5th Anniversary of First Africa Summit for Peace

Celebrations were organized to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the historic Africa Summit.


IAPD-Korea Convenes Interfaith Prayer Meeting

The IAPD-Korea and Korean Religions Association convened the 39th Interfaith Prayer Meeting at the Kwang Myung Bambilia Church.


"Why Religions and Cultures in Dialogue Matter for Achieving the UN SDGs"

UPF co-sponsored a World Interfaith Harmony Week event at UN headquarters in Vienna.


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

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


UPF-Denmark Observes UN's World Interfaith Harmony Week

“Brotherhood Between Religions” was the theme of the UPF event.


UPF-USA in Washington State Holds Conference on Religious Freedom

A conference on religious liberty: “Religious Freedom: The Bedrock of All Freedoms,” was hosted by the local chapter of UPF. 




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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-Russia Creates Game to Teach Eco-Awareness

Voronezh, Russia—University students were shown how an “eco-game” can develop environmental consciousness.

Peace Summit 2023: Session II-B: Elders Roundtable

Seoul, South Korea—A new UPF initiative seeks to apply the wisdom and experience of society’s elders.

Social Value Investing in the Horn of Africa

United States—UPF/IAED-Connecticut held a webinar on April 18, 2023 entitled “Social Value Investing in the Horn of Africa.”