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Peace Education

Conference on Family Values Held in Brazil


Anápolis, Brazil—The "First Conference on Family Values as the Only Way to Building Peace" was held at the House of Parents in the city of Anápolis, Goiás state in Brazil on June 25, 2015. Approximately 120 people, including government representatives, attended the event, which was co-organized by UPF-Brazil, Crusade Dignity and the Court of Childhood and Youth Anápolis. Media was also present and interviewed representatives of UPF-Brazil about UPF’s vision of peace.

Among the speakers were:

Ambassador for Peace, Dr. Joveny Cândido de Oliveira, dean of the University Anhanguera in Brazil, who spoke about "Education and Social Justice for the Construction of Peace."

Dr. Simao Neudir Ferabolli, president of UPF-Brazil and secretary general of UPF-South America, who spoke on "The Principles of Peace and the Role of Ambassadors for Peace."

Ambassador for Peace, Dr. Carlos José Limongi Sterse, a judge—who is also is a director of the Forum of Anápolis County, founder of Crusade Dignity, and a member of the School of Parents of Brazil, who spoke on "Citizenship and Culture of Peace—Marking the World.”

Afterwards, seven leaders and representatives of different faiths spoke briefly on “Family, Peace and Unity”, including:

  • Assembly of God--Pastor Leordino Lopes de Carvalho Júnior
  • Catholic Church--Priest Eduardo Costa
  • Baha'i--Mr. José Alves Garcia
  • Islam--Sheikh Dr. Nasser Sahim
  • Spiritualists--Dr. Luiz Guilherme
  • Family Federation for World Peace and Unification--Rev. Christian Lepelletier and Mr. Soon Sam Ribeiro Santos, representing youth. 

The presentations inspired all the participants, who promised to work together for a world of peace. 

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