Regional Peace Conference in Kuala Lumpur

June 20, 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Building on the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week program organized by UPF-Malaysia in February of this year, a special dinner reception was held at the prestigious Bankers’ Club in the Amoda Building in downtown Kuala Lumpur on June 20.

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Family Games: Fact-Finding Challenge/Treasure Hunt

May 16, 2011

Game developed by UPF-Malaysia for the International Day of Families to give people the opportunity to compete in a fun setting, preferably in a park.

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Day of Families Observed in Kuala Lumpur

May 15, 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - UPF-Malaysia organized an outing in observance of the International Day of Families at the Taman Bukit Jalil Recreation Park on May 15.

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UPF-Malaysia Offers Condolences to Japanese People

March 23, 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Members of UPF-Malaysia were deeply saddened and shocked by the tragedy that recently fell upon the nation of Japan. A team of UPF members led by Sam Yeoh visited the Embassy of Japan in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on March 23 to convey condolences to the government and citizens of Japan. At the embassy, they signed the official condolences book.

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In Memoriam: Tan Sri Saleha

March 21, 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - UPF-Malaysia extends its deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the family of Allahyarhamah Tan Sri Datuk Paduka Dr. Hajjah Saleha Bte Mohd Ali, who passed away on March 21.

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UPF-Malaysia Hosts Interfaith Open House

February 10, 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The World Interfaith Harmony Week proclaimed by the United Nations found deep resonance in the hearts of peace-loving Malaysians when a culturally diverse gathering observed an interfaith open house at the headquarters of UPF-Malaysia on February 19. The theme was "Love of God and Love of the Neighbor."

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D. Krishnan: Address to the International Leadership Conference

February 7, 2011

Malaysia's Department of Unity and National Integration under the Prime Minister’s Office has been rendering financial, material, and moral support to more than 14 Religious Youth Service projects carried out under the banner of UPF-Malaysia. These inter-religious projects which teach our young people to work together in harmony for the sake of the nation help the government achieve its goal of One Malaysia.

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G. Dastagir & R.I. Molla: Faith-based Ethical Reform for Social Stability and Development

December 31, 2010

Philosophical ethics, or secular ethics, as it is known in the West, is primarily a part of the quest for truth. Ethics aims at finding out the rightness and wrongness of the conduct of human beings living in societies, and conduct is a collective name for voluntary actions. The basic questions raised in ethics include: what does it mean to be right or wrong? How can one differentiate good from bad? Are morals objective or subjective? Are morals relative or universal?

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Religious Youth Service Assists Malaysian Schools

December 12, 2010

Banting, Malaysia - Under the theme ‘1 Community for Peace Service,’ a small town 55 km from Kuala Lumpur was the venue for the Multicultural Youth Service project December 4-11, 2010. Forty youths from all over Malaysia plus two from Thailand and Singapore came together for a period of eight days for the Religious Youth Service experience.

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Decades of Religious Youth Service Build Bonds Among Malaysian Youth

December 11, 2010

Since 1993, Religious Youth Service has been facilitating understanding and cooperation among Malaysia's people of Malay, Indian and Chinese origin. Here is a sampling of reports of projects through 2010.

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Honoring a Legacy of Peace in Kuala Lumpur

June 30, 2010

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Silent tears spoke of the unforgettable love and heartfelt affection shed by the family members and close friends of all three “Malaysian icons” whose lives were celebrated at the Legacy of Peace program in Kuala Lumpur on June 30.

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No One's Too Young to Be a Peacemaker

June 24, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -  No one's too young to be a peacemaker. Through collecting donations of 10 sen (a Malaysian coin), Malaysian children have proven that! Within two months, a total of RM 143,730.10 (US$ 40,700) was collected by the united effort of about 500,000 children in this southeast Asian nation. [watch video report.]

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Malaysian Youth Touch Hearts of Cambodian Students

May 21, 2009

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Students from the Southeast Asia Children Charity Community “Together We Share” program raised funds to send a team of students to Cambodia May 14-21, 2009, to help less fortunate children there.

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In the News: 10 Sen to Change a Child's Future

April 11, 2009

Malayasia - By Donating a mere 10 sen, you can change a child's future. That is the thrust of the Power of 10 Sen campaign. Organised by the Universal Peace Federation of Malaysia and the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS), the campaign, dubbed "Now Everyone Can Give", aims to raise RM300,000 by putting up 7,000 special Power of 10 Sen collection boxes in 340 schools throughout Malaysia until May 12.

The complete article can be read at The Star Online

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Peace Tour in Malaysia Inspires Students

March 9, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Children in Malaysia are taking the lead in showing how they can make a difference in the life of underprivileged children. Through the Power of 10 Sen, the collective action of contributing a small coin is becoming a nationwide movement of peace that is set to help children around the world.

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'Power of 10 Sen' Raises Funds for Gaza Children

February 17, 2009

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The President of UPF-Malaysia, Tan Sri Zaleha Ismail, has been seeking ways to connect the young people of her country with the world. This led to the "Power of 10 Sen" campaign, which is collecting donations of coins help the children in Gaza.

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P.Z. Ismail: The Root of Peace Is the Family

October 19, 2008

When the Global Peace Festival was supported by eight ministries of the government and other agencies, it opened the eyes of many people. I feel that with the support of the government we can accomplish a lot in what we do next. We had 2,500 young people coming for community service at one time, and they are asking, what next? Where are we going to have our next project? When will it be? This means that we have created interest in peace-building in many levels of society.

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Malaysia Aspires to Be the World Capital of Peace

October 19, 2008

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - A host of Malaysia’s most influential citizens gathered at Kuala Lumpur’s Bukit Jalil stadium on October 19 to celebrate the latest in the Global Peace Festival series and to promote the GPF vision with the slogan “Let’s make Malaysia the world capital of peace."

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H.J. Moon: A New Vision of Peace in Malaysia

October 19, 2008

Address at the Global Peace Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 19, 2008
It is a great honor and pleasure to be with you today to celebrate a vision of everlasting peace. Your being here this evening in such numbers is a clear sign that the Global Peace Festival is indeed bringing a new breath of hope to a world yearning for an end to the cycle of war, conflict and poverty!

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M. Mahathir: We Must Make a New Start

October 19, 2008

We know that the world is divided into people of different faiths, but basically the faith of all these religions is the same. Religions preach and promote peace and brotherhood. There is no religion which says that you should go forth and kill those who are not of your own faith. I’ve studied the Qur’an and I couldn’t find any verse which directs Muslims to kill non-Muslims. In fact, we are told to live at peace with peoples of other religions. Surah Al-Kahfirul refers to the different religions professed by different people, and says that you have to accept them—"to them their religion, to you your religion." It doesn’t say “to them their religion, and therefore you should fight them.”

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