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AT Linz - 08.06.05(01.07.17)

posted 18 Jul 2017, 05:15 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 18 Jul 2017, 05:15 ]

Interreligious Breakfast 
Linz, Austria, 1. July 2017

By Maria Pammer
In July, 18 Representatives from 5 different religious directions came together at a lovingly prepared breakfast table. Two impulse talks on the topic and piano music stimulated the participants to open the following discussion and make interesting contributions.
Heinz Krcek gave a historical outline of the relationship between politics and religion in Western Europe. He highlighted that the original meaning of "Minister" is to serve and that the central role of politics is to help people live a dignified life. - read more

AT Steyer - 08.06.05(01.07.17)

posted 18 Jul 2017, 05:02 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 18 Jul 2017, 05:05 ]

UPF Upper Austria a Peace Ambassadors Meeting 
Steyer, Austria, 1. July 2017

By Maria Pammer
The Peace Bridge was built in 2009 by a group of young people from Israel, Palastine and Austria. In spite of the difficult relationships in the Middle East, the group managed to complete the project together and build friendships with one another. Over the following years, numerous moving meetings, readings and peace celebrations took place at this bridge.
Now, 8 years later, 24 people gathered together, 9 of which were Peace Ambassadors who contributed in making the project a success. A video documenting the background story of the peace bridge and the intense week had by the young Israelis, Palestinians and Austrians, deeply moved all who were present. Individuals shared their deep experiences from that time which awakened a strong sense that this place should once again find a renewed purpose. - read more

DE Camberg - 09.06.05(02.07.17)

posted 18 Jul 2017, 03:40 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 18 Jul 2017, 03:40 ]

Third Meeting of the Stuttgart Group on the Family Curriculum
Bad Camberg, Germany, 1. - 2. July 2017



By Jacques Marion
The group of members in charge of preparing the lecture series addressing the crisis of the family in Europe met for the third time in Camberg, Germany, on July 1-2, in the presence of European Regional President Jack Corley.
The team members from Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic have been working since last December on developing six lectures reviewing the promises and reality of the socio-cultural "revolutions" affecting family values in Europe, as well as the current policy making on marriage and family in the UN, the EU and other world level institutions; the lectures also outline fundamental aspects of True Parents' teachings on the family as a school of love, the ethics of conjugal love and sexuality, family ethics as the basis for social ethics and the Blessing movement. 

IT Monza - 02.06.05(25.06.17)

posted 18 Jul 2017, 03:13 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 18 Jul 2017, 03:13 ]

Trophy of Peace 2017
Monza, Italy, 25. June 2017 


By Franco Ravaglioli
On Sunday, June 25, the Sada Soccer Stadium in Monza hosted the finals of the twelfth edition of the Trofeo della Pace (Trophy of Peace), a 7th interethnic football tournament organized by UPF - Universal Peace Federation Monza, together with the UISP Local Committee - the Italian Sporting Union for All .
Sport is a vehicle for integration and social cohesion, confirming universal language that can promote fundamental peace messages for a healthy civil coexistence. In the field, there were a hundred young players of the most diverse nationalities and backgrounds. - read more

SM - 07.06.05(30.06.17)

posted 18 Jul 2017, 02:52 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 18 Jul 2017, 02:53 ]

By Giorgio Gasperoni

In this issue, we have been dealing with two anniversaries: the 10th anniversary of Voices of Peace and the 30th anniversary of Dialogue & Alliance recalling the importance of the inter-religious work through the World Assembly of world religions in 1985 - 1989 and 1993. We have reporting all the work that has been done since then. There is true Father's speech that he gave in 1985 at the World Assembly and the article of John Gehring about RYS.
We are reporting about three important conferences that we held at the Italian Parliament.
The magazine, I believe, is quite alive! It is dealing with issues connected with the current public debate. I did send it also to the Italian President, Mattarella, mentioning to him that there is a report of an event hosted by him where our WFWP President is giving to him the Voices of Peace reporting about the Sunhak Peace Price. - read more

AT Innsbruck - 28.04.05(23.05.17)

posted 5 Jul 2017, 07:09 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 5 Jul 2017, 07:09 ]

Fundamentalism: 
Its Significance, Characteristics and How to Deal with it! 
Innsbruck, Austria, 22. - 23. May 2017

By Peter Zöhrer
As a part of the project: "Focus on Religion and the State", the Catholic Theological Faculty of Innsbruck University invited speakers from 15 religious and confessional groups to a symposium held in the magnificent deanery conference room in Karl - Rahner Place. The Jewish faith and Orthodox Churches were the oldest of the religions to be represented; the Unification Church was by far the youngest. This was already the third symposium of its kind. The first was held with recognized churches and denominations. Registered confessions were invited to the second, and this third symposium was attended by recognized religions as well as registered confessional groups... 

AL Tirana - 06.05.05(31.05.17)

posted 5 Jul 2017, 06:54 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 5 Jul 2017, 06:54 ]

International Day of Families and Global Day of Parents!
Tirana, Albania, 31. May 2017



By Albanian HQ

Loving families can change the world!
"Families, education and well-being" was the topic decided by UN for this year for International Day of Families, day which gathered together more than 160 participants, at the "UNESCO" hall of Historical National Museum. Among the participants were Ambassadors for Peace, members of FFWPW, WFWP and W-CARP, prominent figures of our country, many academics in different fields, beautiful young people who helped a lot in caring out different responsibilities to realize this activity.
The purpose of this activity was to first introduce the amazing teachings and work of our Founders on strengthening the families and the solutions which they bring to humanity to solve any crises. Second purpose was to appoint new Ambassadors for Peace who had outstanding results on their professional work and we believe will receive well the UPF principles and work for world peace.
The program was moderated by Mrs. Manjola Vasmatics, who time to time quoted the founders from the book, As a Peace Loving Global Citizen, to emphasis the importance of family.
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AL Skodra - 13.05.05(07.06.17)

posted 4 Jul 2017, 01:07 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 4 Jul 2017, 01:08 ]

PEACE ROAD 2017
Shkodra, Albania, 7. June 2017



By Albanian HQ
The beautiful city of Shkodra - north of Albania - welcomed "Peace Road 2017". To make this project a successful one, we had a good cooperation with other Centers around Albania, with Ambassadors for Peace, with Shkodra's municipality, with civil society representatives and different organizations and businesses.
The program was organized in two parts. In the first part, all people who came with bicycle, rode for around 40 minutes according to the planned destination. Before the departure the professional Music Band of Shkodra City performed the National Anthem and after that gave the Departure Command. While the other participants were waiting for the cyclists the band performed for them and waited until the cyclists came back.
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AL Korca - 01.05.05(26.05.17)

posted 15 Jun 2017, 23:42 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 15 Jun 2017, 23:42 ]

The Importance of Family Values in an Era of Global Crisis 
Korca, Albania, 26. May 2017

By Albanian HQ
A conference was held in the framework of the International Day of Families set from the UN, by the Universal Peace Federation in Korça city, on Friday, 26/05/2017, on the topic: "The Importance of Family Values in an Era of Global Crisis".
Among the multiple ethical, moral, social, academic and emotional values that UPF promotes, it would surely organize a conference centered on the importance of the family notion. The family is certainly the center of the society, the values of which are extraordinary and of a vital importance in such a dynamic era that we are now living.
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DE Munich - 25.04.05(20.05.17)

posted 15 Jun 2017, 23:24 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 15 Jun 2017, 23:24 ]

True Family Values as the Foundation for a Peaceful World 
Munich, Germany, 20. May 2017

By Robert Bentele
The Munich branch of the Universal Peace Federation hosted an event on this broad and widely discussed topic to take a stand for marriage and the family. This presentation, given by guest speaker Josef Gundacker from Vienna, was the last of a three-part series of events in 2017 commemorating the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation and considering what kind of new reformation is needed today.
Josef Gundacker, founder and committee member of the Family Forum, Austria, introduced this organization, established in 2006. - read more

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