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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 . . .


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.


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.


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.


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.


H. Bakhoum: Africa—Continent of the Future

December 1, 2010

In today’s interdependent world no nation or group of nations can secure its own prosperity. We are dependent upon each other. Without cooperation with Africa, Europe will not manage to face its challenges. The political developments allow hope that the times of the violent African rulers are ending. Even more, Africa has re-entered the world stage as a participant in the global future. China is already in strategic dialogue with Africa. The West should do the same. It is time to see Africa with different eyes, from a different perspective. It is a continent of the future.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Vienna Youth Forum: Commemorating the Day of Peace

September 21, 2010

Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria organized a forum on Youth for Peace and Development on September 21. Speakers addressed issues in Iran, Israel, Palestine, and China.


Solstice Conference in Austria Marks UN Year of the Rapprochement of Cultures

June 19, 2010

Seebenstein, Austria - Responding to the announcement of the UN which declared 2010 as the “Year of the Rapprochement of Cultures,” UPF-Austria invited experts to speak on a variety of topics representing different cultures of the world.


A Musical Celebration of Africa Day in Vienna

June 10, 2010

Vienna, Austria - At an Africa Day celebration on June 10, four Africans living in Austria spoke on the theme of the Rapprochement of Cultures between Europe and Africa. This was followed by a concert by Barbara Alli and Afrococo, singing songs by Zeka Kangela from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Honoring a Legacy of Peace in Vienna

June 6, 2010

Vienna, Austria - A Memorial Festival of Ascension and Unity was held in Vienna on June 6 at the Headquarters of the Unification Movement of Austria. The photographs of the people who were honored were arranged beautifully on the decorated stage. They included four statesmen representing the international community.