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Interfaith Assembly Oct 2010

Interfaith Programs

Interfaith Assembly 2010 - Schedule

Dates: October 8-12, 2010 | Location: Seoul, Korea | Venue: Renaissance Hotel
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7:30 PM

Opening Dinner and Orientation

Emcee: Ms. Genie Kagawa, Deputy Director, Office of UN Relations
Invocation: Bishop James Benedict Sta. Maria Salvidar, Holy Orthodox Catholic Apostolic Church, Philippines
Welcome: Hon. Bong Ho Kim, Former Vice Chairman, Korean National Assembly; Ambassador Abdul Wahid Muktub, Ministry of Manpower & Transmigration, Indonesia
Conclusion: Dr. Thomas Walsh, President, UPF International

October 9
10:00 AM

Opening Plenary: The Significance of Interfaith for Peace and Development
Introducing Unification Principle
Leadership and Good Governance
The Need for a New Vision and Leadership

Our opening plenary will be held at the Cheon Bok Gung, a newly-consecrated sanctuary dedicated to the work of interreligious harmony and peace, located in the revitalized Yongsan district of Seoul

Moderator: Dr. Thomas Walsh
Musical Offering: Two Rivers Choir
Interfaith Ceremony: Readings of Sacred Texts and Prayers for Peace
Video Presentation: Welcome to the Universal Peace Federation
Panel Discussion: Dr. Hamdi Murad, UPF Presiding Council, Jordan
Dr. Po-Ya Chang, President, UPF Taiwan
Rt. Hon. Parmanad Jha, Vice President, Nepal
Keynote Address: Dr. Hyung Jin Moon, UPF International Chairman

2:00 PM

Session II: Update on the Mission, Activities and Goals of UPF
Moderator: Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Office of International Relations, UPF
Presenters: Dr. Thomas Walsh, President, UPF International
Mr. Taj Hamad, Secretary General, UPF International

3:45 PM Session III: The Teachings of Rev. Moon
: Rev. Mwalagho Kililo, Regional Secretary General, UPF Africa
Presenters: Dr. Michael Balcomb, Director, Office of Communications, UPF
Mrs. Genie Kagawa, Office of International and UN Relations, UPF
7:30 PM Session IV: Marriage and Family as Instruments of Peace  
October 10
8:30 AM Depart for Sun Moon University  
10:00 AM
Video Presentation: The World Peace Blessing
The World Peace Blessing Ceremony, Sun Moon University, Cheonan

These marriage blessing ceremonies been among the most distinctive characteristics of Father and Mother Moon's ministry since their own Blessing in 1960.

Officiators: Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon

Congratulations to the Participants, Rt. Hon. Parmanand Jha, Vice-President, Nepal
2:00 PM

Session V: Consultation on the Proposal for an Interreligious Council at the UN
UPF's Work with the United Nations
Consultations on the proposal for an interreligious council at the UN
Moderator: Mr. Taj Hamad, Secretary General, UPF International
Presenters: Dr. Golam Dastagir, University of Toronto, Canada
Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, Deputy-Director UN Relations, UPF Europe-II
Rev. Thorhallur Heimisson, National Church of Iceland
Amb. Asda Jyanama, Former Ambassador of Thailand to the UN
Dr. Concepcion Pinos, UNESCO College of Peace, Spain
Amb. Akira Matsui, former Ambassador of Japan to Kazakhstan

7:30 PM Shopping Trip (Optional)  
October 11
9:00 AM
Video Presentation: Creating a Family of Faith

Session VI: Interfaith Consultation: The Middle East Peace Initiative
Moderator: Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Office of International Relations, UPF
Principles of Conflict Resolution:
Dr. Michael Balcomb, UPF International | Presentation
The Middle East Peace Initiative: Dr. Thomas Walsh, UPF International | Presentation
Panelists: Imam Dawud Assad, President, Council of Mosques of USA, Inc.
Rabbi Aron Mueller, Rabbi, Israelite Community of Baden and Zurich, Switzerland
Imam Gaber Mansur, Imam, Druze Community in Israel
Sheik Samir Aasi, Imam, City of Ako
Father Demitri Mussa, Priest, Greek Catholic Church, Israel

11:00 AM

Session VII: UPF Peace Initiative: North East Asia
Moderator: Mrs. Carolyn Handschin, Deputy-Director UN Relations, UPF Europe-II
Presenter: Dr. Sun Jo Hwang, UPF Korea

3:30 PM Session IX: Closing Session  




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