World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Manila

February 7, 2014

Manila, Philippines - In support of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, UPF-Philippines organized a program on Feb. 7 at the UPF Peace Embassy in Manila in which prayers from many traditions were read.

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Filipinos Celebrate Marriage and Family

January 12, 2014

Manila, Philippines - An Interfaith Peace Festival took place Jan. 11, 2014 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, east of Manila.

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Conference in Manila on Healthy Families as the Key to World Peace

January 12, 2014

Manila, Philippines - The opening session of the International Interfaith Peace Conference in Manila, Philippines on Jan. 10, 2014 emphasized loving one's enemy.

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Asian Interfaith Clergy Network Launched in the Philippines

January 10, 2014

Manila, Philippines - The Asian Clergy Leadership Conference was launched in Manila, Philippines, on Jan. 10, 2014, during an International Interfaith Peace Conference

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UPF Appeals for Aid to Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

November 7, 2013

UPF is appealing for aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines Nov. 7, 2013, creating massive destructive loss of life and displacement of persons without adequate water, housing or sanitation.

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Day of Peace Observed at Ceremonies and a Forum in Mindanao

September 21, 2013

Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao, Philippines - For the International Day of Peace, UPF-Philippines organized a pole-planting ceremony, a forum, and a poster-making contest.

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For a Filipina Ambassador for Peace, Peace Is a Way of Life

September 21, 2013

For Bai Rohaniza “Honey” Sumndad- Usman, peace is a way of life. Honey is the recipient of a 2013 “Emerging Peace Champion” Award that highlights women who empower communities and are exemplary peacebuilders. She was appointed an Ambassador for Peace in 2007 by UPF and is also a Princeton Global Network Awardee for World’s Most Accomplished Individuals for year 2009-2010.

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International Leadership Conference Held in the Philippines

January 12, 2013

Manila, Philippines - An International Leadership Conference on “Universal Principles of Peace and Leadership: A New Paradigm for Building a World of Peace” took place in Manila Jan. 11-12, 2013.

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Interfaith Peace Blessing Festival Held in Bacolod, Philippines

August 26, 2012

Bacolod, Philippines - More than a thousand married couples assembled in Bacolod's Garden Royale for an Interfaith Peace Festival on Aug. 26, 2012. Couples arrived excited at the opportunity to jointly renew their wedding vows.

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Leadership Conference in Mindanao Promotes Interfaith Harmony

March 31, 2012

Davao, Mindanao, Philippines - An International Leadership Conference took place in Davao, the principal city on the island of Mindanao, co-sponsored by the Mayor of Davao. The theme for the March 29-30 conference was "The Role of Interfaith Harmony and Good Governance in Peace and Development."

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Interfaith Peace Blessing Festival Held in Mindanao, Philippines

March 31, 2012

Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines - The provincial government of Sultan Kudarat joined with UPF to co-host an Interfaith Peace Festival in southwestern Mindanao on March 31, 2012.

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C.S. Yong: Address to International Leadership Conference in Mindanao

March 30, 2012

A leader with the heart of a parent is someone who sacrifices unconditionally. This is the nature of a parent, wanting to give, and give, and give, and still trying to give more.

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T. Walsh: Address to International Leadership Conference in Mindanao

March 29, 2012

Mindanao is often in the news as a place of tension and conflict, and as a place where religious differences between Muslims and Christians as well as ethnic differences contribute to the tensions.

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Pursuing Good Governance in Mindanao

March 20, 2012

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines - A province of Mindanao with a Muslim governor of a majority Christian population, Sultan Kudarat is known for its commitment to serving the needs of its people.

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L.N. Cabactulan: The Price of Violence and the Dividends in Healing the Wounds of History

February 15, 2012

Violence can be defined as the deprivation of inalienable rights that define one's humanity. As a function of its impact on individuals and societies, violence can also be defined as inaction or silence. I would submit that violence is a counter value that must be addressed by bringing to bear the values we hold dear.

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Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Cagayan de Oro

February 11, 2012

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines - In commemoration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, UPF-Mindanao organized a one-day seminar on February 11 for Ambassadors for Peace with the theme: “Love of God and Love of the Neighbor/Love of the Good and Love of the Neighbor".

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Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Mindanao

February 6, 2012

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines - UPF-Philippines together with the Provincial Government of Sultan Kudarat on the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines led by the Governor of the province, Hon. Datu Suharto T. Mangudadatu, Al Haj, celebrated the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week on February 6 with a flag raising ceremony at the Sultan Kudarat Gymnasium and Cultural Center.

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Day of Families Observed in Cagayan de Oro

May 15, 2011

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines - UPF-Mindanao supported the worldwide observance of the International Day of Families on May 15 by celebrating with a special family gathering at Barangay Nazareth Plaza, Cagayan de Oro City.

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L.A. Alaban: Proposals for Peacebuilding in Mindanao

February 22, 2011

Many analysts have stated that the international community should come together through the UPF to establish a sustainable spiritual, moral, and economic mechanisms in Mindanao.

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L.A. Alaban: Address to the International Leadership Conference

February 9, 2011

Religion is the spiritual power moving into an era of interfaith cooperation and universal peace. Religion is dynamic and active. It is dealing with the living issues of world peace in the realm of quantum physics. Academics talk of action-reaction laws: that for every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction and that the reaction is always greater than the action. Such reaction is very much needed to address the century-long Mindanao conflict in the Philippines.

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