World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Italy

February 7, 2016

Bergamo, Italy—"The Divine Concept in the Various Faiths" was the theme of a meeting organized by UPF to commemorate World Interfaith Harmony Week.


UPF-Middle East Holds Seminar on Peace Principles

November 1, 2015

Rome, Italy—Ambassadors for Peace from various Middle East nations gathered in Rome for an advanced seminar of UPF Peace Principles.


UPF at Vatican Conference Marking 50 Years of Nostra Aetate

October 28, 2015

Rome, Italy—UPF took part in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the papal statement Nostra Aetate on October 28, 2015.


Italian UPF and Affiliated Groups Hold Peacebuilding Seminar

October 24, 2015

Bergamo, Italy—UPF Ambassadors for Peace and contacts of UPF’s affiliated organizations attended a peacebuilding seminar.


International Day of Peace Observed in Italy

September 26, 2015

Monza, Italy—On the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace, UPF held a conference on the theme "Peace Education: Nourishment of Conscience."


UN Magazine Features “Football for Peace” Project

August 24, 2015

Turin, Italy—The current issue of UNICRI’s Freedom From Fear Magazine features “Football for Peace,” a project that was co-organized by UPF-Israel and Italy in March.   


‘Best Values of Sport’ Shown at Italian Peace Cup

June 27, 2015

Monza, Italy—Soccer players representing more than 15 nationalities, including refugees newly arrived in Italy, competed for the UPF Peace Cup.


International Day of Families Observed in Italy

May 23, 2015

Bergamo, Italy—A variety of religious, ethnic and cultural organizations joined with UPF-Italy to exalt the family in honor of International Day of Families.



UPF Italy: Women Tell Their Stories

March 28, 2015

Monza, Italy — A conference designed to increase awareness of the role of women in our society was held in the northern Italian city of Monza on March 28, 2015.


UPF Israel and Italy Collaborate on Youth Soccer Exchange Project

March 19, 2015

Turin, Italy—An Arab-Jewish soccer team, comprised of fourteen (7 Arab, 7 Jewish) 11-year-old boys, visited Turin, Italy from March 19-26, 2015, to participate in the “Un Calcio per la Pace” (“Football for Peace”) project.


International Day of Peace Celebrated in Turin, Italy

September 22, 2014

Turin, Italy - A celebration of the International Day of Peace took place at the Museo-laboratorio di Pace in Turin on Sept. 22, 2014.


International Day of Peace Celebrated in Monza, Italy

September 21, 2014

Monza, Italy - UPF and the Women’s Federation for World Peace of Italy organized a conference on the theme of “Education for Peace – Vision and Paths” at the Urban Center in Monza on Sept. 20, 2014, followed by a prayer vigil outside the Town Hall.


Ecuadorians Beat Italy in Finals of UPF-Italy Peace Cup

June 28, 2014

Monza, Italy - The ninth annual Peace Cup concluded in June 2014 with the final matches of an eight-team inter-ethnic football tournament in Monza and with women's volleyball and men's football matches that included teams of inmates of the San Vittore Prison in Milan.


Africa Day 2014 Observed at a Forum in Italy

May 25, 2014

Bologna, Italy - An Africa Day forum on May 25, 2014 in Bologna, Italy, was entitled: "Peace and Geopolitical Development in the sub-Saharan Africa."


International Day of Families Observed in Italy

May 17, 2014

Bergamo, Italy - UPF-Bergamo celebrated the International Day of Families proclaimed by the UN on May 17, 2014. The theme was "Faith in the Family."


Vatican's Academy of Sciences Convenes Consultation on Syria

January 13, 2014

Vatican City – UPF's president Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, along with the secretary general of UPF-Argentina, Miguel Werner attended a Jan. 13, 2014, consultation at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on "Syria: Can We Remain Indifferent?"


Day of Peace Observed with Interfaith Prayers in Italy

September 21, 2013

“It would be better to devote 364 days to peace and only one day to the war, rather than the other way.” These are the words of Carlo Chierico, President of UPF-Monza and Brianza UPF, at an International Day of Peace event on September 21 in Monza. In Bergamo, representatives of various faiths poured water on a "Tree of Peace" that was planted in 2008. In Milan, UPF hosted a program of prayers and music from various faith traditions.


8th Annual "Peace Cup" Tournament Begins in Monza

June 2, 2013

Monza, Italy -  In collaboration with the Committee of UISP Monza (the “Italian Union of Sport for All”), UPF-Monza promoted the eighth annual "Peace Cup" tournament among ten teams representing the various nationalities of people living in the area.


Youth Hold Interfaith Luncheon in Milan

November 27, 2012

Milan, Italy - The first Interreligious Lunch organized by the Interfaith Youth Council of Italy took place at the UPF office in Milan Nov. 27, 2012. The event brought together believers of three different traditions and eight countries.


Day of Peace Commemorated with a Vigil in Monza

September 21, 2012

Monza, Italy - For the eighth consecutive year, UPF promoted an an interfaith prayer vigil in the square in front of the Monza Town Hall on the International Day of Peace, September 21. The event had the support and patronage of the Municipality and the Province of Monza Brianza.