UPF-Peru Commemorates UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

Peru-2022-02-17-Commemoration of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week in Peru


Peru—More than 300 participants joined the broadcast of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2022, organized by the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) Peru branch and the Universal Peace Federation Peru branch on February 17, 2022.

The meeting brought together distinguished religious leaders and Ambassadors for Peace, including Bishop Jesús Mejía Quiroz, bishop of the Anglican Catholic Church of Peru and president of IAPD Peru branch; Pastor Orestes Sánchez Luis, president of WHRLA NGO and general secretary of IAPD Peru branch; Sister Dina Salas Montoya, missionary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; Dr. Ángel Morán Vidal, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Orthodox Catholic Apostolic Church of Peru; Pastor Luis Acero, pastor advisor of Pastors of Huaral Fraternity; engineer Kishore Gupta, president of Geeta Ashram Peru; Bishop Fray Aparicio Fuentes Guizado, superior general of the Risen Christ Apostolic Catholic Church of Peru; Archbishop Carlos Segura Beltrán, Archbishop Primate of Peru and Latin America of the World Anglican Church; in addition to the special participation of Dr. Trevor Jones, president of UPF Peru.

The event was hosted by Mr. Jaime Fernández, secretary general of UPF Peru. As part of the programming, 25 new Ambassadors for Peace were appointed, committed to promoting peace initiatives and social service work in favor of those most in need.

The panelists shared their thoughts on this important celebration and highlighted the efforts that UPF and its founder, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, have been making, such as the latest edition of World Summit 2022 online, in favor of interfaith dialogue, fostering unity between different religious denominations to cope with the challenges of our time, with an emphasis on the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula and the establishment of a world of peace.

As part of the meeting, the virtual Interreligious Ceremony of the Holy Water of Life and Peace was held. Bishop Jesús Mejía Quiroz, president of IAPD Peru, offered a representative prayer and all panelists joined in praying for reconciliation, interreligious cooperation and world peace

The meeting featured an artistic performance by musician and chiropractor César Villalobos, with the song “Healing the World.”

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