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Peace and Security

International Day of Peace Observed in New Zealand

September 27, 2015

Parnell, New Zealand—UPF-New Zealand observed the 2015 International Day of Peace by holding a special forum on the current global issue of refugees.

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International Day of Peace Observed in Central African Republic

September 22, 2015

Bangui, Central African Republic—UPF observed International Day of Peace 2015 by welcoming as new Ambassadors of Peace 43 leaders of an armed militia.

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International Day of Peace in UPF-Chinese Region

September 21, 2015

Taipei, Taiwan—UPF organized the Cross-Strait Peace Forum in observance of the UN International Day of Peace. 

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International Day of Peace Observed in Finland

September 21, 2015

Helsinki, Finland—A discussion of the current European refugee crisis was the focus of Finland’s observance of the International Day of Peace.

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International Day of Peace Observed in France

September 19, 2015

Paris, France—More than 70 Ambassadors for Peace and guests attended a UPF event held to mark the UN International Day of Peace.

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Jerusalem Forum: The Battle of Survival for the Druze in Syria

September 17, 2015

Haifa, Israel—The Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum met on September 17 to discuss the situation of the Druze in Syria and to learn about their battle for survival. 

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Economic Relations Between Israel and the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

September 2, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel—The challenges and opportunities of economic relations between Israel and the Middle East was the topic of a discussion the Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum organized on September 2.

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World Summit Focuses on Europe and Middle East

August 29, 2015

Seoul, Korea—“Challenges Facing Europe and the Middle East” were the focus of Plenary Session V of the 3rd World Summit.

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World Summit Turns Attention to Asia-Pacific

August 29, 2015

Seoul, Korea—Challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region were the theme of Plenary Session VII of the 3rd World Summit.

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World Summit Examines Religion’s Role in Peacebuilding

August 29, 2015

Seoul, Korea—The final plenary session of the 3rd World Summit focused on “Religious Voices for Peace and Development.”

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Keynote Speakers Address “Peace and Human Development”

August 28, 2015

Seoul, Korea—Keynote speakers in Plenary Session II of the 3rd World Summit addressed the international conference’s theme of "Peace and Human Development."

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Prescriptions for Peace Offered at World Summit

August 28, 2015

Seoul, Korea—In Plenary Session III of the 3rd World Summit, keynote speakers addressed the international conference’s theme of “Peace and Human Development.”

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More than 200 Dignitaries Attend 3rd World Summit Opening Banquet

August 27, 2015

Seoul, Korea—More than 200 delegates attended the opening banquet of the 3rd World Summit on “Peace, Security and Human Development,” held at the InterContinental Hotel on August 27, 2015.

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Nigerian State and UPF to Partner for Peacebuilding

August 21, 2015

Port Harcourt, Nigeria—The government of Rivers State has pledged to partner with UPF-Nigeria on peacebuilding programs in the state and around the Niger Delta.

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Interfaith Forum Visits Terror Victims, Condemns Terrorism

August 8, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel—Members of the Jerusalem Interfaith Forum visited a boy and his parents who were critically injured in an attack. 

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Jerusalem, Israel—On July 31, 2015, Jewish extremists torched a Palestinian house, causing the death of an eighteen-month-old Palestinian baby boy. The baby’s parents and four-year-old brother were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

On August 9, a delegation of 12 leaders of the Druze, Muslim, Christian, and Jewish faiths visited the victims’ family in the hospital. The delegation, which was co-organized by the Department of Religious Communities in Israel’s Interior Ministry and the Jerusalem Interfaith Forum, included several senior members of the Forum: Rabbi Edgar Nof; Dr. Ohr Margalit; Fr. Masud Abu Hatoum; and Sheik Dr. Omar Kayal, national inspector in the department.

A representative of the family met the delegation in the hospital. Journalists were also at the hospital and asked about the four-year-old boy’s condition. Representatives of the delegation, including Rabbi Nof and Dr. Margalit, expressed their support for the family and condemned the act of terrorism. Rabbi Nof said he was conveying his support on behalf of many citizens in Israel, as well as UPF members around the world. Dr. Margalit, who offered condolences on behalf of his community, said that his community is praying for the boy’s recovery.

A report about the visit was published in a local Israeli-Arab newspaper and received many positive responses from readers.

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Peace and Security Forum on "The Role of Religion in Peace-Building"

July 14, 2015

Washington, D.C., USA—On July 14, the UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs held a forum on “The Role of Religion in Peace-Building.”

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Miracles of Forgiveness at Central African Conference

June 13, 2015

Bangui, Central African Republic—One month after the Bangui National Forum, UPF invited 80 leaders to discuss the forum’s recommendations.

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Peacebuilding Principles Called Antidote to Extremism

May 30, 2015

Melbourne, Australia—UPF peacebuilding principles could counter fundamentalism and extremism, said members of the Peace Council of the state of Victoria.

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Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Holy Places as an Anchor of Stability

May 28, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel—At a time when tensions are high in the Middle East, the Jerusalem Interfaith Forum convened to discuss “The Holy Places in Jerusalem as an Anchor of Stability in a Long-Term Arrangement.” 

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Political Arrangements Discussed at Jerusalem Forum

May 28, 2015

Jerusalem, Israel—The Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum co-organized a discussion on political arrangements that can ensure long-term stability in Jerusalem, on May 28. 

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