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Interfaith Programs

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

Tbilisi, Georgia - At a consultation sponsored by UPF-Georgia on September 25, participants discussed the prospects for building on interreligious efforts in Georgia to add support for the propsal for an interreligious council at the United Nations.

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Giessen, Germany - Following up on a Middle East Peace Initiative trip to Israel, UPF invited Jews and Muslims to a Sept. 25, 2010, roundtable discussion on the theme of "Reconciliation in Israel and Palestine."

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A consultation about the proposed interreligious council at the UN on Sept. 11, 2010, called for implementing a new culture of peace to prevent such a terrible day for all mankind from happening again.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands - At a meeting on Sept. 11, 2010, UPF-Netherlands proposed that there be an interreligious centre at or as near as possible to 9/11 Ground Zero, New York.

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Bogotá, Colombia - An interfaith Rosh Hashana service took place at the UPF Peace Embassy in Bogotá on Sept. 8, 2010, with Christian, Muslim and Buddhist leaders invited by a rabbi to join in the liturgy.

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Voices in support of an interreligious council at the UN by members of parliament and government officials

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Excerpts of scholarly presentations at UPF consultations on the proposal for an interreligious council at the United Nations

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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.

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Bangkok, Thailand – UPF-Thailand convened two consultations regarding UPF's proposal for an interreligious council at the UN: one with members of UPF-Thailand's Sub-committee on Religion and and a second with representatives Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism.

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Sydney, Australia - A special consultation on Aug. 28, 2010, on the proposal for an interreligious council at the UN reviewed the structure of the UN and discussed the feasibility, obstacles and potential scenarios for moving the idea forward.

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Ottawa, Canada - With the objective of creating a Canadian working group to promote an interreligious council both at the UN and in Canada, Ambassadors for Peace met in Ottawa on Aug. 26, 2010.

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Freetown, Sierra Leone - UPF-Sierra Leone held a special consultation on “An Interfaith Council, Plus 10: The UN and the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations” on August 26 at the ENCISSS Conference Hall in Freetown.

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