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Italy: Celebrating Jesus’ birth with his Children

Christmas Festival and Blessing ceremony with representatives of Christian communities By Giuseppe Cali, FFWPU Italy We are all aware of the importance of Christianity in the history of western countries and the world. We know, as well, that they were those who should have received True Parents first and all difficulties that were...

UK: Message of Peace at the Christmas Party

By Dolores Read We are going to combine all the community together, and I give them a challenge to come up with music so that all these 4 or 5 different ethnic communities in Croydon can do music together and dance together” was the declaration by the Mayor of Croydon, Councilor Humayun Kabir,...

USA: Prayer Breakfast ‘Catches on Fire’ in Chicago

Prepared by FFWPU USA The American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC), in collaboration with Rev. Dr. John Thomas Gray, president of Chicago Baptist Institute International, hosted a prayer breakfast at Holy Zion Missionary Baptist Church on the south side of Chicago on Tuesday, December 17. The main message, titled “Catch on Fire,” was given...

Russia: “Families of the World” Blessing Festival

Prepared by FFWPU Russia FFWPU members from Russia’s Ural region held a marriage renewal ceremony during a festival for couples of different nationalities. The International Union of Diasporas, a regional public organization in the Sverdlovsk Oblast (region), held the “Families of the World” festival on December 14, 2019, at the Marins Park Hotel...

Cranes Club Europe 2019 Dinner in Paris

By Inoë André, Cranes Club Europe This Cranes Club Dinner in December 14, 2019, aimed at inspiring people by listening to a testimony of someone very successful in his area. It was indeed an opportunity to get to know better Kilsun Cordasso and his work as a physiotherapist. Such kind of event provides...

USA: ACLC LA Celebrates the ‘True Spirit of Christmas’

Prepared by FFWPU USA On Sunday, December 15, the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) of Los Angeles joined with a variety of churches and related ministries for the 19th Annual International Celebration of Christmas and Live Nativity Play at the Old World Village in Huntington Beach, California. The celebration, which featured a live...

Slovakia: International Day of Human Rights

By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia To commemorate the UN-International Human Rights Day, UPF Slovakia organized and event on December 10, 2019, with a presentation on “LAOGAI – Gulag Labor Camps in China”. Guest speaker was Peter Zoehrer, executive director of the Vienna based Forum for Religious Freedom Europe (FOREF). The stirring presentation encompassed...

Austria: YSP Charity Concert for Sao Tomé e Principe

By Marlies Ladstätter, YSP Austria On the 6th of December2019 we had our charity concert for Sao Tomé e Principe at Seidengasse, Vienna. In the beginning Antto Hassinen, YSP North Europe director, gave an introduction to Youth and Students for Peace (YSP). Afterwards, Prince Zeka, a famous musician in Austria, originally from Democratic...

Russia: Seminar for Young Blessed Couples

By Galina Chernomorets, FFWPU Eastern Europe Eight young blessed couples who started family life recently attended a seminar held by the Blessed Families Department of Eastern Europe on December 7 to 8, 2019. The seminar, which took place on December 7 and 8 in the Moscow Peace Embassy, included talks on “Blessed Family...

Switzerland: Peace Starts with Me and with My Family

Romy Leggio Heinrich, FFWPU Switzerland The event on November 30, 2019, was the 4th in the series of «Peace begins with me» events, which have been held around Switzerland in recent months. This time the venue was at the beautiful location of Lassalle Haus in Bad Schönbrunn. It is a centre for Christian...