Day of Peace Observed with Poetry and Interviews in Accra

September 21, 2013

Accra, Ghana - A busy location in the center of Accra was chosen to inform the public about the International Day of Peace on September 21 and invite them to speak about their understanding of peace. In addition, young people from the Splendors of Dawn Poetry Foundation recited poems about peace.

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Ambassadors for Peace Appointed in Ghana

May 7, 2013

Accra, Ghana - Six Ambassadors for Peace were appointed at a ceremony on May 7, 2013, in Accra in recognition of their contribution to peace and the development of Ghana.

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J.J. Rawlings: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Development

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Africa Day Festival at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Accra

May 25, 2012

Accra, Ghana - A celebration of African Union Day took place the day before Africa Day, May 25, at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Accra with the theme "The Role of Youth in Building a Peaceful Africa."

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Poem: Voices of Africa

May 25, 2012

The thirst of my soul
is the voice of Africa.
Africa, the music of my voice

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Day of Families Observed at a Forum in Accra

May 15, 2012

Accra, Ghana - UPF-Ghana and the Family Federation for World Peace held a forum on May 15 to commemorate the UN International Day of Families as well as a workshop on marriage and family. In addition, "Peace Family Awards" were presented to selected couples who have lived together for over 20 years without conflict as well as families who are outstanding examples of living for the sake of others.

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International Women's Day Commemorated in Accra

March 8, 2012

Accra, Ghana - "The Role of Women in a Time of Social Transformation" was the theme of an International Women's Day Conference at the Nogahil Hotel in Accra on March 8.

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Ambassadors for Peace Workshop in Accra

February 23, 2012

Accra, Ghana - The month of February 2012 witnessed another interesting workshop for Ambassadors for Peace from both Ghana and Nigeria. There were four participants from Nigeria and two from Ghana at the program on February 23.

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UPF-Ghana Secretary General Awarded Honorary Doctorate

February 18, 2012

Accra, Ghana - The Secretary General of UPF-Ghana, Mrs. Helen M. Osei, was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree (a Doctorate of Missions) on February 18 by the Pan-African Christian Theological University of Abuja, Nigeria.

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End-of-Year Activities in Accra

December 20, 2011

UPF-Ghana organized a number of activities in December to close the year 2011, including a General Assembly of Ambassadors for Peace in Accra and an Legacy of Peace festival honoring Ghana's late heads of state.

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Seminar on Marriage and Family in Kumasi, Ghana

December 3, 2011

Kumasi, Ghana - A seminar on marriage and family took place on December 3 in Kumasi in south-central Ghana's Ashanti region.

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Workshop on Marriage and Family in Accra

October 27, 2011

Accra, Ghana - UPF-Ghana held a three-day workshop for Ambassadors for Peace and religious leaders in the Accra metropolitan area from Oct. 25-27, 2011, on "The Significance of Marriage and Family for Peace and Human Development."

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Day of Peace Observed in Accra

September 22, 2011

Accra, Ghana - UPF-Ghana commemorated the UN International Day of Peace with workshops for Ambassadors for Peace and youth leaders. A Peace Rally was held on September 21.

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Africa Day Rally Held at Accra High School

May 25, 2011

Accra, Ghana - The Universal Peace Federation-Ghana held a rally with the students and teachers of the Labone Senior High School in  Accra on May 25 in commemoration of Africa Day. The theme for the rally was: “Understanding the Root Cause of Conflict.”

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Day of Families Observed in Accra

May 15, 2011

Accra, Ghana - Three types of events were scheduled for the International Day of Families: on May 13, visits to churches to share the ideal of peaceful families; on May 14, a meeting with Muslim couples from Ghana Muslim Mission to discuss the essence of ideal families in peacebuilding and a visit to an interreligious couple; and on May 15, a celebration of the International Day of Families with 15 families receiving a Peace Family Award.

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Honoring a Legacy of Peace in Ghana

May 5, 2011

Accra, Ghana - The Universal Peace Federation of Ghana held a memorial ceremony on May 5 for Ambassadors for Peace who recently passed to the spiritual world.

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Appointing Ambassadors for Peace in Eastern Ghana

March 24, 2011

Volta Region, Ghana - We traveled four hours from Accra to the Volta Region on the border between Ghana and Togo to appoint two new Ambassadors for Peace, a physician and a traditional ruler.

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D.O. Agyekum: Address to the International Leadership Conference

February 4, 2011

We all have a duty to make religious extremism unattractive, prevent it, and reject stereotyping of national, religious, or ethnic groups associated with violence while empowering moderates and promoting genuine brotherhood. World leaders should be committed and united in condemning and preventing the use of violence in the name of religious faiths or ideologies, not only within our communities but in the world at large.

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Nana Opoku - A Man with a Vision

December 17, 2010

Accra, Ghana - A student of religions and promoter of interfaith cooperation, Nana Opoku addressed an Ambassadors for Peace meeting in Accra Dec. 17, 2010.

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African Culture Week Planned in Ghana

November 23, 2010

Accra, Ghana - The Universal Peace Federation of Ghana and the Direct Selling & Marketing Association of Ghana are collaborating to co-host the first African Culture Week Festival and the first Africa Peace Video Competition February 17–23, 2011.

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