UK Peace Council Conducts Year-End Review

December 5, 2009

London, England - "It's good to see so many Ambassadors for Peace and activists who have worked tirelessly to make this world a better place to live in," said Lord Tarsem King of West Bromwich in opening the biannual meeting of the UK Peace Council. He described the gathering's purpose as to review UPF’s peace efforts and to promote good practices that have been successful.

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Conference in London Marks the International Day of Peace 2009

September 28, 2009

London, England - At a Sept. 21, 2009 conference in London on the International Day of Peace, a scholar called for effective weapons monitoring and a peace activist spoke of the need to reduce war-related spending.  

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Green Economy Discussion in London

September 3, 2009

London, UK - Lawrence Bloom and Murad Qureshi AM discussed the alternatives facing London as a city and the world as a whole due to climate change at a September 3 meeting at the UPF headquarters in London.

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Building Public Support in the UK for Marriage Commitment

July 28, 2009

London, UK - “Promotion of stable marriages and the commitment this requires is one of the most powerful ways we can contribute to rebuilding an unbroken, positive, peaceful Britain,” stated Edward Hartley, at a July 18, 2009 conference in London.

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A. Sajid: Islam, UN Renewal, and Peace

June 1, 2009

Dialogue and agreement must be conscientiously applied and maintained, in order to create bonds of love, care, trust, and confidence. Its prerequisite is proper education and learning from one another. We must speak and act truthfully with compassion. We must treat others as we wish others to treat us. Every human being must be treated fairly, humanly, and with dignity without any fear or discrimination.

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Day of Families Celebrated in London

May 15, 2009

London, United Kingdom - The UN International Day of Families was supported by an enthusiastic, interfaith audience revealing the universal interest and concern for the family. There were presentations on "Preparation and Early Support for Family Life" from Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Hindu, Jain and Unificationists as well as an explanation of the value of Couple Relationship Education.

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Promoting Faith-Based Values at the Time of the G-20 Summit

April 3, 2009

London, United Kingdom - A conference at a House of Parliament committee room on April 2, 2009, contrasted the values promoted by civil society and faith-based groups with the approach of the G-20 Nations Summit.

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UPF Recommendations for the G-20 Nations

April 2, 2009

Leaders of G-20 nations committed themselves to “lay the foundation for reform to help ensure that a global crisis...does not happen again.” UPF promotes a vision of humanity as One Family Under God to prevent further global crises.

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Developing a New Vision for G-20 Nations

March 27, 2009

London, UK - As representatives from the 20 largest national economies of the world prepare to meet in London April 2, the Universal Peace Federation is planning a session on a "New Vision Amid the Economic Crisis" at a House of Commons Committee Room. See UPF's Recommendations for the G-20.

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London Forum on Disarmament for Development

March 14, 2009

‘Will humankind survive more than 100 years?’ was the leading question posed by Dr. Tony Kempster at Lancaster Gate on Monday night. Dr. Kempster, Vice President of the International Peace Bureau, presented an intelligent case for pacifism both in words and song.

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Women's Peace Outreach in Birmingham

March 8, 2009

Birmingham, UK - For years there have been monthly Women's Peace Meetings in Birmingham, the second-largest city in England. An organizer of these gatherings reports on a busy weekend of networking during celebrations of International Women's Day, March 8.

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Celebration of International Women's Day in Edinburgh

March 7, 2009

Edinburgh, Scotland - What better advertisement for cultural diversity and community harmony than a Celebration of International Women’s Day in Edinburgh! The Women’s Federation for World Peace and the Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh welcomed guests with a multi-cultural fashion show, Japanese music, African singers, Flamenco dancers, and a display of Highland dancing.

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Forum in London on Interreligious Cooperation Beyond Dialogue

February 28, 2009

The UPF Interfaith Working Committee in London held a meeting on the theme of Inter-religious Cooperation Beyond Dialogue on Feb. 28, 2009.

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Focus Group in the UK on Marriage and Family

November 23, 2008

The Marriage and Family Focus Group featured presentations and discussions about one of the most important tools available to make any society better and more peaceful: couple relationship education.

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N. Gulliford: Ways Municipal Councils Can Promote Marriage

November 23, 2008

Municipal Councils run marriage registry offices but don't make the best use of this responsibility. Those interested in this subject may like to see what I wrote at Conservative Home Platform under the theme, "The Government could be doing much more to encourage strong relationships." The excellent news since then has been the announcement during her speech to the Conservative Party Conference on 30th September by Maria Miller MP, Shadow Minister for the Family.

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E. Hartley: Address to Focus Group on Marriage and Family

November 23, 2008

Address at a session on Marriage and Family, London, UK, Nov. 22, 2008.

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Peace Festival Lifts up Spiritual Values that Promote Peace

November 23, 2008

London, United Kingdom - A peace festival in the United Kingdom was a sell-out event on November 22 at the London ExCel Center.

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Focus Group on the Environment

November 22, 2008

London, England - On entering the exhibition area in the ExCeL Center on 22nd November, one of the first things that caught everyone’s eye was a dazzling green algae lamp!

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Focus Group on Inter-Religious Cooperation

November 22, 2008

London, England - Although the popularity of the interfaith focus session during GPF-UK could have been predicted, the level of popularity was unprecedented: Extra chairs had to be brought into the conference room even after the focus session had started in order to accommodate the large number of participants.

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Focus Group on Models of Community Cohesion in Urban Europe

November 22, 2008

London, England - The GPF-UK Community Cohesion Focus Group was fortunate to have two Members of Parliament: Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Home Affairs, and Andrew Pelling, Independent for Croydon Central.

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