UPF-Nepal Appeals for Aid after Earthquake

Kathmandu, Nepal - "Let us unite in heart and service during this national crisis," stated Hon. Ek Nath Dhakal, chair of UPF-Nepal, after the earthquake that killed thousands of people.

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RYS-Built Community Center Opens in Sri Lanka

Members of Parliament and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony for a village community center built by the Religious Youth Service (RYS), a UPF project.

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UPF-UK: Discussion about UN Sustainable Development Goals

Raising awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals that will come into effect in 2016 was the focus of a meeting held by UPF-UK.

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Peruvian Ambassadors for Peace Launch Multiple Service Projects

After the recent formation of working groups, many Ambassadors for Peace have begun using their talents and connections in programs to benefit their fellow Peruvians.

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UPF-Canada Addresses the Radicalization Threat

With growing challenges to public safety and security around the world, UPF-Canada held a seminar on “Meeting the Challenges of Radicalization.”

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Peru Peace Council to Work ‘within and outside Walls’

The newly established UPF-Peru Peace Council met to form four committees and to review plans for its work in 2015.

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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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UPF-Canada Addresses the Radicalization Threat

Toronto, Canada—With growing challenges to public safety and security around the world, UPF-Canada held a seminar on “Meeting the Challenges of Radicalization.”

Peruvian Ambassadors for Peace Launch Multiple Service Projects

Lima, Peru—After the recent formation of working groups, many Ambassadors for Peace have begun using their talents and connections in programs to benefit their fellow Peruvians.

Canadian Baha’i Brings Message of Unity

Vancouver, Canada—A longtime member of the Baha’i Faith spoke about the origins of her faith and of its belief in humankind’s spiritual unity.