LONG BEACH, CA – Over 100 religious leaders across North America and university students gathered at the Grand Event Center here for the 2014 Religious Leaders Peace Conference, hosted by international non-profit organization, Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL). The mood of the conference was united and hopeful as religious leaders unanimously signed the HWPL Peace Treaty,
a pledge to cease scrutiny amongst religious groups and establish a relationship to work together for peace. The program also featured a guest panel discussion, a time of united prayer for all faiths and a finale performance of youth and religious leaders singing hand-in-hand for peace. Speaking at the conference was a guest panel of influential religious leaders including Dr. Uma Mysorekar, President of the Hindu Temple Society of North America, Matthew Ball, Director of Public Affairs, Northwest Area for the Church of Ladder-Day Saints, Imam Shamshi Ali, Head Imam of the Islamic Culture Center of New York and Rajan Zed, President of the Universal Society of Hinduism. Joining them were also participants of different faiths including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Baha’i, Candomble, and more. Chairman of HWPL Man Lee delivered the keynote speech. Chairman Lee, 84, has travelled to 58 countries to advocate his message of peace.