Dr. Thomas Walsh Briefs Ambassadors for Peace in Vienna

December 7, 2014

AustriaDrWalsh-2014-12-07Vienna, Austria - More than 70 Ambassadors for Peace and good friends attended a Dec. 7, 2014 briefing by UPF President Dr. Thomas Walsh on UPF activities.

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Afghan Singer Farhad Darya appointed Ambassador for Peace

December 2, 2014

AustriaAfganSinger-2014-12-02Vienna, Austria - A colloquium on “Afghanistan - a Country in Transformation: Promoting Peace and Development through Art” took place Dec. 2, 2014 in the Vienna International Center.

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A Musical Journey: Vienna – Ukraine - Russia

November 23, 2014

AustriaMusicalJourney-2014-11-23Vienna, Austria - During a time of extreme tension between Russia and the Ukraine, UPF-Austria hosted a concert entitled “A Musical Journey: Vienna–Lvov–Kiev-Moscow-St. Petersburg.

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Youth Forum on Global Citizenship and Faith

October 14, 2014

Vienna, Austria - Youth in Vienna came together on Oct. 14, 2014 to discuss the role of religions in a pluralistic Europe and a globalized world.

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Atomic Bomb Awareness Day Observed at the UN in Vienna

August 8, 2014

Vienna, Austria -The Atomic Bomb Awareness Day was observed at the International Centre in Vienna on August 8, 2014, by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and organized by UPF-Austria, the Academic Council of the United Nations System, and event founder Yuko Gulda.

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UPF-Austria Is Partner in the Opening of the Peace Museum Vienna

June 21, 2014

austria-museumVienna, Austria - At the opening of the Peace Museum Vienna, UPF-Austria presented an Ambassador for Peace certificate on June 17, 2014, to museum patron Mr. Akio Komatsu, a Japanese entrepreneur who has been promoting a peace culture.

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Intercultural Dialogue at the University of Vienna

June 18, 2014

Vienna, Austria - Dr. Alexander Karakas, co-founder of the Trialog-Institut, organized a workshop and panel discussion under the title "Between Intercultural Dialogue and Integration" at the Campus of the University of Vienna on June 18, 2014.

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Youth UPF-Europe Hosts Conversations about a Greater Europe

June 3, 2014

Vienna, Austria - About 40 people joined Youth UPF Europe's “Conversations about a Greater Europe” in Vienna on June 3, 2014, addressing issues of identity, borders and peace.

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Global Day of Parents Observed in Austria

May 25, 2014

Linz, Austria - The Upper Austrian chapter of UPF organized an interreligious celebration on May 25, 2014, commemorating the Global Day of Parents, a day initiated by the United Nations in 2012.

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International Day of Families Observed at a Conference in Vienna

May 17, 2014

Vienna, Austria - In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family UPF-Austria hosted a conference in Vienna on May 17, 2014.

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S. Watt: Overcoming Conflict through Education and Conciliation

May 14, 2014

Let me conclude with suggesting a modest proposal for reviving the stalled peace process between Israelis and Palestinians: have a strong parallel track-two negotiation path, a track where Israeli and Palestinian women get together and try to succeed. The women selected for alternative peace talks should have personal experiences at the grass-roots level and bring their visions into the negotiation process in the hope of finding more common ground for making peace.

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Russian-Ukrainian Youth Symposium in Vienna

March 29, 2014

Vienna, Austria - Fifteen Russian and Ukrainian youth living in Austria met on March 29, 2014 in Vienna to discuss matters of identity, values and neighborly relations as well as talk about their visions for the future of their societies.

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Call for Peace in Syria

March 9, 2014

An All Sides Consultation on Syria in Austria on March 8-9, 2014 called for an end to the war, the violation of human rights causing a huge number of victims, and the destruction of infrastructure and culture.

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All-Sides Consultation in Austria on the Syrian Conflict

March 9, 2014

Burgschlaining, Austria - An All Sides Consultation for a Political Solution to the Syrian Conflict March 8-9, 2014 addressed concerns of the Syrian people for security, to bridge the rifts, people on the move, political rights and political transitions.

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L. Gabriel: Inauguration of the "All Sides Consultation on a Political Solution in Syria"

March 4, 2014

For the past one year and a half our initiative www.peaceinsyria.org has been working on a dream whose realization you represent. It is the dream that military conflict can be overcome by the will of the people, by the will of civil society. “Peace is just a matter which is far too important to be left to the politicians,” we were always saying in the World Social Forum, a worldwide gathering of social movements and non-governmental organizations which somehow reflect the spirit of the people on the ground, the spirit of the people an international scale.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the Vienna International Centre

February 7, 2014

Vienna, Austria - An observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week took place at the Vienna International Center on Feb. 7, 2014 on the theme of the Role of Religions in Promoting a Culture of Peace.

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World Religions Day 2014 to Be Observed in Vienna

January 25, 2014

Vienna, Austria - World Religions Day will be observed at a program at the Peace Embassy in Vienna Jan. 26, 2014.

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E. Aydin: The Crisis in Syria in a Broader Context - Thoughts on a Solution

October 14, 2013

I appeal one more time to the European politicians to become aware of their responsibility. Military attacks against Syria are the worst means! I appeal to all people of good will to follow your conscience, to not trust the lies of propaganda and to honestly examine yourselves before God.

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Day of Peace Observed at the UN Headquarters in Vienna

September 20, 2013

Vienna, Austria - Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú delivered the keynote address at the celebration of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 20, 2013 at the Vienna International Centre.

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Vienna Forum at the UN Highlights Brazil and a Culture of Sustainable Development

July 5, 2013

Vienna, Austria - "Culture and Creative Economy as Basic Elements for Sustainability" was the topic of a forum at the Vienna International Center (UN headquarters in Vienna) on July 5. It was part of a broad celebration called "Áustria Brasil em Movimento - CarnaViena 2013" organized by ABRASA, an Austro-Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian organization that fosters education, cultural activities, and social integration.

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