Tagged: slovakia

Slovakia: 70th International Day of Human Rights

    By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia During the last 70 years, Europe has become a key player in the promotion of human rights internationally. But various pressures increasingly dilute the original value system. Recently, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg legitimized the Islamic blasphemy code in the interests of preserving...

Slovakia: A Talk on Cold War Era

By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia President Ronald Reagan contributed hugely to the end of the Cold War 30 years ago. A historic turning point UPF Slovakia used to analyze the president´s convictions and strategy. Part of the story was the decisive contribution, which The Washington Times and its founder made leading to the...

Slovakia: Celebration Of The 50 Years Of The Unification

  By Juraj Lajda It is unbelievable that 50 years have already passed  from the moment the first missionary crossed the border from Austria to the former communist Czechoslovakia. On the occasion of this anniversary, FFWPU Slovakia prepared  a special celebration to remember this important event as a part of the national Unification...

Slovakia: Discussing life of average citizens in North Korea

  By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia During our successful event about the tradition and ethics in Korean society in February 2018, the audience raised also questions about North Korea. As soon as the summit meeting between president Trump and chairman Kim Jong-Un was announced, UPF Slovakia decided to hold a lecture about living...

Slovakia: Public Presentation on the Role of Marxism

Who was Karl Marx really?   By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia The end of Communism did not end the influence of Marxism, at least not in Europe. Recently we register a renaissance of Marxism, and therefore it is appropriate to analyze the man and his work once more. The year 2018 marks the...

Slovakia: Wisdom Sharing – Our Attitude towards Enemies

  Prepared by UPF Slovakia Like in the past years we wanted to observe the annual the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, which we hold on February 8, 2018 in Bratislava. A hot issue nowadays is the role of religious figures inciting violence and discrimination. It is obvious that they act in contradiction...

Slovakia: Korea´s Traditions from a Historical Perspective

By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia Utilizing the general interest in Korea during the Olympic Winter Games, UPF Slovakia organized an event illuminating the political and religious history, traditions and ethical values in Korean society on February 6, 2018 in Bratislava. Thanks to the announcement by the well-known political club NSK, many academics came...

Slovakia: Seminar on Ideological Aspects of the Russian Revolution

  By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia On the occasion of the 100th anniversary, UPF Slovakia prepared a thrilling lecture about the ideological aspects of the Russian Revolution. UPF invited the philosopher Herbert Giller from Vienna to speak on the very date of the revolution – 7th November. He is a brilliant analyst and...

Slovakia: National Meeting

  By Miroslav Rybar, FFWPU Slovakia On the weekend 7th – 8th of October 2017 we held an annual national meeting of Slovak members in our workshop centre in Dunajska Luzna near Bratislava. We met on Saturday and listened to latest news and reports from Slovakia and abroad, especially from Korea. We shared...

Slovakia: History Lesson

    By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther´s posting of his theses is a splendid opportunity to explain the course of providential history during the 400 year period until 1917 when communism arose. We wished to introduce our founder´s view about that period which represents the culmination of...