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Marriage and Family

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

Panama City, Panama - Panama and its 3 million people are finding new energy as a strategically important nation for uniting the Americas. The Central American nation is e strategic transportation link and a financial hub, but 40 percent of the population is poor and there are serious drug-abuse and moral problems among the youth. Because of this, many government and civic leaders are inspired to become Ambassadors for Peace.

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The International Relief Friendship Foundation trained 20 women from a poor area of Harare in microfinancing on Oct. 27, 2007 and gave them a small grant to start selling vegetables.

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The Marriage and Family Committee of the UPF National Peace Council spent one year investigating what the field of marriage and family in the UK entails, and gave their report on April 10, 2008.

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“We can’t fit any more people in” Patricia was overhead saying to Velimira, at about 8.00 pm on the evening of April 1, 2008. “We’d better lock the door.”

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The fifth anniversary of the Watford Bridge of Peace was celebrated on March 30, 2008 at the Multi-Cultural Community Center in Watford, a town 34 kilometers northwest of London.

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UPF-Eurasia Assistant Secretary General Konstantin Krylov came from Moscow for the occasion, and gave the welcoming address, reporting on UPF history and activities worldwide. Then, St. Petersburg UPF Director Ilya Zakharov gave presentations on the "Need for Character Education" and "the Family as the School of Love."

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St. Petersburg, Russia - The UPF chapter of St. Petersburg, Russia, held its second regional meeting in the form of a seminar on "Strengthening the Family as the Foundation for a Stable Society."

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Cheonan, Korea - The 1,634 couples participating in the July 5, 2007 World Peace Blessing in Cheonan, Korea included some newlywed couples and others rededicating their unions.

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One hundred and eleven educators—superintendents, principals and values education teachers—in the National Capital Region (NCR) attended a two-day Educators' Training Workshop on Character Education at the ICEF International Youth Center in Tanay, Rizal, Philippines June 23-24, 2007.

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Seoul, Korea - A “Peacebuilding in Action” session at UPF's World Summit in Seoul in February featured women exploring practical applications of peacebuilding principles.

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Seoul, Korea - At what could be the shortest notice yet, 70 women from at least 37 nations convened in Seoul, Korea March 28-31 for the first Women for Peace Summit. This gathering was living proof of the capacity of women to respond, even under challenging circumstances, to bringing the strengths of women in peacemaking and peacebuilding to the fore.

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