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 the Marshall Islands

At the airport, Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon were welcomed to Palau by the Vice President Witten T. Philippo representing President Kessai Note, who was on a state visit to Israel.

The inauguration of the Universal Peace Federation in the Marshall Islands took place at the main government building which houses the president’s offices and the parliament. Vice President Philippo  gave the welcoming address to the audience of 300. Dr. Chung Sik Yong, Chairman of UPF-Oceania, introduced Father Moon.

Father and Mother Moon first visited the Marshall Islands in 2000. During his peace message, Father Moon expressed sympathy for the Marshallese people. “I have heard about how you have suffered due to atomic testing some years ago,” he said. “I listened to the first lady in tears sharing about this situation.”

To avoid future exploitation by powerful nations, he suggested that the Pacific nations  join in a commonwealth of nations.

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

Marshall Islands has a population of approximately 70,000. An independent nation only since 1986, Marshall Islands is in a compact of free association with the United States. The USA has a military base on one of the islands, Kwajalein, with about 3,000 personnel. Also the USA pays ongoing reparations to Marshallese who suffered from radiation due to many nuclear tests carried out on or near some of the islands in the years following World War II.

On Father Moon's initiative, a high school was established in Hawaii for outstanding Pacific Island students. A number of Marshallese youth are students at the new school.

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-Middle East Holds "Peace Talk" Forum

Istanbul, Turkey—Ambassadors for Peace and other peacemakers took part in a Peace Values Forum organized by UPF of the Middle East.

UPF-USA’s Tenth Weekly Interfaith Prayer Draws over 800 Participants

United States—UPF-USA’s tenth weekly Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World was convened on the Zoom and Facebook platforms on Thursday, June 11.

UPF-Portugal Observes World Refugee Day

Lisbon, Portugal—UPF and an affiliated organization participated in an online discussion marking World Refugee Day.