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Europe: Conference on “Europe and the Future of Human Rights”

  By Jacques Marion, UPF Europe To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the historic Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), together with partnering organisations, conv ened on December 12, 2018, in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, two panels of eminent scholars, campaigners and practitioners to consider the theme: ‘Europe...

Europe and Middle East WFWP Annual Meeting

Women’s Active Participation in Decision Making: Development and Sustainable Peace   By Katarzyna Minollari, WFWP Europe The annual European WFWP Conference and Workshop was held on the weekend of November 16-18th, in Tirana, Albania, under the title “Women’s Active Participation in Decision Making: Development and Sustainable Peace.” This yearly event is an anticipated...

Europe: Blissfully Blessed Couples Retreat

Prepared by European Blessed Family Department On the weekend of October 21, 2018, 8 Second Gen couples gathered in Bad Camberg for the Blissfully Blessed – couples Retreat. It was a packed weekend, as we had to make the most of the short time! We played couple games, had an outdoor Treasure hunt...

Inauguration of the European IAPD Office

By Elisabeth Cook On Wednesday, October 18th 2018, the European IAPD Office was opened in Vienna by Dr. Michael Balcomb and Peter Haider. The office is located in the “Vienna Peace Muzeum” in downtown Vienna. Peace Ambassadors, UPF and FFWPU members attended the first meeting in the office. After everybody introduced him/herself briefly,...

European Blessed Families Department Annual Meeting

Prepared by J.Torese, FFWPU Europe Around 60 representatives from all of Europe, including Russia, the Middle East and STF, gathered for our Annual BFD meeting. The weather was warm and sunny with breathtaking autumn colours in the surrounding forest. The overall theme of the meeting was “Creating a community that cares” – to...

EU: Seminar on the UPF Vision and Peace Principles

By Jacques Marion, UPF UPF Europe & Middle East UPF Europe & Middle East organized a Seminar on the UPF Vision and Peace Principles at Glory House, a beautiful hotel located on the dunes of the North Sea in the beach resort village of Bergen Aan See, in the Netherlands on July 13...

France: Korean women, South & North Peace, Reconciliation, Rights & Development

  By Benjamin Prevost, WFWP Europe During the 38th United Nations Human Rights Council, Women’s Federation for World Peace Europe in collaboration with the Women’s UN Report Network organize​d​ an event at ​UN ​Palace of Nation in Geneva about the “Korean women, South & North Peace, Reconciliation, Rights & Development”. Numerous diplomats, NGO...

Europe: Couples Retreat

  By Orlande Schenk, European Second Generation Department Five couples and five staff met for a Blessed Couples Retreat in Czech Republic on May 24th to 27th organized by the ESGD. We kicked off the retreat with a delicious dinner and an unexpectedly exciting round of bowling! All of the participating couples were...

Europe: Parents Matching Convocation

  By Dr David Hanna, FFWPU Europe We just held a Parents Matching Convocation in Camberg, Germany (25-27 May). Around forty-six parents attended. Certain Eastern European countries have, for the first time, children that are approaching matching age. This meant we had quite a number of parents attend who had never been to...

Europe: WFWP Luncheon Reception

  Prepared by WFWP Europe Preceding the Main Event at the Vienna Statthalle with the WFWP Founder, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, a luncheon reception was held at the Wimberger Hotel for the international guests, members of the Vienna diplomatic community and faith leaders on April 29, 2018. Nearly 140 gathered to enjoy...