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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Cote d'Ivoire Peace Tour Event at Abidjan City Hall

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - Mr. Gbocho Emmanuel, President of UPF-Côte d'Ivoire, welcomed guests to the Global Peace Tour program at the Abidjan City Hall on April 23. Imam Drame Adama and Rev. Mambo Luc opened the gathering with invocations. Special addresses were given by Sheikh Kobeissi Abdul Menhem, Imam of the Al Ghadir Association; Mrs. Ladji Wangue, Founder and President of the NGO Soleil Réconciliation; M. Hamadoun Touré, Spokesman for the UN Operations in Côte d’Ivoire; and H.E. Ali Ajami, Ambassador of Lebanon to Côte d’Ivoire.

Following a video about the Universal Peace Federation, Mr. Doumbia Adama, director of UPF-West Africa, gave the keynote address on the theme of One Family under God: A Vision of Peace for the 21st Century. Certificates were presented to newly-appointed Ambassadors for Peace, and Mr. Eugène Ahondjo, Secretary General of UPF-Côte d'Ivoire, described plans for the coming year.

Two days later, 15 organizations joined together for a clean-up at the University of Abidjan in honor of Earth Day. Tools and materials were donated by the Lebanese community in Côte d'Ivoire.

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

 

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UPF-Italy and WFWP "Peace Talks" - Webinar Focuses on Social Distancing Stress

Rome, Italy—Anxiety and stress resulting from social distancing were the topics of a webinar held by UPF and an affiliated organization.

UPF-Argentina Hosts Weekly Reading and Reflection Sessions on Zoom

Argentina—On May 18, UPF-Argentina held via Zoom its fifth reading and reflection session with the theme “Science and Ethics.”

Australian Webinar Discusses Health and Peacebuilding

Melbourne, Australia—UPF-Melbourne continued its personal development webinar series with a virtual seminar on mental health and peacebuilding.