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Russian Peace Road Follows Poet’s Footsteps

A small group of dedicated bicyclists traveled 120 kilometers in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan as a Peace Road event.


UPF-Belarus Hosts River-Rafting as ‘Peace Road’ Event

UPF volunteers went river rafting for four days as a Peace Road event.


UPF-France and WFWP Discuss "UPF's Vision and Principles of Peace"

A diverse group from all over France gathered to study the UPF Principles of Peace.


UPF-UK Event Celebrates ‘One Human Family’

A diverse audience of 150 attended an interfaith service co-sponsored by UPF.


UPF-Estonia Co-Sponsors ‘One Korea’ Event

The fourth One Korea event combined football with a Peace Road walk.




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-Peru Observes UN International Day of Peace

Lima, Peru—UPF-Peru observed the UN International Day of Peace 2023 in the auditorium of the Casa Ramón Castilla.

UPF-Sweden Program Features UPF's Principles of Peace

Stockholm, Sweden—UPF’s Principles of Peace were at the center of the third Nordic Peace Seminar.

IAYSP-DR Congo Observes UN International Day of Peace

DR Congo—IAYSP-Democratic Republic of Congo observed UN International Day of Peace 2023 and appointed a Youth Ambassador for Peace.