World Congress of Families VII in Sydney

May 18, 2013

Sydney, Australia - UPF Australia was invited to be part of the Local Organizing Committee for World Congress of Families VII, held at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney May 15-18, 2013.


D.J. Clarke: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Development


Leadership Conference Held in Sydney

October 6, 2012

Sydney, Australia - An Australian Leadership Conference sponsored by UPF was held at the Oceania Peace Embassy in Sydney on October 6 with the theme, “Towards a New Paradigm of Leadership and Good Governance.”


Day of Peace Observed in Sydney, Victoria, and Brisbane

September 22, 2012

Events commemorating the UN International Day of Peace 2012 took place in Sydney, Victoria, and Brisbane, Australia.


A Celebration in Sydney of Marriage as Journey of Love

August 25, 2012

Sydney, Australia - A celebration of Marriage as a Journey of Love took place in UPF's Oceania Peace Embassy in Sydney on August 25. The program presented the ideal of a God-centered marriage and insight about overcoming the challenges faced in marriage life.


Consultation in Sydney on Peace and Security in the Pacific

June 17, 2012

Sydney, Australia - An International Leadership Conference on “Consultation for Peace and Security in the Pacific” was held in Sydney June 15 to 17, 2012, to discuss critical issues facing nations in the Oceania region.


Africa Day Commemorated in Melbourne

May 26, 2012

Melbourne, Australia - UPF-Victoria initiated an exciting project on May 26, “Africa Day Melbourne 2012” Celebrating African Culture and Successful African Australians. The event was held to coincide with the annual Africa Day celebrations held around the world, marking the 59th anniversary of the founding of the African Union.


Reflections on the International Leadership Conference in Mindanao

March 31, 2012

My decision to attend the International Leadership Conference in Mindanao, Philippines, March 29-31, 2012, was not taken lightly. As I called up to the heavens for answers, what impressed my way of thinking was the purpose of my NGO, Wahine Maori of Queensland Inc., to promote a culture of peace around the world.


Australian Leadership Convocation in Sydney

February 19, 2012

Sydney, Australia - An Australian Leadership Convocation from February 17 to 19 brought together leaders to set the vision, goals, and direction of UPF's work for the coming year. Among the topics discussed were community building, social service projects, and education. Participants came from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania to spend time with Dr. Dong Woo Kim, Regional Chair of UPF-Oceania, and Rev. Greg Stone, Secretary-General  of UPF-Oceania, reviewing last year's activities and making plans for the coming year.


Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Sydney

February 6, 2012

Sydney, Australia - The first Ambassadors for Peace public meeting in Sydney for 2012 celebrated the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week. Over 60 people attended the February 6 event, which featured the theme: “Towards an Era of Interfaith Cooperation and Universal Peace.”


Living for Others Awards Given in Sydney

November 12, 2011

Sydney, Australia - UPF-Australia hosted the seventh annual Living for Others Award event on November 12. There was a full house of 120 attendees in the main hall of the Oceania Peace Embassy in Sydney.


Day of Peace Observed in Melbourne

September 27, 2011

Melbourne, Australia - The UPF commemoration of the UN International Day of Peace was held at the headquarters of the Federations for World Peace in Victoria.


Capacity-Building Workshop in Sydney

September 10, 2011

Sydney, Australia - As part of the Community Connections project, a community-capacity building workshop on September 10 featured guest presenter Jonathan Duffy, CEO of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in Australia.


Forum in Sydney on UN Day against Drug Abuse

June 27, 2011

Sydney, Australia - The Universal Peace Federation and Women’s Federation for World Peace of Australia sponsored a community forum in the Jubilee Room at the New South Sales Parliament House on June 27 to commemorate the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.


Teaching Celebrating Life Lessons to Sydney Youth

June 17, 2011

Sydney, Australia - The UPF-Australia character education team presented one of the Celebrating Life lessons* “Drugs, Alcohol and Cigarettes” at a youth group meeting in Mt. Druitt, west of Sydney on June 17. Around 20 Samoans, mostly high school students, were present.


Community Connections Project Launched in Sydney

June 6, 2011

Sydney, Australia - The bi-monthly Ambassadors for Peace Meeting on June 6 featured an introduction and explanation of the new Community Connections Project being instigated in Sydney by the Universal Peace Federation.


Day of Families Observed in Victoria

May 17, 2011

Victoria, Australia - UPF-Australia hosted a family evening on June 2 at the City Hall in Victoria.


Australian Leadership Conference in Sydney

May 7, 2011

Sydney, Australia - UPF-Sydney hosted an Australian Leadership Conference on May 7 at the Oceania Peace Embassy. The theme was “Towards a New Paradigm of Leadership & Good Governance: The Role of the Ambassadors for Peace.”


Sydney Street Choir Sings for Ambassadors for Peace

April 4, 2011

Sydney, Australia - More than 60 people gathered on April 4 for a talk by Mr. James Paul, conductor of the Sydney Street Choir. Then the choir treated everyone with several heart-warming and inspring songs.


Women's Day Observed in Sydney

March 5, 2011

Sydney, Australia - UPF and the Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP) jointly organized a luncheon at the Oceania Peace Embassy to celebrate the 100th International Women’s Day on March 5.