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International Leadership Conference

Parliamentarians, Faith Leaders Address Challenges of Our Time

August 29, 2018

Seoul, Korea—The 32nd International Leadership Conference organized by UPF brought together more than 300 leaders from over 80 nations.

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A. Svintsov: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 28, 2018

I particularly emphasize the important role of parliamentarians in democratic processes at all levels. . . . The role of parliamentarians is also important in ensuring peace, stability and economic growth.”

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J. Lim: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 28, 2018

The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the peaceful settlement that will be developed in the future will make my heart beat.”

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R. Deka: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 28, 2018

“Peace and development are two sides of the same coin: They are directly proportional to each other.”

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32nd International Leadership Conference Schedule

August 26, 2018

Seoul, Korea— Over 300 participants from nearly 80 different countries convened for the 32nd International Leadership Conference, which was held from August 26 to 30, 2018, at the Lotte Hotel.

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B. Kalita: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 26, 2018

“The effort in bringing parliamentarians and religious leaders together to involve faith leaders in guiding and influencing global political affairs toward establishing sustainable peace and development is truly remarkable."

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K. Ejima: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 26, 2018

The three major nations of Northeast Asia, namely, Japan, South Korea and China, collectively produce 22 percent of the world’s total GDP. … With North Korea added to these three nations, however, the Northeast Asian region is plagued with complex problems such as an ideological confrontation long after the Cold War … East Asia which is separated by the Genkai Sea as well as the 38th parallel does not have a regional transportation system with high reliability and efficiency, making a major bottleneck against the expansion of regional trade.

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J. de Venecia: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 26, 2018

 

We had pointed out before that the successful dynamics of North Korea’s nuclear development and delivery system could be channeled to economic mobilization. We added that the “long-suspended Six-Nation Talks could have a business-focused auxiliary to develop economic joint ventures for deployment in the Korean north.” We believe that the potential of the two Koreas in cooperating together or united in peace could eventually lead to a prosperous second- or first-world nation in the third decade of the 21st century.

 

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J. Birdi: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 26, 2018

If religious and faith leaders are seen talking to one another, sitting with one another and sharing a meal with one another, then that will have a very positive effect on members of their congregation and also on other people who see this happening. Cooperation amongst religious leaders is very important and has to take place at an international, national and local level for there to be peace at all these levels.

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J. Asshiddiqie: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 26, 2018

The mode of relations between religion and state as it is applied in Indonesia [is]based on the philosophy of Pancasila, which recognizes as its first principle the Oneness of God, that is, the universal God belongs to every religious group in the country. The relationship between the state and religion in Indonesia is more than just friendly; it is also brotherly, fraternal. In Indonesia, the government has as its duty and interest to help and to strengthen all religious groups.

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Y. Miyake: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 26, 2018

I have attended more than 200 international conferences over the past 40 years and more than 1,000 interfaith meetings in Japan. However … it is hard to say that notable results have been obtained. The answer is easy. In short, it arises from a lack of knowledge of the religious leaders who attend meetings of this kind. Of course, I don’t mean to say that they lack insight into the faith to which they themselves belong; in that case their insight is extremely good, whether it be an archbishop, an imam or a guru. The lack of knowledge that I point out here refers to other religions to which you do not belong, or a religion that is denied by your religion.

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S. Jaju,: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 26, 2018

The world transformation cycle is moving at very rapid pace. Social circumstances are also changing day by day. We usually call it development but in such a situation, man is trapped in a severe storm. Outwardly physical and economic progress is seen only when many resources and amenities are being amalgamated.

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I. Alimohamed: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 26, 2018

I find inspiration in a quote from the Gospel of St. Luke: “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.” (Luke 17:21) The guidance here is that through meditation and prayer, you will understand the Creator’s purpose in life for you and you will be at peace with yourself. When there is peace within you, you will be at peace with others.

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S. Moulana: Address to 32nd International Leadership Conference

August 26, 2018

“The point I’m making here, and what I’ve also come to learn more about over the course of this conference, is the absolute necessity to address and combat extremist ideology from its very inception.”

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Interreligious Association for Peace and Development Launched in Europe

April 29, 2018

Vienna, Austria—A two-day International Leadership Conference organized by Universal Peace Federation brought together 250 participants from 45 nations.

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Freedom of Faith a ‘Litmus Test’ for All Human Rights

April 28, 2018

Freedom of religion or belief is an essential human right and an expression of the deepest personal freedom—freedom of conscience.

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Argentine Parliamentarians Share Experiences from ILC 2018

April 5, 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina—Two Argentine parliamentarians and IAPP members shared their experiences participating in the International Leadership Conference (ILC) 2018 at a UPF meeting.

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World Leaders Affirm the Mission and Work of UPF

February 21, 2018

Seoul, Korea—The 2018 UPF International Leadership Conference closed with participants expressing a high degree of satisfaction with the presentations and discussions.

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G. Iskandar: Address to International Leadership Conference 2018

February 20, 2018

The political repressions, authoritarian rulers, and the absence of democratic governments in the Arab world over the past six decades, contributed directly to the demise of these countries and over the past seven years, the spread of illiteracy, the schism among ethnic, sectarian and even political groups and thus resulted in political intolerances, religious persecutions, unemployment, poverty and a miserable way of life.

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Spirit of Optimism Evident at International Leadership Conference

February 19, 2018

Seoul, Korea—More than 550 experts and officials from over 90 countries met at the 2018 UPF International Leadership Conference (ILC).

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