Interfaith Peacebuilding


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Interfaith Programs

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

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Acre, Israel - The Jerusalem Interfaith Forum met in December for a special occasion, in support of the Imam Sheik Samir Aasi.

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Bratislava, Slovakia - A forum reviewing progress in religious freedom in Eastern Europe took place Dec. 3, 2014.

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Abuja, Nigeria - A Religious Youth Assembly in Abuja Nov. 29, 2014, focused on the role of religion in pace, security and countering violent extremism in Nigeria.

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I'billin, Israel - During a time of escalating tension among religious groups, leaders from Israel’s four main religions came together for a Nov. 26, 2014, forum on "Religion and Reconciliation."

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Jerusalem, Israel - A day after the Nov. 18, 2014, massacre in a synagogue in Jerusalem, Sheik Samir Aasi arrived with other religious leaders to express support and sympathy for the affected community. Several hours later, acid was thrown on his car.

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Sydney, Australia - UPF-Australia held an interfaith conference entitled “Religions as Peace Builders” in Sydney Nov. 11, 2014.

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Montreal, Canada - UPF-Canada held a conference Nov. 8, 2014, in Montreal on the theme ‘‘The Question of Religion in a Secular State: Should Religion Be Removed from the Public Sphere?’’

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Taipei, Taiwan - UPF-Taiwan organized a seminar on Oct. 24, 2014 at Taiwan National Chengchi University with the theme “Orthodoxy and Heresy from the Perspectives of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Unificationism.”

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Melbourne, Australia—A seminar on “The Role of Interfaith in International Relations and Peacebuilding” was held at Monash University.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina - A fraternal environment prevailed among diverse spiritual and community leaders during a lunch at the Jewish Museum of Buenos Aires on Sept. 29, 2014.

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Cordoba, Argentina - “Interreligious Cooperation in Peacebuilding” was the title of a speech by Mr. Miguel Werner, UPF-Argentina’s secretary general, on Sept. 3, 2014, at a congress on “Religious Freedom in the 21st Century: Religion, State, and Society.”

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Bali, Indonesia - UPF sponsored a side event on the theme of “Building Trust through Interreligious Dialogue” at the UN Alliance of Civilizations’ Sixth Global Forum in Bali, Indonesia, Aug. 29-30, 2014.

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