First European "Peace Talk" Welcomes Religious Leaders

The first “Peace Talks” organized by UPF for the Europe/Middle East region focused on “The Role of Faith in Times of Crisis.”

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UPF Volunteers Distribute Masks

UPF has been active in volunteer work during the coronavirus-related lockdown of spring 2020.

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UPF-Peru Increases Its Media Presence

Already active on Facebook and What’sApp, UPF-Peru expands its outreach to radio, magazines, and YouTube..

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UK Webinar Discusses Faith amid the Pandemic

A UPF-organized online conference brought together religious leaders to discuss responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Moldovan Youth Reach Out to Elderly During Pandemic

UPF-Moldova has been providing support to elderly and vulnerable families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UPF’s Fifth "Peace Talks" Zoom Program Addresses the Impact of Covid-19 on Families

The fifth program of UPF’s Peace Talks series, “The Covid-19 Crisis and Its Impact on Families,” had almost 300 participants from 84 countries.

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Peace Tour Inaugurates UPF in Colombia

Bogota, Colombia - Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon were welcomed to Colombia with special chants, prayers and ceremonies for peace and protection offered by Native American leaders and a group of elders from Colombia. The Secretary General of UPF-North America, Antonio Betancourt, served as emcee in welcoming the party to his homeland.

Following a performance of traditional Colombian music, there was the World Peace Blessing and marriage re-dedication ceremony. Welcome remarks were delivered by Dr. Guillermo Reyes, a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and a leading Ambassador for Peace. A letter of welcome from President Alvaro Uribe Velez was also read.

Father Moon began speaking at about 7:30 pm, and ended his peace message a few moments before midnight. “I did not come here tonight for my own benefit,” he explained. “This is the 97th city. I am risking my life each day on this tour. You need to read this speech and study it intensively before you try to make a judgment.”

“If the world had listened to me earlier, we could have avoided so much pain and suffering,” he said. “Work on the national level to create unity between groups in conflict. This is the final stage in the history of restoration and the time to undo all the knots of history."

The event included an invitation for couples to join in a world peace blessing toast of marriage rededication.

To read the inaugural peace message, click here.
To download a report booklet of the UPF Founders' 2005 World Peace Tour, click here.

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UPF-Italy Holds First Webinar, Attracting 200 Participants

Italy—“The Role of Faith and Spirituality in the Time of the Coronavirus” was the topic of UPF-Italy’s webinar.

Czechs Discuss Challenges to the Family

Prague, Czech Republic—UPF marked International Day of Families 2020 with a webinar attended by 40 participants.

Moldovan Youth Reach Out to Elderly During Pandemic

Chisinau, Moldova—UPF-Moldova has been providing support to elderly and vulnerable families during the COVID-19 pandemic.