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Interfaith Programs

Interfaith Conference Presentations

UPF 2011 Interfaith Cooperation and Universal Peace

February 6-10, 2011, Seoul, Korea
Conference reports:
A photo report follows the schedule.
February 6

Opening Dinner and Orientation

MC: Ms. Tomiko Duggan, Director, Office of Public Affairs, UPF
Invocation: Imam Mohamad Ahmed Jodeh, Founding Member, Colorado Muslim Society, USA
Remarks: Dr. Sun Jo Hwang, Executive Vice Chair, UPF International
Rev. Darryl Gregory Gray, Senior Pastor, Imani Family and Full Gospel Church, Canada
Prof. Dr. Rouchy S. Saleh, Professor of Natural Resources, Tanta University, Egypt
Orientation: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President, UPF


Session I: Toward an Era of Interfaith Cooperation and Universal Peace

MC: Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, President, UPF
Interfaith Ceremony:
Dr. Jorge Lino Cambundo (Christianity), Prophetic Church of the Winner in the World, Angola
Mufti Mustafa Jusufspahic (Islam), Deputy Mufti of Belgrade, Serbia
Mr. Prithpal Singh Khalsa (Sikhism), Chairman, Dal Khalsa Human Rights International, Switzerland
Rev. Tokunen Miyoshi (Buddhism), Priest, Muryoujuzan Koumyouji Temple, Japan
Ven. Taishuu Nara (Shintoism), Chief Priest, Amanoiwakura-Jingu Shinto Shrine, Japan
Dr. Shelley Elkayam Sandor (Judaism), Professor, Hebrew University, Israel
Mr. Sheng-tsung Yang (Confucianism), Confucian Scholar, Taiwan

Video: UPF in Reivew

Speakers :
Dr. Abdul Wahab Zahid Haq, Grand Mufti of Seoul, Korea
Video Link
Hon. Evgeny Nikulischev, Advisor to the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Senate
Video Link | Text
Madam Ida Betty Odinga, Ida Odinga Trust, Kenya
Video Link | Text
Mr. Edwin Shuker, Trustee, Sephardic Voices, United Kingdom
Video Link | Text

Keynote: Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, International Chairman, Universal Peace Federation
Video Link | Text

  World Peace Blessing  

Session II: Interfaith Cooperation for Peace; The United Nations Week of Interfaith Harmony

Moderator: Mrs. Eugenia M. Kagawa, Deputy Director, UPF International Office of UN Relations

Mr. Tageldin I. Hamad, Secretary General, UPF International
Dr. Peter Åkerbäck, Department of Religious History, Stockholm University, Sweden    Text
Tan Sri Devaki Ayathurai Krishan, Universal Peace Federation, Malaysia    Text
Prof. Tsutomu Mizota, Professor Emeritus, Nagasaki University, Japan
Dr. Eldad Joseph Pardo, Professor, Hebrew University, Israel
Prof. Akiko Yamanaka, Visiting Professor, Cambridge University, UK    Text


Session III: The Life of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

Moderator: Dr. Michael Balcomb, Director of Communications, UPF International

Video Presentation: The Life of the Founder and the Vision of the 'Abel United Nations'

Mrs. Kathleen Pauletta Hwang, Oxfam Hong Kong
Archbishop G. Augustus Stallings, Jr., Co-President, American Clergy Leadership Conference, USA

February 8
  Interfaith Prayers and Meditation  
  Founder's Birthday Celebration  

Session IV: Special Briefings

Mr. Thomas P. McDevitt President, The Washington Times
Video Link

Rev. James Gavin, Regional Secretary General, UPF-USA
Video Link
Rev. Mwalagho Kililo, Secretary General, UPF - Africa
February 9
  Interfaith Prayers and Meditation  

Session V: Principles and Practice of Conflict Resolution

Moderator: Mr. Mark Brann, Secretary General, UPF-Europe

H.E. Daniel Ohene Agyekum, Ambassador of Ghana to the United States Text
H.E. Rahim Alievich Huseynov, Prime Minister (1992-93), Azerbaijan    Text
Drs. Soewarto Moestadja, Minister of Home Affairs, Suriname    Text
Hon. Damry Ouk, Commission of Legislation & Justice, Cambodia    Text
Hon. Lloyd Sandiford, Ambassador of Barbados to China
Hon. Ahmet Gokhan Saricam, Member, Grand National Assembly, Turkey    Text


Session VI: Case Studies of Conflict Resolution

Moderator: Mr. Jack A. Corley, Director, UPF - Ireland

Dr. Sun Jo Hwang, Executive Vice Chair, UPF International
Video Link
Mr. Sung Chun Chu, President, Life Politics Institute, Korea
Prof. Dr. Konrad Loew, Retired Professor of Political Sciences, Munich University, Germany
Mr. Takahiro Ninomiya, US-EU-Japan Parliamentarians Council for Security, Japan    Text
H.E. Dr. Fatmir Sejdiu, President (2006-2010), Kosovo    Text
H.E. Robert Roger Vandemeulebroucke, Honorary Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium    Text


Session VII: Interfaith Cooperation for Peace

Moderator: Ms. Ursula McLackland, Secretary General, UPF - Asia

Bishop Lucrecio Araneta Alaban, Administrative Pastor, Capitol United Evangelical Church, Oroquieta, Philippines
Video Link | Text
Prof. Olfat El Mallakh, Professor of World Religions and Arabic Languages, College of DuPage, USA    Text
Dr. Ahmad Kanaan, Assistant Judge, Higher Sunni Islamic Court, Lebanon
Video Link | Text
Dr. Michael Murray, Director, Lantern Interfaith Centre, Ireland    Text
Mr. Fred Nassiri, Chairman, Nassiri Music LLC
Video Link | Website
Prof. Jiwan Shrestha, Former President, Family Party, Nepal
Video Link | Text
Dr. Somchai Virunhaphol, Professor, Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy, Thailand    Text
Mr. Ali Saad Alshahrani, Chairman, Ali Bin Zehefa & Sons, Saudi Arabia    Text


Session VIII: Closing

Ms. Ika Kuntari Siagian, Managing Partner, Ika Kuntari & Partner, Indonesia
Captain Vladimir Pavlovich Arsenkin, Director, Association of War Veterans Moscow District Branch


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