World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed at Schools in India

February 7, 2015

India HarmonyWeek 2015 02 07Campus Peace Clubs were launched at three schools in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, during World Interfaith Harmony Week 2015.


S. Goswami: The Dalliance of Religions, in Service of Humanity

August 30, 2014

We all have to come together, and to work together we have to talk to each other. From this dialogue the best knowledge system will emerge.


B. P. Singh: Address to World Summit 2014

August 11, 2014

Let each one of us assembled here take a vow: "I shall be an instrument of peace, living in accordance with teachings of compassion of my religion."


M.L. Lokesh: Address to World Summit 2014

August 11, 2014

I strongly feel that the time has come for greater cohesion among our nations for building a more peaceful and developed world and for the UN agencies in the region to play a pivotal role in this regard.


Global Day of Parents Observed in India

June 6, 2014

Gangtok and Chennai, India - Observances of the UN Global Day of Parents took place in Gangtok, Sikkim on June 1, 2014 and in Chennai on June 6.


International Day of Families Observed in India

May 15, 2014

Chennai, India - An International Day of Families program took place at the YWCA in Chennai on May 15, 2014 with 80 people in attendance.


Campus Peace Club Launched at Delhi University

March 5, 2014

New Delhi, India - A half-day seminar on March 5 inaugurated a College Peace Club at Miranda House College and marked International Women's Day 2014.


Interfaith Harmony Week Programs in India Seek Altruism as Common Ground

February 4, 2014

Four UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014 programs were held throughout India. They addressed the role religions should collectively play in peacebuilding. Two seminars were held at the UN Conference Hall in the capital, New Delhi. Other programs were in Siliguri, West Bengal, and in the southern city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. UPF-India was the main organizer of these events.


Forum in New Delhi on Interfaith Harmony for Peacebuilding and Good Governance

January 4, 2014

New Delhi, India - An overflow crowd gathered at the United Nations Information Centre in New Delhi, India on Jan. 4, 2014 for an event linked to the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.


Dr. Thomas Walsh Addresses the Global Citizen Forum in New Delhi

January 3, 2014

New Delhi, India - Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President of the Universal Peace Federation, was invited to speak at the Global Citizen Forum in New Delhi on Jan. 3, 2014. The forum on the theme of "One World: The Role of India, China, and the USA," was organized by the Spice Group's Chairman, Dr. B.K. Modi, an Indian businessman and philanthropist.


Religious Youth Service Project in New Delhi

December 22, 2013

New Delhi, India - St. Stephen's College of the University of Delhi hosted a Religious Youth Service project Dec. 16-22, 2013, that included renovating a shelter for children in the slums.


A.S. Goswami: Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria

October 14, 2013

Civil society is missing its religious partner, which is a major facet of human experience and expression. Interfaith bodies like the Universal Peace Federation have been calling for institutionalizing this partnership. I agree. I am sure that if an interfaith council were established at the UN, Hindus and for that matter people of all religions would welcome it. It is a long-standing need.


Day of Peace Observed in 4 Cities of India

September 27, 2013

UPF-India held four events commemorating the International Day of Peace 2013, starting in Malda, West Bengal on Sept. 17 and ending in the capital city of New Delhi on Sept. 27.


Day of Families Celebrated in 3 States of India

May 29, 2013

UPF-India organized celebrations of the UN International Day of Families in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in May 2013. Mr. Krishna Adhikari, Secretary General of UPF-India, gave talks on "The Family as the School of Love."


Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in New Delhi and Lucknow

February 7, 2013

New Delhi and Lucknow, India - A student debate competition on the theme of "Religion and Modernity: Complementary or Contradictory?" marked World Interfaith Harmony Week at Ram Lal Anand College of the University of Delhi in New Delhi, India, on February 7. Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Mayor of Lucknow, and Mrs. Bharati Gandhi, founder of the largest Montessori school in the world, were featured speakers at a World Interfaith Harmony Week program in Lucknow.


India's Perspective on the Nepal Peace Process

January 24, 2013

New Delhi, India - UN representatives, journalists, government officials, student leaders, and NGO envoys, numbering nearly 50, attended a half-day program at the prestigious Civil Services Officers’ Institute in New Delihi on January 24. The theme was “India’s Perspective on Nepal’s Peace Process.”


National Conference on Interreligious Harmony Held in India

November 6, 2012

Panaji, Goa, India - A message from the President of India's office was read at UPF-India's National Conference on Interreligious Peace and Harmony on Nov. 5, 2012, in Goa. 


Intercollegiate Football Tournament Commemorates Day of Peace in India

October 12, 2012

New Delhi, India - To mark the UN International Day of Peace 2012 and the UN Sport for Development and Peace program, UPF-India joined hands with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan and St. Stephens College to organize an Intercollegiate Peace Football Tournament under the theme “Play Soccer, Make Peace” from October 10-12 at the football field of St. Stephens College, North Campus, University of Delhi. Eight teams from eight different colleges under Delhi University took part in the tournament.


College Peace Clubs Launched in New Delhi

September 25, 2012

New Delhi, India - The Universal Peace Federation-India launched College Peace Clubs in three universities in New Delhi in August and September: Ram Lal Anand College and St. Stephen's College of the University of Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia (the Islamic National University).


Peace Club Launched on Day of Peace in New Delhi

September 21, 2012

New Delhi, India - A Peace Club was inaugurated at the Jamia Millia Islamia, India's national Islamic university, on September 24 as part of a commemoration of the International Day of Peace. Dr. Abid Hussain, the university's Program Officer of the National Service Scheme, delivered welcoming remarks.