South African Ambassadors for Peace Honored

December 2, 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa—More than 120 dignitaries attended a gala dinner held to honor 26 new UPF Ambassadors for Peace.

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International Day of Peace Observed in South Africa

September 2, 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa—Constructing a peace blueprint by which different groups join in building a nonviolent South Africa was the focus of a dialogue seminar.

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South Africans Encouraged to Use Peace Principles

January 19, 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa—“Interfaith Peacebuilding in South Africa” was the theme of a UPF-South Africa meeting.

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UPF-South Africa Leadership Has Mandate to Bring Peace

December 4, 2015

Johannesburg, South Africa—UPF’s new president and Executive Committee have a mandate to promote peace in communities that have experienced anti-social and xenophobic behavior.

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African Religious Leaders Discuss UPF Founders' Vision

January 27, 2015

SouthAfrica DPSeminar 2015 01 27Johannesburg, South Africa - The executive committee of the All African Federation of Churches (AAFC) attended a three-day introduction to the teachings of UPF Founder Dr. Sun Myung Moon.

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South African Permanent Mission Hosts Japanese Tea Ceremony

December 3, 2014

New York, United States—South Africa’s permanent representative to the United Nations was the host of a Japanese tea ceremony to which 10 diplomats came.

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Africa Day 2014 Observed in Johannesburg

May 25, 2014

Johannesburg, South Africa - UPF-South Africa commemorated Africa Day, May 25, 2014, with the theme: “Commemorating Africa Day with Prayer and Devotion.” More than 16 different religious organizations were invited to share in the commemoration of this day.

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Maseko and Leballo: Commemorating the Life of Nelson Mandela

December 17, 2013

On December 5, 2013, the first Black democratically elected President of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla, Mandela, passed on to the spirit world and was buried on December 15, 2013, in his village of Qunu, an Eastern Cape village of South Africa.

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A Tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013

As the news of the passing of Nelson Mandela flashed around the world at cyber speed, tributes began to pour forth from world leaders and statesmen, pontiffs and clergymen, and citizens of every nation. He was a man who put his life on the line for justice in his early years, suffered a third of his life in prison and later forgave his tormentors at his liberation from prison for the good of the people and as a example to heal a broken nation.

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Interfaith Seminar on Africa's Contribution to Global Consciousness

August 18, 2013

Johannesburg, South Africa - An interfaith seminar was organized in Johannesburg by the International Sufi School Aug. 17-18, 2013 on the theme: “Non-Violence Across the World: Africa’s Contribution to the Dawn of a New Consciousness for Humanity.”

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Seminar in South Africa on Leadership and Character Education

August 9, 2013

Seplan, Queenstown District, South Africa – Twenty-five bishops and pastors of the United Methodist Church of Southern Africa (UMCOSA) attended a Seminar on Leadership and Character Education Aug. 8-9, 2013, at Seplan, Queenstown.

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Seminars for Ministers in Southern Africa

September 25, 2011

Johannesburg, South Africa - Four Christian ministers from Malawi and Zimbabwe took part in seminars organized by UPF-Southern Africa on September 15-19 and 22-25 at Wendywood, Johannesburg on the theme: “God Is the Parent of All Humankind.”

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Cleaning Campaign near Johannesburg

August 9, 2011

Johannesburg, South Africa - August is Women's month in South Africa and on August 9, the Women's Federation for World Peace, in partnership with the Family Federation for World Peace, undertook an educational and cleaning campaign in Alexandra. Alexandra is a township on the outskirts of Johannesburg and it was recently in the news for being infested with rats.

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In the News: 2010 is the Year of Peace and Security in Africa

April 30, 2010

Durban, South Africa — the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Jean Ping, has called for all nations in Africa to support the objectives of the 2010 Year of Peace and Security in Africa, through engaging in activities to Make Peace Happen in Africa in 2010 and beyond.

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Z. Mandela: A Global Movement for Good

February 18, 2010

My father, Nelson Mandela, spent 67 years of his life actively devoted to promoting and bringing about social change. On Mandela Day the Nelson Mandela Foundation asks individuals to symbolically give at least 67 minutes of their time in service to their communities in whichever way they choose.

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Character Education Camp in Johannesburg

December 27, 2009

Johannesburg, South Africa - Teenagers from Swaziland and South Africa took part in a camp on Character Education from December 14-26. The purposes were to help these youths build their character and empower them to deal with the challenges facing them today.

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B. Holomisa: Challenges of Governance in South Africa and Beyond

November 22, 2008

Leadership and good governance are intertwined issues. In the context of this particular conference and the theme we are discussing, the democratic principles of accountability and tolerance are paramount.

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Character Education Welcomed by South African Teachers

June 20, 2008

The principal and 24 elementary school teachers at the Bloekombos Primary School, Kraaifontein, in Cape Town, South Africa, were happy to be introduced to the Universal Peace Federation’s character education program on June 19-20, 2008.

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Promoting a Cooperative Vision for South Africa

January 14, 2008

A delegation from the Universal Peace Federation had an audience with the recently elected President of the African National Congress, Mr. Jacob Zuma, on January 14, 2008, at the ANC headquarters, Lithuli House, in downtown Johannesburg.

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Peace Tour Inaugurates UPF in South Africa

November 12, 2005

Seven hundred people gathered in the Sandton Convention Center to inaugurate the Universal Peace Federation in South Africa. Among the participants were Hon. Dorothy Motubatse-Hounkpatin, representing the Deputy President of South Africa.

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