Africa Continental Summit Convened in Niger

The national and international delegates included current and former heads of state and government from 70 nations across Africa and around the world.

READ MORE

Embracing the Planet During Peace Road Argentina 2019

The City of Buenos Aires declared that UPF’s 2019 Peace Road event should be noted “for promoting and upholding human rights.”

READ MORE

Summit Explores Peace and Development in Southeast Europe

Participants from over 50 nations attended the Southeast Europe Peace Summit organized by UPF.

READ MORE

UPF-Portugal Takes Part in Lusophone Awards

UPF and an affiliated organization were invited to participate in an awards ceremony honoring prominent Portuguese-speakers.

READ MORE

Ambassadors for Peace Serve Cono Sur Area of Lima, Peru

UPF-Peru sponsored a day of education, service, and fellowship in an under-resourced area of Lima.

READ MORE

Balkans ‘Peace Road’ Revisits a Painful Past

UPF and affiliated organizations joined a Bosnian women’s group on a trip through Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

READ MORE

FOLLOW US

FacebookYoutubeLinkedin

See our Programs and Initiatives page to learn about IAPP, IAPD, ISCP, Peace Road, Sunhak Peace Prize, and other UPF Initiatives

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 2020
S M T W T F S
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
Our areas of work

FEATURED REPORTSView More

Peace Tours

Peace Tour Inaugurates UPF in Malaysia

Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon were given a royal traditional Malay welcome with the beating of drums; women dressed in traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian costumes welcomed them with garlands of orchids.

The organizing committee was chaired by Tan Sri Datuk Paduka Dr. Hajjah Saleha Haji Mohamed Ali (fondly called “Nenek,” or grandmother). The Senior Vice-Chairman was Tan Sri Datin Paduka Seri Hjh Zaleha Ismail. They met weekly to plan a memorable event. Dr. Teh Su Thye, Secretary General of UPF-Malaysia, oversaw the preparations, and volunteers from Germany and Japan provided substantial support.

By the time the main program began at 3:00 PM the Plenary Hall of the newly-built Kuala Lumpur Convention Center was filled with 2000 guests eager to hear Father Moon deliver his peace message.

Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, a Minister in the Prime Minster’s department, welcomed Father and Mother Moon on behalf of the Malaysian government, praising their peace initiatives in the Middle East and his vision for a Bering Strait crossing. He described Malaysia as a country with a majority Muslim population with a historic tradition of multi-culturalism, racial harmony and good governance.

A devoted Christian, Tan Sri Bernard Dompok ended his speech by saying “About 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ said: 'Love one another as I have loved you.' He also urges humankind to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, and to the blind new sight, to set the downtrodden free. I am sure all the prophets and great leaders throughout history had in one way or another made exhortation for peace. Let us strive for peace. We begin at home, in our family. You and I, each and every one of us have a role to play to ensure a better tomorrow. Shalom and peace be with us all.”

As the organizing chair of the event, Tan Sri Saleha gave the welcoming remarks. She had been scheduled to undergo a major operation one week before the event. However, she postponed the operation in order to attend the inaugural convocation, despite protests by her doctors and family members. She thanked God for giving her eight decades of life during which she had ample opportunities to practice the culture of heart within this country and also in other parts of the world through a network of global relationships. She encouraged everyone present to support the Universal Peace Federation's peace initiatives.

The event included an invitation for couples to join in a world peace blessing toast of marriage rededication.

Father and Mother Moon stayed in the Petronas Twin towers. One of the towers was built by a Korean company and the other by a Japanese company, and Tan Sri Saleha was instrumental in the planning their construction.

To read the inaugural peace message, click here.
To download a report booklet of the UPF Founders' 2005 World Peace Tour, click here.

Chapter Reports View All Chapters

UPF-Seychelles Attends African Summit and Interfaith Family Blessing

Victoria, Seychelles—A delegation from UPF-Seychelles participated in the African Summit and Interfaith Family Blessing Festival on December 07, 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Austrian Interfaith Breakfast Gathers Peacemakers

Linz, Austria—An interreligious and intercultural breakfast gathered about 40 people representing different faiths.

World Leaders gather for Asia Pacific Summit 2019 in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia—More than 800 delegates, including current and former heads of state and government, from 46 nations attended the Asia Pacific Summit 2019 in Cambodia.