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Interfaith Programs

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

Excerpts of statements by elder statesmen in support of a proposed interreligious council at the United Nations.

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UPF's peace conferences have been enriched by speakers from various religions. The following presenters describe elements of their traditions that contribute to inner peace and better relations with others.

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There is an enormous deficit within the United Nations in not acknowledging the significant role of religions nationally and internationally. An interreligious council on an international basis can be one of the most effective mediums to promote peace. We will consider issues of admission, representation, and structure.

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Tokyo, Japan - UPF's 18th Interreligious Forum was held on May 19 in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Twenty-five Ambassadors for Peace who represent the religions of Shinto, Buddhism, and Christianity participated in the Forum.

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Ottawa, Canada - A seminar on Religions Cooperating for Peace was held May 7, 2009, at St. Paul University in Ottawa as part of UPF-Canada’s Educating for Peace series.

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Virgina, United States - The Ambassadors for Peace Association of Virgina’s forum on April 16, 2009 provided a platform for the “moderate” voice of American Muslims.

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Geneva, Switzerland - Youth delegates representing their faiths modeled a “United Nations Interreligious Council” at the United Nations office in Geneva April 3, 2009.

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Canada, Quebec - On March 21, 2009, 33 Quebec religious leaders gathered to get a deeper understanding of the new Ethics and Religious Culture program taught systematically since September 2008 in all primary and secondary schools in the province of Quebec.

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Suva, Fiji - The inaugural meeting of the Interreligious Peace Council of Fiji was held in the peaceful chamber of the Nasinu Town Council. Heads on March 21, 2009.

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UPF Montreal held its monthly Interfaith Breakfast on Wednesday March 18. This is the eighth year of regular monthly meetings of English and Bilingual (French and English) meetings.

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Toronto, Canada - The Toronto chapter welcomed Saudi religious scholar, businessman, and writer Sheikh Ali Bin Sa'ad Ashshahrani to their office at Mavety, Toronto. Upon his arrival, Sheikh Ali was received by UPF Central District Chairman Dr. Hoossen Auckbaraullee and other high-ranking UPF officials.

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The UPF Interfaith Working Committee in London held a meeting on the theme of Inter-religious Cooperation Beyond Dialogue on Feb. 28, 2009.

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