Category: News

Brazil: Easter festivities with the Kids

  Prepared by FFWPU Brazil On April 17, Jun Almeida of the Grow Group in Santo Amaro church, had the privilege of celebrating the Easter festivities with 570 unprivileged children from a public school in São Paulo, Brazil. The event was attended by 120 volunteers who together managed to raise more than 170...

USA: Celebration of Families Hosted by UPF Washington

  by Raymond McCready, UPF Washington An overflow audience attended a Universal Peace Federation (UPF) event in Seattle, Washington which exalted the family as the school of love and concluded with a Marriage Blessing. The UPF Washington chapter reserved a room for the April 16 “Celebration of Families,” and began with a prayer...

USA: Detroit Family Church Hosts True Family Values Banquet

  Prepared by FFWPU USA The Detroit Family Church hosted its 2019 American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) True Family Values Banquet & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 13. Over 80 clergy and other civic and community guests gathered to enjoy a ceremony celebrating ACLC’s family-centered community outreach in Warren, Michigan. The event began...

USA: CARP Las Vegas Gathers Allies for Sexual Integrity

Prepared by CARP Las Vegas   The Beginnings of Campus Talk A diverse group of students, faculty, administrators, faith-based organizations, and advocates gathered for CARP Las Vegas’ 4th Campus Talk on Saturday, April 13. Participants networked and discussed a wide range of issues prevalent in our society but especially in Las Vegas and...

USA: Southeast Subregional Family Retreat

  by Rev. Ernest Patton, FFWPU USA (District 5) More than 150 Unificationists from all over the Southeast Subregion, from Maryland to Louisiana and even Puerto Rico, gathered for the District 5 Family Retreat at the Deerhaven Retreat Center in Paisley, Florida from April 12 to 14. Surrounded by the Ocala National Forest...

Italy: Hyojeong Cheonbo Workshop

Building the Kingdom of God in Cooperation with the Heavenly Realm   By Giuseppe Cali, FFWPU Italy This was the fourth of such events on April 13 and 14, 2019, that I attended: Germany, Albania, Spain and Italy, three of them as officiator, so, I can say that it was a period of...

Russia: The Round Table

Russia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region: towards peace, security and sustainable development   Prepared by UPF Russia On April 13th, 2019 the round table “Russia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region: towards peace, security and sustainable development” was held in Moscow, at the National Hotel. Russian experts on Korea and the countries...

Slovakia: World Summit Report in the Hussite Church

  By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia On April 9, 2019 the facilities of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church in Bratislava were the site of a profound report about the World Summit in Korea. Since the meeting was called “Interreligious Dialogue – Religions, Faiths and their Responsibility for Peace” the guests came from various religious...

Belgium: Songkran and Family Festival

  By Alan and Brigitte Sillitoe, UPF Belgium Thanks to Luxembourg members’ Erwin and Tomoko Franzen’s connection with the Thai Monk responsible in Waterloo for Belgium and Luxembourg since more than two decades, as well as his recent participation in various UPF programs and in a Blessing ceremony organized for us in Thailand,...

Spain: CheonBo Workshop

  By Maryvonne Jamois, FFWPU 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...