Washington Leaders Learn the ‘Way of Tea’

At the most beautiful time of the year in the nation’s capital, UPF conducted a Japanese Tea Ceremony for more than 40 distinguished guests.

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Peace Activist Speaks at Community of Faith Breakfast

“The Importance of Keeping an Open Mind” was the topic at a monthly Community of Faith breakfast in the San Francisco area.

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UPF Celebrates America’s Asian Pacific Heritage

UPF Washington, D.C., supported the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in Cecil County in the state of Maryland on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

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Students Participate in Second World Water Day Event in Buenos Aires

Students from Buenos Aires participated in a second event UPF co-organized to raise awareness about the importance of and the effects of pollution on water.

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RYS-Nepal Projects Featured in Media

Two Religious Youth Service projects that took place in Nepal were featured in the South Asian newspapers, The Kathmandu Post and The Daily Observer.

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UPF-Argentina Considers "The Art of Healing"

The "Art of Healing" was considered at the launch of the Cycle Ambassadors, which seeks to integrate and expand the circle of Ambassadors for Peace.

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Peace Tour Builds UPF in Guinea

Conakry, Guinea - September 20, 2006 was a historical day in this peaceful but worried land in the heart of West Africa. Even though it was a working day and a morning time was chosen for the rally, 1,050 guests heard the UPF peace message in the famous Palais du Peuple hall where founding President Sekou Toure used to deliver long and bold revolutionary messages during the time of cold war when Guinea was in close ties with then Soviet Union.

Among the guests were top leaders of all fields, including three government ninisters, the Speaker of the Parliament, and 14 high officials from various political parties.

Invocation were offered by Archbishop Gomez of the Anglican Church and El Hadj Ibrahima Bah, the Grand Imam of Conakry. This is a significant cooperation in a country where 85 percent of population is Muslim.

Some participants were amazed to see so many people from different fields who usually are not together but whose words and activities affect so directly the life in the nation. UPF Chairman Michel Kamano, who is also the President of ECOSOC in his country, was constantly smiling as people came to congratulate him for being able to bring these people together.

After the Peace Message was presented by Mrs. Camara Poli, the Vice Minister of Religion said, “We believe this organization is truly a good one. Whenever you have some activity please do not hesitate to call us and we will be so happy to join you.”

Guinea has been affected by the political unrest in neighboring Liberia (14 years of civil war), Sierra Leone (11 years of civil war) and Cote d’Ivoire (which has experienced troubles since 2002). Many refugees came from these countries, raising serious concerns about land and food. The Guinea chapter of UPF, with its 50 Ambassadors for Peace, is planning more educational seminars to encourage leaders to play more active roles in peacebuilding in West Africa. This is in accordance with the African saying that “when fire is burning in your neighbor’s house, you should help firemen stop the fire; otherwise, your house may become the next target.”

To read a message delivered during the UPF peace tours click here.

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International Day of Families Observed in France

Paris, France—UPF-France used the occasion of International Day of Families to hold its first Forum on Family and Religion.

UPF-Argentina Holds Seminar on Peace Principles

Buenos Aires, Argentina—UPF-Argentina held its first introductory seminar featuring the UPF Principles of Peace. 

In Memoriam: Hon. M.H. Mohamed, Former Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament

Ambassador for Peace Hon. M.H. Mohamed, a former speaker and member of the Sri Lankan parliament, passed away on April 26 at the age of 95.