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DE Camberg - 10.05.05(04.06.17)

posted 15 Jun 2017, 23:54 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 15 Jun 2017, 23:55 ]

German Culture and Sports Festival 2017
Neumuehle Training Center, Germany, 3. - 4. June 2017



By Hildegard Piepenburg
On the weekend of Pentecost, over 500 members and guests of the Family Federation, UPF and CARP joined together for a marvellous 2-day event at the Neumuehle Training Center in Germany. Saturday, June 3rd, was dedicated to various sports competitions, like soccer, volley ball and frisbee. While the youth excitedly participated in these sports and smaller children enjoyed a jumping castle and a special program for kids, elderly ones could choose to join in a hike to a nearby monastery, ballroom dancing and lecture presentations on a new UPF family curriculum project and the video Divine Principle lecture project. 

CZ Prague - 03.05.05(28.05.17)

posted 15 Jun 2017, 23:37 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 15 Jun 2017, 23:38 ]

Another Way of Witnessing 
FFWPU Czech Republic at the Family Day
Prague, Czech Republic 28. May 2017


By Martine Masner
On May 28, 2017, Family Federation Czech Republic participated in the Family Day fair in Prague. It was a great opportunity for us, to witness about our values and our activities, since around 5000 people visit this event.
We prepared many attractive games for children at our stand, like origami and board games, and jumping, climbing, etc. Many families came to visit us. As the children were busy with games, we talked to the parents and shared with them about the purpose of the Family Federation, and we also introduced our programs that we will hold in the future. Among them, we talked about our upcoming Blessing and our Peace Road event end of June. - read more

FR Paris - 09.05.05(03.06.17)

posted 15 Jun 2017, 23:33 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 15 Jun 2017, 23:34 ]

"The Reality of Life after Death and the Contemporary Society" 
Paris Education Centre, 3. June 2017

By Jacques Marion
On June 3rd 2017 was held in Paris an Interreligious Forum on the theme "The Reality of Life after Death and the Contemporary Society". It was the first in a series of "Dialogue and Alliance" Interreligious Forums planned under the co-sponsorship of the French chapters of the Family Federation for World Peace, the Universal Peace Federation and the Women's Federation for World Peace.
The event was held at the "Espace Barrault" center located in Paris's 13th district. Over 70 participants crowded the hall, including Peace Ambassadors, members of co-sponsoring organizations and new guests. - read more

DE Munich - 18.04.05(13.05.17)

posted 15 Jun 2017, 23:28 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 15 Jun 2017, 23:29 ]

"We Can Do It!" Workshop 
Munich, Germany, 13. May 2017

By Robert Bentele
On Saturday May 13, the Munich community held a shortened version of the "We can do it!" workshop based on the more extensive workshop of the same name initiated by Demian Dunkley. Dieter Schmidt was the guest presenter in this seminar, attended by about 50 members who dedicated the whole day to tackling in depth "Tribal Messiahship" a topic which will accompany us for the remainder of our lives.
Each participant was given a copy of a German translation of the booklets"Community Builder" and "Tribal Messiah Handbook" . This proved to be of great assistance. - read more

AL Korca - 16.04.05(11.05.17)

posted 6 Jun 2017, 03:44 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 03:44 ]

Essay Competition about True Father's Autobiography
Korca, Albania, 11. May 2017 


One wonderful project, we are organizing is an essay competition about True Father's autobiography. On May 11th, we organized the main activity in the beautiful city of Korça in south-east of Albania. This project was in collaboration between UPF and the educational department of the city Korca. Five schools participated in the project and 100 students wrote their essays. We delivered 100 books of True Father's autobiography to the students. Each one of them, after reading the book, wrote on essay with the same title as the autobiography "As A Peace Loving Global Citizen."
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DE Camberg - 03.05.05(28.05.17)

posted 6 Jun 2017, 03:21 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 03:21 ]

Weekend Seminar

Neumuehle, Bad Camberg, Germany 27. - 28. May 2017


By Claus Dubisz

A group of just less than a dozen people participated in this weekend workshop where they heard deep and intense presentations in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Although still only May, the weather was as in mid-summer.
The moderator Heidi W. opened the workshop with the important question: "What is your expectation of this weekend? " And in his presentation, Claus D. encouraged the guests:"Don't just write down everything that you see on the board-but take note of what is important for you ." - read more

UK Birmingham - 06.05.05(31.05.17)

posted 6 Jun 2017, 02:30 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 02:39 ]

The Challenge of sharing the Principle and the Blessing in contemporary Society

Birmingham, UK, May 2017


By David Earle
In our west European society, there has been much debate about multiculturalism, immigration and integration in recent years. This is still a major concern, and one of the key topics of discussion in the current election campaign in the UK. The uncertainties thrown up by Brexit, and the climate of fear generated by atrocities carried out in many our European cities, only serve to compound the issues and the search for lasting solutions. For the younger generation, increasingly exposed to so much of all of this through social media and the internet, so many questions arise regarding the future, in addition to the challenges of finding work and job security. For some in the older generation, particularly those who lived through WWII, the question is often "What has become of us?"- read more

AT Gaflenz - 03.05.05(28.05.17)

posted 6 Jun 2017, 02:20 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 02:21 ]

"Heart an Mind" Seminar With Thomas Schuh 
 Gaflenz, Auistria, 26. - 28. May 2017

By Gabi Zöhrer
We had a very special DP work-shop titled "Heart and Mind Seminar" in Gaflenz, Austria, with ten participants in attendance. The lecturer, Thomas Schuh, a trained and experienced psychotherapist unites psychology with the Divine Principle. The lectures were combined with practical experiences in small groups. This enabled the participants to learn how to change their own views by reflecting deeply within their innermost hearts, to solve inner conflicts and to attain an awareness of being co-creators as children of our Heavenly Parent. The overall content allowed for healing to take place and on the one hand, thereby facilitating personal growth and development on the other hand. - read more

CH Biel - 19.04.05(14.05.17)

posted 6 Jun 2017, 02:06 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 02:08 ]

All aboard for the Family Boat Trip 
Biel, Switzerland, 14. May 2017

By Jeanne Metz
On Sunday 14th May a large group of 27 set off from Biel , Switzerland on a boat trip with a difference ! It was a pleasure trip but we also used the time to share about the important topic of « the family », about the UN-established International Day of the Family, celebrated every year on 15th May. It was good to see such a range of ages among our group - from babies to « more mature » adults. As we sat on board, four moderators moved around the groups, introducing questions for discussion. The questions are as follows: - read more

EU - 26.04.05(21.05.17)

posted 28 May 2017, 10:00 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 28 May 2017, 10:01 ]

European Parent's Matching Convocation
Neumuehle, Bad Camberg, Germany, 19. - 21. May 2017



By Jane Toresen
Over forty parents from all over Europe attended the European Parents' Matching Convocation this year. We began the convocation with Introductions and "Familiarization exercises" so that everyone could get to know each other.
The program on Saturday included presentations on the meaning of the Blessing, practical advice and guidance on how to start a matching process, testimonies and an introduction to the new International matching website: bfmatch.org
Matching supporter, Ellen van Kampen, shared some useful and valuable points based on the book "Saving your Marriage before it Starts". 

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