UPF-Philippines Sponsors Interreligious Clergy Association

January 14, 2011

Tagum, Philippines - The Universal Peace Federation of the Philippines organized an interreligious conference in strife-torn Mindanao January 10-14 to build bridges of understanding among the Christians, Muslims, and indigenous people.

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Day of Peace in Mindanao, Philippines

September 21, 2010

Davao and Cagayan de Oro, Philippines - To commemorate the UN International Day of Peace, UPF-Davao, in collaboration of the Department Education and its NGO partners, organized a Peace Forum at the Philippine College of Technology on September 20. The following day, UPF-Cagayan de Oro City organized a conference on the theme of “Celebrating Diversity of Race, Tradition, and Culture towards Achieving Peace and Development through a Culture of Heart.”

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A Warm Welcome to the UPF Chairman in the Philippines

August 5, 2010

Manila, Philippines - One their visit to the Philippines UPF Chairman Rev. Hyung Jin Moon and his wife Yeon Ah touched the hearts of people with their insights about prayer, meditation, and dimensions of family love.

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Interreligious Cooperation Promoted in Mindanao

November 13, 2009

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines - The Mindanao Peace Symposium was the first time that Pentecostal pastors dealt directly with Muslim leaders on issues of peace, cooperation, and mutual understanding. A coalition of eight sponsors, including government, NGOs, and religious organizations, brought together participants under the banner of “Peace Development through Inter-Religious Cooperation in Mindanao."

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Mindanao Peace Covenant 2009

November 12, 2009

As Ambassadors for Peace, we, Christians, Muslims and Lumad in Mindanao, particularly the different tribes, different religious groups and organizations in the Islands, resolve and declare as one body bound together in love and faith our confidence in the unyielding love and quiet power of a Divine God to bring about sustainable peace and prosperity to Mindanao.

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Mindanao Tribal Summit Convened

September 27, 2009

Malaybalay, Philippines - In the first tribal summit in Mindanao, which brought together 40 tribal chieftains along with educators, politicians, representatives from international NGOs, and religious practitioners from Christian, Muslim, and indigenous peoples, there was a new focus.

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The Mindanao Model: A Response to Religious and Ethnic Conflict

June 22, 2009

Mindanao, Philippines - The thirty-year-old conflict in Mindanao province in the Philippines has never commanded the world’s attention, despite the massive scale of violence and loss of life. Since 1969, when the fighting between Muslim separatists and the armed forces began under the Marcos regime, the Mindanao conflict has left 160,000 dead and displaced some two million people.

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Mindanao Peace Initiative Steering Committee Convenes

June 6, 2009

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines - The Mindanao Peace Initiative steering committee representing the diversity of the island's Christian, Muslim, and indigenous population met June 4-6 to share their experiences in resolving conflict and build momentum for peace.

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Filipino Religious Youth Service Project Promotes Muslim-Christian Dialogue

May 26, 2009

Nabunturan, Compostela Valley, Philippines - A Religious Youth Service project in Compostela Valley Province May 23-26, 2009, included Muslim-Christian dialogue, visits to a mosque and a church, leadership and peacemaking skills training, daily reflections, a cultural program and community outreach.

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Tour Launches Mindanao Peace Initiative

March 6, 2009

Mindanao, Philippines - The Universal Peace Federation launched the Mindanao Peace Initiative at a gathering in the Philippine House of Representatives, a rally at the Araneta Coliseum, and in cities across Mindanao.

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"One Family under God" Holds Promise for Peace in Mindanao

March 2, 2009

Quezon City, Philippines -Thousands of peacemakers launched the historic Mindanao Peace Initiative at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City near Manila.

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N. Tan: The Philippines Peace Process

February 3, 2009

We are pleased that the Universal Peace Federation is raising public awareness of the need to promote innovative leadership and governance that are responsive to the pressing and complex concerns of our time.

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J. de Venecia: The Need for an Interfaith Council in the UN System

January 31, 2009

The idea of interfaith dialogue that the Universal Peace Federation espouses — that of bringing together the world’s moderates and hence isolating the radicals who would use religion for political ends — is rapidly gaining ground in the world.

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In the News: Palau Ambassadors for Peace Attend Philippine Festival

December 20, 2008

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Global Leaders Endorse "One Big Family Under God" in Manila

December 14, 2008

Manila, Philippines - Religious and political leaders from various nations shared the limelight on December 13 in front of thousands of people at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila in a show of unity and symbolic breaking of cultural barriers to become "one big family under God."

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H.J. Moon: A New Vision of Peace in the Philippines

December 13, 2008

With God’s grace, as surely as light overcomes the darkness, an era of peace and prosperity will emerge from the depths of distrust and hatred. Together, let us dare to dream the greatest dream of all! Let us own the dream to create “One Family under God.”

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Press Coverage During the Global Peace Festival

December 13, 2008

Manila, Philippines - The Philippines is a First World nation, if viewed from a spiritual perspective, Global Peace Festival Chairman Dr. Hyun Jin Moon said at the GPF International Leadership Conference at the Manila Hotel. "It’s fitting that we have come to this nation of the Philippines that some might consider to be a third world nation, but that I truly know from a spiritual perspective is a first world nation."

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Small Acts of Selfless Service throughout Manila

December 10, 2008

Manila, Philippines - Various environmental clean-up projects in neighborhoods and beaches of the Manila area in December 2008 promoted a “culture of service” and greater civic involvement.

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University Beauty Pageant Celebrates Beauty in Service

December 9, 2008

Manila, Philippines - “It completes me as a person and it helps the people to be aware of the great possibilities to realize peace in our country by doing these simple activities,” said Patrixia Santos, a pageant delegate from Bicol University. Delegates from the Mister and Miss University beauty pageant from 24 universities of the Philippines astonished residents of San Andres Barangay 704 as they offered a day of community service.

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In the Philippines, Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

December 8, 2008

Philippines - There’s a saying, “beauty is skin deep.” Well, the Mister and Miss University (MMU) beauty pageant is a contest that’s more than skin deep. On December 6, in fact, the pageant began to look inside the human heart to uncover the character, moral values and the depth of public-mindedness in each of the 46 candidates representing 24 colleges and universities throughout the Philippines.

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