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Interfaith Programs

UPF organizes programs that help build understanding, respect and cooperation among people of different faiths.

Lusaka, Zambia - UPF-Zambia held a one-day seminar each month in 2010 for church leaders on “The Challenges of the Church in 21st Century.”

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Montreal, Canada - UPF-Montreal began year ten of monthly meetings with a November 24 gathering devoted to Women’s Perspectives on Peace. Three women of diverse backgrounds religiously, culturally, abd ethnicly were asked to offer insights.

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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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Toronto, Canada - UPF’s monthly meeting on November 13 addressed topics related to a broader understanding of different religions. Rev. Mitch Dixon talked about the scriptures of various religions, Abdul R. Qureshi presented a brief lecture on the Patriarch Abraham (peace be upon him), and Earl Smith talked about the common value of peace through the teachings of Scientology. Dr. Hoossen Auckberaullee appraised the members about ongoing UPF activities within the Central District of UPF-Canada.

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Washington, DC, USA - Diplomats, professionals, and educators braved a violent storm to participate in educators a UPF consultation regarding the proposal for an interreligious council at the United Nations.

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Bogotá, Colombia - The first interfaith wedding in my role as the prayer leader of Shéggel took place on October 30 in Bogotá, Colombia. In the ceremony, the groom (a Jew) and the bride (a Catholic) undertook the challenge of becoming ambassadors to promote interreligious reconciliation.

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Yekaterinburg, Russia - On October 24 in Yekaterinburg, the meeting of the UPF-Ural chapter representatives and "Sodruzhestvo" club members took place. The founder of the club is a Protestant, A.B. Patrakov. Among the members are people of different nationalities and religions who practice a unified system of spiritual and moral values of all cultures and religions beyond theological differences and interreligious strife. The UPF pursues the same objective.

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Toronto, Canada - The October 16 meeting of the UPF-Canada Central District included readings from World Scripture and information about principles of health, followed by reports about a visit to Saudi Arabia and participating in a UPF Interfaith Assembly in Korea.

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Interfaith Assembly 2010 proceedings.

Read the conference report in English | Spanish | Arabic.

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Seoul, Korea - The UPF Interfaith Assembly opened in Seoul Oct. 9, 2010 at the Cheon Bok Gung, the Unification community’s inspiring new sanctuary in Seoul, with a moving ceremony of prayers and readings from seven faith traditions.

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Geneva and Bern, Switzerland - The Universal Peace Federation's United Nations Office in Geneva convened three consultations in August and September 2010 in Geneva and Bern on the proposal to establish an interreligious council at the UN.

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Vancouver, Canada - Under the theme of "Tolerance, Religious Freedom and Interfaith Solidarity in times of Intolerance, Religious Bigotry and Chaos," UPF-Western Canada gathered Ambassadors for Peace and friends for a stimulating and intense discussion on September 30.

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