Ottawa Interfaith Forum: Leadership According to Islam

March 22, 2011

Ottawa, Canada - The National Capital Peace Council of UPF-Ottawa met to listen to former Executive Director of the Canadian Islamic Congress, Dr. Zijad Delic, speak about True Leadership in the Context of the Middle East. Given the context of current developments in the Middle East and North Africa, his presentation sparked a lively discussion.

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Montreal Interfaith Forum: Toward Peace among Religions

March 16, 2011

Montreal, Canada - After a moment of silent prayer for the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, the executive director of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism addressed UPF-Montreal's March 16, 2011 interfaith forum.

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Toronto Interfaith Forum: On Leadership

March 13, 2011

Toronto, Canada - Dr. Hussein Auckberaullee opened the monthly meeting of UPF-Toronto by expressing his deep sadness over the tsunami which hit Japan resulting in the deaths of thousands of people. People held hands and stood in silence to show solidarity with the people of Japan who are facing this dreadful challenge.

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Working to Resolve Historic Injustices in Western Canada

February 28, 2011

Vancouver, Canada - Bill Chu, founder of Canadians for Reconciliation, spoke to the Vancouver chapter of UPF on February 28 about his many years of work to redress present and historical injustices between Canadian society, First Nation natives, and Chinese.

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Book Release: Alternative Dispute Resolution and 18 Life-Lessons in Problem Solving

February 22, 2011

Ottawa, Canada - Two new books on conflict resolution are available: Alternative Dispute Resolution That Works? and Is Everyone at the Table? 18 Life Lessons in Problem-Solving.

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Montreal Interfaith Forum: Acceptance of Interfaith - The Next Step

February 21, 2011

Montreal, Canada - In the spirit of World Interfaith Harmony Week, UPF-Canada hosted Dr. Frank Kaufmann on Feb. 21, 2011, speaking on the theme of “Acceptance of Interfaith – the Next Step.”

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Interfaith Harmony Week Ceremony in Toronto

January 29, 2011

Toronto, Canada - A World Interfaith Harmony Week celebration was organized by the Central District Chapter of UPF-Canada on January 29 in Toronto. A solemn ceremony promoting interfaith harmony was followed by a presentation by Rev. Earl Smith on human rights.

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Interfaith Harmony Week in Montreal

January 26, 2011

Montreal, Canada - The World Interfaith Harmony Week was observed on January 26 in Montreal with readings from various faith traditions, a report by Sikhs advocating for religious rights for minorities, and a speech by a Ghanaian Lutheran minister about what his mother taught him about getting along with people from different cultures.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebrated in Ottawa

January 25, 2011

Ottawa, Canada - In support of Interfaith Harmony Week the National Capital Peace Council of the Universal Peace Federation met on January 25 to hear the Chair of the Capital Region Interfaith Council, Father Jacques Kabangu, speak on “Social Sin: How All Believers Can Unite to Eradicate Institutional Evil.”

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On-line Campaign for a Canadian Department of Peace

January 6, 2011

Ottawa, Canada - UPF-Canada Ambassador for Peace Bill Bhaneja is active in the campaign to establish a Department of Peace in Canada. He invites signatures of support for an online petition campaign.

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UPF-Montreal Begins 10th Year of Monthly Meetings

November 24, 2010

Montreal, Canada - UPF-Montreal began year ten of monthly meetings with a November 24 gathering devoted to Women’s Perspectives on Peace. Three women of diverse backgrounds religiously, culturally, abd ethnicly were asked to offer insights.

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Toronto Interfaith Forum: Understanding Scripture

November 13, 2010

Toronto, Canada - UPF’s monthly meeting on November 13 addressed topics related to a broader understanding of different religions. Rev. Mitch Dixon talked about the scriptures of various religions, Abdul R. Qureshi presented a brief lecture on the Patriarch Abraham (peace be upon him), and Earl Smith talked about the common value of peace through the teachings of Scientology. Dr. Hoossen Auckberaullee appraised the members about ongoing UPF activities within the Central District of UPF-Canada.

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UPF-Toronto's October 2010 Meeting

October 16, 2010

Toronto, Canada - The October 16 meeting of the UPF-Canada Central District included readings from World Scripture and information about principles of health, followed by reports about a visit to Saudi Arabia and participating in a UPF Interfaith Assembly in Korea.

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Vancouver Interfaith Forum: Promoting Tolerance and Interfaith Solidarity

September 30, 2010

Vancouver, Canada - Under the theme of "Tolerance, Religious Freedom and Interfaith Solidarity in times of Intolerance, Religious Bigotry and Chaos," UPF-Western Canada gathered Ambassadors for Peace and friends for a stimulating and intense discussion on September 30.

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Consultation in Ottawa on a Proposed Interreligious Council at the UN

August 27, 2010

Ottawa, Canada - With the objective of creating a Canadian working group to promote an interreligious council both at the UN and in Canada, Ambassadors for Peace met in Ottawa on Aug. 26, 2010.

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Colors of Peace Festival in Western Canada

August 26, 2010

Richmond, Canada - Music, contests, and family themes drew 3,000 people to UPF-Canada's second annual "Colors of Peace Festival" at the Richmond Night Market near Vancouver on August 28.

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Honoring a Legacy of Peace in Toronto

August 8, 2010

Toronto, Canada - The Universal Peace Federation’s Central District of Canada held a Legacy of Peace event on August 8. About 90 members of UPF's Central District including 70 Ambassadors for Peace gathered in High Park to honor peace heroes who did their part to establish a legacy of peace.

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Review of UPF-Canada's Accomplishments

July 10, 2010

Toronto, Canada - At its first monthly meeting after the annual UPF-Canada conference in Ottawa on June 3, the central district established a committee to provide added support to UPF leadership for the establishment of an interreligious council.

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Shazaad Mohammed Accompanies Mike Tyson on Visit to Saudi Arabia

July 6, 2010

Toronto, Canada - An Ambassador of Peace of UPF-Canada's Central District, Sheikh Shazaad Mohammed, accompanied former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson on his first pilgrimage to Mecca and the holy sites in Saudi Arabia. Mike Tyson arrived in Medina August 20 as part of a series of visits organized by the Canadian Dawa Association, headed by Sheikh Shazaad.

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Little Angels Korean Folk Ballet Performs in Ottawa

June 20, 2010

Ottawa, Canada - They came, they saw, they conquered … Canadian hearts. The Little Angels visit to Ottawa was a wonderful, emotional, breath-taking, tearful, whirlwind experience. The Little Angels captivated all those they met and who saw them perform.

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