Category: News

Nepal Beyond Its Limitation

Dr. Robert Kittel , April 30, 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal: The Government of Nepal is simply overwhelmed and ill equipped to effectively handle the massive relief and rescue operation from Saturday’s deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake. It is estimated that 400,000 homes were destroyed and eight million people affected—nearly one-third of Nepal’s population of 28...

RYS-Built Community Center Opens in Sri Lanka

Religious Youth Service, by Dinesha Liyanasuriya, secretary general, April 18, 2015: Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka—Members of Parliament and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony for a village community center built by the Religious Youth Service (RYS), a UPF project. The ceremony took place on April 18, 2015, in Kalpitiya, a village in the Puttalam District, about...

United Kingdom: Discussion about UN Sustainable Development Goals

UPF-UK, by Robin Marsh: Raising awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals that will come into effect in 2016 was the focus of a meeting held by UPF-UK. “How Sustainable Development Goals Will Refine the Progress of Millennium Development Goals” was the title of the March 17, 2015, evening program that was attended...

Peruvian Ambassadors for Peace Launch Multiple Service Projects

UPF-Peru, by Dr. Trevor Jones, March 27, 2015: After the recent formation of working groups, many Ambassadors for Peace have begun using their talents and connections in programs to benefit their fellow Peruvians. At their March 21, 2015, meeting, Peace Council representatives started four committees: Marriage and Family; Education and Human Development; Peace and...

Albania: A CARP Workshop to Remember

CARP Albania, by Arnold Grami (Tirana CARP leader): Brothers and sisters, especially CARPies around the world, I would like to talk about a 3-day CARP workshop with the theme “Leadership starts from the heart” which we held in Tirana from April 17 to 19, 2015 with 160 participants. This three days were full...

France: Interreligious Meeting on the “The Role of Spiritualities in Public Life”

UPF France, By Jacques Marion, April 18, 2015: At “Accueil Barouillère”, a conference facility owned by Catholic Sisters, the French chapters of the Universal Peace Federation and the Women’s Federation for World Peace hosted their third interreligious meeting this year on the theme “the Role of Spiritualities in Public Life”. The supporting partners...

Romania: Advanced 2 Days Divine Principle Seminar

  FFWPU Romania, April 18 – 19, 2015: Anyeong haseyo! Greetings from Romania! We are deeply grateful to our Heavenly Parent and True Parents to have been able to organize, during the weekend, the first Advanced 2 Days Divine Principle Workshop of this year 2015 (on the 18th-19th of April).  The guests that attended this...

Germany: Divine Principle Weekend Workshop at Seminarhouse Neumuehle

FFWPU Germany, By Ulrich Ganz, Camberg Neumühle, Germany, 28. – 29. March 2015: In the last weekend of March an extraordinary Divine Principle Weekend Workshop took place at the Seminarhouse Neumuehle, near Bad Camberg. Manuel Domingos, the consul general of the Republic of Angola in Frankfurt, invited an entire family to the workshop....

UPF-Nepal Appeals for Aid after Earthquake

UPF Nepal: When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2014, UPF-leaders were in Biratnagar, southern Nepal conducting a family peace festival. In spite of the strong shocks at the beginning and in the middle of the program, people remained. As of April 27, more than 4,300 people are believed to...

Nepal Earthquake Preliminary Report

Dr. Robert and Theresia Kittel: Dr. Chung Sik Yong the Special Cheon Il Guk Emissary for Asia came to Nepal on April 24. He was going to officiate at his tribal blessing for more than 700 couples. Two Blessings were scheduled for the next day. Nepal has only one weekly holiday, Saturday, so is...