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Ambassadors for Peace

Nigerian Ambassadors for Peace Visit Japan

August 17, 2010

Tokyo, Japan - Nigerian Ambassadors for Peace on a one-week study-tour of Japan received a warm welcome by the Ambassador of Nigeria to Japan and a former Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria.


Young Politicians Seek to Mend Ties Between Israel and Turkey

August 4, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - In the tense climate between Israel and Turkey after the May 31 attack on the Gaza-bound flotilla that left nine Turks dead, two young politicians are seeking to bypass political bickering and promote moderate voices in the two countries.


In Memoriam: Ing. Robert Harenčár

July 15, 2010

Bratislava, Slovakia - Former Deputy Foreign Minister and one-time Ambassador to the Ukarine, Ing. Robert Harenčár passed away suddenly after a short, severe illness. He was 79.


British Muslims Give Perspectives on 7-7 Attacks

July 7, 2010

London, UK - A book launch on July 7, 2010, in the House of Lords introduced 7/7 Muslim Perspectives, compiled by Murtaza Shibli containing responses by various British Muslims to the July 7, 2005 bombings in London.


Shazaad Mohammed Accompanies Mike Tyson on Visit to Saudi Arabia

July 6, 2010

Toronto, Canada - An Ambassador of Peace of UPF-Canada's Central District, Sheikh Shazaad Mohammed, accompanied former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson on his first pilgrimage to Mecca and the holy sites in Saudi Arabia. Mike Tyson arrived in Medina August 20 as part of a series of visits organized by the Canadian Dawa Association, headed by Sheikh Shazaad.


Book Release: From Macro-Ecumenism to Interreligious Dialogue

June 18, 2010

The 21st century is characterized as a time of vertiginous and radical changes in all aspects of human life, but it is clear that religion conditions people's views about the other spheres of life.


Ambassador for Peace Promotes a Tourist-Friendly Jerusalem

June 16, 2010

Jerusalem, Israel - Jerusalem is reinventing itself by improving tourist services, reaching out to rapidly growing sectors like Christian pilgrims and Russian tourists, attracting more conventions, and recruiting tourists to act as Jerusalem’s ambassadors.


In Memoriam: Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari

June 3, 2010

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari participated in every Middle East Peace Initiative interreligious conference. He was active in the Sulha Peace Project, the World Conference on Religions and Peace in Israel, the Israel Interfaith Coordinating Council.


In Memoriam: Om Parkash Sharma, MBE

May 11, 2010

London, UK - On May 11, 2010 Mr. Om Parkash Sharma, MBE, passed away. Mr. Sharma was a great friend of the Universal Peace Federation and an Ambassador for Peace. Hearing more about his life from his family members extended our understanding of his kindness to a much wider realm of his life. He was able to touch so many people with his compassion and care.


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.