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Brazil: Ambassador for Peace Gathering

Prepared by UPF Brazil On June 15, 2019, we held an afternoon teatime to gather Ambassadors for peace with 85 participants. The event was held at Headquarters – São Paulo and was organized by WFWP in partnership with UPF, FFWPU and YSP, to nominate new Ambassadors for Peace. The Afternoon Tea was attended...

Philippines: Asian Leadership Conference in Manila

By Ms. Chooli Julia Nuyana, FFWPU Philippine The Universal Peace Federation- Philippines hosted the Asian Leadership Conference on June 7-9, 2019 at the Hotel Jen by Shangri La in Pasay City, Manila, Philippines. On its theme, “Providing Vision and Leadership for Nation-Building and Peace;” the conference was attended by 97 VIP participants from...

Malaysia: 8th Nationwide HyoJeong Sung Hwa Youth Workshop

Prepared by FFWPU Malaysia We held a 5-day workshop from June 4 to 8, 2019 with 80 participants at Peace embassy headquarters. This was the 8th Nationwide Workshop (since year 2013) held annually during mid-term school holidays for 2nd generations and their close friends. Victorious outcome of this workshop summarized as follows: 2nd...

Estonia: Baltic Blessed Family Meeting

By Olga Martinson, FFWPU Estonia Estonian FFWPU members hosted members from Latvia and Lithuania at a Baltic family meeting. The meeting was held on June 8 and 9 in the Estonian Peace Embassy in Tallinn. During this meeting a seminar for blessed couples was held and also an international Sunday service. The goal...

Austria: Inauguration of a local UPF Chapter in Burgenland

Prepared by UPF Austria On June 5, 2019, a local branch of UPF-Austria was inaugurated in Parndorf, a small city in the eastern part of Austria, Burgenland. Johann & Yoon Ja Rechberger, who had moved to their hometown 18 years ago, built a stable foundation with the local community by developing a Nordic...

Russia: Yekaterinburg Members Give Blessing at Neighborhood Fair

Prepared by FFWPU Russia Our members in Yekaterinburg used the occasion of the local summer fair in the residential complex Michurinsky (a new district of Yekaterinburg) to hold a Family Festival on June 1, 2019. Seven couples received the Blessing. This was our first experience of not inviting people somewhere but instead going...

Georgia: Universal Values and Healthy Families

Prepared by FFWPU Georgia Striving to realize Vision 2020, as well as create a model community where social problems are solved with the help of the Blessing and programs aimed at strengthening the institution of the family, on June 1st in Georgia, in the city of Bolnisi, a conference was organized by the...

Philippines: 4th Leadership Training Camp for Blessed Children

By Mr. Victor Rabano, FFWPU Philippines Now on its 4th year, the Annual Leadership Training Camp (LTC) was held at the International Peace Leadership College (IPLC) in the Philippines. It was organized by FFWPU Philippines National Blessed Children Committee (NBCC) from May 18-31, 2019. 38 Blessed Children coming from different regions in the...

FOREF Europe: How Minority Religions React to the Law

by Peter Zoehrer, FOREF Europe   The annual INFORM Conference 2019 held in Association with the Department of Theology & Religious Studies, at King’s College, London, on June 1, 2019. Eileen Barker had invited me to speak at the above annual INFORM Conference, and what follows is my brief report. The event was...

Switzerland: International Day of Families 2019

  by Heiner Handschin, UPF Switzerland To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Families, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in joint sponsorship with the World Council of Churches (WCC), Women’s Federation for World Peace, Intl. (WFWPI), the Geneva Interfaith Intercultural Alliance (GIIA) and the Fribourg Peace Forum (FPF), convened a...