Faith-Based Organizations Discuss Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice, and Prepare for UN Crime Congress in Kyoto, Japan

The need for partnerships between faith-based organizations and UN agencies was discussed over two days.

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UPF-Peru Sponsors “Walk for Peace and Security”

UPF-Peru sponsored a walk for peace in honor of the UN International Day of Peace.

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International Association of Traditional Chiefs Launched in Ghana

Fifty traditional chiefs, as well as 200 guests, welcomed a new peace initiative in Ghana’s capital.

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UPF Ireland Expresses Peace Day through Walking and Talking

UPF marked International Day of Peace with a Peace Road Walk followed by a Peace Road Forum.

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More Than 100 Asian Leaders Gather in Thailand for UPF Conference

More than 100 guests from six nations participated in the most recent Asian Leadership Conference UPF held in Thailand.

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Peace Day Celebrants Recall Balkans Peace Road tour

A Peace Road trip to Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina was the theme of an International Day of Peace celebration.

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UPF-Argentina Distingue a Poeta Brasileña

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Buenos Aires, Argentina—El poeta Donato Perrone, integrante del Consejo de Paz de UPF-Argentina, hizo entrega de un diploma de reconocimiento a la escritora de Florianópolis (Santa Catarina - Brasil) Sueli Rodrigues Bittencourt. La distinción de UPF-Argentina se hizo efectiva en la mencionada localidad brasileña el 12 de noviembre, en la reunión del Grupo de Poetas Livres de Santa Catarina (Brasil), entidad de la que Donato es miembro, además de ser Coordinador del Rincón Lírico del Café Tortoni, en Buenos Aires, y ser jurado de los concursos poéticos internacionales de UPF-Argentina.

El contenido del diploma entregado a la poeta brasileña Sueli Rodrigues Bittencourt, miembro del Grupo de Poetas Livres de Florianópolis (Brasil), destaca su labor a través de la iniciativa “Paz y poesía”, y pondera “su larga trayectoria literaria y educativa, siendo pionera en la creación de cursos de educadoras en Santa Catarina y de jardines de infantes en esta localidad y San Paulo”.

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Mental Health Day Discussion Focuses on Positivity

Munich, Germany—To commemorate World Mental Health Day, UPF-Germany and an affiliated organization held a “worship service with a difference.”

UPF-Portugal Attends Gandhi’s 150th Birthday

Lisbon, Portugal—UPF representatives joined an interfaith celebration of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth.

Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations Focuses on Addressing Criminal Justice with Spirituality

New York, United States—UPF cosponsored a program to explore how faith-based organizations can assist in preventing crime and reforming criminal justice.