May 18, 2013
Kigali, Rwanda - A seminar on the Role of the Family in Advancing Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity took place in Kigali in May 18, in commemoration of the UN International Day of Families.
December 6, 2012
Toronto, Canada - Hon. Aloysia Inyumba, Minister of Gender and Family Promotion of Rwanda, passed away in Kigali, Rwanda on December 6 after a long illness. As the keynote speaker at the 2012 national conference in Toronto of UPF and the Women's Federation for World Peace-Canada, she gave a compelling description of the special role of families in promoting a culture of peace after the Rwanda genocide of 1994.
June 9, 2012
“Promoting Strong Family Values” is one of the driving forces of the Rwandan society. I am here to share the experience of Rwanda and the lessons we can learn as global citizens on how we can restore a family and a society once it has been destroyed.
May 19, 2012
Kigali, Rwanda - UPF-Rwanda Chapter held a commemoration of the International Day of Families at the Alpha Palace Hotel in Kigali on May 19. In the conference Hall were more than 150 people from different walks of life, including politicians, religious leaders, business entrepreneurs, academicians, artists, and ordinary people.
October 29, 2011
Kigali, Rwanda - UPF held a conference on "The Significance of Marriage and Family for Peace and Human Development" on October 29 at the Alpha Palace Hotel in Kigali.
September 24, 2011
Kigali, Rwanda - The International Day of Peace program at the New Hope Technical Institute on September 24 included prayers, ceremonies, traditional dances, and songs. This was the first time that the UN International Day of Peace was celebrated in the Central District of Kigali.
June 10, 2011
Kigali, Rwanda - UPF-Rwanda, together with other partners, joined the rest of the world in marking the UN International Day of Families with a June 5 event in Kigali on the theme "The Family, a Building Block for World Peace."
June 3, 2010
I appreciate what Universal Peace Federation is doing to work for peace. It is an appeal to everybody to have and make peace. But you will agree with me that, with all my respect to all peace warriors, that to be successful in bringing peace, in making peace for others, you need peace in your heart, peace in your family, peace in your neighborhood, peace in your community. For you cannot give what you don’t have!
June 5, 2008
Jean Paul Samputu is one of only two members of his family to survive the atrocities that took place in his homeland of Rwanda. Samputu lost his parents, three brothers and a sister. In October of 1990 he had been imprisoned along with other Tutsis for six months. Upon returning to his village he was warned by his father to leave because as a well-known musician his life would be in danger in the outbreak of violence that would only be a matter of time.
November 13, 2006
Rwanda - Several American Christian leaders traveled to Rwanda to deliver the UPF peace message at rallies around the country.