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The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace centered on universal spiritual and moral values.



Interreligious harmony is God's way of life.
Abednego M. Dlamini

Pillar. Interfaith

Buddhist Temple Hosts New Zealand Ambassadors for Peace
By Geoffrey Prentice, UPF-New Zealand  
Sunday, 02 March 2014

Ellerslie, New Zealand - UPF-New Zealand embarked on a new level of interfaith interaction on March 2, 2014, when the monthly meeting moved from the Peace Embassy to the Pu Shien temple in Ellerslie.

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Christian Leaders Alliance of Peru Meets in Lima
By Dr. Trevor Jones, Executive Director, UPF-Peru  
Friday, 28 February 2014

Lima, Peru - Representatives of different facets of the Christian faith came together at on Feb. 28, 2014, to review the progress that had been made since UPF-Peru initiated the Christian Leaders Alliance at the end of 2012.

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Overview of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014 Observances in 23 Nations
By UPF International  
Friday, 28 February 2014

An overview of observances of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014 organized by UFP in 23 nations.

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Interfaith Activists Dialogue with Buddhists in Bangladesh
By Muhammad Abu Taher, Department of World Religions and Culture, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh  
Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Dhaka, Bangladesh - A "Dialogue Between Interfaith Activists of Bangladesh and Members of Rissho-kossei-kai Bangladesh" was held at Dhaka on Feb. 25, 2014.

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UPF Celebrates World Interfaith Harmony Week in 23 Nations
By UPF International  
Saturday, 08 February 2014

UPF and its network of Ambassadors for Peace celebrated UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2014 with programs at UN offices, UPF peace embassies and a variety of places of worship.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Sensitivity to the Suffering of Others
By UPF - Israel  
Wednesday, 05 February 2014

Kfar Kana, Israel - At the Catholic Melkite church in Kfar Kana, 25 leaders from various religions, academics and peace activists gathered on Feb. 5, 2014 to discuss the topic of "Sensitivity to the suffering of others."

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Conference Commemorates World Interfaith Harmony Week in Prague
By Dr. Juraj Lajda, Secretary General, UPF-Czech Republic  
Monday, 03 February 2014

Prague, Czech Republic - Over 50 people from different denominations came to an interreligious conference celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week at the Community of Christians in Prague on Feb. 3, 2014.

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UPF Statement on Interreligious Dialogue
By UPF International  
Saturday, 01 February 2014

In support of UN General Assembly Resolution 64/81 on the Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, understanding, and cooperation for peace and the proposal introduced by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan for the annual celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, UPF issued a statement in support of interfaith efforts to address critical global problems.

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Toronto Forum on the Role of Culture in Resolving Middle Eastern Conflicts
By Franco Famularo, Secretary General, UPF-Canada  
Sunday, 26 January 2014

Toronto, Canada - Conflicts in the Middle East are not limited to the Israel/Palestine conflict, an Israeli scholar emphasized at a an interfaith forum on Jan. 26, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

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Track 2 Consultation on Syria Held in Geneva
By UPF-International  
Saturday, 25 January 2014

Geneva, Switzerland - UPF convened a “Geneva: Track 2” forum in Switzerland Jan. 23-25, 2014, concurrent with the “Geneva II” inter-governmental conference on the crisis in Syria.

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World Religions Day 2014 to Be Observed in Vienna
By Peter Haider, Secretary General, UPF-Austria  
Saturday, 25 January 2014

Vienna, Austria - World Religions Day will be observed at a program at the Peace Embassy in Vienna Jan. 26, 2014.

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Vatican's Academy of Sciences Convenes Consultation on Syria
By UPF-International  
Monday, 13 January 2014

Vatican City – UPF's president Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, along with the secretary general of UPF-Argentina, Miguel Werner attended a Jan. 13, 2014, consultation at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on "Syria: Can We Remain Indifferent?"

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Asian Interfaith Clergy Network Launched in the Philippines
By Dr. Robert S. Kittel, Director of Education, UPF-Asia, and photojournalist  
Friday, 10 January 2014

Manila, Philippines - The Asian Clergy Leadership Conference was launched in Manila, Philippines, on Jan. 10, 2014, during an International Interfaith Peace Conference

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North American Leadership Conferences Held in 5 Cities
By Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Acting Secretary General, UPF-North America  
Saturday, 14 December 2013

h Washington, DC, USA - UPF-North America organized leadership conferences in the latter part of 2013 on the theme of “Building a Nation and a World of Peace” in Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and Ottawa to build national networks of Ambassadors for Peace.

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Universal Peace Prayer Meeting Held in Dhaka
By UPF - Bangladesh  
Saturday, 07 December 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh - Haqqani Anjuman held its 19th annual Universal Peace Prayer Meeting in Bangladesh Dec. 7, 2013 at the auditorium of the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh.

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