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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

BE Brussels - 28.02.05(25.03.17)

posted 22 Apr 2017, 23:32 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 22 Apr 2017, 23:33 ]

Femmes au Secours de la Paix's Project

Brussels, Belgium, 25. March 2017 

By Colette Cunningham
On Saturday evening, March 25th, Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP) in Belgium held a presentation on 'Femmes au Secours de la Paix's Project in Senegal' at the Belgium UPF headquarter.
The presentation, was given by Mrs Bénédicte Suzuki, North of France representative for the Women's Federation for World Peace and founder in March 2015 of « Femmes au Secours de la Paix » ( The organisation's goal is to help women overcome their struggles by helping others according to their means and possibilities. - read more

NO Oslo - 21.02.05(18.03.17)

posted 8 Apr 2017, 04:14 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Apr 2017, 04:15 ]

Women’s Federation Report from Leaders Meeting in Prague and Annual General Meeting
Oslo, Norway, 18. March 2017

By Jane Toresen
WFWP-Norway held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 18th March. We thanked Roswitha Johansen for her investment as president over the past few years and for her efforts in raising up a new generation of leaders. We welcomed Johanna Toresen as the new WFWP president. We are proud to announce that four out of our five committee members are under the age of 30!
The meeting also included an inspiring report from the leaders meeting in Prague with a focus on WFWP activities. Afterwards we enjoyed a delicious buffet organized by the committee.

FR Paris - 22.02.05(19.03.17)

posted 25 Mar 2017, 21:46 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 25 Mar 2017, 21:46 ]

A Tea Ceremony for Girl’s Day

Paris, France, March 19, 2017

Hina matsuri (literally "Doll's Day") is an important day for young Japanese girls. On March 3rd families who have young girls set up an altar of dolls (hina) which supposedly brings good luck, including that the children of the house will be in good health. This altar is decorated with peach flowers which flower at this moment of the season and are believed to have the power to chase away bad spirits. - read more

IT Rome - 11.02.05(08.03.17)

posted 23 Mar 2017, 21:58 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 23 Mar 2017, 21:59 ]

Special Event

Rome, Italy, March 8, 2017

By Elisabetta Nistri
To celebrate the International Women's Day, The President of the Italian Republic Mattarella had chosen the theme "WOMEN OF PEACE". He had invited the ladies representing the major institutions of the political sphere, the media and the associations. Also, Elisabetta Nistri, the President of WFWP Italy had been invited to the Ceremony. - read more

IT Rome - 18.02.05(15.03.17)

posted 23 Mar 2017, 21:52 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 23 Mar 2017, 21:52 ]

IAPP Program in the Italian Parliament

Rome, Italy, March 15, 2017

A program sponsored by WFWP and IAPP took place in the Italian House of Representatives. There were 90 participants. This program was the third to take place in the Italian Parliament since one lady MP attended the launch of the IAPP in London in September 2016. Among those speaking at the program were two members of parliament who testified about their good experiences of attending the Foundation Day events in Korea, a representative of the office of the mayor of Rome and a key advisor to the parliament on legal matters. Two of our sisters who spoke at the program testified directly to the work of True Parents and their presentations were very warmly received by the audience.
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FR Paris - 03.12.04(31.12.16)

posted 21 Jan 2017, 01:21 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 21 Jan 2017, 01:21 ]
WFWP Activities in France 2016

ES Madrid - 03.12.04(31.12.16)

posted 21 Jan 2017, 01:11 by Peter Staudinger

3rd and 4th Session of the Cycle of Conferences:
The Cornerstones of Peace

Madrid, Spain, December 2017

On October 20th we held the third session of the cycle focusing on the development of women’s rights in general and in Spain. The theme was: “The same value, rights and responsibilities for both men and women” 

AT Vienna - 20.11.04(18.12.16)

posted 4 Jan 2017, 05:15 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 4 Jan 2017, 05:16 ]

Christmas Celebration at the Austrian Headquarters 
December 2016

The Austrian WFWP was the initiator and main force behind the Christmas celebration of this year. We were so happy to be able to invite the newly founded “Vienna Peace Choir”! This choir had existed many years ago, but then ended. In autumn of this year choir leader Wolfgang Zewe made a new start, and within a short time he could train the members to perform beautiful Christmas songs! 

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