Build on a Foundation of Dialogue

January 1, 2006

In December 2005, tensions arose in the Cronulla suburb of Sydney between local Australian residents and young people of Middle Eastern background. There was a dispute about how women were dressed at the beach. Muslim youth started sending messages by phone to all Middle Eastern and Lebanese youth to invite them to get together on the beach and fight the Australians. There was violence between both sides for several days.

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Peace Tour Inaugurates UPF in Australia

December 9, 2005

Sydney, Australia - The inauguration of the Universal Peace Federation in Australia brought together more than 500 peace activists, religious and political representatives across Australia to create a common platform for inter-faith dialogue.

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Women Bring a Mother's Heart for Peace to Israelis and Palestinians

May 31, 2004

A Mother's Heart for Peace was the theme of the Middle East Peace Initiative program in May 2004 that brought together 500 women from 40 nations.

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RYS-Australia Joins Sikh Service Program

December 6, 2003

Sydney, Australia A program was hosted by the Sikh community and brought together 40 youth from various religious traditions for service and understanding.

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RYS-Australia: RYS Project in the Crossroads

October 11, 2003

Red Fern, Sydney, AustraliaThis program gathered seventy young adults from various faiths to have some interreligious programs and offer service to the Aboriginal community.

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RYS Promotes Island Friendship and Reconciliation in Australia Through Community Project

January 22, 2002

Nambucca Heads, Australia—With a goal of promoting Island Friendship and reconciliation between people, 55 enthusiastic representatives from seven nations joined together in working with a team of IIFWP Ambassadors for Peace in creating a community area Nambucca Heads, Australia that was for the benefit of local Aboriginal residents.

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