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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...

Austria: Interreligious and Intercultural Pray Breakfast

By Maria Pammer, Hans Brunnbauer, UPF Ausria At their invitation on the 7th of December 2019 an Interreligious and Intercultural Breakfast took place. The common topic was: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9. About forty people of different religions gathered in the center of the...

Austria: Spirituality and Justice

By Peter Haider The UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on October 7th 2019 hosted a daylong event on “Spirituality and Justice“ about collaboration with Faith based Organizations (FBOs) at the Vienna International Centre (United Nations) and elswhere. It was opened by the UNODC Director of Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, Dr....

Austria: Leaders and Heavenly Tribal Messiah Meeting

by Elisabeth Cook, FFWPU Austria The Austrian community leaders, UPF and WFWP, as well as youth Leaders gathered on September 21-22 in order to finalize the plans for 2020. Also, the most important events of the near future have been discussed. The meeting was conducted under the motto “Noone left behind”, referring to...

Austria: Building blocks for a World of Peace

By Alfred Waldmann, FFWPU Austria A very diverse group of twenty gathered again in our Peace Center in Klagenfurt to take part on this series of seminars, organized by the local chapter of the ,Familiy Federation for Worldpeace and Unification Austria, on September 16, 2019. This time we started with an explanation on...

Austria: Youth Summer Retreat

Prepared by FFWPU Austria Every day our mental and physical “battery” gets more and more strained. Every day many responsibilities, expectations, influences, thoughts flow into us, which drain our energy. Especially, when it’s stressful with school, university or work; when conflicts within the family and in our circle of friends seem to reoccur;...

Austria: Children’s Summer Workshop 2019

By Orlande Schenk, FFWPU Austria The annual Children’s ‘Summer workshop took place from July 26-30 in Seebenstein, for children of the age 5-10 years. 21 children participated, accompanied by 8 parents and one grandfather. The topic this year was “I am precious”. We spoke about the 3 Blessings and how we can contribute...

Austria: Economic Potential and Oportunities in Afghanistan

By Peter Haider, UPF Austria On June 25, 2019 the Austria-Afghanistan Society in cooperation with UPF Austria and the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation organized a roundtable discussion on the topic „Economic Potentials and Opportunities in Afghanistan“, which was attended by 70 guests. In times of protracted crises, armed conflicts, deteriorating...

Austria: Horn of Africa & Middle East – Perspectives for Peace and Development

By Peter Haider, UPF Austria On June 12, 2019 UPF Austria organized a roundtable discussion in the IAPD office which is connected to Peace Museum Vienna on the topic „Horn of Africa & Middle East – Perspectives for Peace and Development “. The Horn of Africa region which includes Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and...

Austria: Devotions and Hiking for Peace

By Alfred Waldmann, FFWPU Austria Aa special devotional service, organized by the FFWPU Community Klagenfurt, was held to strengthen the bonds of friendship and faith among international participants from Austria and Slovenia on July 21, 2019. About 60 people from both countries attended the service in the Peace Chapel of Luscha Alp, located...