Day of Peace in London, England

September 23, 2010

London, UK - UPF-UK's September 23 commemoration of the International Day of Peace featured two speakers about youth development projects in London and an expert on the Sudan and Darfur.

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Consultation in London on an Interreligious Council

September 1, 2010

London, UK - The proposal for an interreligious council at the United Nations, initiated by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon as the founding purpose of the Universal Peace Federation, was emphasized by his son Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, at the House of Commons. His keynote address referenced the heritage of interreligious consultations within the UK.

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Annual Achievement Awards Presented to British Youth

July 14, 2010

London, UK - From campaigners against child soldiers in Africa to those who were battling gang violence on the streets of London or environment clean up service projects, the common theme of the Youth Achievement Awards event in the House of Lords Committee Room on July 14 was exemplary young people who, as Tom Brake MP commented, had ‘got off their butts and in some cases had put their life on the line to make a difference’

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Book Release: 7/7 Bombing, Muslim Perspectives

July 8, 2010

London, UK - The July 7, 2005 bombings in London affected British Muslims in an unprecedented way with questions about their loyalty, Britishness, and the nature of their belonging in our society. In a book released on July 7, British Muslims offer reflections and condolences.

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British Muslims Give Perspectives on 7-7 Attacks

July 7, 2010

London, UK - A book launch on July 7, 2010, in the House of Lords introduced 7/7 Muslim Perspectives, compiled by Murtaza Shibli containing responses by various British Muslims to the July 7, 2005 bombings in London.

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Africa Day Commemorated in Birmingham, UK

June 23, 2010

Birmingham, UK - The Universal Peace Federation and Women's Federation for World Peace in Birmingham hosted an event in honor of Africa Day. Over 100 people came together, with representatives from 12 different African countries present.

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Poem: Forgiveness

June 7, 2010

If someone has done wrong, compassion can heal us – if not them too.
Forgiving ourselves – is our gift – to the world of peace – to me and you.

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Honoring a Legacy of Peace in London

June 7, 2010

London, UK - A unique and special 'Legacy of Peace' event commemorated the life and work of notable Ambassadors for Peace within a one-day conference on June 7 examining 'Forgiveness and Reconciliation.' In attendance were people from all faith backgrounds and leaders and pioneers in interfaith.

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Conference in London on Forgiveness and Reconciliation

June 7, 2010

London, UK - A conference on June 6, 2010, titled ‘Reconciliation and Forgiveness in Interpersonal Relationships and in the Community’ was chaired by distinguished Christian and Muslim leaders.

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World Environment Day Observed in London

June 4, 2010

London, England - "We are the product of 14 1/2 billion years of evolution, but the next 14 1/2 years will prove if we are viable as a species,"' stated Lawrence Bloom at a World Environment Day program in London on June 4, 2010.

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Day of Families Celebrated in Milton Keynes, UK

May 15, 2010

Milton Keynes, UK - An event focusing on Families and Migration gathered about 35 people at the Quaker Centre, Milton Keynes, on May 15, observing UN International Day of Families 2010.

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London Symposium on the Impact of Migration on Families

May 15, 2010

London, UK - UPF-UK sponsored an International Day of Families symposium May 16 on the theme chosen by the UN for 2010: ‘Impact of Migration on Families Around the World.’

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In Memoriam: Om Parkash Sharma, MBE

May 11, 2010

London, UK - On May 11, 2010 Mr. Om Parkash Sharma, MBE, passed away. Mr. Sharma was a great friend of the Universal Peace Federation and an Ambassador for Peace. Hearing more about his life from his family members extended our understanding of his kindness to a much wider realm of his life. He was able to touch so many people with his compassion and care.

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How Much Is Britain Really Helping Africa?

April 26, 2010

London, UK - 'Globalisation has impoverished resource-rich developing African nations' was a recurring theme during an early Africa Day 2010 event to coincide with the UK election campaign.

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Joint Faiths Celebration in London

April 16, 2010

London, UK - A Joint Faiths Celebration brought together 80 people on April 16, 2010, for a time of sharing, talk, reading, food, music, and drama highlighting the significance of Mawlid An-Nabi (Birth of Prophet Mohammed), Pesach (Passover), Easter, and Vaisakhi.

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World Minorities Alliance Launched in UK

April 11, 2010

London, England – UPF-UK Secretary General, Robin Marsh, was invited to address the UK launch of the World Minorities Alliance.

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A Celebration in London of Women's Achievements

March 14, 2010

London, UK - ‘Celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present and future' was the theme of a March 14 celebration of the UN’s International Women’s Day.

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European Leadership Conference, December 2009

December 13, 2009

Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands - Glory House and our Dutch UPF staff were very welcoming to the 50 Ambassadors for Peace and staff from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Norway, Denmark, Bosnia, Greece, and the Netherlands who attended the December European Leadership Conference.

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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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