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Ambassadors for Peace

UPF Azerbaijan concluded a successful meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, on October 11, 2007, the last day of Ramadan. The event, which included a dinner for 200 participants, was sponsored and guided by Ambassador for Peace Dr Akif Kerimov, the President of "Kur Xazar." He had invited his friends to receive Ambassador for Peace certificates. As it was the last day of Ramadan, he also invited everyone to eat Holy Food in order to conclude the fast.

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In Amman, Jordan, Dr. Ghazi Tayyeb got a phone call one day last year from a friend who said, “Are you an Ambassador for Peace?” The soft-spoken former Commander-in-Chief of UN Forces in Croatia said yes.The caller replied, “Prove to me that you are really an Ambassador for Peace.”

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Our good friend and colleague, Professor Tor Ragnar Gerholm, Ambassador for Peace, died at the age of 81.

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As a follow up to his visit to Jakarta, Indonesia in March 2006, Tony Blair, then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, launched an Indonesian-UK Islamic Advisory Group to promote better understanding between Islam and the West.

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The National Peace Council (NPC) of Liberia was launched May 6 in Monrovia by the President of Liberia, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who was represented by Youth & Sports Minister, Councellor Jamessetta Howard Wolokollie at the Monrovia City Hall. Support for the work of the NPC was declared by a representative from UNMIL, the UN mission in Liberia.

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In December 2005, tensions arose in the Cronulla suburb of Sydney between local Australian residents and young people of Middle Eastern background. There was a dispute about how women were dressed at the beach. Muslim youth started sending messages by phone to all Middle Eastern and Lebanese youth to invite them to get together on the beach and fight the Australians. There was violence between both sides for several days.

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