Israelis Unite through Interfaith Study

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

READ MORE

UPF-South Asia Hosts First "Peace Talks" Webinar

UPF-South Asia held its first regional “Peace Talks” webinar on the future of South Asia in a post-coronavirus world.

READ MORE

UPF-Argentina Commemorates UN International Day of Families via Zoom

UPF-Argentina recognized six couples who have been married for 31–49 years in the context of the International Day of Families 2020.

READ MORE

UPF “Peace Talks” Extend Their Reach to Bangladesh

UPF-Bangladesh’s “Peace Talks” webinar was on the theme “A Circle of Light: Moving Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis.”

READ MORE

UPF-Congo Hosts Seminar, Appoints New Ambassador for Peace

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.”

READ MORE

UPF “Peace Talks” Webinar Looks at Post-Covid Economic Outlook for the Americas

Experts from the Americas—North, South and the Caribbean—discuss the economic challenges brought by the pandemic.

READ MORE

FOLLOW US

FacebookYoutubeLinkedin

See our Click here to view or listen to our new Webinar Program, UPF Peace Talks!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

August 2020
S M T W T F S
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
Our areas of work

FEATURED REPORTSView More

Peace Tours

Maori Prayers Open Peace Tour Program in New Zealand

Manukau City, New Zealand - May 8 was an unseasonably wintry day in Auckland, but this did not stop a crowd of about 250 from gathering for the Global Peace Tour program in New Zealand. A diverse cross section of New Zealanders met at the Samoan Assemblies of God facility in Mangere at 7:00 p.m. Ambassador for Peace Bill Tangariki led a tradition Maori karakia (prayer) to open the evening backed by members of the Manurewa Marae Kapahaka group.

Planning Committee Chairman and Ambassador for Peace, Kampta Maharaja, welcomed the gathering and outlined some recent activities. This was followed by a video report of events in 2008.

Geoffrey Prentice, Secretary General of UPF-New Zealand, delivered the Global Peace Tour 2009 keynote address.

The main speaker was Member of Parliament for the local area of Mangere, Su'a William Sio, who expressed heart-warming remarks on the themes of interfaith harmony, service, and family values.

Other entertainment was provided by the Martin Hautus Pacific Peoples Learning Institute Band, the Manukau Indian Association Peace Dancers, the Joy Dancers (a Taiwanese group) Edgewater College Kapahaka, and Lynn Walters.

A special thanks goes to the organizing committee for their work in the building the foundation for peace events in New Zealand.

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

 

Chapter Reports View All Chapters

UPF Supports the Philippines’ Comprehensive Character Education Initiative

Manila, Philippines—UPF-Philippines has issued a joint statement in support of a character education initiative that was recently signed into law in the country.

Czech Peace Embassy Holds Interfaith Breakfast

Prague, Czech Republic—Eight people from different religious traditions attended an interfaith breakfast meeting at the UPF Peace Embassy.

Webinar Explores Stephen Hawking’s Legacy

Düsseldorf, Germany—The speaker dealt with questions such as “What was God doing before He created the world?”