2020 Africa-EUME International Leadership Conference—Executive Summary

September 13, 2020

Africa/Europe/Middle East—ILC 2020 held by UPF of Africa and UPF of Europe and the Middle East focused on the theme “Opportunity and Hope at a Time of Global Crisis.

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First European "Peace Talk" Welcomes Religious Leaders

May 12, 2020

Paris, France—The first “Peace Talks” organized by UPF for the Europe/Middle East region focused on “The Role of Faith in Times of Crisis.”

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An Interreligious Initiative Facing the Pandemic

April 1, 2020

France—In March, while many nations have entered general confinement, UPF-France launched the "Interreligious Minute" to help cope with the coronavirus pandemic.The following is the content of a pamphlet sent out to the Ambassadors for Peace, colleagues and friends.

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French Participants Reflect On World Summit 2020

February 29, 2020

Paris, France—World Summit 2020 was the topic of discussion of about 60 summit participants and Ambassadors for Peace at a meeting held by UPF.

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UPF Interfaith Initiative Inaugurated in France

January 19, 2019

Paris, France—More than 100 participants gathered to inaugurate the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD).

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UPF Holds Human Rights Conference in European Parliament

December 12, 2018

Strasbourg, France—A UPF conference in the European Parliament on “Europe and the Future of Human Rights” brought together eminent scholars and human rights activists.

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Paris Forum Considers Risks Linked to Reproductive Technologies

October 20, 2018

Paris, France—The consequences of a law making medically assisted procreation easier were discussed at a Paris forum.

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Interfaith Conference Held in Paris

June 2, 2018

Paris, France—More than 90 participants attended a UPF conference titled “Building a Peaceful and Inclusive Society: The Role of Religions.”

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in France

February 1, 2018

Paris, France—UPF marked World Interfaith Harmony Week with a program about an individual who strived to build bridges between Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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International Day of Peace Observed in Paris, France

September 21, 2017

Paris, France—The 2017 International Day of Peace was celebrated at an evening program with the theme given by the United Nations: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”

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International Day of Peace Observed in Lyon, France

September 20, 2017

Lyon, France—Leaders of local NGOs met at the Espace Culture et Paix (Culture and Peace Space) to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace.

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French Interfaith Forum Discusses the Afterlife

June 3, 2017

Paris, France—A new series of interreligious forums started with the topic “The Reality of Life after Death and Contemporary Society.” 

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International Day of Families Observed in France

May 15, 2017

Paris, France—In honor of the 2017 UN International Day of Families, UPF-France held a forum under the theme “The Family in the 21st Century—Evolution or Crisis?”

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UPF-France Convenes Forum on Education

December 3, 2016

Paris, France—“The Role of the Family in Education” was the theme of a forum attended by around 60 Ambassadors for Peace and guests.

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International Day of Peace Observed in France

September 17, 2016

Paris, France—“Brotherhood and Religion” was the theme of an interreligious forum held to mark the 2016 International Day of Peace.

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UPF-France Opens Education Center

July 12, 2016

Paris, France—The French chapters of UPF and the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) inaugurated a new education center.

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International Day of Families Observed in France

May 14, 2016

Paris, France—UPF-France used the occasion of International Day of Families to hold its first Forum on Family and Religion.

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French Ambassadors for Peace Hold Annual Assembly

December 12, 2015

Paris, France—French Ambassadors for Peace had their annual assembly on December 12, 2015, a month after terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 persons.

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Press release on the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015, in Paris

November 14, 2015

Faced with the unprecedented violence which pummeled France on November 13, in the name of the Universal Peace Federation we offer our prayers for the many victims and we express our pain and our sympathy to their families.

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Communiqué sur les attentats du 13 novembre à Paris

November 14, 2015

Face à la violence sans précédent qui a frappé notre pays la nuit dernière, au nom de la Fédération pour la paix universelle, nous offrons nos prières pour les nombreuses victimes et nous exprimons notre peine et notre sympathie à tous leurs proches. Nous sommes profondément reconnaissants envers nos concitoyens qui se trouvent en première ligne pour protéger la population, envers tous ceux qui secourent les victimes, souvent au risque de leur vie.

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