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Peace Education

UPF organizes seminars and conferences that present core values and universal principles of peacebuilding.

Cotonou, Benin - Dignitaries from all walks of life and Ambassadors for Peace from West Africa converged in the city of Cotonou for an international seminar on peace and leadership.

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Dr. Douglas Johnston, noted author and peacemaker, spoke on “Faith-based Diplomacy: Bridging the Religious Divide” at an official Pre-Parliament of the World’s Religions Event hosted by UTS, the Interfaith Seminary, May 23. Dr. Johnston co-authored Madrasa Enhancement and Global Security: A Model for Faith-Based Engagement, an account of Johnston’s groundbreaking work to help broaden the curriculum and the educational strengths of Islamic schools in the Muslim world.

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Valletta, Malta - UPF-Malta hosted a commemorative evening featuring a keynote address on the theme of "One Family under God."

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Ottawa, Canada - The Universal Peace Federation in cooperation with National Capital Peace Council hosted a conference on "Religions Cooperating for Peace" on May 7, 2009. The event had been organized to narrow the gap between different religions and regions which are still separated by barriers such as prejudice, discrimination, intolerance, injustice, and insularity when it comes to existing and letting others exist with dignity

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Abuja, Nigeria - An International Leadership Conference on the theme “One Family under God: A New Vision for Peace in the 21st Century” was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, the capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This event, which was part of the Global Peace Tour 2009, drew participants from across Nigeria, including Ambassadors for Peace and other dignitaries.

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Skopje, Macedonia - Ambassadors for Peace discussed the relevance of the message of “One Family Under God” in a region that has seen too much recent conflict.

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Apia, Samoa - An International Leadership Seminar took place as part of the UPF Global Peace Tour on April 18.

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Palhoça, Santa Catarina, Brazil - A peace march, character education lessons, an international conference, and a festival took place in southern Brazil.

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Tokyo, Japan - Welcoming H.E. Pengiran Yusuf, the first Prime Minister and the founding father of the State of Brunei to Tokyo, the “La vie en Rose,” an association founded by the women who love Brunei, held their first regular meeting on April 11 on the theme “Brunei Night” and nearly 100 people attended. The event was co-hosted by UPF-Japan and Brunei Darussalam Culture Exchange Association in Tokyo, and sponsored by the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Japan.

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Congratulatory messages on UPF's April 8 conference on reconciliation were received from the Prime Minister of Austria, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, and the Governor of the County of Styria.

 

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London, United Kingdom - A conference at a House of Parliament committee room on April 2, 2009, contrasted the values promoted by civil society and faith-based groups with the approach of the G-20 Nations Summit.

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Delhi, India - Over 500 leaders from all major faith traditions and all walks of life convened for a common cause at the Global Peace Tour event at Delhi University on April 2.

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