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Interfaith

International Day of Peace Observed in U.S. State of Maryland

September 28, 2017

Crownsville, United States—"Together We Can Bring Peace” was the title of a peace breakfast forum in Maryland held in observance of the UN International Day of Peace.

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Malta ‘Peace Road’ Held on International Day of Peace

September 21, 2017

Valletta, Malta—About 35 Maltese celebrated their nation’s Independence Day and the UN International Day of Peace simultaneously by taking part in a Peace Road event.

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Norway’s ‘Peace Road’ Starts in Mosque

August 26, 2017

Oslo, Norway—The 2017 Peace Road event began with an evening program in the largest mosque in Norway.

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Parliamentarians Association Is Launched in Nigeria

June 5, 2017

Abuja, Nigeria—The Nigerian chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) has been launched at a ceremony at the National Assembly.

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French Interfaith Forum Discusses the Afterlife

June 3, 2017

Paris, France—A new series of interreligious forums started with the topic “The Reality of Life after Death and Contemporary Society.” 

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International Day of Families Observed in Stuttgart, Germany

May 31, 2017

Stuttgart, Germany—The 2017 UN International Day of Families was celebrated by conducting an Interfaith Peace Blessing ceremony.

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RYS Gives U.S. Youth a Capital Training

May 27, 2017

Washington, D.C., United States—For the second year, the Religious Youth Service welcomed participants of a youth leadership program to take part in its summer project.

 

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International Day of Families Observed in Düsseldorf, Germany

May 15, 2017

Düsseldorf, Germany—The International Day of Families was observed with a talk about the importance of the family, followed by prayers offered by an interfaith prayer circle.

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UPF-Nigeria Honored for Interfaith Program

March 18, 2017

Abuja, Nigeria—UPF-Nigeria has received an honorable mention in the HM King Abdullah II of Jordan World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017 Prize.

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Australians Discuss ‘Religions as Peacebuilders’

March 6, 2017

Sydney, Australia—Representatives of four religions spoke on “Religions as Peacebuilders” at the latest Ambassadors for Peace meeting.

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Faith and Spirituality Suggested to Aid Refugees

February 23, 2017

New York, United States—“Refugees and the Culture of Peace: What Spirituality Has to Offer” was the title of a program held by the Culture of Peace Working Group.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Moscow, Russia

February 11, 2017

Moscow, Russia—Ambassadors for Peace, representatives of traditional religions, and leaders of public and charitable organizations were the speakers at a World Interfaith Harmony Week event.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Italy

February 11, 2017

Bergamo, Italy—UPF-Italy celebrated World Interfaith Harmony Week with an interreligious public meeting on the topic "Faith in Peace—Peace in Faith."

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in New Zealand

February 11, 2017

Auckland, New Zealand—Ambassadors for Peace commemorated World Interfaith Harmony Week by visiting the worship centers of three faiths.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in St. Petersburg, Russia

February 5, 2017

St. Petersburg, Russia—At the height of World Interfaith Harmony Week, followers of different faiths—believers and non-believers—gathered on February 5, 2017, in a close circle of song lovers.

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World Summit 2017 on Peace, Security and Human Development: Executive Summary

February 5, 2017

Seoul, Korea—World Summit 2017, organized by the Universal Peace Federation from February 1 to 5, 2017, provided a comprehensive assessment of peace, security and human development around the world.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Germany

February 5, 2017

Stuttgart, Germany—Interfaith prayers and a ceremony with light and water were the highlights of the 2017 World Interfaith Harmony Week celebration.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Nigeria

February 4, 2017

Abuja, Nigeria—Representatives of Nigeria’s religious traditions were among more than 120 participants of a conference held in honor of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Slovakia

February 2, 2017

Bratislava, Slovakia— A new national law that limits the rights of faith groups was the focus of the UPF observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Fiji

January 28, 2017

Suva, Fiji—UPF-Fiji joined with affiliated organizations to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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