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Peace Education

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

Seoul, Korea - At an International Leadership Conference in Seoul, South Korea from July 17-20, the more than 300 participants including 20 senior diplomats as well as religious, academic, and media leaders discussed new paradigms for peace.

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Japanese participants in the June 17-21, 2007, International Leadership Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, gained new insights and hope for promoting world peace.

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When the Reverend Sun Myung Moon visited Hawaii on March 17th he spoke of a spiritual alignment of heavenly fortune and pronounced that the time was right for a new effort for peace for all humanity. He predicted a vast, civilization-changing movement beginning not in the old capitals of Europe or the conflict zones of the Middle East but in the Pacific Rim nations and their 5 billion people.

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Following the increasing pace of UPF activities worldwide in 2007, and stimulated by the monthly international leadership seminars for Ambassadors for Peace, UPF-Russia is stepping up its own activities with programs of outreach in several cities of Russia.

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The Eurasian Region delegation of 50 people attended the Ambassadors for Peace Leadership Seminar under the theme "Providing Vision and Leadership at a Time of Global Crisis" which took place in Seoul, Korea, June 12-16, 2007.

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One hundred and fifty ambassadors, counselors, and other members of the diplomatic corps from the United Nations and Washington, DC, joined the Universal Peace Federation and The Washington Times Foundation's International Leadership Conference.

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The Universal Peace Federation hosted a Public Forum attended by 140 persons including the Mayor, The Hon. Hamilton Green; Deputy Mayor Mr. Robert Williams; Haji Roshan Khan, leader of the Guyana Islamic Forum; Pandit Chrishna Persaud, an Executive of the Guyana Maha Sabha; and other leading citizens.

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The three themes of faith, family and service intertwined through the presentations during Session II of the International Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2007.

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Inheriting and carrying forward the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and educating people for peace through the media, schools and at home were the dominant themes of the opening plenary of the International Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2007.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization published an illuminating document by A.S. Balasooriya on peace education. The main point of the document was that peace is not possible unless peaceable and virtuous people are raised up as individuals of good character. The link between peace and good character was articulated: "Peace education...is basically a character building intervention."

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Yong Pyong, Korea - More than 200 Ambassadors for Peace gathered in Yong Pyong, Korea, for a three-day study of the core values and principles of the UPF and its founder’s vision, looking for answers to the deceptively simple question, “Where does peace begin?”

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Paris, France - The FIAP Auditorium in Paris hosted around 200 participants in the French Assembly of Ambassadors for Peace on March 31, 2007. The topic was "Forming Alliances at the time of Global Crises." The purpose of the meeting was to inform guests about UPF activities

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