UPF-UK Hosts Prof. Akbar Ahmed on His 'Journey into Europe' Tour

May 18, 2014

London, UK - UPF-UK hosted Prof. Akbar Ahmed on May 18, 2014, as part of the renowned scholar's tour of Europe on a research project to write a book entitled Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Empire.

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International Day of Families Observed in Scotland

May 18, 2014

Glasgow, Scotland - To commemorate the International Day of Families, the Glasgow Peace Federation, an affiliate of UPF, had a meeting in the hall of St. Peter's Church in Glasgow's historic Partick burgh on May 17, 2014. The event drew around 20 people of all ages and backgrounds on a Cup-final afternoon.

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Concert in London Raises Funds for North Korean Children's Hospital

April 12, 2014

London, UK - A charitable concert at 43 Lancaster Gate, London, on April 12, 2014 raised funds for humanitarian projects to benefit North Korean children.

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'Inspiring Change' Is Theme of International Women's Day Observance in London

March 13, 2014

London, UK - "Inspiring Change" was the theme of the International Women's Day observance that took on March 12 at the House of Lords, hosted by Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma, under secretary of state for energy and climate change. Speakers included Baroness Meral Ece-Hussein.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in London

February 5, 2014

London, UK - World Interfaith Harmony Week was commemorated in the House of Lords Feb. 5, 2014 by Youth UPF- UK with an evening of music and presentations on interfaith harmony from the perspectives of young adults of different faiths.

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UK Peace Council Hears Updates on UPF-UK's Peace Initiatives

December 8, 2013

London, UK - UPF-UK convened its annual Peace Council meeting on Dec. 7 in its Lancaster Gate headquarters to review progress in its peace initiatives during the year. The day included sessions on values, activities promoting peace, humanitarian efforts and a Youth UPF concert to raise funds for a peace project in Jerusalem.

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European Leadership Conference in London Addresses Human Rights

November 23, 2013

London, UK - "Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard?" was the theme of a European Leadership Conference Nov. 21-22 in the Houses of Parliament in London. Muslim, Jewish and Christian speakers addressed issues of religious inclusion in Europe, and activists described challenges faced by immigrants and refugees in Europe.

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A. Sajid: Syria's Current Situation and the Requirements of Sustainable Peace

October 14, 2013

I appeal to the human conscience to make a swift move defending human rights to rein in the savagery being committed against innocent children and the elderly in Syria. I share UPF’s appeal to the United Nations and the major powers to redouble their efforts for a diplomatic solution. Meanwhile, leaders of the world’s great faith traditions, especially Muslims, Jews and Christians, should come together in the search for a solution that brings an end to the bloodshed.

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Update in London on UPF Middle East Peace Programs

October 1, 2013

London, UK - David Fraser-Harris, UPF-Middle East Secretary General, described some of UPF's activities in the region during a rare visit to London Oct. 1, 2013.

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Annual Achievement Awards Presented to British Youth

July 10, 2013

London, UK - The Youth Achievement Awards 2013 presentation on July 10 was an inspirational occasion featuring the sincere idealism of 12 young adults. Convened by the Universal Peace Federation and the Women's Federation for World Peace in the House of Commons, it was hosted by Mr. Virendra Sharma MP.

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Dr. B.K. Modi Appointed Ambassador for Peace

June 30, 2013

London, UK - Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi was presented with an Ambassador for Peace certificate on June 30 at the conclusion of a day's conference of the Global Citizen Forum in London. Dr. Modi is a renowned businessman, philanthropist, and Chairman of Spice Global. He was appointed by the United Nations as the Coordinator for the Indian subcontinent for the Millennium World Peace Summit. He has promoted interfaith cooperation and a global vision that has great similarity with UPF's founding concept of humanity being one family of a loving God.

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M.P. Brann: Africa Day 2013 and the Relationship of Europe and Africa

June 4, 2013

UPF-Europe Secretary General, Mark Brann, spoke of the relationship of Europe and Africa at an Africa Day program at the House of Lords in London on June 4. "

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Africa Day Celebrated in London

June 4, 2013

London, UK - Africa Day was celebrated in a UPF-UK organized event on June 4 with a variety of perspectives in a packed House of Lords committee room kindly hosted by Baroness Howells of St. Davids. The event was also graced by a visiting delegation from UPF-Nigeria.

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Day of Families Observed in London

May 17, 2013

London, UK - UPF-UK commemorated the International Day of Families on May 16 at 43 Lancaster Gate, London. This year's UN International Family Day theme, "Advancing Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity" is very appropriate tor UPF's ideals of creating "one Family under God," which is based on development of good families serving the community.

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UK Youth Council Discusses Social Media and Faith Communities

May 1, 2013

London, UK - “The Impact of Social Media on Faith Communities” was the theme of a program presented May 1, 2013 in the UK House of Commons by the Youth Interfaith Council. 

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In Memoriam: Baroness Margaret Thatcher

April 8, 2013

It was with deep regret that UPF learned of the passing on April 8 of UK's renowned former Prime Minister and dear friend Baroness Thatcher, after a stroke. We join with so many others around the nation and the entire world in mourning her passing and expressing our heartfelt condolences to her family.

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International Women's Day Observed in London

March 13, 2013

London, UK - An observance of UN International Women's Day 2013 was organized by the Universal Peace Federation and its friends and supporting organizations on March 13 in the House of Commons, hosted by Mr. Virendra Sharma MP.

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M. Braybrooke: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on the contribution of Interfaith work

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UPF-UK Peace Council Holds Annual Meeting

December 8, 2012

London, UKThe UPF-UK Annual Peace Council meeting on December 8 was a full day of the ideals and values as expressed by European UPF Chairman Dr. Yong Cheon Song and UK UPF-Chairman Jack Corley. Mark Brann, UPF-Europe Secretary General, summarized developments worldwide especially reporting on the development of the European Leadership Conference series and the North Korean Medical Project.

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Youth Interfaith Council Launched in the UK

November 28, 2012

London, UK -  A splendid event in the British House of Lords launched a Youth Interfaith Council on November 28. The 56 attendees included two members of the House of Lords, youth activists, and some people who were attending their first interfaith gathering.

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