UPF-Argentina's Peace Road Activities: “Connecting Argentina through Peace”

On November 13, 2022, UPF-Argentina held an online event featuring reports and videos on Peace Road 2022 activities.


UPF-EUME Co-Sponsors Family Conference in Albania

UPF and an affiliated organization held a conference titled “Family, Society and Universal Values.”


IAPD-USA Convenes Interfaith Prayer

The first Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World began on April 10, 2020, with humanity facing the threat of COVID-19.


UPF-Central Europe Hosts Symposium to Discuss Threats to Religious Freedom

“Religious Freedom: The Human Right under Attack” brought together human rights advocates from throughout Europe.


UPF-Spain Holds Peace Celebration to Start the New Year

The interfaith event was dedicated to the current situations in Ukraine and Iran.


2nd "Conference of Hope" Focuses on Threats to Religious Freedom and Human Rights

The 2nd "Conference of Hope" was held in South Korea on December 17 and live streamed to millions of viewers globally.




Click here to learn more about the Think Tank 2022 and UPF's effort in the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

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Peace Tour in Bulgaria Promotes Leadership

Bulgaria-2009-04-21-Peace Tour in Bulgaria Promotes Leadership

Sofia, Bulgaria - On the second day of the Orthodox Easter, Bulgaria welcomed the Global Peace Tour 2009. The event was held at the Hotel Central in the very center of the city of Sofia. It was a good opportunity to organize on the same day a half-day conference for educating Ambassadors for Peace. There were two panels in the afternoon. The first one was on the topic of “Good Governance, Good Leadership.” This issue is especially important for Bulgaria, since the quality of leaders has been a matter of serious discussions during the past two or three years in the country and abroad as well. The lively discussions showed the importance of the topic.

The second panel was about “The Mission of Ambassadors for Peace and UPF Projects.” Dr. Gabriella Spagna gave an in-depth explanation about the mission of the Ambassadors for Peace. One of the first Ambassadors for Peace in Bulgaria, Mrs. Paprikova–Krutilin, chair of the Compassion Foundation, shared her personal experiences over the last 18 years of providing food, care, and social contacts for elderly people who are abandoned by society in some way.

The organizers offered opportunities for representatives of different spiritual groups and churches to display and sell their publications.

The main event featured Dr. Yong Cheol Song, Chair of UPF-Europe, as a key speaker. Guests included Rev. Tae Sun Song from Korea and Rev. Takeo Hatakeyama from Japan. There were also representatives from different spiritual traditions, academics, and NGO representatives. A warm atmosphere was created by a ten-year-old girl dressed in a folk costume singing a joyful song. The spirit was kept high by a ceremony in which people from different religions poured water into a common container. Participants included representatives of the White Brotherhood, the Protestant community, Soka Gakkai, and Unificationism. The feeling when all four embraced each other at the end of the ceremony was that of “One family under God.”

Although there were some technical problems in presenting the video about UPF, everybody realized that there are always difficulties to overcome in order to achieve success. The key speech impressed the audience and led to the presentation of Ambassador for Peace Awards to a prominent representative of the Catholic Church, a professor of music, a publisher, a medical doctor, and an NGO representative.

For the keynote address and more information about the peace tour, click here.


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UPF-Hungary Hosts "Voices of Peace" Lecture Series

Budapest, Hungary—The UPF online lecture series "The Voice of Peace" is based on the Peace Principles on which a harmonious world can be built.

UPF-Norway Promotes UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

Oslo, Norway—In cooperation with Norway’s largest mosque, UPF organized the program “Prayer for Peace” in honor of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.

UPF-Argentina Participates in "Let's Plant Trees: Let's Sow Peace" Campaign

Buenos Aires, Argentina—An olive tree was planted during an indigenous people’s gathering to support peaceful coexistence with the environment.