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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UPF-Vienna Commemorates Jerusalem Declaration

May 26, 2013

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Vienna, Austria - An interreligious Sunday Service was conducted in Vienna on May 26 to commemorate the signing of the Jerusalem Declaration 10 years ago by religious leaders during the first “Middle East Peace Initiative” conference in Jerusalem.111

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Day of Families Observed in Vienna

May 14, 2013

Vienna, Austria - A May 14 presentation on "The Role of the Family in Today's Israel" by Dr. Walter Baar marked the International Day of Families in Vienna.

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Syrian Christians in Austria Torn between Despair and Hope for Peace

April 16, 2013

Vienna, Austria -  UPF-Austria held a panel discussion on April 16 on the current situation in Syria. Sixty people attended, among them quite a few Syrians of different faiths, convictions, and loyalties living in Vienna. If the rebels in Syria come to power, the Christians in the audience said, they fear that previous guarantees of religious freedom would be lost.

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Conference at the UN Center in Vienna on Preventing Violence Against Women

March 28, 2013

Vienna, Austria - A conference on Leadership Challenges of the 21st Century: The Prevention of Violence against Women and Femicide took place at the Vienna International Center on March 28, 2013.

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Vienna Youth Forum Addresses Stereotypes

March 12, 2013

Vienna, Austria - "Beyond Fears and Stereotypes" was the theme of a Vienna Youth Forum on March 12. It was inspired by the theme of the Youth Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization conference in February on migration, integration, and innovative ways to tell the story of globalization. 

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W. Fasslabend: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Human Development

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Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at the UN International Center in Vienna

February 8, 2013

Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria organized a World Interfaith Harmony Week event at the International Center in Vienna Feb. 8, 2013, on the theme of Cooperating among Religions for a Culture of Peace.

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A Slovakian Christmas Celebration in Vienna

December 17, 2012

Vienna, Austria - On Sunday afternoon, December 16, UPF-Austria held the last of five concerts which were sponsored by the cultural department of the City of Vienna. It was also a Christmas celebration closing the year's activities of UPF in Vienna under the theme “Slovakian Christmas.”

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Vienna Youth Forum: The Role of the Media in a Pluralistic World

December 11, 2012

Vienna, Austria - In advance of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Youth Forum in Vienna in February 2013, Youth UPF-Austria hosted a panel discussion on "The Role of the  Media in a Pluralistic World" on Dec. 11, 2012.

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Vienna Youth Forum: A New Religious Pluralism?

November 20, 2012

Vienna, Austria - In advance of the February 2013 UN Alliance of Civilizations Youth Forum in Vienna, the UPF-Austria Youth Committee organized a forum on religious pluralism on Nov. 20, 2012. 

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