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Austria: Family Festival and Blessing at Celestial Church of Christ

  By Elisabeth Cook, FFWPU Austria On March 24th, 2018 we could host a joint Family Festival together with the Celestial Church of Christ in Vienna. The contact to the Celestials had been kept the last years mainly by one brother who attended their services and supported them in various ways. Already in...

Austria: Celebration under the Banner of Love

The greatest blessing is the blessing of love By Bogdan & Yoshiko Pammer, FFWPU Austria About 50 participants gathered on March 18th, 2018 at the Vedahof in Gramastetten for an interreligious blessing celebration characterized by the blessing of true love and the gratitude man and woman feel for each other. The evening before...

Austria: CARP 1-Day Workshop

by Akio Friesacher, CARP Austria “Peace Starts with Me” was the motto of our 1 Day Workshop, which took place on the 3rd of February in Vienna. As a conclusion of the various Activities of the past semester CARP organized this event with the aim to bring young people together to nurture in...

Austria: Interreligious and Intercultural Breakfast

  By Maria Pammer, UPF Austria On February, 17th 2018 on the occasion of the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018, UPF-UA and the Family Federation of Upper Austria organized an interreligious breakfast at Vedahof in Gramastetten/Upper Austria, With the theme “On the Way Searching for God – Find God in All Things, Find...

Austria: Interreligious Peace Service Celebrating Christmas

Prepared by UPF Austria On December 17, 2017, the Interreligious Service started with beautiful Christmas songs by the Vienna Peace Choir. The first speech was given by Elisabeth Cook on the topic of “The Light”, referring to the choir’s last song “You are the Light”. The second speaker was Peter Haider, recalling what...

Austria: People in Search of Good Life

  By Maria Pammer, FFWPU Austria Fourteen participants from 17 to 65 years old with varied religious backgrounds met on December 16, 2017, to set out to the seminar “Live Well – God’s Desire to Bless Man”in Steyr, Austria. It was the central concern of the seminar to make room for the participants...

Austria: Annual Meeting for Peace Ambassadors

  by Peter Haider, UPF Austria On 9th Dec 2017, the Austrian chapter of UPF organized a meeting of Ambassadors for Peace, in order to reflect on the events of the past year, and set a direction for 2018. Almost 100 guests came to the event. Focus was on reports about IAPD –...

Austria: CARP Christmas Dinner

  By Akio Friesacher, CARP Austria On December 9, 2017 CARP Austria joined forces to hold a Christmas celebration, which already became a yearly tradition. This regular event is a precious opportunity for young Unificationists as well as guests to come together and celebrate as one family on the foundation of Jesus and...

Austria: Leaders’ Meeting & Leadership Handover Ceremony

  Prepared by FFWPU Austria On Saturday, 25th Nov 2017, 35 Austrian leaders of FFWPU, UPF, WFWP, CARP, HARP and the different departments of FFWPU, gathered for a national meeting in order to redefine the directions and goals for the Austrian movement, as well as to share experiences of the last months. After...

Germany: Our Outreach Work with a Book Table

  By Herbert Beyer, FFWPU Germany For several years now, our book table has been a regular feature on the Oberbilk Market in Düsseldorf. In the beginning, Makoto Noguchi, our community leader, began to distribute leaflets there on his own. At that time, we spoke about a certain proportion: from each thousand people...