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Austria: New Leadership and New Beginning

  By Elisabeth Cook, FFWPU Austria On Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 the FFWPU leaders, Hans & Hillevi Brunnbauer, handed over the leadership of their community to 2nd gen couple Bogdan & Yoshiko Pammer, who had served as assistant pastors since Jan 2016. The service opened with Bogdan’s sermon which was about “Being physically...

Austria: Peace Road 2017

by Maria Pammer, UPF Austria UPF Upper Austria, in cooperation with 3 communities and their mayors, took part in the worldwide Peace Road project with a cycling tour from the Peace Monument in St. Ulrich http://www.st-ulrich.at/, through the Enns valley, passing through Ternberg http://www.ternberg.at/, and ending at the Peace Bridge in front of...

Austria: Perspectives for sustainable Peace in Europe

The UN Vision, the Role of Parliamentarians and Civil Society   By Peter Haider, UPF Austria On September 15, 2017, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, UPF organized a conference at the Vienna international Centre (United Nation Building) on the theme: “Perspectives for sustainable Peace in Europe – The UN...

Fighting Thunderstorms and other Obstacles

Home town activities during summer holidays By Barbara Grabner Four years ago I started to hold public lectures in my home village south of Salzburg (Austria). When my first lectures met good success, I set the goal of holding ten lectures with Principle contents there. The number 10 is a symbol of “return...

Austria: Interreligious Service in Memory of True Father’s SeongHwa

  By Elisabeth Cook, UPF Austria An interreligious service was held in Vienna on Sunday, 10th September 2017 in memory of True Fathers 5th SeongHwa Ceremony. Our hall was packed with people – members and guests – altogether numbering around 150. At the beginning of the service, Mrs. Elisabeth Cook explained about True...

Austria: Devotions for Peace

By Alfred Waldmann, FFWPU Austria The bell of the Peace Chapel, a place of worship for people of different religious backgrounds, was ringing on this splendid Sunday morning on the Karawanken Mountains near the border to Slovenia. Around 10 o´clock people from both countries started to gather for a memorable peace event, sharing...

Austrian Blessed Families Meeting

    By Elisabeth Cook, FFWPU Austria On 29th July 2017, a beautiful summer day, the annual- national gathering of the Austrian blessed families took place in Seebenstein – a location 60km south of Vienna. The meeting was part of the action-plan of the 2nd gen leaders’ group ACT (Austrian Committee for Transition),...

Austrian 7-Day Divine Principle CARP Workshop

  By Akio Friesacher, CARP Austria From July 17 to 23, 2017 Austrian CARP held a 7 Day Divine Principle Workshop in Gaflenz, Austria. It was the first 7 Day Divine Principle Workshop we held since many years. Our intention was to bring the young people of Austria together, to come closer in...

WFWP International President Visiting Vienna

  By Elisabeth Cook, WFWP Austria As the 21st Middle East Women’s Conference took place in Vienna, International President of WFWP, Yeon Ah Nim, spent a week from July 2 to 9, 2017 in Vienna. On Sunday 9th, 2017 she spoke to the Viennese Unification community at the Sunday Service. The Vienna Peace...

Austria: Interreligious Breakfast

  Prepared by UPF Austria On Saturday 1st July 2017 in Linz, Upper Austria, an Interreligious Breakfast once again took place. The topic this time was: spirituality and politics – are religious people called to be actively involved in political affairs? In July, 18 representatives from 5 different religious directions came together at...