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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American Clergy Hold Peace Rallies throughout Mali

Christian ministers from America arrived in Mali on November 10 and were welcomed at the Niuma Belleza Hotel. The next day they visited some of the well-known Ambassadors for Peace who helped organize the peace rallies. Seven rallies were held in seven different towns.

In Bamako, the capital of Mali, the main rally featured Archbishop G. Augustus Stallings, Jr. This rally was supported by two high leaders, Ambassadors for Peace Cheikh Cherif Ousmane Madani Haidara, a charismatic and popular religious leader in Mali; Soufi Adama Yalcoué; and Seydou Diakité, also known as Waraba Chatcho. They mobilised 3,000 of their members to attend the event.

The other six rallies were held in  Segou, Koulikoro, Koutiala, San, Bougouni and Kati. Speakers were Archbishop Alfred A. Adelekan, Sylvia McConico, Greg Odlin, Byron Filus, Annette Dorothy Dixon and Patricia Slabaugh. There were between 50 and 120 participants at each rally.

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UPF-Southeast Asia’s “Peace Talks” Webinar Features Experts From Seven Nations

Southeast Asia—UPF-Southeast Asia held its first “Peace Talks” webinar on the theme “Challenges in Governance in Our Time of a Global Pandemic: Southeast Asian Perspective” on June 11.

First South Asia ‘Peace Talks’ Webinar Focuses on the Maldives

Kathmandu, Nepal—UPF-South Asia’s first “Peace Talks” webinar focused on tackling issues related to the pandemic in the Maldives, a small island nation in the region.

UPF-Argentina Holds a Webinar That Overcomes Geographical and Social Separation

Buenos Aires, Argentina—“Challenges for Peace and Sustainable Development” was the theme of an online meeting in which Argentinian participants shared their experiences of UPF’s World Summit 2020.