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August 09, 2018

Workshop to bring peace through unity of religious

The workshop on interfaith and ending religious discrimination at the University of Global Peace in Mandalay City.  Photo: Khine Set Wai
The workshop on interfaith and ending religious discrimination at the University of Global Peace in Mandalay City.  Photo: Khine Set Wai

The University of Global Peace in Mandalay City hosted a workshop on 24 February to promote world peace, unite all religions and abolish discrimination. The workshop was headed by South Korea-based Heavenly Culture, World Peace Restoration of Light (HWPL) and attended by various religious leaders.
High Court lawyer U Khin Maung Than coordinated the organisation of the workshop with Upper Myanmar’s HWPL, which he said is in compliance with the United Nation’s (UN) World Interfaith Harmony Week.
U Khin Maung Than explained that the South Korean organisation has been active in Myanmar for four years now. The discussions talked about how to stop discrimination between different religions. A country will never develop if there is discrimination, he said, and he hoped people would grow more conscious of it. He said people must end discrimination first, before the government and ethnic armed organisations.
HWPL has branches in 14 countries across the world that are working for peace and played an important role in proposing the UN peace treaties. HWPL first came to Myanmar in 2013 and has 22 branches in both Upper and Lower Myanmar. They collaborate with leaders from six major religions to promote world peace and end religious discrimination.
Dr. Win Myint also said this organisation is working for world peace with truth and faith as its platform, which is why he believed Myanmar and the world will have peace one day. He likened the existence of different religions to different flowers in a garden, which add to the variety and colour.
—Khine Set Wai

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