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Marriage and Family

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

New York, USA - The NGO Committee on the Family at the UN headquarters in New York met on Feb. 14, 2014 to address  “Global Perspectives on Family Well-Being: Work-Family and Intergenerational Issues Reconsidered.”

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Okpoma, Yala, Nigeria – Over 400 couples and widows gathered on Feb. 8, 2014 at the Christ the King School field in Okpoma Yala in Cross River State, Nigeria for a special community blessing program.

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Manila, Philippines - An Interfaith Peace Festival took place Jan. 11, 2014 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, east of Manila.

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Manila, Philippines - The opening session of the International Interfaith Peace Conference in Manila, Philippines on Jan. 10, 2014 emphasized loving one's enemy.

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Toronto, Canada - More than 50 Ambassadors for Peace and delegates of diverse religions and cultures attended a Jan. 11, 2014, conference in Toronto on "Stable Families Bring Prosperity, Peace, and Integrity to the Nation."

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Manado, Indonesia - Every day the audience grew for the Dec. 9-11 conference on "Ideal Families and Transformational Leadership: Towards a Nation of Peace, Unity and Prosperity" in Indonesia's Sulawesi island. One educator reported that the presentations gave her a new vision and renewed hope for Indonesia's youth.

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Paramaribo, Suriname - Ambassadors for Peace participated in a training program on Nov. 30 about helping men with an impulse for domestic violence. Eleven people attended the five-hour training offered by Dr. Iwoma Smoktunowiscz, a psychiatrist from the Netherlands.

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Taipei, Taiwan - An estimated 300,000 people gathered on Nov. 30 in downtown Taipei in support of traditional marriage and family. Based on decades of interfaith dialogue, UPF-Taiwan was part of the Interreligious Coalition for Cherishing the Family and encouraged Buddhist, Taoist, Confucianist and Muslim leaders to participate.

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Luanda, Angola - UPF-Africa Regional Director Dr. Katsumi Otsuka made his first visit to Angola from Nov. 7 to 11, 2013, to participate in a UPF conference and visit Ambassadors for Peace.

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Paramaribo, Suriname - “How can perpetrators or potential perpetrator of domestic crimes be helped not to engage in such behavior?” was the theme of a Nov. 2 rally at in Paramaribo. The issue was addressed from spiritual, political, and legal perspectives.

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Novosibirsk, Russia - Across the street from the A.S. Pushkin Library in Novosibirsk, a bust of Pushkin was erected on Oct. 19 on the threshold of the UN International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures. At the ceremony, a Young Ambassador for Peace from Cameroon spoke about the value of interethnic and interracial marriages, using as an example Russia's greatest poet, whose great-grandfather was African.

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Luanda, Angola - The Women's Federation for World Peace-Angola organized an educational seminar September 6-8 for 48 women to inspire and empower them to spread the principles of peace in their communities and the nation.

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