Israel’s Faith Leaders Pray during Pandemic

Leaders representing four main religions met to pray for the healing of the world from coronavirus.

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UPF-Korea Event Supports Launch of New Organization

UPF-Korea held an event in support of the launch of the Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community, an affiliated organization, which was broadcast online and attended by 810 participants.

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Russian Orthodox Cleric Promotes Pedagogy of Peace

A prominent Russian Orthodox cleric was the first guest in a series of online meetings on interreligious cooperation.

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Africa Day Event Tackles Major Issues

An Africa Day commemoration discussed violence against women and government corruption.

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India Celebrates Global Day of Parents with Virtual Conference

UPF-India celebrated the UN Global Day of Parents 2020 by organizing a virtual conference on “Parental Love is the Key to Combating COVID-19,” with several hundred participants.

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Faith for Earth: Climate Change and Environmental Justice

The Coalition of Faith Based Organizations, a partner organization of UPF, hosted a June 4th webinar on Faith for Earth: Climate Change and Environmental Justice..

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Peace Tour Builds UPF in Mali

Bamako, Mali - UPF continental director for Africa Rev. Eiji Tokuno and his wife brought the UPF peace messages to Mali on August 1, with the assistance of Rev. Adama Doumbia, director of the West African zone, who arrived from Cote d'Ivoire to lend his able support.

Arriving from Nairobi, Rev. and Mrs. Tokuno were met at the airport by the reception committee and escorted to the elegant Hotel Sofitel de l’Amitié, where they were greeted by a larger number of Ambassadors for Peace. From there they went to the National Assembly.

The National Assembly was in full session, but the Hon. Oumar Kanoute, the fifth Vice Speaker, received Rev. Tokuno and his delegation together with two other Deputies, the Senior Abdoulaye Frederic Traore and Mr. Issa Togo, who had the benefit of knowing of the work of the UPF, having attended an educational workshop in Cotonou, Benin in May. The meeting with the Deputies was very fruitful. They understood that UPF is seeking to unite religious people in order to attain peace in the world.

The conference hall of 500 seats of Hotel Sofitel de l’Amitié was almost full by 4:00 pm. The conference began at 5:35 with invocations by El Hadj Ousman Chérif Haidara representing Islam and Pastor Fabien representing Christianity.

The audience became attentive listeners as the peace messages were read; the musical interludes were wonderfully executed by the performing artists including Djeneba Seck, Zani Diabate and his group, and also Tata Bambo. All sang of peace, helping the audience understand and better appreciate the messages. All this created a joyful atmosphere.

At the conclusion, about 50 persons were awarded with Ambassador for Peace certificates. A medal was awarded to El Hadj Ousman Chérif Haidar.

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UPF-Congo Hosts Seminar, Appoints New Ambassador for Peace

Pointe Noire, Congo—From June 27 to 28, 2020, UPF-Congo’s Ambassadors for Peace participated in a two-day seminar having the theme “A Heavenly Congo in a Heavenly Africa.”

UPF-USA’s 11th Weekly Prayer Webcast Includes Representatives from the Three Abrahamic Faiths

United States—UPF-USA’s eleventh weekly Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World was convened on the Zoom and Facebook platforms on Thursday, June 18, at 1 PM (EDT) through a call out to Ambassadors for Peace, UPF members and friends of UPF.

Israelis Unite through Interfaith Study

Jerusalem, Israel—UPF and the Jerusalem Interfaith Forum held an interfaith study to celebrate the holidays of three major religions.