Fighting for peace restoration

2015-11-18 06:00

WITH the aim of forging peace dialogues between communities, a non-governmental organisation, Heavenly Culture World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL), is working with the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council to facilitate peace between KZN churches and communities.

The organisation was established in South Korea in 2009 and has four branches in South Africa, including Pietermaritzburg­, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

HWPL Regional Co-ordinator, Nomalanga Sibiya said following the recent xenophobic attacks the organisation is working with interfaith leaders to facilitate­ peace dialogues.

“We want to bring different religious­ denominations together so they can understand that although we are diverse, we serve one God. We encourage them to compare scriptures so that together they can come up with a solution to find peace and harmony in their country.”

Sibiya further said the organisation will also work with non-profit organisations with similar drives in order to curb violence and substance and alcohol abuse.

“We want to spread the notion of having a peaceful country. Our vision is to achieve global peace and we believe that as young people we can make positive changes in communities. As young people we also owe it to ourselves to show those who fought for our liberation that their efforts are not in vain.”

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