Tagged: austria

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...

Austria: YSP Meeting in Vienna

by Beatrice Kiedler, YSP Austria On June 26, 2019 we had our first Information and discussion evening about YSP in Vienna which took place in the Peace Museum Vienna, in the office of IAPD. The topic we set for this event was: “What can I do for Peace?” Our first speaker was Jeong-Hye...

Austria: Inauguration of a local UPF Chapter in Burgenland

Prepared by UPF Austria On June 5, 2019, a local branch of UPF-Austria was inaugurated in Parndorf, a small city in the eastern part of Austria, Burgenland. Johann & Yoon Ja Rechberger, who had moved to their hometown 18 years ago, built a stable foundation with the local community by developing a Nordic...

Austria: The Golden Rule in Daily Life

Prepared by WFWP Austria The emphasis of the 28th Commission of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 2019 has been on: “The responsibility of effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems in preventing and countering crime motivated by intolerance or discrimination of any kind”, and in response, we choose the following topic for...

Austria: High Noon Event in Vienna

By Elisabeth Cook, FFWPU Austria The High Noon team arrived in Vienna on Friday, May 31st. The program started on Saturday, June 1st in Vienna Headquarters. 110 brothers and sisters participated, about half of them being from the elder 1st generation and half of them from the younger 2nd gen. Participants came from...

Austria: Info-Table – Experiences and Observations

By Walter Waldhäusl, FFWPU Austria 3 years ago we had the last Info- Table in Innsbruck. This one was not very inspiring and successful, so there was no motivation to repeat it. Looking for ways in which several brother and sister together could do outreach and get to know prepared people, we came...