N. Chakma: Reflections on the Religious Youth Service in Nuwakot, Nepal

June 7, 2013

Our historic journey started from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal on June 1. Thirty participants rode a reserved bus to the Religious Youth Service project site in the town of Nuwakot.


Religious Youth Service Project in Nuwakot, Nepal

June 7, 2013

Nuwakot, Nepal - Bangladeshi, Russian, Pakistani, and Nepali youth were invited to Nuwakot in central Nepal for a Religious Youth Service project that included interactive learning opportunities and painting a school June 1-7, 2013.


Global Day of Parents Observed in Nepal

June 4, 2013

Nuwakot, Nepal - Exemplary families were recognized on June 4 during the Religious Youth Service project in Nuwakot in observance of the Global Day of Parents.


Free Juice Distributed on Buddha Jayanti in Kathmandu

May 25, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - Free juice was distributed on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, May 25, 2013, in Ananda Ktu Vihar, Swoyambhu, a World Heritage Site sacred to Buddhists in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Day of Families Observed in 5 Cities in Nepal

May 15, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - From new-born babies to the elderly, along with the whole spectrum of our human family—students, disabled, orphaned, and eminent leaders of civil society, all celebrated the UN International Day of Families in Nepal. Programs held in five cities may well have helped Nepalese rediscover their most cherished heritage: the intergenerational family.


UPF's Principles of Peace Applied to Nepal's Business Culture

May 11, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - In a unique educational initiative UPF-Nepal partnered with five business colleges, including the first and largest university in Nepal, to conduct a half-day program entitled Leadership Training in the Business World.” The seminar held in Kathmandu at UPF’s Peace Embassy building on May 11 attracted more than 100 students of business and commerce at both the bachelor's and master's level. 


Rethinking Democracy in Nepal

April 14, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - The 13th South Asia Peace Initiative conference ,held in Kathmandu on April 14, addressed the theme, “Achieving Meaningful Democracy in South Asia: Challenges and Prospects.”


Taiwan and Nepalese Medical Volunteers Serve in Nepal

March 15, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - Free medical services on the theme “Health Is Happiness” were provided to more than 1,500 people in two cities of Nepal March 12-15, 2013.


Food Distribution on International Women's Day in Nepal

March 8, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - Food was served to aged widows, men and women as well as children displaced by conflict on March 8, 2013, in observance of International Women's Day.


E.N. Dhakal: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Human Development in Asia


Essay Contest Celebrates Interfaith Harmony Week in Kathmandu

February 8, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - UPF-Nepal partnered with Religions for Peace and Nepal Anuvrat Samiti (Nepal Commitment Society of the Jain tradition) to hold a UN World Interfaith Harmony Week celebration in Kathmandu on February 7. An essay competition focusing on students was held with the theme, "Celebrating Interfaith Harmony for Love and Service to One Another." The venue was a local government school.


Ambassadors for Peace Education in Southern Nepal

January 30, 2013

Tackling current issues head-on, UPF-Nepal held two education programs in southern Nepal, in Itahari and Biratnagar, January 29 and 30. Addressing the concerns about declining moral values, the theme for each event was “The Role of the Family in Nation-Building.” Three presentations were given at each event.


Changing Attitudes in Nepal about Violence against Women

January 22, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal - UPF– Nepal and the Women’s Federation for World Peace–Nepal jointly organized a program entitled, “Violence Against Women: Changing Our Attitudes” at the Peace Embassy on January 22. An international audience of over 150 attended.


Building Friendship through Service in Kavre, Nepal

December 10, 2012

Kavre, Nepal - A Religious Youth Service project at an orphanage and monastery in Banepa in the Kavre District of Nepal Dec. 2-9, 2012, included community-based service, education in values, leadership training, interfaith visits and dialogues and cross-cultural learning experiences.


Russian Youth Explore the Mysteries of Nepal

December 9, 2012

Kavre, Nepal - Nine Russians participated in the Religious Youth Service project "Creating friendship through interreligious volunteering" that took place in Nepal Dec. 2-9, 2012.


Religious Youth Service Project Renovates an Orphanage in Kavre, Nepal

December 8, 2012

Kavre, Nepal - UPF-Nepal organized a Religious Youth Service project that included renovating an orphanage and building a wall at a Buddhist monastery in Kavre, central Nepal, December 1 through 8.


Rallies Celebrate the 7th Anniversary of Nepal's Peace Process

November 22, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - Celebrating the seventh anniversary of Nepal's peace process, UPF-Nepal held rallies in Kathmandu and seven other cities on November 22. In 2005, Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon arrived in Kathmandu to found UPF, and the Maoist insurgents and the government's Seven Party Alliance signed a 12-point Memorandum of Understanding, beginning Nepal's peace process.


UPF-Toronto Welcomes Nepalese Delegation

October 13, 2012

Toronto, Canada - Distinguished delegates from Nepal were featured guests of UPF at a meeting in Toronto on October 13, giving a briefing about the transition of this Himalayan nation from a monarchy to a democracy.


Day of Peace Observed in Nine Cities in Nepal

September 21, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - To celebrate the UN International Day of Peace, Ambassadors for Peace, teachers, students, social workers, and other volunteers organized many activities, including holding interreligious prayers, lighting lamps, conducting academic dialogue meetings, distributing food, debating, planting trees, sweeping streets, cleaning parks, and picking up garbage.


A Thousand Oil Lamps Lit at Buddhist Temple in Memory of Father Moon

September 9, 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal - A thousand oil lamps were lit in honor of Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s life on September 9 in Swoyambyol, at one of the oldest and most famous Buddhist temples in Nepal. Venerable Khenpo Sangye Kalsang, Principal and Director of the Buddha Dharma Center in Swoyambyo, led the ceremony of lighting 1,000 lamps, chanting, and prayers, which was conducted in great respect for Father Moon’s interreligious activities and education throughout the world.