputy Head Office Berlin (translated by Bing, slightly improved)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 19, 2014, 09:28:16 AM
Oh the joy...
Speaking Before 100,000 People In Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea (http://observer.com/2014/09/speaking-before-100000-people-in-olympic-stadium-in-seoul-south-korea/)

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Today was a remarkable day and it’s difficult for me to even convey the full color of it. I’ve spoken in stadiums before but never like today and never to such an enormous audience.

I delivered a speech at Seoul Olympic Stadium in South Korea before an estimated crowd of 100,000 people. It was part of a global peace summit for religious and political leaders. There were nine speakers and I was second to last. A few of the speakers were former heads of state. The rest were religious leaders. I was actually happy for the penultimate placement as it gave me time to digest the comments of speakers from all the major world religions.

First, when we arrived, thousands of young people were lining the route, cheering and jumping as the various dignitaries drove through, almost like for a police motorcade. Besides religious leaders there were many world leaders including the former heads of state of South Africa, Ireland, Croatia, Ecuador, and about 10 other nations.

We were greeted by women dressed in traditional Korean attire and we entered the stadium accompanied by hundreds of children.

When we walked in I knew what it felt like to be in the Olympics. The stands were absolutely full and bursting and there were tens of thousands more seated in the middle of the stadium. People were roaring and applauding.

Most interesting was a group in the stands of approximately 10,000 holding colored cards creating the most incredible images and words on an enormous scale. When it came time for me to speak they made an absolutely enormous image of my face together with the words USA. It made me proud to be an American. I felt honored to represent my country at this global peace summit.

I started my speech by honoring the memory of the 33,000 Americans who died to keep Korea safe during the Korean war. I then thanked the estimated 30,000 active duty service men and women of the United States military who are currently keeping the peace on the Korean Peninsula.

From there I talked about the recent atrocities and tragedies across the world that were a direct threat to peace.

Sitting right behind me were religious leaders from all over the world, including many highly prominent Muslim leaders. There was one from Hezbollah from Lebanon whom I met yesterday.

I spoke about how Israel had recently been marked for destruction by thousands of rockets simply because it was the home of the Jewish people. I spoke about the recent beheadings of Americans and Britons just because of their citizenship.

And from there I went into how with all of these horrors and tragedies, humankind has still never lost its yearning for peace. Its belief in the prophecies of Isaiah that the time would come when “the wolf would lie down with the lamb… No man would teach his son the art of war… Nation would not lift sword against another nation… Men would beat swords into plowshares.”

As you will see in the video there was tumultuous applause. Because there were more than 100,000 people in the stadium, it gradually rose to a roaring din. Soon I was being interrupted for applause every line. I fed off the energy of the crowd, almost all of whom were Korean youth in their teens, 20s, and 30s.

I reached the pinnacle of my speech with a refrain, “Let peace reign,” using the words to depict a global outbreak of peace in the most dangerous regions on earth.

I also sharply and harshly condemned the brutal regime of North Korea as a threat to the peaceful people of the South. I spoke of the brutality of a regime that would starve to death millions of its people in order to feed its army. I spoke of the brutality of a regime currently holding more than 200,000 political prisoners in concentration camps. Interestingly, though the summit’s purpose was peace and I was making the point that there could be no peace without the vanquishing of evil, when I condemned North Korea there was thunderous applause from the people of the South. Here in South Korea people live under the specter of a nuclear holocaust at the hands of a crazed 31-year-old dictator.

Toward the end of the speech a man ran up right in front of the podium and started screaming at the top of lungs, “What about Gaza? What about Gaza?” Everyone saw him and most heard him, as his voice bled into the microphone. He did everything he could to disrupt my speech.

At first I ignored him, continuing with the flow of the speech and letting my words speak for themselves. But as I concluded I said that I would never bow, nor would I be deterred, by those who seek hostility and war.

When I finished, many of the world leaders came over to me to congratulate me for not capitulating to the disgusting attack.

A former prime minister told me he was impressed that not only did I not stop my speech because of the heckler spouting hatred against Israel, but actually incorporated the attack amid the great resolve in the speech to fight on for my beliefs.

At dinner I was invited to sit with Bertie Ahern, former Prime Minister of Ireland, who is a warm man, and with whom I had a discussion about Ireland’s relationship with Israel. Seated at the table was also the former President of South African and former President of Croatia, who sat right next to me and told me how much he supported Israel for defending itself against unprovoked rocket attack.

It was a memorable day.

(http://jmscult.com/images/scj/warp/usa.jpg)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 19, 2014, 12:23:36 PM
Contentious Christian group hosting world peace summit in South Korea (http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/contentious-christian-group-hosting-world-peace-summit-in-south-korea-26465)
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A Christian religious group in South Korea that has been accused of being a cult is hosting the World Alliance of Religious Peace (WARP) Summit from September 17-19 in Seoul.

The Shinchonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (SCJ) has organized a world peace summit to bring together world leaders, major religious figures, and political activists.

The WARP website says the summit is being organized in the "hope of creating a platform for dialogue between community leaders on national, cultural, spiritual, and ethnic levels."
SCJ dubbed the event as "the biggest peace-event the world has seen."
International delegates have signed up for the event, but recently more and more are having second thoughts.

"We didn't know the chairman of the peace summit is accused of being a cult leader who claims to be immortal," a Muslim participant of the event told The Korea Observer on his arrival at Incheon International Airport Tuesday.

SCJ is a religious group founded by Lee Man Hee in 1984.
The churches within Shincheonji are organized into 12 "tribes" each named after the 12 apostles of the New Testament.

SCJ claims that it is the nation of God and it was created to "fulfill what is heaven on this earth in today's time."

PD Notebook, an investigative journalism program in South Korea reported that SCJ makes its followers believe that leader Lee Man-hee is immortal. Lee denied the claims, saying that it is God who will determine his immortality and not him.

Shincheonji's organizational and bureaucratic structure has also been criticized as it resembles that of the North Korean regime.

Reports say that families have been destroyed and many students were encouraged by the movement to drop out of school and suspend their education.

The world summit organized by SCJ has successfully invited former heads of state of Romania, Croatia, Kosovo, Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, Mongolia, South Africa, Jordan, Argentina, Armenia, and Albania. The group also claims to have the Grand Muftis of Egypt, Macedonia, and Kosovo.
"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," Lee says in his greetings message on the organizers' official website.

The event was advertised as the World Peace Festival. But to Koreans, it is known as the SCJ 6th National Olympiad, an event held every four years to coincide with Lee Man Hee's birthday on September 15.
Title: Breaking News: Friday's Olympic Park Event Illegal...
Post by: Peter on September 19, 2014, 02:31:56 PM
Olympic Park officials cancelled permission previously given to hold today's event after an investigation. The front group the cult invented to book the event no longer exists. Legal action against the cult is expected.

I'm not there right now, so I'm not sure if was or could have been done to stop the event. SCJ and attendees I imagined just turned up in their tens of thousands. And I imagine SCJ thugs put on their "security" badges and ear pieces and began giving their orders.


Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 20, 2014, 07:55:42 PM
Korean article which mentions the protests. I talked to a guy at attendee at the airport who was sure the protest were unrelated to the summit.
http://www.newsmission.com/news/news_view.asp?seq=59363 (http://www.newsmission.com/news/news_view.asp?seq=59363)

And well, I have so much craziness to document. Scuffles outside the 64 Building yesterday. SCJ thugs being thuggish to young attendees. 10 of them pushing and shoving me in front of other attendees. They pushed and shoved an attendee I met online a few weeks back because they saw him talking to me.  He didn't have his Summit ID, so when he tried to get back in, they pushed and shoved as usual believing he was one of my evil Korea-based friends. Another attendee watching from inside called out, "Mr X, what the fuck is going on?" Then the thugs realized their mistake.. oh man what was going through their minds at that moment. Probably nothing, or an image of Lee Man-hee.

I actually had a police escort into the building's food court. The cult booked a few seminar rooms and decided that gave them the right to set up a military perimeter around the building. Crazy stuff.

And then last night I booked myself a room into the Sheraton where some of the VVIP's were staying. Wow. More police action. 
I still can't believe what went down. More soon.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 20, 2014, 09:06:13 PM
Well, they've sure come a long way since this earlier event. I think it's the second or third "Olympiad" event. It was another birthday bash for Lee, albeit on a slightly smaller scale:

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 21, 2014, 12:28:52 AM
A couple of press releases.. and I guess we can expect a few million more soon, and a video:

World Peace Summit kick-starts in South Korea (http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/633298#)
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Seoul, Sept. 17. (BNA) – The World Peace Summit, organised by the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) and hosted by the Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), kick-started here today, with the participation of leading politicians, major religious figures from all faiths, and women and youth activists from about twelve countries.
The opening ceremony took place at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium, in the presence of a crowd of 250,000 people.

Participants and VIP guests were treated to a spectacular performance depicting the underlying philosophy of the Heavenly Culture with the theme of The World as One.

Chairman of the Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) Man Hee Lee delivered a speech at the opening session, in which he thanked all the delegations for participating in the event aiming to foster global peace.

He called on the audience to propose an International Declaration of Peace, to be ratified by all countries.

Chairwoman of the International Women's Peace Group(IWPG) Nam Hee Kim said that peace could be promoted through reinforcing democracy and justice in all countries.

She called on media persons to cover events transparently in order to project the real image to the world.

The President of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy Emil Constantinescu said that the event was held at a time when various countries were suffering from wars and conflicts, calling for the need to take advantage of the summit to agree on mechanisms to enhance global peace.

Yemen takes part in WARP Summit in Korea (http://www.sabanews.net/en/news367959.html)
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Yemen is to participate in the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Summit to take place from 17th - 19th September in Seoul, Korea.

Upon his departure, undersecretary of Sports and Youth Ministry Saleh al-Faqih said he would display Yemen's experiences in promoting civil peace and coexistence among various society, political and intellectual sectors through the national dialogue conference, which helped Yemen stave off conflicts.

The summit, which is organized by the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), will highlight the importance of inter-faith and political discussion as vital supporters for World Peace.

The summit will experience a huge presence for all different religions and heads of women's and youth's organizations and will present many topics including a dialogue among civilizations and ways to strengthen and deepen human ties that could enhance to confront terrorism and extremism and to achieve the desired peace, he said.

Al-Fakih said that he will hold meetings with head of the HWPL and heads of participating delegates to discuss areas of joint cooperation between their countries and Yemen as well as the appropriate means to enhance coordination in various issues related to underpinning the culture of peace, coexistence and respect for others' opinions.

The HWPL is a non-profit, non-governmental international organization registered under the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and operating out of Seoul, South Korea. The HWPL's mission is to create positive and lasting change internationally through uniting communities around the world.

Watch from 10:45 and compare the entrance of the former presidents to the entrance of Lee and his secret lover:
World Alliance of Religions Opening Ceremony (Entrance) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmRaHteghxM#)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 21, 2014, 09:23:32 AM
A quick summary of recent days:

I actually spent time behind enemy lines by booking a room at the Sheraton (don't ask how much.. it was worth it) where a lot of their VVIPs were staying. I had some nice chats to some attendees, including one former president, over breakfast while SCJ goons watching the elevator by the dining room entrance madly called their superiors asking for orders. I think they called the dining hall and said I wasn't a guest.

A waitress came over, "What's your room number, Sir?"
"1401," I said rather proudly.

It didn't occur to me until later that I should have said 1402 or 1501 instead (by mistake^).
Anyway, they didn't see the funny side of all that at all.

Thugs later ordered me to leave the hotel.. "I'm a guest here" lol. And one thug actually said he was a cop, but he later retracted that when the real police showed up. He claimed it was an English mistake. I'm going to enquire about taking that further.

And now a few random jottings from Thursday, I'm still trying to process the insanity of the rest of the hotel caper and subsequent airport stint Saturday afternoon.

Thursday: Scuffles outside the 64 Building. SCJ thugs being thuggish TO young attendees. 10 thugs and shoved me in front of other attendees who looked on in horror just minutes after telling me that, yes, as a matter of fact the summit was a bit weird. A "bit weird" entailed a story of a guy who spoke his mind . The result was an altercation with SCJ thugs - this was inside the conference. And that was the last his friends saw of him. Trying to track down that guy.. assuming he's still alive.

SCJ thugs pushed and shoved an attendee I had spoken to across the street. He didn't have his summit ID, so when he tried to get back in, they pushed and shoved as usual believing he was one of my evil Korea-based friends. Another attendee watching from inside called out, "Mr X, what the xxxx is going on?" Then the thugs realized their mistake. Oh man what was going through their minds at that moment. Probably nothing, or an image of Lee Man-hee.

A little later, I actually had a police escort into the building's food court. A plain-clothed sargent saw SCJ thugs denying me entry into the Beans and Berries by the front door. I told him I was really hungry and couldn't understand why all these guys didn't want me to go in. Had they just opened up a rival yoghurt shop? He took pity on me and led me all the way into the food court which felt like SCJ HQ. The looks on their faces... A thug tried to stop the cop at one point, but his colleague, who still had an ounce of common sense despite all the indoctrination, told him to let the sergeant through.

The cult booked a few seminar rooms in the 63 building and decided that gave them the right to set up a military perimeter around the whole building. Crazy stuff. Glad one cop realized it was just wrong. The other cops, younger guys, well I guess they were just there to stop things escalating, but by keeping the two sides apart, they helped the cult maintain its perimeter.

I can't tell you how many young people left South Korea today thinking that North Korea might be a nicer place to live.

Met a mother of a former member who studies at my uni. 21, so I could have easily have been her teacher. For sure, someone I know taught her. When I think of my students falling under the clutches of this cult... It's a horrifying thought.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 21, 2014, 10:35:49 AM
Signing ceremony lol. From 8:15, you get a good view of dozens of cult photographers and videographers swarming the ceremony. That's what it's all about, production of propaganda.
SCJ sign at 10:14. Vid saved:

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 21, 2014, 10:46:41 AM
http://m.kportalnews.co.kr/articleView.html?idxno=13072 (http://m.kportalnews.co.kr/articleView.html?idxno=13072)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 21, 2014, 01:41:47 PM
More of the usual violence and intimidation from the hosts of the greatest peace conference like ever. Some attendees (at least) were told the protests were unrelated. SCJ certainly tried its best to keep attendees inside the perimeter they set up around the event. And what a brave girl that protester is.

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 21, 2014, 05:51:54 PM
And some scenes from the same night from my wing man, Michael^

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 21, 2014, 06:19:08 PM
Cult's No. 1 guy in the US, Joseph Sung (formerly Joseph Suhng) cured SARS! Wow... oh wait. The resume under the name and photos is someone else's resume.
http://www.cd-n.org/index.php?cultural-diplomacy-and-interfaith-dialogue (http://www.cd-n.org/index.php?cultural-diplomacy-and-interfaith-dialogue)

Lazy error or is cultist's Joseph Sung's resume totally devoid of anything worthy of mention?

Here's the SARS Joseph Sung as opposed to the cult Joseph Sung or Joseph Suhng. It's not only their front groups that change names^
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/governance/officers/joseph-sung/english/biography.html (http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/governance/officers/joseph-sung/english/biography.html)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 21, 2014, 06:30:36 PM
A timely reminder that the cult's inner teachings are in total contradiction to the "inter-faith" message of the summit:
http://www.shincheonji.kr/English/scj.php?sMenu=D2000&pno=1&mode=view&no=240 (http://www.shincheonji.kr/English/scj.php?sMenu=D2000&pno=1&mode=view&no=240)

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...At this time, angels harvest good crops with sickles and bring them to their father’s house, the barn (Mt 13:30; Rv 14). The weeds represent the sons of the devil (Mt 13:38-39). Those who tie the weeds in bundles are their own pastors (refer to Mt 23:13). The place where the weeds are tied is their own church.

If people are bound with the words of their own pastors and remain in their own churches, can they be considered to be the sons of God born of God’s seed? Or are they people who are harvested from their own churches to the barn, the sons of God born of God’s seed? Do you think that people who choose to remain in their own churches and with their pastors attain salvation or are burned with fire? Should you believe and follow the words of the harvesters at the time of harvest? Or should you rather believe in your own pastor’s words and choose to remain in your church at the time of harvest? Believers must objectively judge for themselves at this end of the age whether they should believe and follow God’s word of promise or the words of their own pastors.
And from a few brief conversations with religious attendees, I think SCJ has already started work on trying to recruit them. I received a couple of responses from attendees that sounded like SCJ language and thought-stopping techniques had already taken root.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 21, 2014, 09:02:11 PM
http://www.taizmr.org/web/news.php?NewsID=299 (http://www.taizmr.org/web/news.php?NewsID=299)

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Statement of Intent .................... While it may, in most cases be too simplistic to say that ideological differences based on religion or culture are
the cause of war in our world today, it is not too much to say that these differences are exploited to heighten the community’s propensity for violent behaviour.

Through the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit, HWPL seeks to create a forum for dialogue centring on the creation of a commonly acceptable value-system between secular and religious communities in all socio-political sectors of our divers societies.

Such a value system will form the basis for the creation of peace agreements and a universally applicable constitution of interfaith relations, as well as education materials which can be used across the spectrum of humanity’s diversity to begin revolutionising the basic precepts of our cultures and ideologies which provide the central tenants promoting conflict and violent behaviour.
Goals of the summit
1. To begin the process of establishing a universally applicable system of values focussing on aspects of morality and experience of life that bind us together as a global family.

2. Establish a basic ideological foundation upon which a World Alliance of Religions can be built in order to bring conflicts founded on differing religious ideologies to an end.

3. Draft and publicly make the Declaration of the World Alliance of Religions.

4. Define the roles of cultural leaders, both secular and religious, in the creation and implementation of a new, heavenly culture.
Objective
1. Announce a declaration after signing the agreement for the alliance of religions, cessation of war and world peace,
and reporting through the press from all over the world.

2. Ratify and implement the world peace agreements for each religious body.

3. Appoint ambassadors of Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light to each continent and country.

4. Construct a powerful global network that integrates all groups. (Presidents, politicians, religious leaders, youth, women and press)

5. Determine peace movement for resolution of the regions in conflict throughout the world

6. Announce a global statement for the peaceful reunification of Korea

7. Create an alliance of women and youth groups from all over the world

8. Present knowledge from the successful achievement of the peace agreement in Mindanao and apply to other regions in conflict
For more information, click here
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 22, 2014, 01:26:23 AM
My last video from the chaos and violence outside Wednesday's sham "peace" summit:

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 22, 2014, 02:09:25 AM
Outside the 63 Building on Thursday.. I just wanted to stand on the sidewalk and chat to the Sheikh. Not allowed in Lee Man-hee's North Korea. Sad, and not impressed the police helped the cult maintain its illegal perimetre:

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 22, 2014, 01:05:33 PM
Just saving a comment I posted on Jon's article for future expansion..

Tammy, I agree that there are many nice people in SCJ. I’ve had nice chats with Aaron and Lee’s translator and left both conversations thinking highly of those people. Liewise, I’ve met many nice people who are members of Korea’s JMS cult, a cult that specializes in the rape of young women. I met a lovely guy this summer in Washington at a conference about cults who was a member of Aum Shinrikyo, the group that gassed the Tokyo subway.

To identify a cult as destructive is not a reflection of the regular members, most of who were drawn to that stated (but false) ideals of SCJ and its numerous front groups. While I have met many nice people in cults, I have also met some not-so-nice people. Most recently of course, the violent thugs your cult used to maintain its illegal military-style perimeter around its events in order to control who members talked to and where they went. From my ten years experience watching cults, I have to say that I am as disturbed about your group as I am about the other groups I mentioned.

The blind obedience displayed by the thugs when given violent, illegal, and ridiculous orders is evidence of a very thorough, sophisticated, and well-implemented indoctrination process. Peace will not be achieved through such totalitarian military-esque cults of personality. The Germans already tried that, and it didn’t workout too well. Yes, before you ask, I am for “peace” just as I am for “happiness” and “nice tasting food”. But there are also many things I am not "for" and your group is absolutely one of them - I guess that goes without saying^.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 22, 2014, 11:23:45 PM
Mr. Lee's entrance from last Wednesday's stadium birthday party. At least you can't accuse him of trying to hide the fact he's a cult leader:

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 23, 2014, 12:25:56 PM
Some propaganda posing as news: (http://www.alrasub.com/world-alliance-of-religions-warp-summit/)
World Alliance of Religions WAR^ Summit (Korea)
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Today, World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit 2014 (WARP) officially began by opening ceremony, which was full of splendor presented by card section performed by more than 10,000 youth, and message of peace delivered by former presidents and prominent religious leaders.

The speakers were

1.The chairman of HWPL

2. Chairwoman of IWPG

3. Director of IPYG

4. Emil Constantinescu(Former President of Romania)

5. Alexander Rutsoky(Former vice President of Russia)

6. Bertie Ahern(Former Prime Minister of Ireland)

7. Stjepan Mesic(Former President of Croatia)

8. Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe(Deputy President of South Africa)

9. Gaudencio B. Rosales(Cardinal Archbishop of Manila)

10. Giani Gurbachan Singh(Jathedar of the Akal Takht)

11. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

In his speech, Chairman Mr. Lee emphasized the role of media in achieving peace again, since world peace cannot be achieved by only one organization or one country.

Therefore, I would like to ask if you could share this amazing news with all people in your country.

Please find the attached press release and photos. It would be highly appreciated if you could cover the story of WARP summit, and let us know about your coverage. If you would like to receive more press materials of WARP summit, please let us know immediately.

On the 2nd day of WARP Summit(18th of September), participants will witness the historical moment of signing peace agreement by religious leaders, and former presidents signing an agreement to enact an international constitution.

You will be able to watch live broadcasting of signing ceremony at the links provided below:(18th of September, 09:00a.m. Korean Standard Time)

http://warpsummit.org (http://warpsummit.org)

http://new.livestream.com/warpsummit (http://new.livestream.com/warpsummit)

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/warp2014 (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/warp2014)

http://www.youtube.com/warpsummit (http://www.youtube.com/warpsummit)

http://vaughnlive.tv/worldpeace (http://vaughnlive.tv/worldpeace)

http://www.tikilive.com/edit_channel/channel/peacelive (http://www.tikilive.com/edit_channel/channel/peacelive)

http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv193224909 (http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv193224909)

http://afreeca.com/warp0917 (http://afreeca.com/warp0917)

http://tvpot.daum.net/warpsummit.live (http://tvpot.daum.net/warpsummit.live)

http://bambuser.com/channel/warpsummit2014 (http://bambuser.com/channel/warpsummit2014)

And some more videos. I honestly can't fathom how anyone is impressed by such a spectical. You need to be pretty removed from the hours and hours of practice and the dictatorial environment needed in order to look at such things and be impressed:


Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 23, 2014, 12:38:36 PM
South Korea hosts global peace summit (http://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2014/09/11/south-korea-hosts-global-peace-summit?comment=done#post-comment)

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The first-ever summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) will be held in Seoul, South Korea from September 16 to 19, with thousands of people including leading politicians as well as  secular and religious leaders from all faiths, nations and cultures expected to attend the gathering meant to foster world peace.

The summit, that will have a number of attendees from Zimbabwe, is being hosted by the Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) -- a non-profit, non-governmental international organisation registered under the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Man Hee Lee, a Korean war veteran and renowned peace advocate, founded the organisation after his involvement with numerous volunteer associations, having seen the need for a foundation whose central focus is to unite the people of the world behind the goal of peace irrespective of any apparent differences between them.

Lee has completed 13 world tours, encompassing more than 60 different countries spanning all continents, to speak with opinion leaders about peace. These leaders around the world have signed their names under the Declaration of Peace, showing their support for the movement.

In the Philippines, for example, there was conflict between Catholic and Islamic groups for 40 years, which saw 100 000 people dying due to this conflict. On January 24, 2014, Lee went to Mindanao and helped to solve the conflict, with the Catholic and Islamic leaders signing a peace agreement and agreeing to unite and put an end to their rivalry.

In a letter that he wrote ahead of next week's gathering, Lee invited "all family members of the global village" to the summit, imploring them to work for the achievement of world peace in our generation.

"Should you be unable to be physically with us during this momentous event, we ask that you participate with us, nonetheless. I ask that you pay close attention to the proceedings -- and send your hearts to be with us, watch and listen to what is happening, even from where you are.

"We also ask you to keep us in your prayers so that all wars will come to an end, and that peace will be achieved. Surely, the Creator will hear your prayers," he said.

A regional spokesperson for next week's summit, Hilda Mari van Niekerk, said while many respected peace advocates and peace movements had been fighting for positive change in the world, their efforts had been largely fruitless as a result of the greed of mankind.

Speaking from South Africa, she said it was now time to bring peace to the forefront of every person's agenda and win over the greed and selfish desire that caused tragedy and loss.

"While it may, in most cases be too simplistic to say that ideological differences based on religion or culture are the cause of war in our world today, it is not too much to say that these differences are exploited to heighten the community’s propensity for violent behaviour.

"Through the World Alliance of Religions for Peace Summit, HWPL seeks to create a forum for dialogue centring on the creation of a commonly acceptable value-system between secular and religious communities in all socio-political sectors of our divers societies.

"Such a value system will form the basis for the creation of peace agreements and a universally applicable constitution of interfaith relations, as well as education materials which can be used across the spectrum of humanity’s diversity to begin revolutionising the basic precepts of our cultures and ideologies which provide the central tenants promoting conflict and violent behaviour," Van Niekerk said.

She said the goals of the summit in detail were:

* To begin the process of establishing a universally applicable system of values focussing on aspects of morality and experience of life that bind us together as a global family;

* Establish a basic ideological foundation upon which a World Alliance of Religions can be built in order to bring conflicts founded on differing religious ideologies to an end;

* Draft and publicly make the Declaration of the World Alliance of Religions; and

* To define the roles of cultural leaders, both secular and religious, in the creation and implementation of a new, heavenly culture.

The summit would culminate in, among other things, the signing of an agreement for the alliance of religions, cessation of war and world peace; the ratification and implementation of world peace agreements for religious bodies; the appointment of ambassadors of Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light to each continent and country; and the announcement of a global statement for the peaceful reunification of Korea.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 23, 2014, 12:43:27 PM
More propaganda:
Global peace summit a massive success (http://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2014/09/22/global-peace-summit-a-massive-success)
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The World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) summit that was held in Seoul, South Korea last week was a runaway success which saw hundreds of thousands of people participating in the global event.

Among the influential international players who graced the auspicious gathering were more than 50 political leaders, including former and current heads of states from 30 countries, as well as about 700 religious leaders from 120 countries and over 600 members of the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) representing 150 countries.

The summit's colourful opening ceremony was held at the iconic Seoul Olympic Stadium, while the signing ceremony of the solemn and highly significant Unity of Religion Agreement was held at the Seoul Convention Center the next day.

More than 2 000 prominent people from around the world -- transcending nationality, race and religion -- signed the peace agreement that exhorted global religions to unite and also called for an international law for the cessation of all wars.

It also called on all the signatories to the agreement to become global peace advocates who should endeavour to deliver on this mandate to all people around the world and encourage humanity to co-operate in the work of achieving international peace.



As the agreement was read aloud, it was emphasised that peace could not be achieved by one individual but could be realised through the unity of all people working together as one.

Man Hee Lee, the chairman of the Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), expressed deep regret over the current unsatisfactory state of religion generally around the world.

“Religious leaders can teach religion properly only if they know about it themselves. Church is not a place where worldly things are taught, but it is for teaching things of heaven and God.

“Before saying which religion is good and which religion is bad, we must first see whether our own religion is corrupt. Theology is not the teachings of man,” he said to enthusiastic applause.

Nam Hee Kim, the International Women’s Peace Group chairperson, told the global meeting that while the agreement was only the beginning, it had the power to unite all people and to turn the whole world into one of peace.

“This one piece of paper connects one country with another and unites different classes and different religions as one. This generation is in need of change that is close to reformation. In creating a peaceful world and leaving it as an eternal legacy to future generations, today’s signing ceremony is very significant," she said.

On the third day, the Walk for World Peace was held at the World Peace Gate of Seoul’s Olympic Park, with a huge crowd estimated at a staggering 200 000 people from both the host nation and abroad taking part in it.

The summit, the first-ever such gathering, was hosted by the HWPL, a non-profit, non-governmental international organisation registered under the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It was also the largest ever such event where politicians, religious people and representatives of various interested organisations from around the world congregated in one place to strategise and pray about world peace.

Lee, a Korean war veteran and renowned peace advocate, founded HWPL after his extensive involvements with numerous volunteer associations, having seen the need for a foundation whose central focus is to unite the people of the world behind the goal of peace irrespective of any apparent differences between them.

He has completed 13 world tours, encompassing more than 60 different countries spanning all continents, to speak with opinion leaders about peace. These leaders around the world have signed their names under the Declaration of Peace, showing their support for the movement.

In the Philippines, for example, there was conflict between Catholic and Islamic groups for 40 years, which saw 100 000 people dying due to this conflict. On January 24, 2014, Lee went to Mindanao and helped to solve the conflict, with the Catholic and Islamic leaders signing a peace agreement and agreeing to unite and put an end to their rivalry.

In a recent letter ahead of the summit, Lee implored "all family members of the global village" to work for the achievement of world peace in our generation.

Hilda Mari van Niekerk, the South African-based regional spokesperson of the Seoul summit, outlined some of the goals of HWPL and WARP as:

* To begin the process of establishing a universally applicable system of values focussing on aspects of morality and experience of life that bind us together as a global family;

* Establish a basic ideological foundation upon which a World Alliance of Religions can be built in order to bring conflicts founded on differing religious ideologies to an end; and

* To define the roles of cultural leaders, both secular and religious, in the creation and implementation of a new, heavenly culture.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 23, 2014, 12:50:57 PM
Over 200 000 sign unity of religions agreement (http://www.observer.org.sz/community/66184-over-200-000-sign-unity-of-religions-agreement.html)
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OVER 200 000 people from around the world convened at 63 Convention Centre in Seoul, South Korea last week, where they signed an agreement calling for the enactment of an international law for the cessation of all wars and contribute to world peace.

The 2014 World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit was hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL). The event was attended by more than 50 political leaders including former and current heads of state, first ladies, prime ministers and ministers from 30 countries, over 680 religious leaders from 120 countries, over 600 members of the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) from 150 countries, and over 200 reporters from more than 100 media organisations of 80 countries.

A press release issued by the HWPL suggests that the WARP Summit was the largest event where politicians, people of religion and representatives of various organisations attended. The summit, which is result of Mr. Lee’s World Peace Tours so far, is expected to serve as the foundation for bringing all wars to an end and achieving world peace.

Agreement

The agreement stated that religious leaders must unite their religions as one under the Creator in order to bring all wars to an end, and leave the world at peace for  future generations. Further, representatives of the UN should make the utmost efforts to enact an international law for the cessation of all wars and contribute to world peace. It also stated that all the signatories should become peace advocates and deliver the news to people around the world and encourage them to cooperate in the work of achieving world peace. As the agreement was read aloud, it was emphasised once again that peace cannot be achieved by one individual, but through the unity of all people working together as one. 

Chairman of HWPL Man Hee Lee expressed deep regret over the current condition of religion today and said in his speech, “Religious leaders can teach religion properly only if they know about it themselves. The church is not a place where worldly things are taught, but it is for teaching things of heaven of God.” He emphasised, “Before saying which religion is good and which religion is bad, we must first see whether my own religion is corrupt. Theology is not the teachings of man.” He further urged for politicians’ support in respect of policy and laws.

Promise

Chairperson of the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG) Nam Hee Kim stated that the agreement was only the beginning, but had a tremendous power that would unite a promise with another and turn the whole world into a world of peace.

 She said this one piece of paper connected one country with another and united different classes as well as different religions as one. “This generation is in need of change that is close to reformation.

“ In creating a peaceful world and leaving it as an eternal legacy to future generations, today’s signing ceremony is very significant,” Kim said.

 On the 19th, the Walk for World Peace was held at the World Peace Gate of Seoul’s Olympic Park with approximately 200,000 people from home and abroad. At the press conference that followed, the host organisation presented the peace agreements signed during the WARP Summit, and urged reporters to become messengers of peace and report on the peace agreements of the WARP Summit.”
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 23, 2014, 07:35:20 PM
Sept. 18, 2014: Korean religious cults’ pseudo-peace movements (http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/korean-religious-cults-pseudo-peace-movements/)
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The Gulf Daily News mentions another speaker at this ‘peace conference': ‘Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesic’. When Mr Mesic was still president, in 2010, he almost managed to re-start the bloody Yugoslavian civil wars by threatening to invade Bosnia.

Sept. 18, 2014: Bahrain bid for peace summit (http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=386051)
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BAHRAIN wants to host the next edition of an international peace summit that aims to unite the people of the world, regardless of their culture or creed.

The three-day Summit for the World Alliance of Religions opened in Seoul, South Korea yesterday.

More than 60,000 people from 172 countries took part in the opening ceremony at Jamsil Olympic Stadium, including a 20-strong delegation from the Bahrain Association for Religious Co-existence and Tolerance (BARCT).

BARCT chairman Yousif Buzaboon told the GDN that his group has now mooted the idea of bringing the event, which is organised by the Seoul-based Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL) organisation, to the Middle East.

'We would certainly like to see such an important summit that promotes peace being held in Bahrain and have proposed this to the organisers,'¯ he said.

'Bahrain is sending a strong message by having such a large delegation at this summit '“ we are showcasing the achievements of our country and welcome activities that promote peace and empower the youth.'¯

BARCT senior member Dr Amal Al Jowder, who dressed in traditional costume at the colourful opening ceremony yesterday in a bid to highlight Bahrain's proud heritage, described the conference as a learning exercise.

'We, as proud Bahrainis, are standing here united with all the other officials in promoting peace '“ and we plan to learn from these experiences so that such events can be held in Bahrain in the future,'¯ she said.

'Peace can only be achieved through united global efforts and it is a challenge that needs to be addressed collectively.'¯

During the ceremony, HWPL chairman Man Hee Lee urged global leaders to double down on their efforts to become 'peace promoters and peace advocates.'¯

He was addressing a diverse line-up of attendees that included former and current heads of state, prominent religious leaders, academics and legislators as well as community, youth, and women's leaders from around the world.

Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawqi Abdel Karim Allam was among the list of high profile speakers set to deliver an opening address yesterday, but he was replaced at the last minute by Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue chairman Dr Ibrahim Saleh Al Naimi.

The Qatari official stressed the importance of dialogue in his speech, describing it as the only way to address conflict among communities.

Former Croatian President Stjepan Mesić, meanwhile, stressed the need to combat religious fundamentalism if international conflicts were to be averted.

Resistance

'We have to stand up against fundamentalism and clericalism born by negative social and economic processes,'¯ he said.


'This gathering is an opportunity to organise and engage all spiritual forces in the struggle against war and in favour of peace.'¯

His views were echoed by high Sikh leader Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, who described violence committed in the name of religion as 'unacceptable'¯.

Today, the conference will feature a variety of plenary sessions covering topics including the world alliance of religions, the cessation of war and world peace.

Tomorrow a Peace Walk is planned, starting from the World Peace Gate in Seoul Olympic Park.
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 23, 2014, 10:22:47 PM
SCJ goon putting on a nice show for attendees outside the Beans & Berries cafe adjacent to the main doors of the 63 Building. Thanks to one special attendee for filming that and sending it to me. Yes, I was actually denied entry into a cafe.. in present day South Korea.

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 24, 2014, 08:43:22 AM
Wow, the police actually pushed to the ground one of the protesters. The plain clothed officer standing in front with his back to the camera is the guy who escorted me passed the cult's goons into the 63 building so I could have dinner without being assaulted. Interesting. I'm planning to meet him this week to share my experiences and see if criminal charges can be laid.. especially against the cultist who impersonated a police officer. A big no-no in most countries including Korea.

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 25, 2014, 12:44:03 PM
News report about last Wednesday's stadium event. I'll try have a translation soon...

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 26, 2014, 06:46:18 PM
A couple of videos from Wednesday's stadium event from an attendee


Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on September 26, 2014, 07:37:38 PM
From the cult's own news service:

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on October 08, 2014, 02:48:03 PM
Post-WARPed Summit Press Release (Attached file below includes photos)

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World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit Marks the Beginning of a New Era of Peace

International political and religious leaders commit to a new systematic approach to peace

The World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Summit, which was held on 17-19 September 2014 in Seoul, was an event that opened a new chapter in the peace movement worldwide. The topic of this event was “The Enactment of an International Law for the Cessation of Wars and Legacy of Peace and the World Alliance of Religions.”
This summit was groundbreaking in that it presented “the World Alliance of Religions” as a concrete proposition for realizing the cessation of wars and world peace. The first measure is to sign the Unity of Religions Agreement, and the second measure is to present the Agreement to Propose the Enactment of an International Law for the Cessation of Wars and encourage political and religious leaders around the world to participate. In this regard, the summit is expected to serve as a starting point for opening a new era of world peace.   

The WARP Summit was hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL, Chairman Man Hee Lee), which is a purely non-governmental organization, and it was attended by 33 former and current  heads of state including presidents, vice presidents, and prime ministers from 15 countries. Stjepan Mesic (former President of Croatia and former President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia), who was among the attendees, said, “This occasion where the heads of state and religious leaders came together for peace is unprecedented. Mr. Man Hee Lee’s idea is really amazing and excellent. This wonderful event will definitely play a positive role in bringing wars to an end and achieving world peace.”

The fact that over 712 religious leaders from 110 countries agreed on the idea of “the World Alliance of Religions” and that they came to the Republic of Korea all the way from foreign countries has a significant meaning in the history of religions. (Well, their flights and accommodation were paid for^)

Giani Gurbachan Singh, Jathedar of the Akal Takht, emphasized in his speech at the opening ceremony that “All scriptures are telling us that religions must unite. A religious leader who speaks of division and conflict is not a religious leader.”
The WARP Summit was actively supported by people from all walks of life. Since young people are the biggest victims of war, it is natural that over 500 representatives and members of youth organizations in 134 countries attended the event. Also, women—whose sons and husbands participate in war—actively participated in the WARP Summit. The fact that women’s organizations, including the International Women’s Peace Group (IWPG, Chairwoman Nam Hee Kim), played a key role in the event was enthusiastically received by the foreign press. Over 200 reporters of more than 100 media organizations from 80 countries reported the full schedule of the WARP Summit to their countries in real time at the official press conference, held as a pre-event at Walkerhill Hotel Convention Center.
   
An anchorman of a famous broadcasting station, who asked not to be named, said, “I have often heard of the peace movement of Mr. Man Hee Lee, so I came to this event. (Possibly NBC's Bob Dotson - assuming the quote is real)

The message that he delivered to the heads of state and religious leaders around the world for the cessation of wars and the achievement of world peace was impressive. The message of Ms. Nam Hee Kim saying that women are working together for world peace in the spirit of motherly love in order to protect children really touched my heart.”
On the first day of the WARP Summit, the opening ceremony was held at Seoul Olympic Stadium. The event was attended by approximately 200,000 people both inside and outside of the stadium, establishing itself as the biggest event ever for peace.  The Card Section performance by 12,000 members of the youth organizations presented a spectacular view and delivered the message of peace to the whole world. On-ground performances expressing the wish for peace also left an unforgettable impression on the attendees. 
 
At the opening ceremony, a congratulatory video message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the spiritual leader of South Africa and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, attracted much attention. In his message, he said, “I would like to congratulate both Chairman Man Hee Lee and the members of HWPL for hosting the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit. Thank you for delivering the message of peace and the cessation of wars to the whole world.” 

On the 18th, the second day of the WARP Summit, religious leaders proclaimed they will transcend religion and denomination and embark upon the establishment of the unity of religions in order to bring about world peace. Twelve religious leaders, including Antonio Ledesma (Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines), Swami Chidanand Saraswati (the president of Parmarth Niketan Ashram), Martin De Jesus Barahona (Bishop of the Anglican Episcopal Church of El Salvador), and Giani Gurbachan Singh (Jathedar of the Akal Takht), participated in the signing ceremony of the Unity of Religions Agreement. Through this agreement, they declared to work with people all around the world to realize world peace through the unity of religions, saying, “All religions must unite as one under the name of God.”
 
Representatives from different nations gave speeches under the theme of “Religious Conflicts and World Peace” on that day. The event was attended by heads of state, ambassadors, and other dignitaries. Five group sessions also took place that afternoon to encourage participants to share methods of cooperation to achieve the cessation of wars and world peace. Representatives from each nation including political and religious leaders, prime ministers, and chief justices attended the various sessions. The Agreement to Propose the Enactment of an International Law was declared along with Unity of Religions Agreement, and political leaders and government officials of the world pledged to be on the frontlines of spreading the necessity of enacting an international law to bring cessation of wars.

On the last day of the event, the 19th, a total of 200,000 people, including the participants of the Summit, the members of youth and women’s groups, and local citizens, participated in the Walk for World Peace near Seoul Olympic Park. This event, hosted by the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), commemorated the huge success of the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit, attended by about 600 members from youth and women groups representing organizations in 139 countries.
 
Mr. Man Hee Lee, the chairman of HWPL, emphasized the realization of the cessation of wars and world peace through the unity of religions in numerous meetings with the media. This was stressed through a press conference with foreign media that took place on the day before the opening ceremony. Another press conference with national and international reporters was held at the conclusion of the Summit on the 19th. Mr. Lee said that through the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Summit, “The wars within humanity can be avoided by the determination in our hearts, and we can accomplish a world of peace to leave as a legacy for our future generations.” He also brought attention to the role of those of faith, the religious people, for this purpose.  Mr. Lee also encouraged the media from different countries of the world to frequently report on the peace agreement signed at the Peace Summit.

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on October 24, 2014, 02:49:20 PM
More press releases are attached below...
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on October 28, 2014, 04:35:09 PM
Positive and subsequently quite ignorant account of the summit from Young Muslims, a US-based youth org (https://ymsite.com/v2/young-muslims-attends-south-korea-peace-summit-warp) that still yields some interesting details about the organisation of the event and in particular how closely attendees were monitored and followed by SCJ cultists from the moment they cleared customs at Incheon airport. And how that was easily swallowed by some attendees.

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The World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit (WARP) Summit was held in Seoul, South Korea on September 17-19th, 2014. This summit was organized by Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL), a non-profit, non-governmental international organization founded by Mr. Man Hee Lee that has a mission of creating positive and lasting change internationally through uniting communities from around the world. Young Muslims was invited to this summit due to its membership with International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), the youth department of HWPL.

In this summit, various religions and political leaders from across the globe were present for the purpose of understanding the conflicts in today’s world and working towards achieving world peace. Anees Rehman, YM National Coordinator and Saad Ahmed, YM National Shura Member, attended the event and had the opportunity to meet youth from across the globe that were essentially doing the same work as YM but in their own respective countries, cities and communities. We were honored to meet influential political leaders at this summit such as the Muslim Former Prime Minister of Bosnia Herzegovina, Haris Silajdzic.

He began his speech with the greeting of salaam and spoke passionately about the conflicts in the Muslim world today, especially in Gaza. This event started on Wednesday with a grand opening ceremony at the Seoul Olympic Stadium where we were greeted with 100,000 people, culture performances and a wonderful theatrical firework show.

On Thursday, we attended workshops where different religious and political leaders spoke about the brutal consequences of wars/conflicts. One thing we learned after that day is that even though Allah (SWT) has created human beings with different ideas/religions but at the end of the day, everyone hopes to attain peace. Besides the spectacular galore of this event, we were amazed by the people in South Korea. As we stepped out of the airport, we were greeted with tremendous amounts of joy by the Korean volunteers of IPYG. We were assigned a volunteer who told us his name phonetically sounded like “Woo-Ry”.  He took care of our luggage and made sure we were transported comfortably to our place of residence. Throughout our visit, we were greeted with all the people with smiles and annyeonghaseyo (formal greeting in Korea). The hospitability, character and kindness of these people is incomparable. Even though they were not Muslim, We felt as though these people had read stories of the sahabas (companions) and embodied their character.

We were constantly asked if we needed anything during our stay. These people put us as the priority – made sure we ate before them and slept before them. Also, we were always accompanied by a Korean translator when it came to communication with the locals. We learned about the Korean culture/customs and even picked up some Korean phrases – camsamneda means thank you. YM is also honored to first and foremost, Allah (SWT) that He had given us the opportunity to attend this event and receive a “Certificate of Appreciation” from the organizers of the event.  We are thankful to the organizers and volunteers of HWPL and IPYG for all their hard work and hospitality. Our religion begins with salaam (peace) and this is something that we, as Muslims, should definitely strive towards. In today’s age of conflict and wars, we have to work towards opportunities where we discuss solutions with other faiths, religions and political leaders on achieving this goal.

Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on October 28, 2014, 07:02:12 PM
Another account, also positive:
http://www.jhufas.org/blog/2014/10/4/fas-abroad-seoul (http://www.jhufas.org/blog/2014/10/4/fas-abroad-seoul)

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"On September 15-18, I was honored to go to an international leadership conference in South Korea. Leaders from around the world met together at this summit in order to explore avenues to prevent warfare. Speakers include state leaders from Russia, Chile, Argentina, and Switzerland, for example. I was able to participate in small discussions with Vice Prime Minister of Russia, Alexander Rutsoky, specifically discussing on how religious and ethnic differences tend to spark violence in Eastern Europe. All in all, it was a memorable trip for me, and one that I would never forget."
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on January 11, 2015, 10:07:48 AM
ICD have released their bi-annual newsletter covering the second half of 2014. While ICD featured prominently in promotional material for the Peace Summit, there is no mention of the Summit or Lee in the newsletter. ICD cancelled their attendance and support of the Summit a few days before it began due to the controversy surrounding Lee and his cult in Korea. ICD asked Summit organisers to remove their logo from event sites. That request was refused. Videos and photos from the Summit clearly show ICD logos were rather prominently displayed across event sites.

http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/content/newsletter/ICD_Newsletter_July-December_2014.pdf.pdf (http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/content/newsletter/ICD_Newsletter_July-December_2014.pdf.pdf)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on January 28, 2015, 09:36:53 AM
Germany's Rolling Stone Magazine has a critical piece up on the summit. I was interviewed for it, but didn't make the final edit. Sad. :'(. I really really wanted to appear in Rolling Stone Magazine.

http://www.rollingstone.de/news/article684108/shinchonji-eine-schrecklich-nette-sekte-will-in-deutschland-gross-werden.html (http://www.rollingstone.de/news/article684108/shinchonji-eine-schrecklich-nette-sekte-will-in-deutschland-gross-werden.html)
Title: Re: The Summit of the World Alliance of Religions for Peace (WARP) Sept. 17-19, 2014
Post by: Peter on February 11, 2015, 05:06:52 PM
Michael received this super fast reply from Incheon Airport regarding the cult's behaviour and actions. Thanks Michael for letting me share your complaint and the responses.

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Customer Comment   When I was at the arrival terminal on Monday evening to pick up a friend, I noticed dozens of people in white shirts with the words "World Peace" written on them at every arrival gate. They claimed to be from an organization called HWPL, but a quick Google search revealed them to be a religious group called Shincheonji. They had many cameras and were filming people who were arriving, as well as others in the airport. I was under the impression that filming to such an extent was not allowed in the airport, but I can find no official statement about this.

The next day, my friend visited the airport to see about this religious group, and filmed them filming others. When he tried to leave, members of the group who were designated as a security team followed him through the airport. He filmed their activities and asked them why they were following him.

I am wondering why the airport staff allowed this group to occupy the arrival terminal, freely film regular people in the terminal, and even follow people who are not members of their religious group. Although it is perhaps too late to rectify this recent situation, I hope the airport is prepared to take better measures to prevent this kind of harassment in the future.

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Any words from you are very much appreciated and it is considered as valuable asset to improve our airport's service quality.
The reply to your comments is as follows.
Thank you.
 
Registration No.   A201409-0290
Submittance date   2014-09-17 18:00:46

Filming and Security at the Airport

Feedback to Customer Comment   

Dear Mr. Michael Aronson,
 
Hello, this is  Incheon International Airport Corporation.
Thank you for your letter of September 17th.
First of all, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenient situation that you have experienced in Incheon Airport.
 
Concerning your complaints, here are explanations from the divisions in charge.


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Dear  Passenger,

Hello. I am Yuni Kho who has charge with filming permission in Secuirty pass office.

I am sorry to make you feel uncomfortable in the Incheon Airport.

If there is a person who want to take a film in the airport, the person needs the filming permission from the airport authority(Airport Operator). You are right.

But, I found that the filming in the airport of the group that you mentioned wasn't allowed to take.

We give the filming permission to a limited extent without passengers' inconvenience. but we could find the person who take a film without the filming permission once in a while.

Later on, to avoid recurrence of these inconvenience we will step up terminal patrols of airport security guard and try to search for ways to avoid filming without permission.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Security Planning Team
Incheon International Airport Corporation

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Dear passenger,

First of all, I would like to express deep regret to cause you much inconveinece due to the excessive religious performance.

 We will strengthen the enforcement for this in order to keep the safety and order in the airport and pssenger.

Thank you for your understanding.

 
Passenger Service Team
Incheon International Airport Corporation

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We're sure that your input and good advice will be great help to enhance our service level.

We hope to see you in better service later.
If you have further question, do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Best Regards,