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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.

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Tokyo, Japan - The tenth Peace Diplomats Forum on Dec. 2, 2010, in Tokyo promoted the proposal for an interreligious council at the United Nations.

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The second International “Light of the Christmas Star” Festival and Competition took place December 11-15 in Finland and Sweden. More than 700 participants came together from many cities and regions of Russia and had a unique opportunity to perform on the best stages of Helsinki and Stockholm.

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Vienna, Austria - "Sudan – Perspectives for Peace in the Largest African Nation" was the topic of a discussion January 4 in Vienna. The speaker, El Fadil Abbas Mohammed Ali, shared insights about the January 9 referendum in Southern Sudan on whether or not it should remain a part of Sudan.

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Lima, Peru - Ambassadors for Peace in Peru held a conference in the Peruvian Congress on Dec. 4, 2010, about strategies to prevent family violence. Later in the month they distributed Christmas gifts to children in poor neighborhoods.

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Taipei, Taiwan - UPF-Taiwan organized four interreligious educational activities in 2010, each one featuring a morning seminar and afternoon tour of a religious site.

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New York, USA - Help change the life of a child by giving to the Supporting Success Scholarship Fund, which helps gifted students from poverty-stricken families in Bangladesh and Zambia continue their education.

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At the close of the UN International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures, several European UPF chapters celebrated the Christmas season by hosting multicultural events featuring music, art and food from around the world. See reports from Vienna, Austria; Berlin, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart, Germany; and Madrid, Spain.

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Tokyo, Japan - Nigerian Ambassadors for Peace on a one-week study-tour of Japan received a warm welcome by the Ambassador of Nigeria to Japan and a former Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria.

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Islamabad, Pakistan - After the July 2010 flooding, UPF-Japan volunteers traveled to Islamabad in November to pack donations and deliver food and mattresses to displaced people at a camp in the Nowshera district.

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Vienna, Austria - A conference on Interfaith, the United Nations and Peace in the 21st Century took place on Dec. 8, 2010, in Vienna with a selected group of 50 participants.

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New York, USA - The Embassy of St. Lucia in the US is appealing for funds to help rebuild after the Caribbean nation was devastated by Hurricane Tomas on October 30, described as the worst natural disaster in the island's recent history.

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