FOLLOW US

FacebookYoutubeLinkedin

Interfaith Peacebuilding

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 2020
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Interfaith Programs

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

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines - The Mindanao Peace Symposium was the first time that Pentecostal pastors dealt directly with Muslim leaders on issues of peace, cooperation, and mutual understanding. A coalition of eight sponsors, including government, NGOs, and religious organizations, brought together participants under the banner of “Peace Development through Inter-Religious Cooperation in Mindanao."

Read more ...

A recording of the Peace Cantata, Halelu—Songs of David, written by Israeli vocalist David D'Or and American conductor David Eaton, is available for purchase. The collaboration grew out of a 2004 Middle East Peace Initiative concert in Jerusalem the featured music from various cultures and religions.

Read more ...

Dhaka, Bangladesh - “The present world is torn by interreligious and intercultural conflicts,” noted the President of Bangladesh, M. Zillur Rahman, as he inaugurated the first International Conference on Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue at the University of Dhaka.

Read more ...

New York, USA - Religious leaders from around the world convened at the Church Center of the UN on Sept. 21, 2009 to discuss “the call of our religions [that] we must all learn to live together within the shared limits of our planet.”

Read more ...

Toronto, Canada - The ongoing civil strife in Sri Lanka has spilled over into the Sri Lankan community in Canada. In the Toronto area, UPF is reaching out to the Sinhalese and Tamil Sri Lankans of various faiths to narrow the communications gap and help establish common understandings among them, in the hopes that this can have a positive influence on developments in their home country.

Read more ...

Frankfurt, Germany - Creationists and evolutionists worldwide are engaged in heated debates concerning the correct understanding of human development. Did God create humans? Or are we a product of random mutation and selection, not sure what leaps of development we will we taking next? 

Read more ...

Mindanao, Philippines - The thirty-year-old conflict in Mindanao province in the Philippines has never commanded the world’s attention, despite the massive scale of violence and loss of life. Since 1969, when the fighting between Muslim separatists and the armed forces began under the Marcos regime, the Mindanao conflict has left 160,000 dead and displaced some two million people.

Read more ...

Excerpts of statements made by religious leaders and scholars in support of a proposed interreligious council at the United Nations.

Read more ...

"Different religions, belief systems and cultural backgrounds are essential to the richness of the human experience."
- Ban Ki-moon

Read more ...

References to religion and spirituality are found in documents that led to the formation of the United Nations, in the UN Charter, in the constitutions of some UN bodies, and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Read more ...

UPF has held consultations with statesmen, diplomats, political scientists, lawyers, and NGO representatives about the establishment of an interreligious council connected in some way with the UN. We welcome further reflection and consultations on the following points.

Read more ...

Excerpts of statements made by diplomats in support of a proposed interreligious council at the United Nations.

Read more ...

If you find this page helpful and informative please consider making donation. Your donation will help Universal Peace Federation (UPF) provide new and improved reports, analysis and publications to you and everyone around the world.

UPF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible in the United States. Receipts are automatically provided for donations of or above $250.00.

Donate to the Universal Peace Federation: Your donation to support the general programs of UPF.

Donate to the Religious Youth Service (RYS): Your donation will be used for service projects around the world.


Donate to UPF's Africa Projects: Your donation will be used for projects in Africa.