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. "


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


M. Braybrooke: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on the contribution of Interfaith work


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.


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.


Walking the Pilgrim Way to Raise Funds for Africa

October 23, 2012

Canterbury, UK - "After 8 days finally reached Canterbury Cathedral!" Ashley Crosthwaite tweeted after a 140-mile trek in rain and sunshine from Winchester Cathedral to the historic pilgrimage destination of Canterbury to raise awareness and funds for charitable projects in Africa.


Day of Peace Commemorated in the Scottish Parliament

September 12, 2012


Edinburgh, Scotland - "The Way to Permanent Peace" was the theme of a meeting in the Scottish Parliament on September 12 in commemoration of the International Day of Peace.


Youth Achievement Awards Presented in the House of Commons

July 3, 2012

London, UK - The annual Youth Achievement Award Ceremony of UPF and the Women's Federation for World Peace in the UK took place July 3, 2012 at the House of Commons.


London Conference on Protecting the Unempowered and Dispossessed

June 16, 2012

London, UK - A European Leadership Conference in London June 15-17 considered "Human Rights and the Protection of the Un-Empowered and the Dispossessed." Distinguished delegates from many European countries were in attendance.


Africa Day Forum Held in the House of Lords

May 24, 2012

London, UK - A day before Africa Day (May 25), UPF-UK organized an engaging discussion in the House of Lords about peace, security, and development in Africa.


Day of Families Observed in London

May 15, 2012

London, UK - The UN International Day of the Family was commemorated in the House of Lords on May 15.


International Women's Day Commemorated in London

March 12, 2012

London, UK - In Committee Room 4 of the House of Lords, Baroness Sandip Verma hosted the 2012 celebration of UN International Women's Day on March 12 organized by UPF UK and its partners, Women's Federation for World Peace and the Association for the Development of Mongolian Women in Europe.


London Human Rights Forum: How Far Have We Progressed?

December 10, 2011

London, UK - UPF-Europe organized an International Leadership Conference in London December 8-10 on the theme 'Commemorating Human Rights Day 2011: How Far Have We Progressed?'


Marriage and Family Seminar in Edinburgh

November 20, 2011

Edinburgh, Scotland - UPF-Scotland held a “Marriage and Family” seminar at the Radisson Hotel, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, on November 20, with panelists from several faith traditions.


Shree Kumar Swamiji Appointed Ambassador for Peace

November 15, 2011

London, UK - His Holiness Brahmrishi Shree Kumar Swamiji was presented with an Ambassador for Peace certificate by the Universal Peace Federation-UK on November 15. The Hindu leader was on a visit to the UK during the UK's Interfaith Week.


Concern in London for the Street Children of Ulaan Baatar

October 14, 2011

London, UK - An October 14 event in the House of Lords called attention to the plight of the street children in Ulaan Baatar, the capital of Mongolia, during the winter.