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Marriage and Family

UPF organizes seminars and conferences related to strengthening marriage and family.

Novosibirsk, Russia - A seminar on the family as a school of love and human development on Oct. 17, 2102, aimed at promoting good marriage and strong families in Siberia.

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Taipei, Taiwan - Right after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, well over a hundred nations offered their support to the devastated areas and their people, but Taiwan’s was outstanding with its immediate dispatch of rescue teams and donation of about 20 billion yen. As an expression of gratitude, 20 Japanese Ambassadors for Peace traveled to Taiwan on October 11 to build personal connections with their counterparts.

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Hat Yai City, Songkhla Province, Thailand – An interreligious wedding and marriage rededication of 1,100 took place in Hat Yai and Songkhla on Oct. 7, 2012.

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Bacolod, Philippines - More than a thousand married couples assembled in Bacolod's Garden Royale for an Interfaith Peace Festival on Aug. 26, 2012. Couples arrived excited at the opportunity to jointly renew their wedding vows.

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Sydney, Australia - A celebration of Marriage as a Journey of Love took place in UPF's Oceania Peace Embassy in Sydney on August 25. The program presented the ideal of a God-centered marriage and insight about overcoming the challenges faced in marriage life.

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Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius - The Women's Federation for World Peace organized a Family Values Awareness and Cultural Show in the Municipal Reception Hall of Quatre-Bornes on August 18 for the children they sponsor and their parents or guardians.

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Cheongpyeong, Korea - The founders of UPF, Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, called for a new era of women’s leadership for peace during an assembly hosted by the Women’s Federation for World Peace International in the Cheongshim Peace Center in South Korea on July 16.

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Geneva, Switzerland - A European Leadership Conference took place at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on "The Contribution of the Family to Peace, Human Development and Prosperity" July 5-6, 2012.

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Lagos, Nigeria - A nationwide conference on Marriage and Family as Instruments for Peace and National Development took place June 6-7, 2012 during a time of national mourning after a plane crash in Lagos claimed the lives of 163 people.

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Lagos, Nigeria - A marriage and family conference in Lagos June 5-7 launched a series of events on “Marriage and Family as Instruments for Peace and National Development." Programs are planned in six cities leading up to a national conference and interfaith blessing festival in Abuja later in the year.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina - Under the title “The development of love in the course of life,” a series of meetings took place on May 22 and 29 and June 5 at the Embassy for Peace in Buenos Aires as part of the Marriage and Family Initiative organized by UPF-Argentina.

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New York, USA - The recent publication of The Family and the MDGs: Using Family Capital to Achieve the 8 Millennium Development Goals marks a renewed effort to recognize the family as a critical resource for addressing the most serious global issues..

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