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.


Day of Peace Observed in London

September 20, 2011

UPF-UK organized forums about peace initiatives in various parts of the world in commemoration of the International Day of Peace: in South London on September 18, at Lancaster Gate in London on September 19, and in the borough of Bromley on September 20.


Day of Peace Observed in Perth, Scotland

September 20, 2011

Perth, Scotland - UPF-Scotland held a UN International Day of Peace event on September 20 in Queen’s Hotel in Perth.


Global Interdependence Day Forum on Islam, Multiculturalism, and the Lessons of Norway

September 12, 2011

London, UK - An event in the House of Lords on the theme of "Islam, Multiculturalism and the Lessons of Norway" marked Global Interdependence Day, Sept. 12, 2011.


Forum in London Considers Sustainable Values

September 2, 2011

London, UK - A program to consider values that would allow sustainable development of humankind was held at 43 Lancaster Gate, UPF-UK's Headquarters.


UPF-UK Statement on the Summer 2011 Riots in England

August 12, 2011

London, UK - UPF-UK issued a statement lamenting the chaos and criminality on the streets of London and other cities of the UK during the summer of 2011 and expressing condolences to bereaved families.


Annual Achievement Awards Presented to British Youth

July 13, 2011

London, UK - Fourteen young adults gave inspirational speeches about their activities and vision before receiving Youth Achievement Awards in the House of Lords on July 13 in an event kindly hosted by Lord King of West Bromwich and organized jointly by the Universal Peace Federation and the Women's Federation for World Peace.


Forum in London on Values That Define Sustainability

July 10, 2011

London, UK - Sustainability, Prof. Lord Bhikhu Parekh explained at a forum on "What Values Define Sustainability" is a normative concept. The purpose of the UPF-UK July 6 gathering at the House of Lords was to consider the moral framework for sustainable development. Lawrence Bloom said the challenge was not simply of economy or the environment but whether humanity could embrace values based on a sustainable worldview.


Youth Seminar on Becoming People of Character

June 19, 2011

Glenprosen, Scotland - The weekend of June 17‐19 was when Scotland's Community Interfaith Society and the local branch of the Universal Peace Federation joined forces to hold a Youth Leadership seminar in the hills and woodlands of Glenprosen in northeast Scotland.


UPF Founders Speak in London

May 11, 2011

London, UK - Returning to London for the first time since founding the UPF in 2005, Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon said they had 'great expectations' for their visit, which culminated in both of them giving public addresses on May 11, first with a special event in the Houses of Parliament.