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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.

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
John Lennon

Pillar. Interfaith

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?"

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

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.

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.

Celebration in Slovakia of 17 Centuries of Religious Freedom
By UPF - Slovakia  
Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Bratislava, Slovakia -  UPF-Slovakia organized a commemoration on Nov. 27, 2013 of the announcement of religious freedom in the Roman Empire in the year 303.      

Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: The World to Come and the Spirit World in the Different Faiths
By Dr. Nurit Hirschfeld, Director, Jerusalem Office for Interfaith and Cooperation among Religions  
Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Jerusalem, Israel - A Jerusalem Interfaith Forum took place on Nov. 26, 2013, in the Ramban Synagogue on the topic of "The World to Come and the Spirit World in the Different Faiths."

Montreal Interfaith Forum: Bridging the Secular State and Religiously Inclusive Society
By Franco Famularo, Secretary General, UPF-Canada  
Thursday, 21 November 2013

Montreal, Canada – A UPF forum in Montreal on Nov. 21, 2013, addressed controversial proposed legislation in the province of Quebec prohibiting government employees working in education and medical institutions from wearing religious symbols.

Promoting a New Paradigm for Sustainable Peace in Virginia
By UPF - Richmond, Virigina, USA  
Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Richmond, Virginia, USA - Leaders in Richmond, Virginia gathered to discuss UPF's proposal for "Sustainable Peace in our Nation and World" on Nov. 19, 2013.

UPF Statement of Solidarity in Face of Vandalism of Places of Worship
By UPF - Argentina  
Friday, 15 November 2013

Buenos Aires, Argentina - UPF-Argentina issued a statement on Nov. 15, 2013, decrying recent instances of vandalism in churches of different faith communities in various cities of Argentina.


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