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 Rally Held in the Central African Republic

Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, hosted a rally on October 7 at the Hotel Oubangui to deliver the UPF peace message. The national leader, Rev. Noël Salogba, and his wife represented the continental leader, Rev. Eiji Tokuno, at this event.

Participants numbered more than 400 people, including former ministers, professors, heads of groups, youth representatives, members of the National Assembly, religious leaders, and leaders of political parties and NGOs.


Hon. Gomina

Pastor Ndoungou Jean Baptiste

The Audience

Pastor Gerekombwanga

Rev. Sologba

World Peace Blessing

After the words of welcome by the emcee, Jean Kpétiabodé, the opening prayer was said by Pastor Ndongou Jean Baptiste. The Chairman’s Address was read by Jean Paul Gerekombwanga.

The welcome speech was given by Hon. Laurent Gomina Pampali, who has been an Ambassador for Peace since 2003. Speaking of peacebuilding, he asked the audience, “Is it possible to say that such a mission is difficult? Each effort carried out contributes in an irreversible way to the realization of God’s ideal family and a world of peace! We may expect to be disavowed and humiliated as we fight the spiritual battle to carry out this mission. But let us remain plain and interdependent, open and attached to the five universal principles which should inspire our nation.”

The Founder's message was read by Rev. Salogba, who with his wife officiated at the prayer for blessing of marriage. One hundred and twenty Ambassadors for Peace were appointed on this occasion.

The general impression of the participants was an appreciation for the message of peace which reinforced the importance of the family and recommitment to marriage. People also sensed the need for more education for Ambassadors for Peace.

The event was covered by radio, television and four large newspapers.

To read a message delivered at UPF peace rallies, 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.