FOLLOW US

FacebookYoutubeLinkedin

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 2020
S M T W T F S
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Peace Education

Swiss ‘Peace Road’ Seeks UPF Founder’s Path

Switzerland-2017-09-17-Swiss ‘Peace Road’ Seeks UPF Founder’s Path

Geneva, Switzerland—The 2017 Peace Road recalled the visits to Switzerland between 2005 and 2011 of the late UPF founder.

The Swiss chapters of UPF and affiliated organizations Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) and Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) combined this year’s Peace Road event with a commemorative Peace March recalling the visits of Dr. Sun Myung Moon.

As in 2016, the Peace Road event started in front of the UPF Peace Embassy in the town of Belmont-sur-Lausanne. Ten cyclists challenged themselves to bicycle 70 kilometers (about 43.5 miles) to Geneva, to the Place des Nations (UN Square) to show their commitment and dedication to work for lasting peace in this troubled world.

They started at 10:30 a.m., determined to arrive in Geneva by 3:30 p.m., in time to meet the Peace Marchers who were making a pilgrimage to various sites where the “traces of Dr. Sun Myung Moon” could still be felt strongly.

In 2005, reporting on the UPF inaugural address by Dr. Sun Myung Moon in a crowded hall at the Hilton Hotel, the newspaper Tribune de Genève called the UPF founder and his wife “Messiahs of Peace.”

Indeed, the “traces of Dr. Sun Myung Moon” were well remembered in Geneva, from the 1985 conference on the downfall of the Soviet empire, to the various speeches in and out of the United Nations, the World Council of Churches, the InterContinental Hotel as well as the Hilton Hotel, etc., but also the very memorable moments in their close company.
The Peace Marchers, Ambassadors for Peace and FFWPU members remembered the very exciting times spent together with the UPF founders in Geneva.

The cyclists and the Peace Marchers met each other at the appointed time at the Place des Nations. After a few commemorative words the peace activists enjoyed some fellowship and refreshments.

If you find this page helpful and informative please consider making donation. Your donation will help Universal Peace Federation (UPF) provide new and improved reports, analysis and publications to you and everyone around the world.

UPF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible in the United States. Receipts are automatically provided for donations of or above $250.00.

Donate to the Universal Peace Federation: Your donation to support the general programs of UPF.

Donate to the Religious Youth Service (RYS): Your donation will be used for service projects around the world.


Donate to UPF's Africa Projects: Your donation will be used for projects in Africa.




Related Articles

IAAP Assembly: Academics at Korea Conference Launch Peace Association

Seoul, Korea—The World Peace Academic Conference was a fitting inaugural conference for the International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP) under the auspices of UPF.

Slovakia Celebrates Founder’s Centenary

Bratislava, Slovakia—The 100th birthday of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon was honored at a special program held by UPF-Slovakia.

Russian Official Advocates for the Disabled

Moscow, Russia—A deputy of the Vladivostok City Council was interviewed online about his work with socially vulnerable citizens.