Canadians Explore Spirituality and Peace

January 10, 2015

Toronto, Canada - At UPF-Canada’s monthly meeting on Jan. 10, 2015, the topics of discussion were spirituality and true peace.

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La question religieuse dans un État laïque

November 8, 2014

Montreal, Canada - Le samedi 8 novembre à Montréal la Fédération pour la paix universelle (FPU) tenait le colloque La question religieuse dans un État laïque : la religion doit-elle être écartée de la vie publique ?

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Montreal Interfaith Forum: The Question of Religion in a Secular State

November 8, 2014

Montreal, Canada - UPF-Canada held a conference Nov. 8, 2014, in Montreal on the theme ‘‘The Question of Religion in a Secular State: Should Religion Be Removed from the Public Sphere?’’

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Conference in Canada on the Restorative Power of the Family

October 25, 2014

Toronto, Canada - A conference entitled “Deepening our understanding of the traditional family and exploring its restorative power" took place in Toronto on Oct. 25, 2014.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Canada

September 22, 2014

Montreal, Canada - Ambassadors for Peace and friends gathered in Montreal on the evening of Sept. 22, 2014, to commemorate the UN International Day of Peace.

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Ambassadors for Peace Meet in Vancouver, Canada

September 15, 2014

Vancouver, Canada - An Ambassadors for Peace meeting in Vancouver Sept. 15, 2014, opened with a live video report from Secretary General of UPF Canada Franco Famularo and a presentation about an eco-village project in Senegal of the International Sufi School.

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A. Mansour: Address to World Summit 2014

August 11, 2014

We as representatives from different faith communities must be actively engaged in the social conversation to steer society away from heroic materialism.

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Briefing for Montreal Ambassadors for Peace on UPF's Worldwide Activities

June 24, 2014

canada-afpMontreal, Canada - On the National Holiday (Fete National) of the French-speaking province of Quebec, June 24, 2014, UPF Chair Dr. Charles S. Yang briefed Canadian Ambassadors for Peace about recent UPF events.

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C.S. Yang: The Quest for True Canadian Values

May 30, 2014

Canada has led the way in developing multilateral institutions like the United Nations and plays significant roles in a large number of organizations. While it is a beacon of light for many around the world, it also confronts many troubling issues such as its treatment of the aboriginal peoples, corruption among public officials and confusion about the values that guide governance issues.

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Ottawa Conference: Issues of Values and Good Governance

May 30, 2014

Ottawa, Canada - Canada’s model of governance and its future as a global peacekeeper were key issue addressed at a conference in Ottawa on May 30, 2014.

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A. Vandenbeld: Is Canada Still a Model of Good Governance?

May 30, 2014

there has been a concerted attack on Canada’s democratic institutions, processes and culture. Because so much of our democracy depends on unwritten rules and procedures that have developed over time through precedent and restraint, all it takes is one Prime Minister to undo generations of democratic development.

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B. Bhaneja: What Is Canada's Future as a Global Peacekeeper?

May 30, 2014

When we are searching for Canada’s future role as a global peacekeeper, it has to be more deliberate, thoughtful and knowledge based. For that, we need institutions and structures with capabilities that could develop and deploy instead of soldiers and diplomats, credible ‘honest brokers’ -- mediators who have worked on preventing violence and unrest at that micro-cultural level – finding peace through peaceful means.

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Montreal Interfaith Forum: What Is the Place of Religion in a Modern Society?

May 5, 2014

Montreal, Canada - Ambassadors for Peace, friends of UPF and others gathered in Montreal on May 5 to revisit the place of religion and religious values in modern society.

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Montreal Interfaith Forum: Bridging the Secular State and a Religiously Inclusive Society - Part 2

March 20, 2014

Montreal, Canada - The profound differences in views between urban centers that are multi-religious and multicultural in contrast with culturally homogeneous rural segments of Quebec were discussed at a Montreal forum on March 20, 2014

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Seminar in Vancouver on Sectarianism vs. Universalism

March 16, 2014

Vancouver, Canada - People of various faiths assembled in Vancouver on March 16, 2014 to discuss the theme of Sectarianism vs. the Universality of Faith.

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International Women's Day Observed in Toronto

March 16, 2014

Toronto, Canada - “Girls Growing up Free of Violence: Promoting Recognition, Equality and Respect” was the theme of an International Women's Day observance on March 15, 2014, in Toronto.

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Addressing Faith and Family at a Toronto Forum

March 1, 2014

Toronto, Canada– The March 1 meeting of Ambassadors for Peace in Toronto focused on faith and family in preparation for participating in a television talk show.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Montreal

February 3, 2014

Montreal, Canada - Ambassadors for Peace gathered in Montreal on the evening of Feb. 3, 2014 to celebrate the UN designated Interfaith Harmony Week. The evening included prayers, the reading of sacred scriptures by representatives of different faiths and a water pouring ceremony by representatives of Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist and Unification traditions. The evening concluded with reflections on scriptures read from the holy texts by those in attendance.

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Toronto Forum on the Role of Culture in Resolving Middle Eastern Conflicts

January 26, 2014

Toronto, Canada - Conflicts in the Middle East are not limited to the Israel/Palestine conflict, an Israeli scholar emphasized at a an interfaith forum on Jan. 26, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

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Toronto Conference on Educating for Peace

January 11, 2014

Toronto, Canada - More than 50 Ambassadors for Peace and delegates of diverse religions and cultures attended a Jan. 11, 2014, conference in Toronto on "Stable Families Bring Prosperity, Peace, and Integrity to the Nation."

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