Faith-Based Organizations Discuss Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice, and Prepare for UN Crime Congress in Kyoto, Japan

The need for partnerships between faith-based organizations and UN agencies was discussed over two days.

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UPF-Peru Sponsors “Walk for Peace and Security”

UPF-Peru sponsored a walk for peace in honor of the UN International Day of Peace.

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International Association of Traditional Chiefs Launched in Ghana

Fifty traditional chiefs, as well as 200 guests, welcomed a new peace initiative in Ghana’s capital.

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UPF Ireland Expresses Peace Day through Walking and Talking

UPF marked International Day of Peace with a Peace Road Walk followed by a Peace Road Forum.

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More Than 100 Asian Leaders Gather in Thailand for UPF Conference

More than 100 guests from six nations participated in the most recent Asian Leadership Conference UPF held in Thailand.

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Peace Day Celebrants Recall Balkans Peace Road tour

A Peace Road trip to Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina was the theme of an International Day of Peace celebration.

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Interfaith Cooperation during Peace Tour in Norway

Oslo, Norway - The Global Peace Tour in Norway combined four elements in an ambitious outreach to the opinion leaders in Oslo and across the nation.

The first part was the leadership seminar in the Parliament, organized in cooperation with the adviser on foreign affairs of the Progress Party. The invited speakers included the deputy leader of the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, and President Yong Cheol Song, Chair of UPF in Europe.

The contents of the International Leadership Conference and the subsequent debate were very well received by the group of 30 selected leaders. One stood up and praised the UPF for re-introducing God into the peace process and into the public arena, from where He is normally excluded, despite Norway’s deep religious traditions.

The second part was a meeting between President Song and the Deputy Speaker of the House, Carl I. Hagen. The third element was a dinner followed by an evening interreligious peace event, held in partnership with the Dialogue for Peace foundation. Religious leaders from the major faiths stood side by side on stage to open the evening by giving their prayers and blessings.

President Song delivered the keynote address, and the vision of “One Family under God” was very well received. Afterwards, many of the 200 in attendance reported that the vision of peace came alive, and six new Ambassadors for Peace were appointed.

For the keynote address and more information about the peace tour, click here.
Photos by Ole Toresen

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Mental Health Day Discussion Focuses on Positivity

Munich, Germany—To commemorate World Mental Health Day, UPF-Germany and an affiliated organization held a “worship service with a difference.”

UPF-Portugal Attends Gandhi’s 150th Birthday

Lisbon, Portugal—UPF representatives joined an interfaith celebration of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth.

Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations Focuses on Addressing Criminal Justice with Spirituality

New York, United States—UPF cosponsored a program to explore how faith-based organizations can assist in preventing crime and reforming criminal justice.