EUME Region Sunday Service
Launch of the Heavenly Parents’ Holy Community
By ZOOM, Sunday, May 17, 2020



Henry Masters Ascended

The Masters are really the spiritual grandparents of Great Britain. Henry spent a lot of time in America with Master Marine, following True Parents' call to action in 1978. Prior to that, the Masters donated their entire family fortune to True Parents in 1974. In this photo, Henry can be seen just over True Father's shoulder during a 1978 visit to the farm. A second photo shows Henry with True Father in the boat-building days.


As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen
Read by Henry Masters


First WCLC-Germany Zoom-Conference with Pastors
ZOOM, Germany, April 18, 2020

By Bernhard Leyer, Claus Dubisz (English-Catriona Valenta)

Already in March we had planned to hold a small conference to bring together the participants of the World Clergy Leadership Conference Rally in New Jersey on 27 December 2019, as well as the religious leaders who had attended Summit 2020 in Korea in February.
Although the limitations brought by the corona pandemic prevented a ‚physical‘ meeting, almost all of the participants were able to participate in a ZOOM meeting on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Memories of both large events were reawakened by a slide show and video clips, and the pastors reported enthusiastically about their impressions and experiences. All agreed: we have never experienced anything like this before!

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True Parents' 2nd 7-year Cosmic Course for the Firm Establishment of Cheon Il Guk

English - Japanese - Korean


Gift for True Parents from EUME for
the 60. Holy Wedding Anniversary Celebrations
May 8, 2020

For printing the mosaic
File_A: for printing in large and very large formats, over 1m wide - up to 2m wide. - download - 624 MB
File_B: for viewing on-screen and printing in small formats, up to 1m wide. - download - 12 MB


UPF Europe and the Middle East Webinar
By ZOOM, May 12, 2020


True Peace Magazine - April 2020

English - French - Spanish

Responding to True Mother’s Prophetic Guidance

By Michael Balcomb

At 5 am on March 12, an incoming KakaoTalk message from Dr. Young-ho Yun in our international headquarters awakened me. We’d just concluded a special European seven-day workshop for 120 Japanese members in Istanbul. Fumiko and I were so full of excitement and appreciation for a really great workshop and for the hard work of the two lecturers sent by Rev. Eiji Tokuno from Japan, Rev. Moichiro Nakamura and Mr. Morio Obata. So before going to bed, I’d sent a quick report with some great photos to Korea, hoping they would inspire True Mother at her breakfast table.

I suppose I was hoping for a word of encouragement. But the message I read from True Mother in the early morning hours was very different. Rather than warm appreciation, it was a cool and serious warning: “You should be taking the coronavirus threat much more seriously than you are, and you absolutely must refrain from these kinds of large gatherings!”

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Dear brothers and sisters,
Would you like to read our monthly True Peace Magazine, but you don’t like to or can’t read long on a computer screen? You can order the magazine as a printed brochure!
It is 8 € inside Germany and 10 € for other EU countries (this price includes printing and postage).
Contact: Achim Poc by e-mail at: pock.pm@gmail.com

Webinar introducing Online Witnessing Material



International Youth and Student Association for Peace

IAYSP (International Youth and Student Association for Peace) is a non-governmental organization founded on February 23, 2017, in South Korea by Dr. Hak Ja Han, in order to provide a concrete support platform for the development of youth, and to encourage them to apply their talents and skills to build a world of peace. IAYSP was launched on April 28, 2018 in WIENER STADHALLE, Vienna, Austria.

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Peace Starts With Me Vision Online WS
On Zoom, April 11 - 13, 2020

By Rafael Guignard

This WS was planned to happen in July in the UK but due to the Coronavirus crisis we decided to do it online. This projected was initiated by Rafael Guignard in cooperation with the European Blessed Family Department. In a very short time Orlande Schenk managed to bring an amazing team together that worked really well to make this WS a beautiful experience. Even with a very short notice 40 participants from all over Europe came together for this 1st Peace Starts With Me Vision Online WS.

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HARP Online-Easter-Workshop 2020
On Zoom, April 14 - 17, 2020

By Deborah K. (HARP-committee) - English Catriona Valenta

This workshop attracted seventeen participants and the motto (also the motto for the year) was “Coming Home to You”. By ‚You‘ we are referring to our Heavenly Parents and ‚Home‘ is our original home.

The lectures and presentations were based on the ‚three stages of growth‘. The lectures on the first day were from Leandro, who was recently blessed, on the topic: ‚my path to faith‘. Of importance here was to give priority to personal faith. We wanted to animate the participants to take their own responsibility in tackling the topic.

The topic of the second day was: “my lifestyle - purity as a way of life” and Nicole and Mike, who are expecting their first child, gave a personal presentation. They spoke about their path to the Blessing and what steps, also those taken already in their youth, were decisive in their preparation.

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UPF Peace Talks
1. A Circle of Light: Moving Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Crisi

Greetings from UPF International.

We are happy to announce that today we launched the first in the series of UPF Peac Talks webinars. The webinar was entitled, “Circle of Light: Moving Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis.” There were 337 people registered to attend the webinar, representing 64 countries.

The program was very inspiring, to the credit of the panelists---Bishop Munib Younan, International Honorary President of Religions for Peace, New York, Imam Shamsi Ali, Director, Jamaica Muslim Center, New York, and Rabbi Kevin DeCarli, Interfaith Advisor to the Swiss Armed Forces---who offered insightful, uplifting and deeply meaningful content. Of particular poignancy was the fact that Rabbi DeCarli spoke while suffering intensely from the coronavirus infection.

I hope you will take time to review this link below. We are very encouraged by the responses received thus far and we welcome your comments and feedback at peacetalks@upf.org.


We will announce next week’s webinar in the near future.
Thank you for your support and service to the mission of UPF.

Sincerely yours,
Thomas G. Walsh, Ph.D.
Chairman, Universal Peace Federation




True Peace Magazine - March 2020

English - Spanish - French



"A Life That Never Ends" (Vol 1)
by Philip Hill - A collection of spiritual experiences

We can’t deny the fact that the coronavirus outbreak is impacting our society today. It has caused several disruptions to human lives, economic and social activities. The lockdowns emanating from the outbreak has forced many individuals and businesses to operate from home.
If you’re to look examine your Spiritual life since the lockdowns began, you’re likely going to notice some changes about yourself. By now, you must have observed that you now spend more time on family affairs, personal reflections, and privacy.
By now, you must also be spending more time studying the Divine Principle or the Bible and reading several life-impacting books. To ensure you’re growing constantly in this lockdown period, we’ve decided to share a good news with you!

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KANDO offers Cain's Children as E-book

By Barbara Grabner

Because of the restrictions due to the Corona virus many people are confined to their home. This is a good time to read instructive books, especially this new one! 

Cain´s Children gives a comprehensive insight into the emotional components of fratricide in the broadest sense – beginning with the biblical story of the murder of Abel right up to the standoff between capitalism and communism. There are countless examples of Cain-Abel conflicts in the history of Christianity in Europe. The book´s contents focus on European history, notably the reasons for the rise of Marxism and Communism as a tool to destroy the foundations of faith and substance: In order to prevent God’s work of salvation, Satan needed a person through whom he could work, as well as a worldview with which he could separate mankind from God. The right time for his offensive came when the split of Christian society was consummated after the Reformation.

Individual chapters: Cosmic Tug-of-War. Providential Role Play. Inherited Patterns of Erroneous Behaviour. Capitalist Society and Mammon Worship. The Struggle for Justice. The Second Oldest Religion. The Destruction of the Foundation of Faith. The World Empire of Militant Atheism, and more.

Now available in German also as E-book!

The German publishing company KANDO offers the thrilling book about the desperate struggle between God and Satan first to everyone who knows German. Editions in English and Slovak will be available after summer.

E-books - www.kando-verlag.de

If you want to order the print edition to a place outside of Germany or overseas ask directly bgrabner@upf.sk

European Parents Matching Webinar 
Webinar 1: Thursday 16th April 2020 
Webinar 2: Tuesday 21st April 
Webinar 3: Thursday 23rd April
Webinar 4: Presentation of Profiles : Tuesday 28th April
All webinars are from 18.00 to 19.30 CEST 

Dear Blessed Families,
Because of restrictions connected to Corona virus, we sadly had to cancel the Parents Matching Convocation which we had planned to hold in Germany in the beginning of May.
Instead, we would like to invite parents of Blessed Children and Jacob Children, who have children of matching age, or who are approaching matching age, to attend our upcoming European Parents Matching webinar series.
During these webinars we will share practical information as well as valuable internal guidance, which will be helpful, whether you are in a matching process or preparing to match your children in the future.
Our European Matching Supporters will also be available to talk with you, answer your questions and help you to make a matching plan for your child. 

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"Peace Starts With Me" Online Workshop

Dear brothers and sisters,
Do you believe in living an ideal life and building an ideal world? But whenever you look at the reality today you feel so far away and overwhelmed that you don’t know where to start? Well, you are not alone, and in the upcoming “Peace Starts With Me” Online Workshop I am going to share the philosophy and tools that have helped me and many others to create a harmonious and compelling Life Vision that gives you the beliefs and drive to build the life and have the impact you have always wanted.
My name is Rafael Guignard, I am a 34 year old certified Life and performance coach. I am also a youth leader and community pastor in France. I have been a table tennis player and coach on a national level for the past 10 years. But most importantly I have been blessed to my wonderful wife Domila Guignard for the past 15 years and we have 3 young children.

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STF 2019 -20


Dr. Katsumi Otsuka, Chairman, UPF Europe and Middle East
Dear Readers
The World Summit 2020 was the largest event held by UPF since its establishment in 2005.
Participants gathered for an intense five-day program involving conferences, academic symposia, a youth rally, top-class artistic performances – and a lot of networking.
The summit coincided with the celebration of UPF co-founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s 100th birthday. For his wife, UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, it was the culmination of a seven-year course since the passing of her husband, during which she has endeavoured to carry forward his vision for world peace.
In Seoul, each world region’s delegation was assigned to its own hotel. The delegation from Europe and the Middle East comprised more than 400 participants from 55 nations, including 14 former heads of state and government. To overcome all the logistical challenges and to care for so many dignitaries, many young volunteers from around the world were mobilized.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude, both to all the participants who came to Korea at this challenging time, and to all the volunteers who worked with great dedication during the Summit. Your presence confirmed that peace is an ideal worth striving for.

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By Thomas J. Ward, President Unification Theological Seminary
Fellow UTS Alums:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families in these times that try all of us.
Feel a little confined? Looking for something more to do?
We want to inform of a new academic initiative at UTS that can serve alums and new students alike. 2020 marks the first year that UTS can offer its own MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) course and this one can be followed for free by any of you.
For any of you contemplating doing an additional degree at UTS in the future or completing your still unfinished UTS degree, this will allow you to take a new course with us at a greatly discounted price on the topic “Unification Thought in Context.”
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were first pioneered by the University of Manitoba in Canada in 2008 and then taken to new levels by institutions such as Stanford and MIT in the previous decade.

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Reflections on the Japanese 7 Day Workshop from three Sisters in Austria

Ruiko Friesacher
I am very happy that I could attend the Japanese 7days WS in Turkey from 3rd to 10th of March. Since 10 years I did not hear DP lectures in Japanese. The hotel was located by Black Sea and it was very beautiful at the sunrise and sunset.
There were 110 brothers and sisters from all over Europe (around 10 brothers). The Japanese sisters from Italy could not come because of Corona Virus, but they supported us through prayers.
I could meet some sisters who I worked together about 40 years ago, and I also to know many sisters who I had not met before. We had 10 teams and ate lunch together and shared our experiences.
There were 2 lecturers, Mr. Nakamura who had experiences in U.S. for 10 years and Mr. Obata who worked in CARP for a long time and from 2018 became lecturer in WS place.
I was very impressed about the value of TP, specially 7 years course from 1960 to 1967.

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Updates from Eastern Europe Subregion

By Jack Corley
Following the victorious completion of World Summit 2020 and the CheonBo events in Korea, our brothers and sisters of Eastern Europe began the new Cheon Il Guk year with a spirit of hope and optimism. Everyone was inspired by the level of attendance at the summit and the extraordinary preparations and welcome in Korea. We also were amazed by how close we came to having everything canceled due to the coronavirus.

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Ukrainian Actionizers Gather for Three-Day Meeting
Dnipro, Ukraine, February 28 - March 1, 2020

An All-Ukrainian Actionizers Meeting was held in the city of Dnipro from February 28 to March 1. The meeting’s goal was to encourage the participants to join the 21-day workshop one week later and to go on to the one-year New World Educational Program.

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True Peace Magazine
February 2020


UPF Today
Vol. 14, No. 1, 2020

This issue of UPF Today features reports on programs convened throughout 2019. It was a busy and fruitful year beginning with World Summit 2019, followed by International Leadership Conferences and Regional Summits in Johannesburg, Korea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Japan, Albania, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, USA, Niger and Palau. We also supported the Spirituality and Justice Initiative of the Coalition of Faith-based Organizations which held programs in Vienna and San Francisco.
The Summit Series is growing and expanding as the flagship program of UPF, bringing together all primary stakeholders and leading figures of UPF’s global network of committed peacebuilders. UPF’s Founder, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, presided over and delivered keynote addresses at each Summit.

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World Summit 2020 Report


STF on Moldova Television


"The History of European Women from early Christianity to the Present"
WFWP Austria - Meeting on the occasion of the International Women´s Day
Raiding, Austria, March 6, 2020

By Martin & Elizabeth Kiedler
At the beginning the mayor Markus Landauer addressed the audience. He expressed
his happiness that such a meeting takes place in his village and the important
role of women for a positive development in society.
Renate Amesbauer, president of the WFWP in Austria, introduced True Mother and the WFWP with their numerous activities at local and international level.

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Life and Work of Dolores Sopena
Madrid, Spain, March 6, 2020

By Marcia de Abreu
This event was planned in order to pay homage to the work of Dolores Sopeña, one of the first Spanish feminists, born in 1948 and passed in 1918.
Two speakers were invited to share about Dolores Sopeña: the director of the
Palace-birth place of DS, Inmaculada Ramon, who guides the visits there, and an 85-year old nun, María Jesús González, who joined DS Foundation since the age of 17.
Both made extraordinary presentations, Inmaculada about the historical context, and especially the nun María Jesus who was able to share a vital and profound knowledge of Dolores’ mindset and work. Judging from the people’s words at the end of the event, it was an inspirational talk, showing value where there is value for us all.

WFWP Norway celebrates International Women's Day
Oslo, Norway, March 6, 2020

By Marea Toresen
WFWP Norway celebrated International Women's Day with a conference held in the Furuset Library and Activity Center. The theme of the conference was “I Want To Work!: Immigrant Women's Real Opportunities in Working Life”. There were panel discussions held by politicians and members of the non-profit organization LIN which works for the equality and inclusion of minorities. Johanna Toresen, representing WFWP Norway, presented our work supporting women both locally and abroad. There was also multicultural entertainment and food at the event. About 100 people attended.


Second Holy Song Recording Session
Hurlach, Germany, February 24 - 29, 2020

By Stefan Schmidt
In the last week of February, Hans Campman, Taka Wakayama and myself got together again in our recording studio in Hurlach to record seven more Holy Songs, seven Worship / WS Songs, four Japanese songs and one Korean song.
Furthermore we had to re-record 10 Holy Songs from the first recording session to improve them technically. I also bought a new piano, which Hans chose and which is better for him and his finger technique. This time we were able to record a total of 19 songs. And at the moment we have 28 newly recorded Holy Songs in a lower and more pleasant key. One song was a special request for the Japanese WS in Istanbul which is taking place at the moment.
Many brothers and sisters and communities worldwide have already downloaded Holy Songs from the Hyojeongculture website. Mostly from Eastern Europe, South Amerika, Philippines, but also Israel, Korea, Japan and even Africa.
Thanks to Jae-Sook we were offered delicious food the whole time and we hope to hold a third Holy Song recording session again, perhaps around Easter.

link to Holy Songs


Exhibition Displays

Download the displays of your choice and have them printed in your nation.
Also available in DIN sizes.
For more information write to: euhq@ffwpu-eu.org

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Interreligious Breakfast Meeting with reports from the Summit 2020 in Korea and First Exhibition of Posters from True Father's Centenary
Vienna, Austria, March 7, 2020

FFWPU Donates 300 Million Won in the Fight Against COVID-19
South Korea, March 6, 2020

The following is an unofficial translation of an article shared on the JoongAng Ilbo. [Source: joongdo.co.kr]
“It is time for all the Korean people to come together as one to overcome this.”
The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, co-founded by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, donated 300 million won ($250,000 USD) to the Korean Red Cross in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and helping with recovery.
Dr. Moon’s wish for this donation was conveyed through the Family Federation International Headquarters’ Secretary General Yun Young Ho. “As we face the difficulty of the spread of the COVID-19, it is time for all the Korean people to come together as one to overcome this,” he said. “I hope that this money can help the affected areas and those who are working hard to overcome this crisis.” Family Federation has temporarily suspended all Sunday services at church and other church activities in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Instead, they are holding family Hoon Dok Hwe services and are offering special devotion in their families for the worldwide crisis caused by the Coronavirus to be solved as quickly as possible.


BCLC Seminar
Lancaster Gate, London, United Kingdom, March 3, 2020

By June Darby
The day of our Seminar to Introduce the Divine Principle to new Pastors was a very significant numbers day - 03 03 2020, making it a special day; and it was the most vibrant of all our sessions to date. Rev Dr David Hanna gave an inspiring lecture on The Principles of Creation and Rev Isaac Ayani gave a heartfelt, powerful introduction to The Fall. Russell Gough 's encouraging comments and spirited guitar playing lifted the atmosphere as we sang songs of joyful praise. And our MC, Rev Daniel Fenuga , was an inspiration as he led us 3 times dynamically in song and prayer - for personal needs and protection; for spiritual renewal and for Mother Moon's health.

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"As a Peace Loving Global Citizen"
Essay Competition & 5. Anniversary of New Tirana CARP Branch
Tirana, Albania, February 28, 2020

By Ardit Matraku
After two months of preparations we finally could organize the event in honor of True Father’s 100th and True Mother’s 77th anniversary. We are happy to report that we had a great participation. It is always overwhelming to see other people, non-members to be impressed by True Parent’s life and the mission of YSP and W-CARP. Almost 160 people joined our event and enjoyed our great program.


Be Tenderhearted, Forgiving of One Another
This was True Mother’s speech at the Briefing Session to Report the Victory of True Parents' Centenary and Sixtieth Holy Wedding Anniversary on February 18 in the Crystal Ballroom of Lotte Hotel World in Seoul on February 18.

Is my speech the highlight of this event? Is there no program to make me happy? I will just say one thing: All of you here today represent the leaders from all over Korea. You have each done your best in your respective fields. You have done a good job.
However, the only way we can proceed in life is on the road of patience! Patience and love are one. With whom do you need to become one? You should become one with True Mother, the only begotten daughter. We are all lacking in God’s eyes. So, we can’t talk in any way against our siblings.

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Let Us Appreciate Our Success and Move Forward
This is the speech True Mother delivered at the February 8 Victory Celebration and 2027 Kick-Off Rally, in the Cheongshim Peace World Center.

I feel very good. You have all worked hard together. I am proud of you. However, I would like to say one thing: although the foundation prepared by Heaven could not support us, because we are the True Parents, and to save humankind, we spent over forty years doing missionary work in America, a nation that represents democracy. At that time, America—a nation blessed by God—was falling apart due to the breakdown of the family moral decadence among youth and drug problems. True Parents toured America saying the family was sick and on fire and we had come as doctors and firefighters. Those who were aware all agreed. Hippies, the outcast people of that time, heard the words of life and joined the Unification Church. They were reborn and the membership grew exponentially.


Blessing Prayer
This was True Mother’s Prayer for the February 7 Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing Ceremony at the Cheonshim Peace World Center.

Thank you our beloved Heavenly Parent!
As we start the eighth year of Cheon Il Guk, today, in this place virtuous men and women have received the blessing and registered themselves as cheonbo families, and the blessed families that are here today are also representing people in the spirit world.
On this day, especially after the proclamation of the settlement of Cheon Il Guk, True Parents’ four-position foundation has been established on earth and in the spirit world, and as the three generations achieve the four-position foundation, they can substantially create a bright future for Cheon Il Guk. How long did Heavenly Parent wait to show this day to the entire world? True Parents don't know what to do, in front of your endless hard work and love.

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Out of Longing to Reveal Heavenly Parents’ Heart
True Mother gave this speech on the occasion of the launch of her autobiography and the founding of the Mother Foundation on February 4 in Hall One of the Korean Exhibition Center (Kintex).

Thank you very much. Rather than lecturing at length about God how could I introduce our creator God, our Heavenly Parent, through this book? Until this time, our parent, Heavenly Parent, has been searching for his long-lost children for six thousand years, trying to find his sons and daughters who could understand him. How might we describe in words Heavenly Parent’s pain during these long years?
However, when we look from a humanistic viewpoint, it seems as though women understand and express love better than men do. With help from those around me, I am happy and grateful to be able to introduce God in this book.
I’m asking for your help. I am also asking you to become loving leaders, who love your neighbors.

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The Course to Realize God’s Family
True Mother delivered this speech at the World Summit 2020 General Assembly on February 4 at the Korea Exhibition Center (Kintex) in the town of Ilsan, which is within the Seoul Metropolitan Area.

Respected heads of state, dignitaries from home and abroad, ladies and gentlemen:
I wish to welcome you all to World Summit 2020. We have gathered here today desiring true peace. We cannot speak of peace if it is just about an individual or one nation. If the more than two hundred countries in the world were to move forward together in peace, we would not have any problems.




World Summit 2020
KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea, February 3 - 5, 2020


World Summit 2020 Brochure
KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea, February 3 - 5, 2020

Here is the link for downloading the World Summit 2020 brochure

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UPF Convenes Spectacular World Summit 2020
Seoul, South Korea, February 8, 2020

By Dr. William Selig, director of communication, UPF International
The World Summit 2020 Assembly, which was sponsored by UPF, took place February 3-8, 2020, in Seoul, Korea. The summit was aimed at addressing critical challenges facing humanity, from climate change to poverty and conflict, bringing together a wide range of experts and stakeholders to deliberate collaboratively, offering insights and recommendations that contribute to building a world of lasting peace.
More than 6,000 delegates representing 170 countries attended the opening session, including former and current heads of state and government, former and current lawmakers, ministers, religious leaders, journalists, businesspeople, women leaders, youth leaders, Nobel laureates and scholars.

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United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week
“World Peace through Inter-religious Harmony and Co-operation based on Common Values”
Oslo, Norway, February 21, 2020

By Steinar Murud, national leader for Norway
UPF Norway organized a program on the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week on Thursday 20th February. The event was entitled «World Peace through Interfaith Harmony – cooperation based on common values».
The program was in partnership with the network «My Neighbor», which is an initiative started by the local minister in the Church of Norway. In addition, the mosque Central Jamaat E Ahle Sunnat (our largest mosque) was both a partner and the venue.

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Divine Principle Seminar for Clergy
Lancaster Gate, London, United Kingdom, February 18 and 23, 2020

By June Darby
February 23: This, the last in the current series of Divine Principle seminars for clergy was well-supported by brothers and sisters - it makes a great difference - and most ably led by Pastor Daniel Fenuga (seated front left) who did a great job. Pastor Ayani, next to him, gave a powerful testimony as the rightness of True Parents work and the power of the Principle.
February 18: It was a damp, windy, dark night on 18th Feb 2020 when we held our Seminar introducing the Principles of Creation, but there was a bright, uplifting spirit inside.
Rev Dr. David Hanna showed a short video of UPF activities that showed the impressive breadth and scope of the work done by the UPF in working to realize Rev and Mrs Moon's vision for world peace through reaching out to the different areas of life, from Government Presidents, Faith Leaders, Academics, the Media, Women 's and Youth Organisations.
Rev Hanna gave an excellent lecture on the Principles of Creation and Rev Isaac Ayani gave a very thought provoking introduction to the Origin of sin.
We had some distinguished guests, namely Rev Rufus Thomas who is the Liaison Officer of Europe for the Christ Apostolic Church, equivalent to the Assistant Continental Director, as well as Rev Ayani who was recently appointed as the Deputy Secretary of Europe for the  CAChurch. This Pentecostal Church is now 100 years old and has millions of followers worldwide.
We began with a stirring hymn accompanied by Rev Hanna on the piano and ended with a powerful testimony and strong unison prayer led by Rev Daniel Fenuga. I am always grateful to the sisters who support us.


UPF Stuttgart starts the Chinese New Year with a Benefit Event
Stuttgart, Germany, January 25, 2020

By Karl-Christian Hausmann (English: Catriona Valenta)
About 120 guests and friends of Universal Peace Federation Stuttgart had the opportunity to celebrate and offer good wishes for a second start to the New Year. Karl-Christian Hausmann proposed a toast to the New Year, and in the spirit of Francis of Assisi suggested in his address that one not only seek blessings for the year but try to become a blessing to others and the neighborhood. “So many people among the almost 60.000 inhabitants of Stuttgart East, for example, engage themselves for the sustainable developmental goals of the United Nations or do good for others.

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Intercultural New Year Reception
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, January 25, 2020

By Hildegard Piepenburg (English: Catriona Valenta)
On 25 January, to celebrate the start of the New Year according to the lunar calendar, UPF Frankfurt held a reception under the motto: „God at the centre of the world family“. Invited were pastors and representatives of various religions and cultures.
Refreshments and a warm welcome greeted the guests and UPF members - amongst whom were Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, a Sikh and several members of the Family Federation - when they arrived in the late morning at the premises in Sachsenhausen.
The celebration began with an explanation by Je-Hun Yoo, elected representative of the Association of Koreans in Europe (650.000 Koreans living in 28 countries), about the family traditions in his homeland at the start of the year. He also pointed out that with this year of the „white mouse“ (or ‚metal rat‘) according to the Chinese horoscope, a completely new cycle begins, bringing with it strong, winning energy for a new beginning.

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Workshop for Second Generation
Tallinn, Estonia, February 22, 2020

By Olga Martinson, national leaders for Estonia
Our first one day seminar for the youngest group of Second Generation was organized by HARP members. The motto of the seminar was "We Are Family!"
Even though participants were not many, staff members who took care of them were many. In a way the seminar was a challenge to all, as the seminar went on all day. But it was good experience to overcome something and learn. Most importantly to understand that we are one family centering on Heavenly Parent and True Parents, and how we should live and build relationships as a Global Family.
Program was full of games, songs, creativity, guidances. Through this seminar we became more closer to each other.

Cranes Club Europe 2020 Dinner in Paris
Paris, France, January 18, 2020

By Inoe Andre
The 3rd Cranes Club Dinner in Paris aimed at inspiring people to improve their career and at the same time create more space for networking. There are always new participants that can always receive a presentation of Cranes Club and then know more about it. Such an event provides time and space to explain more about Cranes Club, promote all events happening in Europe and advertise coming events. Ultimately giving visibility to Cranes Club.
This dinner was held on January 18, 2020, at Espace Barrault in Paris and was attended by some 17 professionals. Many participants have a high standard academic level : engineers, doctors (PhD), one head of company. All things considered, networking session, the speaker and the dinner proved
impactful, with participants rating the overall success of the event at a peak of 8.83 with 9 voters among 17 participants and some are willing to support Cranes Club.

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National Sunday Service
London, United Kingdom, February 16, 2020

Watch as five of our members share about their experiences from various parts of the World Summit and Cosmic Blessing that took place in Korea. You can also watch Matthew Huish's inspiring sermon entitled "Be Not Afraid of Greatness".


Collection of Pictures from the World Summit 2020


Collection of Introductory Videos used during the World Summit 2020

· Introductory Videos: https://bit.ly/37hdGgQ
· World Summit Videos: https://bit.ly/37l10Wf 


Europe and Middle East - UPF latest Stories
World Summit 2020 - a short summary


60th Anniversary of True Parents’ Holy Wedding & 2020 Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing Ceremony
World Peace Center, South Korea, February 6, 2020


True Parents’ Birthday Celebration (100*77) and 7th Anniversary of CIG Foundation Day
World Peace Center, South Korea, February 6, 2020


Pledge Service for True Parents' Centenary and 7th Anniversary of the Foundation Day of Cheon Il Guk
Cheon Jeong Gun, South Korea, February 6, 2020


General Assembly of World Clergy Leadership Conference (WCLC)
KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea, February 6, 2020


International Association of Youth and Students for Peace Assembly (IAYSP)
KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea, February 5, 2020


4th Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony
KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea, February 5, 2020


General Assembly of Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD)
KINTEX Grand Ball Room, Seoul, South Korea, February 4, 2020


Publication of True Mother’s Autobiography - Launching of Mother Foundation
KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea, February 4, 2020


World Summit 2020 Assembly
KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea, February 4, 2020


31st Anniversary of the Founding of the Segye Times
Lotte Hotel, Seoul, South Korea, February 3, 2020


World Peace Conference for Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity, and Universally Shared Values - Part 2
KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea, February 3, 2020


World Peace Conference for Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity, and Universally Shared Values - Part 1
KINTEX, Seoul, South Korea, February 3, 2020


International Media Association for World Peace Conference
Lotte Hotel, Seoul, South Korea, February 2, 2020


53rd Heavenly Parent’s Day Celebration & True Parents’ Birthday Celebration Luncheon
Cheong Pyeong, Training Center, January 30, 2020


World Interfaith Harmony Week
UN Vienna, Austria, January 31, 2020

The First Israeli Family Festival 2020 celebrating True Parents' Centenary
Daliat El Carmel, Israel, January 24, 2020

By Hod Ben Zvi
Happy 53rd True Heavenly Parent’s Day!
Today Friday, Jan 24th, we held our first Family Festival to celebrate True Parents' Centenary. Some 150 people gathered at Yad Labanim Hall in Daliat El Carmel from 4 different faiths: Druze, Jews, Moslems, and Christians.Despite the bitter cold (the hall wasn't heated) the participants were in high spirits.
The program featured a large display of True Parents' accomplishment, Senior AFP praising True Parents' life work, reading from True Father's biography, as well as a variety of entertainment: Druze Dance troupe, an oud player, Joggler, Arabic singer and a clown.
The event concluded with distributing True Father's biography books and an award ceremony for good families.

The Power of Forgiveness
Birmingham, United Kingdom, January 23, 2020

By David & Patricia Earle
On January 23rd, 45 people gathered in our home to consider the power of forgiveness, through historical examples, and also its relevance to our personal lives. We looked at the biblical model of the two brothers, Jacob and Esau, and then the life of Jesus. We quoted the example of Prophet Mohammed, forgiving the lady who gave abuse every day when he passed by her house, going to visit her when she became ill. Then on to contemporary examples - Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and the stories of Rev Moon travelling to Russia and North Korea at the risk of his life, to forgive those who had sought to destroy him. In the Middle East, members of the Parents Circle and Families Forum are working together, despite having paid the ultimate price of the loss of a loved one. And in Africa, documentary films of 'The Imam and the Pastor' in Nigeria, and 'Beyond Forgiving' in South Africa, where Ginn Fourie and Letlapa Mphalele somehow found the incredible courage to not only forgive one another, but then decided to work together for reconciliation and peace. So many heroic men and women.

Patricia read an extract from Desmond Tutu's 'Book of Forgiveness', followed by some time for everyone to share their personal views and stories, and then we concluded with an informal time of refreshments and sharing together.


Ambassador for Peace One Day Seminar
Geneva, Switzerland, January 18, 2020

By Michel Reymond
On Saturday 18 January 2020, the first Ambassador for Peace seminar of the year took place in Geneva UPF Office, in the presence of 12 attendees, with the skillful and teaching of Chantal Chételat-Komagata, and the assistance of Geneva UPF Team lead by Michel Reymond and Radomir Stantchev, all participants had an insightful day and were given three conferences about the Universal Principles of peace, based on world holy scriptures. It was more than a lecture, rather an interactive session, where we could debate about the ideas proposed.

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European Testimonies
Young Tribe Week - WCLC America 2019
New York, USA, December 27 - 31, 2019

By Andreas Pock
The first time, I came to America was in 2014, when I participated in the Aloha Reunion WS with True Mother, on Hawaii. Now, attending the Young Tribe Week and the WCLC event were my first time really visiting the mainland of the ‘elder son nation’.
I was surprised by how many international youth (leaders) had followed the call and came to attend the Young Tribe Week for 7 days. It was truly an international WS with around 15 different nations being represented. Like international WS often do, it gave us the chance to connect with other despite language or cultural differences, united and centred on our faith and relationship to Heavenly Parent and True Parents as brothers and sisters.

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HARP Winter Workshop
Gaflenz, Austria, December 27, 2019 – January 2, 2020

By HARP Austria Committee
From the 27th of December until the 2nd of January a Harp Winter WS took place in Gaflenz. It has been a great opportunity for a lot of second Gens to spend some time together, hear various types of content through lectures and activities, but also have fun with each other. The number of participants attending the WS was 16.
The core staff of the WS was composed by Tanja Hirschmann as WS Director, Michael Suarez as WS Coordinator, Beatrice Kiedler as MC, Mario Czerny as General Affairs and Valerio Vespa as Sports Coordinator.

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