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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UPF-EUME's IAPD Host Interfaith Campaign for Lasting Peace

EUME-2022-04-21-As War Broke Out, Believers Prayed for Peace

Europe and the Middle East—In the spring of 2022, UPF’s Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) responded to the start of war in Europe by calling for six weeks of interfaith prayers.

Europe was just emerging from two years of the COVID pandemic’s devastating consequences when, on February 24, 2022, it found itself facing war and violence on its doorstep.

At the outset of the conflict involving Ukraine, Pope Francis called on believers around the world to observe a Day of Fasting and Prayer on March 2, 2022, which was Ash Wednesday in the Christian tradition, the day that begins the 40-day period of Lent before the commemoration of Jesus Christ’s Passion and Resurrection.

Foreseeing the looming tragedy in Eastern Europe, UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, often referred to as the Mother of Peace, had declared two weeks earlier that “the way for humanity to survive, for Europe and the world to survive, is to attend Heavenly Parent”—which means inheriting the heart that can embrace brothers and sisters in conflict around the world.

In this context, the Europe and Middle East branch of Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD), a primary association of UPF, took the initiative with key partners to host an interfaith campaign throughout Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East, calling for a de-escalation, immediate end of hostilities and the re-establishment of lasting peace in our region.

After an initial webinar on March 2, a series of six weekly webinars were organized from March 17 to April 21, 2022. These prayer meetings brought together a large number of religious leaders, representatives of faith-based organizations and religious youth leaders from throughout the region. The sub-regional chapters of IAPD and partners throughout Europe and the Middle East consecutively hosted these events to foster solidarity, peace and reconciliation in Eastern Europe and globally.

The video recordings of these events can be viewed 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.