FOLLOW US

FacebookInstagramYoutubeLinkedinFlickr

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

January 2022
S M T W T F S
26 27 28 29 30 31 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 5

Interreligious Association for Peace and Development

UPF-Chile Inaugurates IAPD

Chile—On Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00 PM, UPF Chile held a brief event for the Inauguration of the IAPD. Even though IAPD has held two previous activities in Chile, through this event we officially established IAPD and announced our vision, mission and also some of our goals for the future. Without a doubt, the spirit of the event was centered on the great importance of people and faith groups working together towards our collective goals of helping to make the world more united, centered on the love and ideals of God.

The speakers for this event were:

Dr. Simao Ferabolli, president of UPF Brazil and secretary general for UPF in South America.  Dr. Ferabolli shared an inspiring presentation that helped us all understand more clearly about the historical roots, as well as the current international activities of IAPD.

Sister Karoline Mayer, a well-known Catholic nun, and the founder and leader of the foundation “Cristo Vive” (Living Christ), which serves over 23,000 people in a poverty-stricken area of Santiago, Chile. Sister Karoline gave a heartfelt presentation for the event.

Pastor Edgardo Hernandez, pastor of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification in the city of Concepcion, Chile. Pastor Edgardo spoke about some of the biblical foundations for interreligious work in the world.

Father Bernardo Astudillo, the main Catholic priest for Easter Island, Chile. Father Astudillo shared his vision concerning ecumenical activities on his island and in general.

We also shared a brief video about IAPD. Overall, we feel that the speakers as well as the public who were viewing the event live by YouTube—about 40 persons overall during the hour-long event—were inspired and also well informed about the principles and objectives of IAPD.

We closed the event with a video of rousing gospel choir music from the US and a renewed commitment to help develop the vision of True Parents among all peoples of faith in the world.

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.




Related Articles

UPF-USA: The North Korean Economy in the Kim Jung Un Era

UPF-USA—On December 21, 2021, UPF-USA held a webinar on the North Korean Economy in the Kim Jung Un Era.

IMAP Program Explores “Essential Roles of Media and Culture in Peacebuilding”

USA—IMAP hosted a webinar on November 30, 2021 to discuss the “Essential Roles of Media and Culture in Peacebuilding.”

UPF-IMAP: “Backchannel Diplomacy" in Peacebuilding: The Case of Korea

United States—On December 28, 2021, UPF-IMAP hosted an online meeting on the theme “Backchannel Diplomacy Approaches to Korean Unification, Telling the Rest of the Story.”