N.P. Jain - A Lovable Ambassador of Peace

March 31, 2008

A diplomat by profession, my father is a living example of integrity and maturity, which are crucial for promoting peace. The common theme running through his life is his confidence in non-violence as a potent instrument for ushering in durable peace at the individual and collective levels.

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Religious Youth Service Promotes Positive Change in Chennai, India

March 7, 2008

Chennai, India - Religious Youth Service's 2008 project in India, “I Can Change,” targeted renovation to a hostel which houses young underprivileged girls. The building, which is more than 100 years old, was in bad condition. The 30 enthusiastic participants did a great job renovating the building, giving it a much needed facelift.

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S. Goswami: A Paradigm Shift

December 17, 2007

Shrivatsa Goswami Acharya, Sri Radharamana Mandir, Vrindavan, India address to International Leadership Conference, Washington, DC, December 17, 2007

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In Memoriam: Laxmi Mall Singhvi

November 16, 2007

In the sad demise of Shri Laxmi Mall Singhvi, the nation - nay, the world - has not only lost a renowned scholar, distinguished diplomat, prominent parliamentarian and jurist but also a vociferous votary and voice of interfaith amity and universal peace. We, associated with Universal Peace Federation, in general, and Universal Peace Federation-India, in particular, are grieved and bereaved at the sad loss of Shri L. M. Singhvi, UPF Global Peace Council member, who ably inspired our endeavor for universal peace.

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RYS Celebrates International Day of Peace in Chennai, India

September 21, 2007

Chennai, India – On September 21, 2007, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and Religious Youth Service (RYS) in association with Gandhian Institutions Chennai, commemorated the International Day of Peace in Chennai, India.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Chennai

September 21, 2007

Chennai, India - On Sept. 21, 2007, UPF, Religious Youth Service and the Gandhian Institutions Chennai commemorated the International Day of Peace in Chennai.

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N.P. Jain: Making Peace a Reality

September 21, 2007

It is a privilege to share some thoughts with such a distinguished assembly representing nations from all the continents on the key topic of providing vision and leadership at a time of global crisis.

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RYS Collects 100,000 Signatures for Peace

September 19, 2007

Chennai, India – As a prelude to the International Day for Peace, which fell on Sept. 21, the RYS – Chennai, India, in association with Gandhian Institutions initiated a Signature Campaign for Peace (September 8 – 19). Nearly 100,000 signatures were collected on the Peace Banners displayed in various universities and institutions as an ushering-in of a new world of peace and, in this way emphasizing altruism as the new paradigm for fomenting peace. 

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Chennai Governor Attends Leadership Conference

September 17, 2007

UPF-India organized a program in Chennai on August 10, 2007, on the theme: "Innovative Approaches to Peace in a Changing Global Environment." The special focus was on youth and human security.

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Chennai Conference Focuses on Youth and Human Security

August 11, 2007

UPF-India organized a program in Chennai on August 10, 2007 on the theme: "Innovative Approaches to Peace in a Changing Global Environment." The special focus was on youth and human security.

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Interreligious Wisdom in the British House of Lords

May 21, 2007

"Collective problems need collective solutions," said H.E. Kamalesh Sharma, High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, in addressing an International Leadership Conference on May 21, 2007

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Goa Governor Stresses Need for Interfaith Dialogue

April 29, 2007

Governor S. C. Jamir highlighted the importance of interfaith dialogue to promote peace at a UPF conference in Goa April 29, 2007.

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Conference in Goa Promotes Interreligious Council at the UN

April 27, 2007

In his Inaugural Address before a standing-room-only crowd at The Goa International Centre, on April 23, the Governor of Goa, Shri S.C. Jamir, emphasized that it was "the duty of every nation and its people to cooperate, support, and strengthen ... to the maximum extent possible" the efforts to create an interreligious council at the United Nations.

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Religious Youth Service Offers Seminar for Youth and Professors in Chennai

April 14, 2007

Chennai, India - Religious Youth Service organized an interreligious program for young people and professors from Loyola College in Chennai on April 14, 2007 to inspire them to take up the challenge of bringing together youth across communal and racial barriers.

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RYS Participants Help Rebuild a School in India

November 14, 2006

India  – Participants were warmly welcomed by the Muthuvan tribal people, who were very happy to receive outsiders coming to offer substantial help. The RYS participants were instrumental in the critical reconstruction of a local school building, destroyed by the monsoons.

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International Day of Peace Celebrated in Chennai

September 22, 2006

Chennai, India - Interreligious prayers for peace, non-violence and ceasefire marked the International Day of Peace observance in Chennai on Sept. 21, 2006.

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Interfaith Conference in Delhi Addresses the Prevalence of HIV/AIDS

September 11, 2006

UPF and the YMCA teamed up to hold an interfaith conference which addressed the issue of HIV/AIDS from a moral perspective at a Sept. 8, 2006 conference in New Delhi.

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Follow-up to Seminar on Character Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention

July 21, 2006

We received an amazing response to UPF's July 2, 2006, seminar on Character-Based HIV/AIDS Prevention. As India has been declared by the UN to be the country with the highest number of HIV/AIDs infections, people are truly alarmed and want to know how to deal with this problem.

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Seminar in New Delhi on Characer Education and HIV/AIDS Prevention

July 3, 2006

Under the chairmanship of Dr. L.M. Singhvi, the Universal Peace Federation of India held a half-day seminar under the theme, “Character Education Based HIV/AIDS Prevention.” Seventy distinguished participants from a cross section of India’s rich religious and academic heritage held lively discussions at the India International Centre on Sunday, July 2nd. At the conclusion of the event, nine new Ambassador for Peace certificates were given.

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Religious Youth Service Promotes Interreligious Harmony in Chennai, India

April 4, 2006

Religious Youth Service teamed up Indian athletes from the Interreligious Peace Sports Festival to clean and preserve a 100-year-old sacred painting in a 2,000-year-old Hindu temple in rural south India in April 2006.

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