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.


Interreligious Youth Council Meets in Milan

September 9, 2012

Milan, Italy - Six Italian youth gathered for the first working meeting of the Interreligious Youth Council in Milan on Sept. 9, 2012 and dedicated the first hour to getting to know each other.


Kicking Footballs for Peace in Monza

June 24, 2012

Monza, Italy - Many say that peace can be reached through sports. The world-famous Pele himself said he has experienced how football can stop conflict at least temporarily, and this was exactly what UPF-Monza had in mind. On June 24, the final matches of the UPF Monza’s Trophy of Peace were held. It was the final day of a nearly three-month football tournament, organized by Carlo Chierico, the Monza UPF president.


10 Teams Compete for a Peace Trophy in Italy

April 29, 2012

Monza, Italy - Now in its seventh year, the Peace Trophy football tournament opened on April 29 and will continue with matches every Sunday afternoon until June 24. With teams representing the various cultures and backgrounds of the people in northern Italy, the competition encourages good sportsmanship, friendship, and mutual respect.


Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Bergamo, Milan, and Torino

February 12, 2012

UPF-Italy organized World Interfaith Harmony Week commemorations in Bergamo, Milan, and Torino.


Milan Forum on 9/11, Ten Years Later

October 12, 2011

Milan, Italy - A conference in Milan on Oct. 12, 2011 addressed the consequences of the 9/11 attacks in the US, seen ten years after.


Day of Peace Observed in Bergamo and Monza

September 21, 2011

UPF-Italy organized programs commemorating the International Day of Peace in Bergamo and Monza.


Commemoration in Assisi of the 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2011

Assisi, Italy - To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, an important interreligious meeting was held in Assisi, the city of Saint Francis, from September 9 through 11, with the theme “East Meets West for a New Civilization of Peace.”


Africa Day Celebrated in Italy

May 25, 2011

Pesaro, Italy - An Ambassador for Peace in Pesaro invited Giorgio Gasperoni from the Universal Peace Federation and Alessandra Tomassi from the Women's Federation for World Peace to give a presentation to his students about Africa Day on May 25.


Day of Families Observed in Bergamo and Milan

May 17, 2011

Bergamo and Milan, Italy - International Day of Families events are scheduled for Milan on May 15 and Bergamo on May 20 and 21.


UPF Founder's Speech an Expression of Love for Italy

April 30, 2011

Rome, Italy - A few of the many wonderful comments people gave at the end of the UPF's Founder's speech in Rome on April 29.


UPF Founder Speaks in Rome

April 30, 2011

Rome Italy - The beautiful conference room of the Marriott Rome Park Hotel was filled with around a thousand people who came from all over Italy on April 29 for the the UPF Founder's third major address on his most recent world tour.


Women's Day Observed in Milan and Monza

March 7, 2011

Milan and Monza, Italy - UPF-Italy organized celebrations of International Women's Day in Milan on March 5 and in Monza on March 7.


Conference in Italy about Ending World Hunger

January 29, 2011

Pesaro, Italy - UPF-San Marino held a conference in Pesaro on January 29 to support the World Food Program's campaign to end world hunger by 2015, the first of the eight Millennium Development Goals.


Exploring Muslim-Catholic Cooperation in Rome

January 14, 2011

Rome, Italy - As a follow-up to the "Cakes for Peace" competition in December, the Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See invited the president of UPF-Italy and the the president of the Federation of Catholic Associations and Parishes in Italy for a briefing on January 13 about prospects for cooperation and peace.


Diplomats Judge Entries in Cake for Peace Contest

December 11, 2010

Rome, Italy - Expert chefs, members of the Italian Food and Wine Institute, and diplomats from 15 embassies evaluated ten submissions to UPF's Cake for Peace contest on December 11 at the Institute for Tourism in Velletri.