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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.



Peace is freedom in tranquility.
Cicero

Pillar. Interfaith

Dr. Kazi Nurul Islam Makes a Third Visit to the Vatican
By Dr. Kazi Nurul Islam, Secretary General, UPF-Bangladesh  
Monday, 31 March 2014

Dhaka, Bangladesh - In March 2014 Dr. Kazi Nurul Islam, professor of world religions and culture and director of the Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue of Dhaka University, attended an International Programme on the Contribution of Chiara Lubich in Promoting Interreligious Harmony, where he met Pope Francis.

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Fifth General Assembly of UPF-Taiwan Launches Interreligious Council
By Mr. Chai, Mai Hsien, Secretary General, UPF - Taiwan  
Saturday, 29 March 2014

Taipei, Taiwan - At the UPF General Assembly on March 29, 2014 the Taiwan Clergy Leadership Conference and Taiwan Interreligious Peace Council were inaugurated.

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Forum in Luxembourg: Morals with and without God
By Alan Sillitoe, UPF-Luxembourg  
Saturday, 29 March 2014

Luxembourg - Continuing with the theme “Toward a Society Worthy of Man and Woman,” a forum on the topic of “Morals with or without God” took place at the Centre Sociétaire on March 29, 2014.

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Montreal Interfaith Forum: Bridging the Secular State and a Religiously Inclusive Society - Part 2
By UPF - Canada  
Thursday, 20 March 2014

Montreal, Canada - The profound differences between urban centers that are multi-religious and multicultural contrast with views found in culturally homogeneous rural segments of Quebec were discussed at a Montreal forum on March 20, 2014

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Seminar in Vancouver on Sectarianism vs. Universalism
By Alan Wilding, UPF-Vancouver  
Sunday, 16 March 2014

Vancouver, Canada - People of various faiths assembled in Vancouver on March 16, 2014 to discuss the theme of Sectarianism vs. the Universality of Faith.

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Sao Paulo City Council to Observe Annual World Interfaith Harmony Week
By UPF - Brazil  
Thursday, 13 March 2014

Sao Paulo, Brazil - The Sao Paulo Municipal Chamber passed legislation on March 13, 2014, declaring World Interfaith Harmony Week, the first week of February, to be an annual observance. UPF-Brazil has organized UN World Interfaith Harmony Week events at the Sao Paulo City Hall in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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Interfaith Prayers on the 3rd Anniversary of the East Japan Great Earthquake
By UPF - Japan  
Friday, 07 March 2014

Ishinomaki, Japan - Faith leaders representing various creeds offered ritual prayers at a cemetery on March 7, 2014, for those who died as a result of the tsunami and its cause, the East Japan Great Earthquake of March 11, 2011.

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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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