Israelis Unite through Interfaith Study

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

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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Peace Tour Inaugurates UPF in Jordan

Amman, Jordan - Ambassadors for Peace and volunteers in Jordan were deeply disappointed to learn that Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon would not come to Amman as part of their World Peace Tour. In a region where security is always a concern, suicide bombings at three Amman hotels on November 9, a few days before the scheduled gathering, caused them to change their plans.

A group of 120 Ambassadors for Peace and volunteers from the USA came to lend international support for the event. Led by Dr. Chang Shik Yang and Dr. Michael Jenkins, they participated in World Peace Tour events in Jerusalem and Amman.

Dr. Yang and Dr. Jenkins, along with regional Secretary General David Fraser Harris organized a peace walk to each of the three hotels to express condolences to the people of Jordan for those who died in the attacks. It was solemn, dignified, and warmhearted experiences. At each hotel, the group stopped for prayer and reflection, led at different times by imams, rabbis, and Christian ministers.

The main event was a beautiful banquet for about 700 people in a large ballroom at the Royal Hotel with outstanding speakers. The audience listened attentively to the reading of the peace message. Two key Jordanian Ambassadors for Peace who had invested themselves fully for the success of the event gave remarks: Gen. Mansour Mustafa Abu Rashid, Chairman of the Amman Center for Peace and Development, and Dr. Hamdi Mohammed Murad, a board member of the Jordanian Interfaith Co-Existence Research Center. Former US Ambassador to Bahrain Sam Zakhem, himself of Lebanese descent, spoke in perfect Arabic, followed by Rev. Dr. Walter Fauntroy, the noted American civil rights leader and former six-term congressman from Washington DC.

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 Academicians Association Inaugurated in Oceania

Melbourne, Australia—More than 380 people participated in a “Peace Talks” webinar inaugurating the International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP) in Oceania.

Jewish Leader Speaks of His Path as a Peacemaker

St. Petersburg, Russia—The spiritual leader, who is also a sports coach and mentor, recalled his interethnic and interreligious activities.

UPF-Argentina’s Monthly Zoom Meeting Has the Topic “Peace With Creation”

Buenos Aires, Argentina—Environmental issues were addressed at UPF-Argentina’s monthly Ambassadors for Peace meeting.