Consultation in Sydney on a Proposed Interreligious Council at the UN

August 28, 2010

Sydney, Australia - A special consultation on Aug. 28, 2010, on the proposal for an interreligious council at the UN reviewed the structure of the UN and discussed the feasibility, obstacles and potential scenarios for moving the idea forward.


Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Marked by Forum in Sydney

June 26, 2010

Sydney, Australia - To commemorate the UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Drug Free Australia, UPF and the Women’s Federation for World Peace sponsored a forum in Sydney June 20, 2010.


Iraqis in Sydney Promote Rapprochement of Cultures

June 7, 2010

Sydney, Australia - In celebration of the International Year of Rapprochement of Cultures, about 70 people gathered at the Oceania Peace Embassy for an Iraqi Cultural Evening.


Ambassador for Peace Explains Baptism at Parliament of the World's Religions

December 9, 2009

Melbourne, Australia - "Baptism, Living Water, and the Link to John the Baptist" was the theme of a presentation at the Parliament of the World's Religions by Australian Ambassador for Peace Ganzibra Dr. Brikha Nasoraia.


Ambassador for Peace Describes Maori Culture at Parliament of the World's Religions

December 9, 2009

Melbourne, Australia - Merekaraka Caesar, founder of Wahine Maori of Queensland, Australia, explained Maori traditions at the Parliament of the World's Religions, which met in Melbourne, Australia, December 2-9, 2009.



UPF Presents at Parliament of the World's Religions

December 9, 2009

Melbourne, Australia - UPF presentations were delivered at the the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the largest interfaith gathering to be held during 2009. The international interfaith assembly brings together over 8,000 people from around the world.


Living for Others Awards in Sydney

October 25, 2009

Sydney, Australia - This year’s Living for Others Awards was a special evening to remember. Dignitaries, religious and community leaders, representatives of different NGOs, and many others from a range of nationalities, ethnicities, and faiths filled the room, bringing instant color, variety, and fun to an otherwise formal event.


Day of Peace in Sydney

September 21, 2009

Sydney, Australia - UPF-Australia collaborated with the Ministry of Peace in a multicultural peace vigil.


Global Citizen of Peace Video

August 20, 2009

The Global Citizen of Peace video: A video celebrating the best-selling autobiography on Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and the UPF World Summit on Peace 2009 held in Seoul Korea.


Living for Others Awards Presentation

November 18, 2008

Sydney, Australia - The 4th Living for Others Awards Presentations was held on October 25th, in Sydney's Western Suburbs.


Religious Youth Service Trainer Teaches Australian Youth about Peacebuilding

February 8, 2008

Perth, Australia – Fazida Razak, a member of the Religious Youth Service Global Management Team, spoke to teachers and students  at St John XXIII School in Perth, Australia, on Feb. 8, 2008 about her work with Religious Youth Service and the Interreligious Peace Sports Festival.


Promoting Character Education in Canada, Australia, and Nepal

December 6, 2007

Autumn 2007 was a busy time for character education. Not only did UPF representatives travel to four different countries in one month, representatives from more than a dozen countries attended workshops and planned to carry the message of character education back to their countries. One Muslim representative thought the Discovering the Real Me character education curriculum produced by UPF was just the thing for the Kurdistan region of Iraq, where economic, social, and peace achievements are blossoming but often ignored by the mass media.


RYS Group Attends Women and the Australian Church Conference

July 22, 2007

Sydney, Australia – RYS Global Management team member, Fazida Razak was invited with Sister Margaret Finlay and Sister Marie Theresa (both RYS alumni) to share at a conference attended by approximately 300 people from various ecumenical backgrounds and all walks of life including students, missionaries and NGOs.


RYS Holds Celebration and Promotes Interfaith

November 25, 2006

Australia – On November 25th Fazida Razak, an RYS Global manager held an EID celebration at her home in order to celebrate the end of Ramadan. This celebration was also an opportunity to acknowledge the co-partners of Building Bridges events in 2006 and to forge stronger ties for 2007.


Peace Tour Builds UPF in Australia

August 15, 2006

Australia - Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon and her family arrived in Sydney to deliver the UPF peace messages.


F. Razak: Transformative Experiences in Religious Youth Service

January 2, 2006

At the end of a Religious Youth Service project in Hungary, a Jewish participant told me, "When I see a Muslim I think they want to kill me. But somehow, you have shown me that not all Muslims want to kill Jews. If you ever come to Israel, you are welcome to my house.” That statement changed my life.


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.


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.


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.


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.