S.H. Fahs: Let Peace Prevail

January 15, 2009

I am one of hundreds of millions of people, of all religions and colors, nations and genders, who ache a great deal whenever our convictions and unshakable faith in God compel us to call for peace, together with all who jubilantly champion peace.

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Beirut Hosts Middle East Leadership Conference

January 15, 2009

Beirut, Lebanon - Many people in the Middle East and in Lebanon are weary or tired of wars and conflict; that’s why any peacemaking efforts are appreciated in general in this part of the world. Because of the conflict in Gaza, a very strong determination was needed to put together a Peace Conference at that time.

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Student Groups Reach Out During Lebanon's Weekend of Service

November 17, 2008

Beirut, Lebanon - Students in Beirut organize seven projects building connections among people of Lebanon's diverse communal groups during a weekend of service Nov. 14-16, 2008.

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Clean-up Project at Nabatieh

November 16, 2008

Nabatieh, Lebanon - In the Lebanon Youth Service Weekend’s largest single project by number of participants, 130 scouts traveled from different parts of Beirut to the south Lebanon town of Nabatieh on November 16. There, they were welcomed by the Women’s Progress Association for Motherhood, Children and the Elderly.

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Planting Olive Trees at the Shatilla Cemetery

November 16, 2008

Beirut, Lebanon - This project was the brainchild of two Palestinians — a doctor and a student — in response to the call to participate in a Youth Service Weekend. They chose Shatilla cemetery, the site of a horrific massacre more than 25 years ago, and asked Palestinian children to plant olive trees there on November 16, as a gesture of looking forwards towards a better, more peaceful future. The response was very enthusiastic.

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Fun and Games with Homeless Children in Beirut

November 15, 2008

Beirut, Lebanon - During the Youth Service Weekend, a group of volunteers from the Jamhour School in Greater Beirut visited the Home of Hope, which is a place of residence for any and all homeless children on the streets of Lebanon.

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A Special Outing for Orphan Girls in South Lebanon

November 15, 2008

Sarafand, Lebanon - South Lebanon’s coastal plains are a vibrant and fruitful area but, due to their exposure to conflicts and economic restraints, a number of social issues require attention. Inspired by a call to service, 35 students and four or five teachers at the Sarafand High School decided that they would give 27 orphan girls a special outing.

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Students Record Stories for Blind Children in Beirut

November 14, 2008

Beirut, Lebanon - On Friday, November 14, the students of Grade 9 at the Beirut Evangelical School for Girls and Boys in Rabieh visited the Lebanese School for the Blind in Baabda in response to a call to participate in a Youth Service Weekend.

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Volunteers Sing and Play with Orphans in Beirut

November 14, 2008

Beirut, Lebanon - A group of volunteers partnered with the Hope Foundation, a Lebanese charity, to perform for a group of orphans on November 14, 2008, as part of Youth Service Weekend. When they arrived they found Mr. Ghosn, president of the Hope Foundation, busy giving a bunch of little kids pink and blue crowns/hats in dim light coming from barred windows.

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Gifts and Songs for Beirut Children with Special Needs

November 14, 2008

Beirut, Lebanon - Whereas integration of children with special needs into society has improved over the years, it is still a pioneering task to make sure that mentally disadvantaged children receive more respectful, positive attention. A group of 30 students, ages 11 to 13, from Aksar Kassardjian School chose this for their project on the weekend of service.

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An Appeal to Students to Reach Out in Service

November 11, 2008

Beirut, Lebanon - Global Peace Festival organizers seek the participation of schools, universities, and youth organizations in a special program of voluntary service November 14-16 throughout Beirut and beyond.

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Youth Plant Trees and Hope in Northern Lebanon

October 26, 2008

Northern Lebanon - A tree-planting project on Oct. 26, 2008, provided a rare opportunity for young Lebanese to see other parts of their own country.

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In Memoriam: Mrs. Fatwa El Masri

October 2, 2008

News of the passing of UPF Lebanon's Ambassador for Peace Mrs. Fatwa El Masri on October 1, 2008, saddened those in the Universal Peace Federation who knew her and her peace-loving family.

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E. Nachef: Presentation on Catholicism at Human Rights Forum

September 2, 2008

Gathered together today in the bosom of the United Nations, we young people belonging to different religions are happy to testify to our enthusiasm and our ambition to work, at our pace and according to our capacities, for interreligious dialogue and for peace.

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Forming a Shared Vision of Peace among Lebanese through Service

May 21, 2008

Nabatieh, Lebanon — At a time of increased optimism for stability and peace in May 2008, UPF-Lebanon brought youth from Beirut to the southern Lebanese town of Nabatieh to work on a joint peace mural project.

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A. Lahoud: Charting a Peace Course

February 12, 2008

Mrs. Andrée Lahoud, former First Lady, Republic of Lebanon Address to World Summit on Peace, Seoul, Korea, February 9-13, 2008

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IIFWP/UPF Events 2000 - 2007

December 24, 2007

Events organized by the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace and by the Universal Peace Federation in Lebanon

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Lebanon Peace Ambassadors Meet

October 13, 2007

Beirut, Lebanon - 20 Lebanese Ambassadors for Peace gathered at the Chase restaurant in Beirut on the morning of Saturday, October 13, 2007. Since the meeting coincided with Eid El Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, those Ambassadors for Peace who were able to attend sent special greetings to Muslim Ambassadors for Peace who were unable to be there.

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American Religious Leaders Spread Peace Message in Lebanon

December 12, 2006

A delegation of twenty-two Ambassadors for Peace visited Lebanon after the summer 2006 war to bring a message of peace. In groups of two or three, they conducted several events together, building bonds among local and international Ambassadors for Peace.

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Lebanon - Thirty-Six Meetings in Three Days

November 30, 2006

As part of UPF's fourth Peace Tour, Lebanon received a special delegation of 22 Ambassadors for Peace who flew directly there from the United States to spend three days delivering Peace Messages around the country.

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