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Spain: Peace Road 2018

  By Miguel and Maryvonne Calvis, UPF Spain On Sunday September 30th, 2018 we organized our Peace Road in Spain in the Pyrenees and invited our community from Barcelona to participate. They brought with them a few guests: some ambassadors for peace, one brother brought his parents, some brought their friends and also...

Austria: Interreligious and Intercultural Breakfast

  By Maria Pammer, UPF Austria After a repeated participation in UPF-events Imam Lopo Saudin and Mr. Mehmed Becirbasic of the Bosnian Mosque Steyr invited us, to host an Interreligious and Intercultural Breakfast at their premises. Early in the morning Bosnian women prepared a substantial buffet with specialties from their country. The men...

Austria: Charity Concert and a Blessing at the Syrian Orthodox Church

by Elisabeth Seidel & Renate Amesbauer, FFWPU Austria On 29.Sept. we organized a Charity Concert for helping Syrian refugee families and we conducted a blessing ceremony. On the Foundation of Elisabeth Seidel and her husband Dietrich (who passed to spirit world 2 yrs. ago) who have been friends with this church for many...

The Netherlands: Peace Road 2018

  By Hans Campman, UPF the Netherlands We did the Peace March in two cities: Nijmegen and The Hague on two consecutive Sundays (Sept. 23d and September 30th). Both walks were about 4 km. In Nijmegen we marched together with the “Council of World Views and Religions” of which 20 organizations are part....

Andorra: International Day of Peace

By Lluis Babi, UPF Andorra In commemoration of the International Day of Peace this year, UPF Andorra with the cooperation of the Andorra Football Federation organized the Football Peace Tournament on 22 September 2018 in Andorra Football Federation’s Football Camp in the Capital of Andorra, under the theme of “Play Football Make Peace”....

Germany: UN International Day of Peace

Prepared by UPF Germany On the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace, which is celebrated each year on 21 September, UPF Munich organized an interreligious peace meeting, as they have done regularly over the past ten years. This year the event was held in cooperation with, and on the premises of,...

United Kingdom: Testimonies from Summer Service Projects 2018

  Prepared by FFWPU UK Over the summer months, various service projects took place to allow members to practice living for a higher purpose and to put into practice the teachings and values of the movement. A handful of members from the UK ventured abroad to participate in these projects. –   Beni...

USA: UPF New Jersey Calls for Prayers for Peace

  by Emiljun Rapada, UPF USA In observance of the International Day of Peace promoted by the United Nations, the local chapter of Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Elizabeth called together leaders to pray for peace. On September 22, the event was attended by more than 20 people and was co-sponsored by the Elizabeth...

United Kingdom: Companions of Faith Young Adults Weekend

  Prepared by FFWPU UK Over twenty-five 2nd generation gather for a weekend retreat to spend quality time with one another, develop new friendships and make plans for the new academic year ahead. “We need companions in our life of faith. People without companions are lonely people. Those who have companions can support...

USA: God and Modern Science Workshop

  Prepared by FFWPU USA On September 22, the Clifton Family Church hosted a Unification Thought workshop on God and Modern Science presented by Dr. Richard Lewis. A total of 22 people, both Unificationists and non-Unificationists, gathered to hear about the developments in modern science and to expand their understanding of the role...