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posted 8 Aug 2019, 05:38 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 05:39 ]

Meeting with Ziva Fisher
President of ADEI WISHO, Association of Jewish Women in Italy
Rome, Italy, June 25, 2019

By Elisabetta Nistri
Mrs. Elisabetta Nistri, the President of the WFWP Italy, has been received by an appointment in the house of Mrs. Ziva Fisher. This was a very appropriate opportunity to know the respective associations and to promote a future cooperation towards the common goals, as for instance the interreligious dialogue and the peace building.
In this meeting there were present also the President of the UPF Italy, Mr. Carlo Zonato and the General secretary Mr. Franco Ravaglioli. We have presented the project of the next summit that will be in Rome on November with the theme “Mediterranean Bridge of Peace”. Dr. Mrs. Ziva Fisher is willing to bring the invitation to the various leaders of the Jewish Community, especially for the section IAPD, the International Association for Peace and Development.
She appreciated very much the magazine VOCI DI PACE and she expressed a lot of interest on the project “UN CALCIO PER LA PACE”, FOOTBALL FOR PEACE, an event that also this year will take place in August at San Marino and the participants will be girls from Jewish, Druze and Muslim origin.
The interreligious dialogue is an important passage in order to build the peace, and we are happy to discover many other religious representatives who are interested in this theme. 



posted 8 Aug 2019, 05:35 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 05:36 ]

New WFWP Center in Jordan
Wadiseer, Jordan, July, 2019

By Fusayo Irikura
WFWP Jordania opened a new center in Wadiseer, Amman, after three serving women without a center for three years. Now they are supporting their own programs and WFWP will support the office. WFWP members in Jordan are very dedicated women.


posted 8 Aug 2019, 03:52 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 8 Aug 2019, 03:53 ]

Building a Culture of Heart
Casal di Principe, Italy, June 27, 2019

By Elisabetta Nistri
On June 27th in Casal di Principe (in the province of Caserta city) at the Maria Santissima Preziosa Institute the 6th Conference promoted by UPF and WFWP was held with the theme "Building a Culture of Peace", organized by the Vincenzo and Hiroko Della Corte family. The conference was a great success thanks to the collaboration of the Nuns of the Institute, and of the associations: ‘Work in Progress'; “Music in the Heart” and the Association “I, XII, XVIII”. The people who took part in the conference were about 90: parents, teachers, students including a famous medico local dott. Donaldo Grassi, all very interested in the topics covered.

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posted 4 Aug 2019, 11:31 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 4 Aug 2019, 11:32 ]

Bridge of Peace Ceremony
Africa Museum, Tervuren, Belgium, June 23, 2019

By Colette Cunningham
In the morning prior to the visit of the museum which illustrates the richness of Congolese culture, both Belgian and Congolese participants could offer prayers and pay their respects by laying flowers at the tombs of seven Congolese who together with two hundred other Congolese were brought to Belgium to live in the African village at the World Trade Fair exhibition in 1897. While in Belgium they died of unfavourable conditions and pneumonia. Their tombs are found just outside the main wall of the local Catholic church in Tervuren. This solemn moment presented and led by our Belgian brother Yvo Bruffaerts, touching to both Belgians and Congolese alike, set the tone for the second part of the after-lunch programme which was the Bridge of Peace and Reconciliation Ceremony between women from Belgium & Europe and Congo & Africa.
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posted 4 Aug 2019, 08:20 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 4 Aug 2019, 08:20 ]

The Golden Rule in Daily Life
Vienna, Austria, May 22, 2019

By Kyung in van der Ven, Renate Amesbauer, Mary Hinterleitner
Dr. Riehl commenced by explaining WFWP attempts to move forward through friendship and exchange among women of all cultures and religious backgrounds.
She urther described how the family, particularly the three-generational family, introduces a model to the child /young person for relationships beyond the family to the society, which resembles an extended family. Thus, the child can learn to contribute to goodness in the world.
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posted 7 Jun 2019, 06:24 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 7 Jun 2019, 06:24 ]

Charity Concert
Espacio Ronda, Madrid, Spain, May 19, 2019

By Marcia de Abreu
It has been our Annual Charity Concert, whose benefits go to Backpack for Africa, an NGO
established by an American-afro 2nd gen, that helps students in Africa by sending them necessary school material.
The concert was organized by WFWP and UPF, and we brought 4 groups of different types of music, such as jazz, Spanish, Persian and a fusion of Oriental with pop.We prepared also a food market to help fund raising. Everybody enjoyed a lot , and at the end, we offered a toast for peace and family. 30 people could receive it.


posted 7 Jun 2019, 06:10 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 7 Jun 2019, 06:10 ]

12th Annual International Conference of Global Women's Peace Network
Kiev, Ukraine, May 13, 2019

By Anna Kalmatsaya
This year event went in cooperation with Public platform “People help people” and was attended by such high VIPs as a Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine Committee on Health Care, Romny City mayor, and others.
Main speakrs were Mrs. Marcia de Abreu, WFWP-Spain president; Mrs. Tetiana Kotseba, WFWP-Ukraine head of the board. Mrs. Omori Nobuko - overseas volunteer for Ukraine, WFWP Japan have read the welcoming address from the WFWP-International president in the conference beginning.

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posted 4 May 2019, 23:30 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 4 May 2019, 23:34 ]

Cheon Bo Event in Spain
El Chiscon , Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, Spain, April 6, 2019

By Maryvonne Jamois
Preparatory visit - In Madrid, Spain, Rev. In Pyo Moon Chair of CheonBo Europe Branch arrived on Sunday March 17th from Turkey and Rev. Tibor Krebsz also arrived same day for a preparatory visit before our CheonBo event on April 6 and 7th.
It has been full and intense days, receiving guidance and love from Heavenly Parent and True Parents through him. Meeting members in Madrid, answering questions, visiting the venue on Monday, our Tongil Company, and also our training center where the chanyang team will practice the week before, visiting Barcelona community on Tuesday.
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posted 4 May 2019, 11:47 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 4 May 2019, 11:48 ]

WFWP Germany Annual Meeting
Frankfurt am Main, Germany, March 30, 2019

By Magda Haugen
On Saturday, 30.03.19 Women's Federation Germany held its national meeting in the Family Federation building in Frankfurt am Main. There were more than 40 participants from all over Germany and from other countries as well. Numerous members, friends from other organizations and some new guests found their way to us! The Frankfurt Org.Team with Tea Sun provided beautiful decorations in the room and also for drinks, snacks, fruit, and cake. Stefan Kunde provided professional technical support, so that all PowerPoint presentations and speakers functioned optimally. We were filmed and photographed by Benjamin Rauschert, who also deserves a big thank you, because he "spontaneously" made sure that we even appeared in the EUME "News from around our region."
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posted 19 Apr 2019, 00:54 by Peter Staudinger   [ updated 19 Apr 2019, 00:55 ]

WFWP Women's Peace Meeting 
Birmingham, UK, March 26, 2019

By Patricia Earle
The Women's Peace Meeting has been taking place on a regular basis at 123 Bournbrook Road, the home of Patricia Earle, for just over 25 years, covering a wide variety of issues and topics which affect all of us in present-day society. However, no topic has been more emotionally sensitive than the one we dealt with last Tuesday, that of 'Honour Crime' and, in the extreme, 'Honour Killing'. Honour Killing is the term used to describe a family's decision to deliberately take the life of one of their children, usually a daughter, who is considered to have brought shame to the family's 'honour', either through their behaviour or by refusing to marry the person chosen by the parents. It is estimated that 12 young people's lives are taken every year, in the UK, in this way.
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