Africa Day Commemorated in Montreal

May 19, 2010

Montreal, Canada - Ambassadors for Peace in Montreal commemorated Africa Day on May 19 with speeches by two Ambassadors for Peace, an African Lutheran minister from Ghana and a Catholic priest who spent 15 years in Benin.


Montréal : Ébauche d’une charte du Conseil interreligieux

May 3, 2010

Montréal, Canada - Le lundi 3 mai, devant un auditoire francophone représentant diverses religions, le secrétaire général de la FPU au Canada, M. Franco Famularo, a présenté la proposition du Rév. Sun Myung Moon de créer un Conseil interreligieux aux Nations Unies. Ce projet a été accueilli avec enthousiasme et dans les échanges qui ont suivi, on s’est beaucoup penché sur l’importance d’une charte sur laquelle fonder ce Conseil.


Montreal Interfaith Forum: Prospects for an Interreligious Council at the UN

May 3, 2010

Montreal, Canada - Representatives of diverse religions considered a proposal to create an interreligious council at the United Nations at an interfaith forum on May 3, 2010.


Interreligious Multicultural Festival in Toronto

April 25, 2010

Toronto, Canada - The Canadian central district of UPF hosted an interreligious and multicultural festival on April 25, 2010, sharing words of wisdom, diverse cultural traditions and an array of food. 


Montreal Interfaith Forum: Action Steps towards an Interreligious Council

April 21, 2010

Montreal, Canada - “Canada should take a leading role in the establishment of an interreligious council at the United Nations,” declared Universal Peace Federation Director of Communications and Education, Dr. Michael Balcomb as he shared his thoughts with Ambassadors for Peace in Montreal on April 21, 2010.


Annual UPF-Canada Conference Announced

April 17, 2010

Ottawa, Canada - UPF-Canada's National Peace Council announces its annual conference June 3 in Ottawa on the theme "Making Canada’s Families Work: An Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Discussion."


Montreal Interfaith Forum: Acting Locally and Thinking Globally

March 17, 2010

Montreal, Canada - “Toward a World of Universal Peace—Acting Locally and Thinking Globally” was the topic of an interfaith forum in Montreal on March 17, 2010.


Presentation in Toronto on the Global Wisdom Project

March 13, 2010

Toronto, Canada - Global wisdom was the theme of the March meeting of the Universal Peace Federation in the Central District of Canada. It sparked much discussion about the dimensions of cultural wisdom and religious wisdom.


Women's Day Celebration in Toronto Focuses on Education

March 7, 2010

Toronto, Canada - The Women's Federation for World Peace-Canada held its fourth annual International Women's Day celebration in Toronto on March 7. The theme for this year was “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All.”


Montreal Interfaith Forum: Understanding Sikhism

February 24, 2010

Montreal, Canada - As an early morning snowfall blanketed the streets, Montreal’s Ambassadors for Peace were not deterred from gathering for an Interfaith Peace Breakfast on Feb. 24, 2010, to learn about Sikhism.


Toronto Interfaith Forum: The Fruits of Wisdom and Altruism

February 6, 2010

Toronto, Canada - The first meeting of the year offered insights into the qualities associated with wisdom and how such wisdom is learned in the family, which is also the school of love and peace.


Interreligious and Multicultural Family Festival in Toronto

December 20, 2009

Toronto, Canada - Devotional music and interfaith prayers at UPF-Canada's annual Interreligious and Multicultural Family Festival set the atmosphere for reflections about the need to treat people from different religions and cultures with respect and compassion.


Q. Khanson: Muslim Integration in Canada

December 20, 2009

The events of 9/11 have had a significant impact on Muslims in Canada, as did the arrest of 18 Muslim youths allegedly involved in a terror training camp in June 2006. The community as a whole saw such incidents as a threat to their acceptance and integration, but they remain confident of security and justice while making Canada as their home. That terrorism was a threat in Canada was a revelation to the whole community. After almost four years of psychological wrangling over the threats and repercussion, today the community is united against any sort of terrorism that makes them and their fellow citizens victims.


Montreal Interfaith Forum: Engagement, the Next Interfaith Responsibility

December 10, 2009

Montreal, Canada - UPF-Montreal's monthly interfaith forum on Dec. 10, 2009, at the Imani Family and Full Gospel Church, addressed the topic of "Engagement: The Next Interfaith Responsibility."


Canadian Muslims Address Parliament of the World's Religions

December 9, 2009

Dr. Golam Dastagir and Imam Abdul Hai Patel, both Ambassadors for Peace from UPF-Canada's Central District, were speakers at the Parliament of World's Religions held in Melbourne, Australia, from December 3 to 9.


Promoting Peace Principles in Montreal

November 19, 2009

Montreal, Canada - Ambassadors for Peace in Montreal have formed a strong attachment to the core values and principles promoted by UPF. A spirit of solidarity was evident at a November 19 seminar, especially on issues of religious freedom.


UPF-Toronto Hosts Col. Akanni of the ISR

November 15, 2009

Toronto, Canada - UPF Central District welcomed Col. Akanni B. Ola – Adé Adéogba of International Strategic Relations in Benin, who has been on a long visit to Canada to seek support for peace in Africa. Col. Akanni was pleased to attend the November 14 meeting with UPF Ambassadors for Peace in the Central District of Canadian Chapter. He has been almost three months in Canada but he has been on peace missions to Liberia, Congo, Chad, and many other parts of Africa.


The Role of Faith in Supporting Marriage

October 3, 2009

Toronto, Canada - The Women's Federation for World Peace president in Canada, Mrs. Lilly Tadin, organized a seminar on the topic of "Commitment to Marriage in the 21st Century: The Role of Faith" to highlight the importance of marriage and how various religious traditions support marriage.


Festival of Peace in Ottawa

October 2, 2009

Ottawa, Canada - Events in a 13-day Festival of Peace included a forum, peace walk, and exhibits.


Encouragement for Canadian Ambassadors for Peace

September 12, 2009

Toronto, Canada - What matters is our boundless journey towards peace by dedicating ourselves with love, respect and continual efforts. Reading book, As a Peace Loving Global Citizen, one develops courage to become an Ambassador for Peace and be part of a global process blessed by Almighty God."