Tagged: slovakia

Slovakia: Honoring our Founder´s 100th Birthday

By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia There were two reasons to hold this event on February 25, 2020: Firstly, to share the wonderful experiences the Slovak delegation had in Korea with the local UPF friends. Secondly, to make known the 100th birthday of the UPF founder according to the solar calendar. The subtitle of...

Slovakia: HARP Winter Workshop

By Laurenc Klas, FFWPU Slovakia At the end of the past year HARP members from Slovakia and Czech Republic gathered in the beautifully renovated center in Nitra to spend the last days of the year together. Like our winter workshop one year ago also this time the workshop was inspired by our country’s...

Slovakia: International Day of Human Rights

By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia To commemorate the UN-International Human Rights Day, UPF Slovakia organized and event on December 10, 2019, with a presentation on “LAOGAI – Gulag Labor Camps in China”. Guest speaker was Peter Zoehrer, executive director of the Vienna based Forum for Religious Freedom Europe (FOREF). The stirring presentation encompassed...

Slovakia: A Cross-Border HARP Workshop

By Laurenc Klas, FFWPU Slovakia Circle of Life” is more than just the title of the famous song from the Disney movie “The Lion King”. It can be found in the relationship between True Parents and Blessed Children, as they exist thanks to True Parents and in return, they bring joy to them...

Slovakia: International Peace Day 2019

By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia On September 23, 2019, to highlight the International Peace Day, UPF Slovakia organized a presentation with the journalist and international security expert, and former Slovak Information Service director Igor Cibula, PhD. who has been an adviser to the Slovak Government on issues regarding Russia and the Ukraine. Thanks...

Slovakia: International Day of Families

  By Janja Rybarova, FFWPU Slovakia On May 15, 2019, on the occasion of the International Day of Families, FFWPU Slovakia held a lecture in Bratislava, which was entitled Why Fidelity Matters. It was the first lecture of the planned series of lectures to introduce the meaning of the Blessing to the public...

Slovakia: World Summit Report in the Hussite Church

  By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia On April 9, 2019 the facilities of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church in Bratislava were the site of a profound report about the World Summit in Korea. Since the meeting was called “Interreligious Dialogue – Religions, Faiths and their Responsibility for Peace” the guests came from various religious...

Slovenia: Heavenly Surprise at the Concert

  By Erna Košmrlj, UPF Slovenia On 24th of March we were invited for the concert, celebrating the 15th anniversary of a folk music choir “Taščice” (Robins – the name of a small singing bird). We know them already quite a few years, since they were first singing on our program. The original...

Slovakia: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Korean Independence Movement

  By Barbara Grabner, UPF Slovakia On March 19, 2019, we organized an event highlighting the birth of the Korean Independence Movement in 1919 and the geopolitical aspects of the division on the Korean peninsula today. The famous journalist and expert on secret services Igor Cibula had accepted our invitation to share his...

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...