London Human Rights Forum: How Far Have We Progressed?

December 10, 2011

London, UK - UPF-Europe organized an International Leadership Conference in London December 8-10 on the theme 'Commemorating Human Rights Day 2011: How Far Have We Progressed?'


Marriage and Family Seminar in Edinburgh

November 20, 2011

Edinburgh, Scotland - UPF-Scotland held a “Marriage and Family” seminar at the Radisson Hotel, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, on November 20, with panelists from several faith traditions.


Shree Kumar Swamiji Appointed Ambassador for Peace

November 15, 2011

London, UK - His Holiness Brahmrishi Shree Kumar Swamiji was presented with an Ambassador for Peace certificate by the Universal Peace Federation-UK on November 15. The Hindu leader was on a visit to the UK during the UK's Interfaith Week.


Concern in London for the Street Children of Ulaan Baatar

October 14, 2011

London, UK - An October 14 event in the House of Lords called attention to the plight of the street children in Ulaan Baatar, the capital of Mongolia, during the winter.


Day of Peace Observed in London

September 20, 2011

UPF-UK organized forums about peace initiatives in various parts of the world in commemoration of the International Day of Peace: in South London on September 18, at Lancaster Gate in London on September 19, and in the borough of Bromley on September 20.


Day of Peace Observed in Perth, Scotland

September 20, 2011

Perth, Scotland - UPF-Scotland held a UN International Day of Peace event on September 20 in Queen’s Hotel in Perth.


Global Interdependence Day Forum on Islam, Multiculturalism, and the Lessons of Norway

September 12, 2011

London, UK - An event in the House of Lords on the theme of "Islam, Multiculturalism and the Lessons of Norway" marked Global Interdependence Day, Sept. 12, 2011.


Forum in London Considers Sustainable Values

September 2, 2011

London, UK - A program to consider values that would allow sustainable development of humankind was held at 43 Lancaster Gate, UPF-UK's Headquarters.


UPF-UK Statement on the Summer 2011 Riots in England

August 12, 2011

London, UK - UPF-UK issued a statement lamenting the chaos and criminality on the streets of London and other cities of the UK during the summer of 2011 and expressing condolences to bereaved families.


Annual Achievement Awards Presented to British Youth

July 13, 2011

London, UK - Fourteen young adults gave inspirational speeches about their activities and vision before receiving Youth Achievement Awards in the House of Lords on July 13 in an event kindly hosted by Lord King of West Bromwich and organized jointly by the Universal Peace Federation and the Women's Federation for World Peace.


Forum in London on Values That Define Sustainability

July 10, 2011

London, UK - Sustainability, Prof. Lord Bhikhu Parekh explained at a forum on "What Values Define Sustainability" is a normative concept. The purpose of the UPF-UK July 6 gathering at the House of Lords was to consider the moral framework for sustainable development. Lawrence Bloom said the challenge was not simply of economy or the environment but whether humanity could embrace values based on a sustainable worldview.


Youth Seminar on Becoming People of Character

June 19, 2011

Glenprosen, Scotland - The weekend of June 17‐19 was when Scotland's Community Interfaith Society and the local branch of the Universal Peace Federation joined forces to hold a Youth Leadership seminar in the hills and woodlands of Glenprosen in northeast Scotland.


UPF Founders Speak in London

May 11, 2011

London, UK - Returning to London for the first time since founding the UPF in 2005, Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon said they had 'great expectations' for their visit, which culminated in both of them giving public addresses on May 11, first with a special event in the Houses of Parliament.


International Women's Day Honored at the House of Lords

March 9, 2011

London, UK - The Universal Peace Federation and Women's Federation for World Peace-UK organized a symposium on the Centennial International Women's Day at the House of Lords on March 9.


Joint Faiths Celebration in London

November 25, 2010

London, UK - A joint celebration of the holy days of five faiths — Divali / Eid al-Adha / Guru Nanak's Birthday / Advent of Jesus / Hannukah — took place on Nov. 25, 2010 in London.


Day of Peace in London, England

September 23, 2010

London, UK - UPF-UK's September 23 commemoration of the International Day of Peace featured two speakers about youth development projects in London and an expert on the Sudan and Darfur.


Consultation in London on an Interreligious Council

September 1, 2010

London, UK - The proposal for an interreligious council at the United Nations, initiated by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon as the founding purpose of the Universal Peace Federation, was emphasized by his son Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, at the House of Commons. His keynote address referenced the heritage of interreligious consultations within the UK.


Annual Achievement Awards Presented to British Youth

July 14, 2010

London, UK - From campaigners against child soldiers in Africa to those who were battling gang violence on the streets of London or environment clean up service projects, the common theme of the Youth Achievement Awards event in the House of Lords Committee Room on July 14 was exemplary young people who, as Tom Brake MP commented, had ‘got off their butts and in some cases had put their life on the line to make a difference’


Book Release: 7/7 Bombing, Muslim Perspectives

July 8, 2010

London, UK - The July 7, 2005 bombings in London affected British Muslims in an unprecedented way with questions about their loyalty, Britishness, and the nature of their belonging in our society. In a book released on July 7, British Muslims offer reflections and condolences.


British Muslims Give Perspectives on 7-7 Attacks

July 7, 2010

London, UK - A book launch on July 7, 2010, in the House of Lords introduced 7/7 Muslim Perspectives, compiled by Murtaza Shibli containing responses by various British Muslims to the July 7, 2005 bombings in London.