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Interfaith Programs

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

Montreal, Canada - Representatives of diverse religions considered a proposal to create an interreligious council at the United Nations at an interfaith forum on May 3, 2010.

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Montreal, Canada - “Canada should take a leading role in the establishment of an interreligious council at the United Nations,” declared Universal Peace Federation Director of Communications and Education, Dr. Michael Balcomb as he shared his thoughts with Ambassadors for Peace in Montreal on April 21, 2010.

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London, UK - A Joint Faiths Celebration brought together 80 people on April 16, 2010, for a time of sharing, talk, reading, food, music, and drama highlighting the significance of Mawlid An-Nabi (Birth of Prophet Mohammed), Pesach (Passover), Easter, and Vaisakhi.

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Yekaterinburg, Russia - On March 27-28 the 15th the regional festival of spiritual creative work, “World of Light” took place in Yekaterinburg. The theme of the 2010 festival was “Culture Is the Gate into the Future." The Festival  aimed at creating opportunities for meetings, dialogues, and possible cooperation among people of different nationalities, religions, and spiritual movements.

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Montreal, Canada - “Toward a World of Universal Peace—Acting Locally and Thinking Globally” was the topic of an interfaith forum in Montreal on March 17, 2010.

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Toronto, Canada - Global wisdom was the theme of the March meeting of the Universal Peace Federation in the Central District of Canada. It sparked much discussion about the dimensions of cultural wisdom and religious wisdom.

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Montreal, Canada - As an early morning snowfall blanketed the streets, Montreal’s Ambassadors for Peace were not deterred from gathering for an Interfaith Peace Breakfast on Feb. 24, 2010, to learn about Sikhism.

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Toronto, Canada - The first meeting of the year offered insights into the qualities associated with wisdom and how such wisdom is learned in the family, which is also the school of love and peace.

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Toronto, Canada - Devotional music and interfaith prayers at UPF-Canada's annual Interreligious and Multicultural Family Festival set the atmosphere for reflections about the need to treat people from different religions and cultures with respect and compassion.

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Montreal, Canada - UPF-Montreal's monthly interfaith forum on Dec. 10, 2009, at the Imani Family and Full Gospel Church, addressed the topic of "Engagement: The Next Interfaith Responsibility."

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Melbourne, Australia - UPF presentations were delivered at the the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the largest interfaith gathering to be held during 2009. The international interfaith assembly brings together over 8,000 people from around the world.

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Nuremberg, Germany - A recent UPF conference on the topic of ‘Basic Values for a Peaceful Society’ invited 38 participants from Germany’s Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, and Unificationist communities to reflect on the underlying principles of peace appropriate to a multicultural and democratic society such as Germany.

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