Tagged: germany

Germany: Second Holy Song Recording Session

By Stefan Schmidt, FFWPU Germany In the last week of February (on February 24 – 29, 2020), Hans Campman, Taka Wakayama and myself got together again in our recording studio in Hurlach to record seven more Holy Songs, seven Worship / WS Songs, four Japanese songs and one Korean song. Furthermore we had...

Germany: Closing Event of the Exhibition of Paintings and Reliefs

By Robert Bentele, UPF Germany For over two months the paintings and reliefs of the artist, Uk-Je Kang (1.800 Couples Blessing), could be seen and admired in the premises of the Universal Peace Federation. His preferred working materials are acrylic paints especially gold, but he also uses many natural elements such as sand,...

Germany: Starting the Chinese New Year with a benefit event.

by Karl-Christian Hausmann, UPF Germany On January 25, 2020, about 120 guests and friends of Universal Peace Federation Stuttgart had the opportunity to celebrate and offer good wishes for a second start to the New Year. Karl-Christian Hausmann proposed a toast to the New Year, and in the spirit of Francis of Assisi...

Germany: Intercultural New Year Reception in Frankfurt

Prepared by FFWPU Germany On 25 January, to celebrate the start of the New Year according to the lunar calendar, UPF Frankfurt held a reception under the motto: „God at the center of the world family“. Invited were pastors and representatives of various religions and cultures. Refreshments and a warm welcome greeted the...

Germany: Dialogue-Breakfast- When Francis of Assisi met the Sultan

By Robert Bentele, UPF Germany This was the topic of a dialogue breakfast hosted by Munich UPF on 30 November 2019. We wanted to duly consider this historical Christian-Moslem encounter, between a mendicant and a powerful sultan which took place in Damietta, Egypt eight-hundred years ago. According to a media report: In 1219...

Germany: Project Phoenix

By Patricia Wenzel, FFWPU Germany On October 19 and 20, 2019, Stuttgart was host to “Project Phoenix”. There were 76 participants: five staff from the USA (two first generation and three second generation). The German staff were represented by four first generation and five second generation. Why have I stressed this in such...

Germany: Resilience & Reconciliation – How to strengthen our spirit!

By Robert Bentele To commemorate the UN-International Day of Mental Health on 10 October and the week dedicated to this topic, the Women’s Federation Germany and the Universal Peace Federation Munich held a ‘worship service with a difference’ on Sunday 13 October in the UPF center in Munich, which attracted about thirty guests,...

Germany: EUME ChonBo Special Event

Prepared by FFWPU Germany We were blessed to hold the CheonBo Special Event in Rhein-Main-Theatre, Niedernhausen, Germany, on November 9 – 10, 2019 with 815 participants. Reflections The deep love and gratitude I felt 10 months ago (previous Cheonbo branch event in Germany) totally surprising at the prayer room on 3 rd floor,...

Germany: Houses of Religions

Vision / Format / Experiences by Robert Bentele, FFWPU Germany This was the title of a special workshop which was held from 23 – 24 October 2019 in the Munich Alter Rathaussaal (Old Town Hall), and the Evangelische Stadtakademie (Protestant City Academy). Six founders or representatives of already established houses of religion responded...

Germany: Frankfurt Book Fair

By Wilhelm Lichner, FFWPU Germany Frankfurt has a 500 year long tradition as the city of the Book Fair; since Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz invented the printing press, book fairs have been held in Frankfurt.The Frankfurt Book Fair is now the largest in the world. For the book fair this year (October 16...