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 in Guatemala Builds Networks

Guatemala - Fifteen Ambassadors for Peace and several youth leaders participated in a program about creating “One Family Under God.” The keynote message was given by Ismael Mendez, a youth leader. The audience was very inspired by the message and the motto.

Mrs. Ana Catalina Soberanis Reyes, the first woman President of Congress in Guatemala, described her participation in the World Peace Summit in New York City at the beginning of the year.

Later, Rev. Gerhard Bessell explained about the importance of publicizing the work of Ambassadors for Peace in Guatemala, as well as the need for Ambassadors for Peace to network among themselves in Guatemala.

 

The high point of this event was the recognition of two Ambassadors for Peace, Mrs. Norma Quixtan, Secretary of Peace from 2004 to 2008, and Mr. Desidoro Veliz, a businessman in Guatemala.

Both of them have devoted years of time and effort to open the way for Ambassadors for Peace to work in government and business respectively.

After the official conclusion of the event, participants were invited to a small lunch and discussion, which gave everyone time to share about their work and advances in the different areas of the country.

For the keynote address and more information about the peace tour, click here.

 

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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.