UPF-France Launches Peace Council for Albanian Diaspora

A UPF Albanians’ Peace Council was inaugurated for Albanians living in France.

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Ambassadors for Peace Commemorate International Day of Families

UPF-Brazil held a meeting of Ambassadors for Peace in commemoration of the International Day of Families.

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UPF-USA Conference Discusses History of Africans in America

UPF promotes a new museum in Stratford, CT, the Ruby and Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum.

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UPF-Peru Appoints Ambassadors for Peace During UN International Mother Earth Day Forum

More than 30 new Ambassadors for Peace were appointed during the UN International Mother Earth Day Forum.

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UPF-EUME Co-Sponsors Balkan Leadership Conference

Former Balkan presidents attended the first joint conference between UPF EUME and the Podgorica Club.

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UPF-Africa Delegation Meets with Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament

The regional chairperson of UPF-Africa, Dr. Katherine Rigney, and UPF-Africa delegation met with Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament.

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Peace Rally Held in Gabon

Based on our financial resources, we invited 300 people to attend our World Peace Rally on September 9 in Gabon to deliver the UPF peace message. We invited the Vice Prime Minister in Charge of Social Affairs, the Vice Prime Minister in Charge of the Environment, and a Minister in Charge of the City and NGOs. We contacted other dignitaries, including diplomats from the nearby countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea Republic. In addition, we invited Ambassadors for Peace, pastors, and members of their congregation.


Rev Taty Ntoko giving his address

World Peace Blessing

In preparation, we gave interviews on television and radio. The television interview contained criticism of our movement as a sect and negative remarks about the toast for blessing and unity of marriage. This did not affect our spirit of the organizers, since it was not the first negative publicity.

At 2:00 pm, when the event was scheduled to begin, the hall was almost empty. The Ambassador for Peace who was going to read the peace message of UPF Founder, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, was not present, and the one who was to be the moderator called to say he was sick. We waited until 3:00 pm, when the first group of people started arriving, and we substituted other people in these roles.

People in the audience were especially interested in the section of the speech about the ideal relationships between husband and wife. Closing remarks included quotes from the recent talk given by UPF Chair Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak to Ambassadors for Peace in Cameroon.


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Rev. Ntoko and the Media

There were 104 people in attendance. Some Ambassadors for Peace did not attend because they had returned to their hometown for independence day celebrations. Some church leaders had come in the morning, thinking it was the same time of day as announced when the event was originally scheduled for August 26. The Equatorial Guinea delegation came but were unable to stay to the end because they had another activity.

A representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mr. Dedo, said “It was important to hold this event in this country. Even though the attendance was small, keep doing this and people will come to understand you. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Father Moon is very well known.”

The impressions reported by the pastors were divided. Some were in agreement with the peace message while others were adversely affected by the negative reports about Rev. Moon.

In Cameroon and Benin, there have been three-day seminars for ministers, deputies, and other leaders to educate them about the vision of Father and Mother Moon. A similar program would be helpful in Gabon.

To read a message delivered during the UPF peace rallies, click here.

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UPF-Russia Observes International Day of Families

Ryazan, Russia—"Family is the school of love" was the main message at a UPF event.

Honoring the Legacy of Esteban Fauret

Argentina—We express our condolences to relatives and families of Ambassador for Peace Esteban Fauret, who died on April 15, 2022.

UPF-Italy Observes International Day of Families

Almè, Italy—UPF co-sponsored an evening called "How to Build a Happy Family."