Kicking Footballs for Peace in Monza

June 24, 2012

Monza, Italy - Many say that peace can be reached through sports. The world-famous Pele himself said he has experienced how football can stop conflict at least temporarily, and this was exactly what UPF-Monza had in mind. On June 24, the final matches of the UPF Monza’s Trophy of Peace were held. It was the final day of a nearly three-month football tournament, organized by Carlo Chierico, the Monza UPF president.

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10 Teams Compete for a Peace Trophy in Italy

April 29, 2012

Monza, Italy - Now in its seventh year, the Peace Trophy football tournament opened on April 29 and will continue with matches every Sunday afternoon until June 24. With teams representing the various cultures and backgrounds of the people in northern Italy, the competition encourages good sportsmanship, friendship, and mutual respect.

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Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Bergamo, Milan, and Torino

February 12, 2012

UPF-Italy organized World Interfaith Harmony Week commemorations in Bergamo, Milan, and Torino.

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Milan Forum on 9/11, Ten Years Later

October 12, 2011

Milan, Italy - A conference in Milan on Oct. 12, 2011 addressed the consequences of the 9/11 attacks in the US, seen ten years after.

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Day of Peace Observed in Bergamo and Monza

September 21, 2011

UPF-Italy organized programs commemorating the International Day of Peace in Bergamo and Monza.

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Commemoration in Assisi of the 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2011

Assisi, Italy - To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, an important interreligious meeting was held in Assisi, the city of Saint Francis, from September 9 through 11, with the theme “East Meets West for a New Civilization of Peace.”

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Africa Day Celebrated in Italy

May 25, 2011

Pesaro, Italy - An Ambassador for Peace in Pesaro invited Giorgio Gasperoni from the Universal Peace Federation and Alessandra Tomassi from the Women's Federation for World Peace to give a presentation to his students about Africa Day on May 25.

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Day of Families Observed in Bergamo and Milan

May 17, 2011

Bergamo and Milan, Italy - International Day of Families events are scheduled for Milan on May 15 and Bergamo on May 20 and 21.

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UPF Founder's Speech an Expression of Love for Italy

April 30, 2011

Rome, Italy - A few of the many wonderful comments people gave at the end of the UPF's Founder's speech in Rome on April 29.

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UPF Founder Speaks in Rome

April 30, 2011

Rome Italy - The beautiful conference room of the Marriott Rome Park Hotel was filled with around a thousand people who came from all over Italy on April 29 for the the UPF Founder's third major address on his most recent world tour.

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Women's Day Observed in Milan and Monza

March 7, 2011

Milan and Monza, Italy - UPF-Italy organized celebrations of International Women's Day in Milan on March 5 and in Monza on March 7.

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Conference in Italy about Ending World Hunger

January 29, 2011

Pesaro, Italy - UPF-San Marino held a conference in Pesaro on January 29 to support the World Food Program's campaign to end world hunger by 2015, the first of the eight Millennium Development Goals.

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Exploring Muslim-Catholic Cooperation in Rome

January 14, 2011

Rome, Italy - As a follow-up to the "Cakes for Peace" competition in December, the Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See invited the president of UPF-Italy and the the president of the Federation of Catholic Associations and Parishes in Italy for a briefing on January 13 about prospects for cooperation and peace.

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Diplomats Judge Entries in Cake for Peace Contest

December 11, 2010

Rome, Italy - Expert chefs, members of the Italian Food and Wine Institute, and diplomats from 15 embassies evaluated ten submissions to UPF's Cake for Peace contest on December 11 at the Institute for Tourism in Velletri.

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Proposta per un Consiglio Interreligioso alle Nazioni Unite

November 19, 2010

Il fondatore della Federazione per la Pace Universale, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, parla delle Nazioni Unite come di un’organizzazione che incorpora l’aspirazione dell’umanità per la pace. La sua importanza supera quella delle istituzioni religiose, dei governi nazionali, o anche altre organizzazioni internazionali. Lui specialmente sottolinea il potenziale delle Nazioni Unite per la liberazione dalla povertà delle nazioni sottosviluppate ed incoraggia lo sviluppo delle nuove nazioni democratiche. Crede, inoltre, che ci sia bisogno dell’elemento religioso e spirituale come forza trainante e direttrice per le riforme umanitarie, così come la mente funziona in armonia con il corpo.

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Week of Peace in Italy

September 21, 2010

Monza, Italy - UPF-Italy organized activities for a "Week of Peace" in honor of the UN International Day of Peace September 21-28 with activities in Monza, Milan, and Bergamo.

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Two UPF Medical Clinics to Open in Italy

September 11, 2010

Anzio and Aprilia, Italy - Two UPF medical clinics will open in Italy to serve immigrants and low-income Italians: a smaller one in Aprilia and a bigger one in Anzio.

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Consultation in Rome on a Proposed Interreligious Council at the UN

September 11, 2010

A consultation about the proposed interreligious council at the UN on Sept. 11, 2010, called for implementing a new culture of peace to prevent such a terrible day for all mankind from happening again.

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Connecting with the Christian Legacy in Rome

August 26, 2010

Rome, Italy - During their time in the Eternal City, UPF International Chair Rev. Hyung Jin Moon and his wife Yeon Ah visited the churches of St. Peter, St. Paul, and St. John to connect with the 2,000-year legacy of Christianity.

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"Wine for Peace" Awards

March 13, 2010

Rome, Italy - Through its medical and sports branches, the Universal Peace Federation organized a "Wine for Peace” award ceremony at a restored Medieval mansion.

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