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Germany: 500 Years ago Luther, Today Us

  By Sigrun Botembe, UPF Germany On September 30, 2017, UPF members from Hamburg and Berlin, along with some guests met in the Berlin Baha‘í Community center and had a very enjoyable discussion about the Reformation as it was in the past and how it is today. Such was the interest stimulated by...

Germany: (New) Ways to God

  By Christian Haubold, UPF Germany To commemorate the ‘Luther Year’- 500 years after the Reformation- Christian Haubold, who teaches history and Protestant theology and is a member of Bonn UPF, gave a presentation on 17.09.2017 in Bad Gotesberg on the topic: 500 years later-what comes next, Mr. Luther? In 1517, Martin Luther...

Germany: A New Start

  By Hildegard Piepenburg, FFWPU Germany On September 30, 2017, Forty-three representatives from the German communities gathered in Giessen to officially welcome the new president of the newly formed Region “Europe, Middle East and Eurasia” (EME), Michael Balcomb, and his wife Fumiko. To open the meeting, Dieter Schmidt, leader of the Central Region...

German CARP Retreat in Cyprus

By Karl Martin Zimmerman, CARP Germany The recent CARP summer retreat took place on the beautiful yet sadly divided island of Cyprus. This retreats topic was “Epanenosis” (Greek: reunification) on September 18 – 24, 2017. and focused on the current division of the country and its people into Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots...

Germany: International Day of Peace

“A new Peace Initiative for Syria”   By Anja Brina, UPF Germany The Universal Peace Federation Düsseldorf held an event to commemorate the International Day of Peace on 21 September 2017, which attracted an audience of 40. Mrs. Anja Brina, our emcee, opened with some welcoming words, and then went on to explain...

Germany: Supporting the Campaign “Marriage remains Marriage”

  By Anja Brina, UPF Germany Members of UPF Dusseldorf participated in a campaign sponsored by the Alliance for Marriage and the Family, on September 11, 2017. An announcement to publicise it had been in the social media: “Following similar campaigns in Spain, Chile, Mexico, the USA and elsewhere, we will be travelling...

Germany: Hyo Jeong Cosmic Blessing Ceremony 2017

  By Claus Dubisz and Hanna Piepenburg, FFWPU Germany Representatives from every continent, a total of 17 couples, including one from the Muslim faith, participated in the Holy Wine and Holy Blessing Ceremony in the German workshop center Camberg. On the eve of the event the couples attended a lecture on family relationships...

Germany: Children’s Workshop 2017

  By Christian Haubold, FFWPU Germany From sport in the morning in the wonderful fresh-air until we closed the day together meditatively -on Thursday at the camp-fire, on Friday with a hike under the light of the moon and glow-sticks – the 28 participating children experienced a workshop program that was full of...

Germany: An Afternoon of Lebanese Culture

  By Anja Brina, WFWP Germany The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) organized an afternoon of Lebanese culture, held in the UPF premises in Düsseldorf on July 16, 2017. The guests were greeted with Lebanese music and the aroma of fresh herbs, stimulating their interest and...

Germany: “GLORIOUS DAY” European Choir Project

  By Heidi Wakayama, FFWPU Germany This year, our European contribution to the 5th Seonghwa Memorial of True Father will be the song (or better oratorio/cantata) “GLORIOUS DAY” written by Hans Campman and initiated by Jack Corley, our Continental Director. The main melody was introduced at the German Pentecost Festival in Camberg in...