W. Lichem: Capacity for Otherness in Pluri-Identity Societies

April 14, 2012

The response to the challenges of the 21st century of societal disintegration is not to be found in inter-civilizational “dialogues” but in the operationalisation of the development of a universally shared culture in all societies based on common values and behavioural patterns providing human dignity, freedom from marginalisation and exclusion, humiliation, hatred and consequent intra-societal violence.

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Vienna Youth Forum: Exploring Global Citizenship

April 13, 2012

Vienna, Austria - Following up on the international youth conference during the UN International Year of Youth last July about youth perspectives on peace, the Youth-UPF Austria organized an April 12 forum on “Exploring Global Citizenship.”

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Vienna Youth Forum: Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 9, 2012

Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria organized a World Interfaith Harmony Week commemoration on January 22 and a youth forum about world religions on February 9.

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UPF Offers a Nordic Christmas Program in Vienna

December 18, 2011

 

Vienna, Austria - UPF in Austria has established a tradition to invite a country or region of the world to share its Christmas traditions for the annual Christmas event. In this way has audience has enjoyed the Christmas spirit of Russia, Brazil, and Africa during recent years. This year it was the turn of the Nordic countries of northern Europe.

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Conference in Vienna on Interreligious Dialogue

December 8, 2011

Vienna, Austria - A Dec. 8, 2011, conference in Vienna on "Interreligious Dialogue: The Role of the United Nations and Peace in the 21st Century" featured speeches and music.

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Austria-Russia Music Evening in Vienna

November 20, 2011

Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria in cooperation with the ensemble Rondo Danube Vienna organized a Russian-Austrian Concert on November 20 featuring works by Russian and Austrian composers, including Johann Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov, P.I. Tchaikowsky

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Day of Peace Observed in Vienna

September 18, 2011

Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria organized an interreligious service in commemoration of the International Day of Peace on September 18.

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Youth Day Forum in Vienna: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding among Religions

August 7, 2011

Vienna, Austria - Young people from four religions and cultures spoke on the topic: “Dialogue and Mutual Understanding among Reli­gions” at a program in Vienna related to International Youth Day, Aug. 12, 2011.

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Youth Offer Perspectives on Peace at a Conference in Vienna

July 3, 2011

Vienna, Austria - In commemoration of the UN International Year of Youth, youth spoke on the theme “Communicating Change: Youth Perspectives on Peace” at conference that opened on July 1, 2011, at the UN headquarters in Vienna.

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Conference in Vienna on Youth Perspectives on Peace

July 3, 2011

Vienna, Austria -The European Leadership Conference on "Communicating Change: Youth Perspectives on Peace" took place July 1-3, 2011 at the United Nations Headquarters and NH Danube Hotel in Vienna.

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Day of Families Observed in Vienna

May 14, 2011

Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria hosted a forum on May 14 in honor of the International Day of Families. Six speakers addressed the topic of "Confronting Family Poverty and Social Exclusion." A buffet and concert by Slovakian musicians closed the event.

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Sephardic-Andalusian Concert in Vienna

March 27, 2011

Vienna, Austria - A Sephardic-Andalusian concert by "Fleur Joyeuse de Jerusalem" drew an audience of more than 100 guests to a celebration of the diverse styles of . . .

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Forum in Vienna on the Radical Changes in Egypt

February 15, 2011

Vienna, Austria - A panel discussion on "Radical Change in Egypt: Future Prospects in the Land of the Pharaohs" was organized by UPF-Austria on Feb. 15, 2011, just a few days after the fall of the Mubarak regime.

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European UPF Chapters Host Multicultural Christmas Concerts

December 24, 2010

At the close of the UN International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures, several European UPF chapters celebrated the Christmas season by hosting multicultural events featuring music, art and food from around the world. See reports from Vienna, Austria; Berlin, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart, Germany; and Madrid, Spain.

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Brazilian Singer Gives Christmas Concert in Vienna

December 19, 2010

Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria hosted an international Christmas party on December 19 featuring Brazilian singer Denise de Macedo. She sang Christmas songs from South and North America and Russia as well as Germany. Peter Haider and Dr. Leo Gabriel reported about the local and international activities of UPF throughout the year. After presentation of Ambassador for Peace certificates, a buffet of Christmas specialties was served.

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Consultation in Vienna on a Proposed Interreligious Council at the UN

December 9, 2010

Vienna, Austria - A conference on Interfaith, the United Nations and Peace in the 21st Century took place on Dec. 8, 2010, in Vienna with a selected group of 50 participants.

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Interfaith Council Consultation Planned in Vienna

December 1, 2010

Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria is hosting a special consultation in Vienna on the proposal for an interreligious council at the UN in the afternoon of December 8.

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L. Gabriel: The Key to Unity of Religions Is Diversity

November 30, 2010

An interreligious council at the UN should recognize the diversity of currents not only among the different religious institutions but also within these institutions. Representation should center on the diversity of people. The decision-making process should reflect the wisdom of indigenous peoples, for whom consensus is more important than majority rule.

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Russia-Austria Concert in Vienna

November 14, 2010

Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria organized a Russia-Austria Concert on November 14 in Vienna featuring works by Russian composer Tchaikovsky and Austrian composer Johann Strauss as well as a tribute to the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy 100 years after his death, November 20, 1910.

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Trinidadian Culture Showcased by UPF in Vienna

November 5, 2010

Vienna, Austria - The whole room was nicely decorated with balloons in the national colors of Trinidad and Tobago: red, black and white. Mrs. Zena Eggough, Vice President of UPF-Austria and an Ambassador for Peace, was welcomed as a special guest and introduced the country of her origin to an audience of 70 people, guests and members of the Universal Peace Federation in Vienna on November 5.

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