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Festivals

Eurasian Delegation Gains Medals at Wongu Games in Korea

March 24, 2012

Seoul, Korea - Eurasian athletes took medals at the recent World Festival of Culture and Sports (including the Wongu Peace Cup) in South Korea March 21 to 24. Professionals and amateurs from 40 nations competed as continental teams for medals in football, basketball, 100 m and 400 m races, table tennis, badminton, martial arts, and traditional Asian games of harmony and unity.

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In the News: Guyana Athlete Wins Medals at Peace Sports Festival

July 14, 2007

Guyanan national junior 100 and 200-metre sprinter, Goddis Accra, returned home Thursday after winning the 200m and placing second in the 100m at the annual Inter-Religious Peace Sports festival in South Korea.

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Concert at Interreligious Peace Sports Festival

July 6, 2007

On July 6, 2007, the Interreligious Peace and Sports Festival (IPSF) presented a concert in the recently completed cultural center at Sun Moon University in Asan, Korea.

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Faith, Sports and Peace

July 2, 2007

The 2007 International and Interreligious Peace Sports Festival brought together more than 1,240 participants from some 67 nations and 10 major religions, each with certain dietary laws and daily observances. Held at the spacious Sun Moon University in Asan, South Korea, the IPSF incorporates practical ways to honor the participants' faith teachings into every aspect of the conference.

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World Culture and Sports Festival

August 2, 2005

Seoul, South Korea –  World Culture and Sports Festival (WCSF) 

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Indian Athletes Participate in Interreligious Festival

August 30, 2004

It was a great privilege for me to the International Peace Sports Festival (IPSF) as staff, accompanying teams from Delhi, Chennai and Sikkim, representing three different states and regions of India. In total there were 68 participants from India. Our individual participants performed well.

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Interreligious Peace Sports Festival 2004 in South Korea

July 27, 2004

ChunAn, Asan, DMZ, South Korea—The Interreligious Peace Sports Festival (IPSF), a unique and exciting project that has developed as an outgrowth of the Religious Youth Service (RYS). The program utilizes sports as a vehicle to promote interreligious interaction and understanding.

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A Race for Peace at Sports Festival in Korea

July 14, 2003

Cheonan, Korea - On July 13, 2003 three Jordanian men won three of four top spots in a race for peace organized by the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace in the sleepy town of Cheonan, South Korea.

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World Culture and Sports Festival Held in New York

January 28, 2001

New York, USA -- From January 25 to 28, at the New York Sheraton and Manhattan Center, World Carp held a World Culture and Sports Festival. World Carp's mission is to encourage conscientious young people to live for the sake of others, by bridging the generations, and transcending the boundaries between races, nationalities and religions.

Conference sessions included presenters from a variety of backgrounds: Robin Graham, the Program Director of Global Team Together, gave a presentation on the strategic management of public service. Masashi Sano, treasurer and controller of two companies under United Vision Group, Inc., gave a beginners' introduction to financial concepts and their applications for non-profit organizations. Michael Inglis, a designer and publisher, spoke on how to find motivation to complete important tasks. Don Sardella, founder of the Institute for Leadership Development spoke on the application of leadership skills to everyday tasks. Russ Allen, CEO of Empowered Media, gave a presentation on the use of media in public relations, promotion, education and recruitment. Robbert Kittel, president of the Pure Love Alliance, gave a talk on the shortfalls of modern sex education and the need to teach abstinence. Tony Devine, vice-president of the International Educational Foundation, rounded out the presentations with a discussion on universal moral values.

Another highlight of the festival was a Lasting Love Conference, exploring the dream of a lasting world peace through the creation of healthy, God-centered families. The presentation connected the teachings of the IIFWP founders with those of other contemporary spiritual leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi and the former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskoljd.

Finally, the Mister and Miss University beauty pageant was held. Unlike a typical beauty pageant, which focuses solely on physical attractiveness, this pageant encourages the pursuit of beauty based on a broad range of features, including intellectual acumen, international awareness, communication, service to others, morality and ethics.

The festival was a resounding success, drawing students from all over the United States as well as many other countries.

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