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Peace Education

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

The beautiful Hotel Franco in downtown Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, was the venue for the May 4-5 seminar organized by the Universal Peace Federation-Cameroon Chapter, with 103 dignitaries in attendance. The theme "Universal Principles: the Foundation for Lasting Peace" was well received by participants from three nations: Central African Republic, Gabon, and Cameroon.

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A seminar for traditional leaders from Pacific island nations was held in Hiroshima, Japan, May 1-7, 2006, in a very quiet part of the coastal hamlet town of Kure. The city of Kure is a shipbuilding area and it maintains a formidable naval fleet of frigates and submarines. The largest battleship of the Second World War, the Yamato, was built there.

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A seminar for traditional leaders from Pacific island nations was held in Hiroshima, Japan, May 1-7, 2006, in a very quiet part of the coastal hamlet town of Kure. The city of Kure is a shipbuilding area and it maintains a formidable naval fleet of frigates and submarines. The largest battleship of the Second World War, the Yamato, was built there.

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An Ambassadors for Peace Conference in Bujumbura for government ministers and legislators April 28-30, 2006, led to proposals for training educators to teach a peace curriculum.

Kinshasa, DR Congo - Ninety-six officials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo Brazzaville, and Angola participated in an Ambassadors for Peace seminar April 21-22, 2006.

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Eminent Ambassadors for Peace in West Africa converged in March 2006 in Abidjan, capitol of the Ivory Coast, to promote regional understanding and cooperation on peace, security and economic development in West Africa.

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They came in the name of peace, drawing together in common cause, with the confidence that they can bring prosperity and security following the chaos that had wracked the nation of Liberia and the region. Under the umbrella of Universal Peace Federation, they came, putting behind them the horror, to work together to build new partnerships and forge a new nation. The theme of the three-day peace conference in Monrovia from February 9 – 11, 2006 was: “Challenges for Good Governance, Reconciliation and Peace for Liberia: The Role of Peace Councils.”

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Seoul, Korea - With most of Seoul still celebrating the lunar New Year, 400 delegates of UPF from 135 nations met on February 1 for the global organization’s first annual assembly.

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A national inter-religious advisory council for Sri Lanka is being considered favorably by the President. The expertise of the UPF together with availability of vast funds at its disposal would be of immense benefit to the proposed religious advisory council and also for our economic development.

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The phrase “carrying thorns to ask for forgiveness” has become a traditional Chinese expression for deep repentance.

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Nelson Mandela is honored as a true statesman. Black people look upon him with pride, and white people regard him with respect. This is not simply because he spent 28 years in apartheid jails but because he established a unique system for uncovering the truth about injustices and bringing about reconciliation on a person-to-person level.

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Gandhi built the notion of satyagraha (the power of truth, translated as non-violence in Western languages) based on the ancient concept of ahimsa (the refusal to harm). Gandhi believed that there is a common truth to humanity, which is veiled or hidden when there is conflict, and that nonviolence is the way to restore this truth.

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