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PT Lisbon - 17.09.05(05.11.17)

posted 14 Dec 2017, 05:16 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 14 Dec 2017, 05:16 ]

The 17. Annual WFWP-Europe Leadership Conference
Lisbon, Portugal, November 2 - 5, 2017 

Nearly 140 participants came from over 23 countries in Europe, Middle East and Northeast Asia to assess the current "integration" crisis with its many strains on personal and social development. Women leaders, representing all facets of society, met to share their knowledge and best practices toward finding sustainable solutions and implementing them in partnership with governments and social institutions.
The main venue and accommodations were situated by the sea just outside of Lisbon at the Tryp Lisboa Caparica Mar Hotel. Due to the fact that the sessions scheduled for the National Parliament were advanced by one day just 2 weeks before the events, many European participants could not attend the high-level program on Thursday because they had already bought their tickets to arrive later that day. Nevertheless, the two sessions were held at the National Assembly of Portugal at the Senate Chambers and what was missing in numbers was gained in the quality of the debate.
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UK - Glasgow - 01.10.05(18.11.17)

posted 4 Dec 2017, 08:32 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 4 Dec 2017, 08:33 ]

Engaging Communities to Protect the Vulnerable
Glasgow, Scotland, November 18, 2017 

By Oliver Lane
Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP) Scotland & Glasgow Peace Federation (GPF) joint event was held on Saturday 18th November 2017 at Partick Burgh Hall, Glasgow. The theme for the event was "Building a Better World through Knowing Universal Principles"
Scotland WFWP joined with Glasgow Peace Federation to share their vision of a world where women's unique compassion, nurturing and practicality can play a leading role in resolving some of society's major problems. Members, guests and Ambassadors for Peace joined in resolving to participate in a "Bridges of Peace" ceremony in order to create an environment of peace and wellbeing for future generations between people of all races, cultures and religions. - read more

FR Paris - 24.09.05(12.11.17)

posted 25 Nov 2017, 06:20 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 25 Nov 2017, 06:20 ]

25th Anniversary Celebration of WFWP in France

Paris, France, November 12, 2017

By Brigitte Wada
WFWP France celebrated the 25th anniversary of the WFWP in Paris at l' Espace Barrault. More than 60 people were present for our celebration.
The program was divided into two parts: the first was ceremonial and the second festive.
Mrs. Brigitte Wada, president of WFWP-France gave welcoming remarks recalling the vision and the objectives of WFWP. She remarked that without the sacrificial commitment of Japanese women volunteers in 1994, WFWP could not have developed in more than 160 countries in the world. Then a short film especially made for the 25the anniversary of WFWP International was shown. - read more

AL Tirana - 02.09.05(22.10.17)

posted 12 Nov 2017, 07:52 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 12 Nov 2017, 07:52 ]

"Principles of the Cultures of Peace" Workshop for WFWP Guests
National Workshop Centre, Tirana, Albania, October 21 - 22, 2017

We all like to sometimes get away from our normal life routine. Exactly for this reason, some WFWP guests occasionally express interest in activities outside Tirana. To respond to this need, on the weekend of October 21st and 22nd we organized a seminar for WFWP guests in Mullet training center. Despite modest accommodation that the training center offers, many guests enjoyed their stay in Mullet in the past, what gave us confidence to hold a workshop there. - read more - view more pictures

AT Vienna - 02.09.05(21.10.17)

posted 12 Nov 2017, 07:15 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 12 Nov 2017, 07:16 ]

Charity Concert for Syrian Refugee Families and
Blessing at the Syrian-Orthodox Church
Vienna, Austria, October 21, 2017

By Elisabeth Cook
A Charity Concert at the Syrian Orthodox Church of Vienna took place on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Prof. Dr. Stefan Sacu, chairman of the church's parish council, warmly greeted the almost 300 participants. He thanked the concert's organisers, the Austrian Women's Federation for World Peace and their President, Mrs. Renate Amesbauer, as well as Universal Peace Federation and the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification.
In the first part of the concert, the wonderful soprano singer Seiko Lee presented classical songs, such as "Ave Maria", "O Mio babbino caro" - among others. The highlight then being three pieces from the Peace-Cantata Halelu, composed by Dr. David Eaton, Director of the New York Symphony Orchestra - who personally directed the singers and chamber orchestra. It was an impressive performance that inspired all present.
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BE Brussels - 01.06.05(24.06.17)

posted 5 Jul 2017, 07:29 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 5 Jul 2017, 07:29 ]

WFWP Belgium Event on Nepal and Women Empowerment 
Brussels, Belgium, 24. June 2017

By Colette Cunningham
On Saturday June 24th, the Belgian Women's Federation for World Peace had the pleasure of staging an event focusing on Nepal, the country renowned as being the roof of the world, at the Brussels UPF HQ. Among the thirty odd participants, the event was notably attended by the Nepalese Benelux ambassador, Mr Lok Bahadur Thapa, together with his secretary from the Embassy of Nepal in Brussels. During the course of his short opening remarks Ambassador Thapa emphasized the importance of the empowerment of women through education, employment and entrepreneurship while pointing out that women in Nepal now held 30% representation in the government as well as other important prominent positions in Nepalese society. - read more

UK Birmingham - 29.05.05(23.06.17)

posted 5 Jul 2017, 07:23 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 5 Jul 2017, 07:24 ]

The Family "Heaven and Hell" 
Birmingham, UK, 23. June 2017

By Patricia Earle
Recently, we had another Women's Peace Meeting which focused on the central importance of the family in society, and human relationships. The topic generated a lot of interest and discussion, and well over 100 women came together, as always representing the vast diversity of culture, race and religion in our city of Birmingham.
Maureen Slattery-Marsh, our first speaker, is a Clinical and Pastoral Counsellor, working with Immigration and Counselling Psychotherapy (iCAP). Speaking on a topic close to her heart, she outlined the various types of family we now have in our society, and considered 4 pillars of family stability, recognised universally beyond all our differences. - read more

DE Camberg - 12.04.05(07.05.17)

posted 24 May 2017, 00:14 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 24 May 2017, 00:18 ]

Visit of the Angels of Peace to Germany
Neumuehle, Bad Camberg, Germany 6. - 7. May 2017

By Ann Kosco Schaffner
From May 6th. to 7th. the German Women's Federation for Peace held a Women's Festival in the "Neumühle", Bad Camberg. This time the Russian children's ensemble "Angles of Peace" was invited to perform at this event.
One day before on May 5th the children could have a special peace and friendship program at one German school, in the Frankfurt area. German and Russian children could get to know one another and play Russian and German games together. It became a real Children's Bridge of Peace. The Angels of Peace gave a concert for children, who came from many classes of this school.
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DE - 04.04.05(29.04.17)

posted 15 May 2017, 02:19 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 15 May 2017, 02:19 ]

Japan between Haiku and Sushi 

Gießen, Germany, 29. April 2017 

By Josef Resch 
The second International Café to be held this year took place on 29 April in the premises of UPF Gießen. This event was a further contribution to fostering peace by encouraging international understanding. Christine Sato from Austria and a great fan of Japan, introduced us to the traditional poetry, Haiku. She, supported by her Japanese husband, has organized several Japanese tea ceremonies and has given many presentations about Japan in ZIBB, Gießen (Zentrum für interkulturelle Begegnung-center for intercultural events). 
Benedikta Becker gave a short introduction into the goals of UPF, the five principles of peace and the significance of international understanding. 
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ES Madrid - 05.03.05(01.04.17)

posted 22 Apr 2017, 23:43 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 22 Apr 2017, 23:43 ]

The Interreligious Gatherings and Actions as the Driving Forces for Social Peace

Espacio Ronda Madrid, 1. April 2017 

By Marcia de Abreu
On Saturday, April 1st, UPF and WFWP Spain held the 5th and last session of the Cycle of Conferences: The Cornerstones for Peace. This time the topic was "The Interreligious Gathering and Action as the driving forces for social peace".
UPF and WFWP Spain worked hand in hand preparing a program that seemed central and significant for the work of building world peace. More than 80 people gathered together on this occasion.
The program consisted of two parts.The morning segment was dedicated to two round tables. The speakers made presentations on the importance of interreligious sharing and exchange and of interreligious past and future actions as the incentive for bringing peace in society - read more

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