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Ambassadors for Peace

Dutch Ambassador for Peace Organizes a 'Jerichon'

May 1, 2010

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Dutch Ambassador for Peace Rob Schrama is inviting people from around the world to join in a June 20 walk/run from Jericho to Jerusalem as a challenging journey of reconciliation and forgiveness. The event is modeled on the traditional marathon but involves a vertical climb of 1,600 meters.


Q. Khanson: Challenges of Interreligious Dialogue

April 25, 2010

Human nature differs from person to person in regards to inherent characteristics, including ways of thinking, attitude, behavior, and performance. We as Jews, Christians, and Muslims hold that humans are a spiritual being created by a monotheistic God, and from generation to generation, human beings have lived, knowingly or unknowingly, in an ongoing relationship with God. Good and evil are defined in terms of how well humans conform to God's commands in Scriptures. The same applies to other religions such as Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, etc.


Youth Working for the Benefit of Their Country

April 13, 2010

Panama City, Panama - Photos of students and instructors at the Hisao Lee Academy of Martial Arts at a conference, welcoming Panamanian president Martin Torrijos, and helping disadvantaged people in the countryside.


In Memoriam: Abel T. Muzorewa

April 8, 2010

Harare, Zimbabwe - The first black prime minister of an interim white-dominated government before Zimbabwe's independence, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, died at his Harare home on April 8. He was 85.


In Memoriam: Girija Prasad Koirala

March 21, 2010

Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal’s senior statesman, five-time Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, died March 20 at the age of 86 and was cremated the following day with full state honors in Kathmandu.


Plans to Launch 'The Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea'

March 15, 2010

Victoria, Seychelles - Preparations are underway to launch a new monthly magazine to be published in Mauritius/Seychelles beginning in August under the title of The Voice of the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. This magazine will echo my sentiments that no country is small if it is surrounded or bordered by the sea.


Book Release: Seychelles Global Citizen

March 15, 2010

Paragon House published the autobiography of Sir James Mancham, Seychelles Global Citizen. Based on the book, Sir James was selected by the International Council of Jurists to receive their 2010 award for his contribution to global peace.


The Relationship between Peace and Human Security

March 12, 2010

Jakarta, Indonesia - We had the honor of a visit by Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and his wife, Usha Gandhi, to Indonesia, March 9-12, 2010.


Interview with Mancham in Romanian Political Science Journal

March 6, 2010

Over recent months I have often been asked to save “paradise” from its troubled waters, hence my repeated calls for us to focus our attention in a mood of reconstruction and reconciliation.


In Memoriam: Abdurrahman Wahid

December 31, 2009

Jakarta, Indonesia - H.E. Abdurrahman Wahid, president of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001, passed away December 30. A staunch defender of moderate Islam and secular politics, he was the former leader of Nahdlatul Ulama, a Muslim group with some 40 million members. He was also a member of UPF's Global Peace Council.


Bringing Christmas Cheer to Children in Lima

December 23, 2009

Lima, Peru - An Ambassador for Peace raised funds and gathered supporters to help bring Christmas cheer on Dec. 23, 2009, to the children in the Bayovar Canto Grande district of San Juan de Lurigancho, one of the poorest areas of Lima.


In Memoriam: Pavel Georgievich Nikolayevsky

December 20, 2009

Moscow, Russia - On December 20, 2009, pastor Pavel Georgievich Nikolayevsky, member of Russian National Peace Council and Chairman of the Christian Synod, passed away. Ambassadors for Peace of Russia, his friends, and colleagues mourn the passing of this outstanding peacemaker and offered their condolences to his family.


In Memoriam: H.E. Rodrigo Carazo

December 10, 2009

San Jose, Costa Rica - H.E. Dr. Rodrigo Carazo, President of Costa Rica (1978-82), died December 9 at the age of 82. A UPF Ambassador for Peace and member of its Global Peace Council, Carazo spoke at a peace conference in Seoul in July promoting "a renewed United Nations that embodies the parental heart of God.”


Canadian Muslims Address Parliament of the World's Religions

December 9, 2009

Dr. Golam Dastagir and Imam Abdul Hai Patel, both Ambassadors for Peace from UPF-Canada's Central District, were speakers at the Parliament of World's Religions held in Melbourne, Australia, from December 3 to 9.


Ambassador for Peace Explains Baptism at Parliament of the World's Religions

December 9, 2009

Melbourne, Australia - "Baptism, Living Water, and the Link to John the Baptist" was the theme of a presentation at the Parliament of the World's Religions by Australian Ambassador for Peace Ganzibra Dr. Brikha Nasoraia.


Ambassador for Peace Describes Maori Culture at Parliament of the World's Religions

December 9, 2009

Melbourne, Australia - Merekaraka Caesar, founder of Wahine Maori of Queensland, Australia, explained Maori traditions at the Parliament of the World's Religions, which met in Melbourne, Australia, December 2-9, 2009.



UPF Awards Ceremony Celebrated in New York

December 4, 2009

New York, USA - Four outstanding New York and New Jersey residents were honored for excellence in leadership and 45 others received the prestigious Ambassador for Peace appointment at the Universal Peace Federation of New York and New Jersey's annual awards ceremony held April 4 at the Manhattan Center in New York. Rev. In-jin Moon, second daughter of UPF Founders Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, represented her parents in hosting the event.


American-Islamic Friendship Project

September 1, 2009

Washington, DC, USA - Peacebuilding has always been central to my life, but 9/11 played a particular role in stimulating me to become more active in working to make the world a more peaceful place. Since then, I have been active in peace initiatives in such diverse places as Pakistan, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States.


In Memoriam: Medardas Cobotas

August 30, 2009

Dr. Medardas Cobotas passed from this earth on Saturday, August 30, 2009, at the age of 83 due to complications after open-heart surgery performed earlier in the month.


Chief Minister of Sikkim, India, Given Award

July 6, 2009

Gangtok, Sikkim, India - The Universal Peace Federation of India honored Dr. Pawan Chamling, Hon. Chief Minister of Sikkim, with the Leadership and Good Governance Award on July 6. The ceremony took place in the Chintan Bhawan Government Hall in Gangtok, the picturesque capital of Sikkim.