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Peace Education

UPF organizes seminars and conferences that present core values and universal principles of peacebuilding.

Seoul, Korea - With most of Seoul still celebrating the lunar New Year, 400 delegates of UPF from 135 nations met on February 1 for the global organization’s first annual assembly.

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A national inter-religious advisory council for Sri Lanka is being considered favorably by the President. The expertise of the UPF together with availability of vast funds at its disposal would be of immense benefit to the proposed religious advisory council and also for our economic development.

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The phrase “carrying thorns to ask for forgiveness” has become a traditional Chinese expression for deep repentance.

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Nelson Mandela is honored as a true statesman. Black people look upon him with pride, and white people regard him with respect. This is not simply because he spent 28 years in apartheid jails but because he established a unique system for uncovering the truth about injustices and bringing about reconciliation on a person-to-person level.

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Gandhi built the notion of satyagraha (the power of truth, translated as non-violence in Western languages) based on the ancient concept of ahimsa (the refusal to harm). Gandhi believed that there is a common truth to humanity, which is veiled or hidden when there is conflict, and that nonviolence is the way to restore this truth.

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Declaring the world to be at a pivotal "historic turning point," Reverend Dr. Sun Myung Moon asked an international peace gathering to consider, "Can everlasting world peace take root, or are we doomed to repeat the 20th century's dark and oppressive history of war and conflict?" Addressing a standing-room-only house in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Reverend Moon spoke on the topic, "God's Ideal Family: The Model for World Peace." The address marked the inauguration of the Universal Peace Federation, convening in New York City with 376 delegates from 157 nations.

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New York, USA - Just three days before the opening of the historic 60th Assembly of the UN, the inaugural conference of the Universal Peace Federation took place, Sept. 11-14, 2005.

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The idea for a national tour on the theme of India's Common Legacy of Faith, Family and Peace was conceived during a International Leadership Convocation held in Washington, DC in April.

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Dr. Shivamurthy Shivacharya, head of the Taralabalu Ashram of the Lingayat tradition, hosted a family summer camp at his ashram in Sirigere from May 26-31, 2004.

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Door-to-door outreach and meetings in various settings offered opportunities to communicate hopes for peace and reconciliation and build personal relationships in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and many parts of the Holy Land in December 2003 as part of the Middle East Peace Initiative.

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