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Griechenland: Durch die Krise kommt keiner allein
(Di, 29. April 2014, 4400 Steyr, Dominikanerhaus, Grünmarkt 1, Di, 27. Mai 2014, 4020 Linz Thalia Buchhandlung, Landstraße 41) Aktuell zum griechischen EU-Vorsitz wird ORF-Religionsjournalist Christian Rathner über sein neues Buch sprechen.   weiter...


 

Jerusalem: Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation for Peace
(12.-16. May 2014) On behalf of UPF we are pleased to invite you to participate in a program of our Middle East Peace Initiative. It will bring together approximately 70 religious leaders, academics and NGO delegates from around the world. The theme of the program is “Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation for Peace and Development.”   weiter...


 

13. Österreichischer Friedenslauf
(Samstag 26. April 2014, 9-12 Uhr rund um das Wiener Rathaus) Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Internationalen Dekade für eine Kultur des Friedens. Seit 2010 auch Teil der Aktionstage Politische Bildung (Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur).   weiter...


 

The European Peace Walk project
On the morning of the 28th of July 2014, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of WWI, the European Peace Walk will be launched. Start is in Vienna. 500km trans-national odyssey through 5 European countries.   weiter...


 

Auf der Suche nach einer Kultur des Friedens
(Dienstag, 6. Mai 2014, 19:00, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) Vortrags- und Diskussionsabend zu Themen der Autobiographie des Gründers der UPF, Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, mit dem Titel "As a Peace-loving Global Citizen", die ein Bestseller wurde.    weiter...


 

Washington Forum: Security Cooperation in the East and South China Seas
Territorial disputes have increased political and military tensions in the East and South China Seas especially in relation to small island territories claimed by nearby nations. Participants in the April 12, 2013 forum discussed approaches to reduce the tensions in the East and South China Seas.   weiter...


 

Die Ukraine im Spannungsfeld zwischen EU und Russland
(Dienstag, 1. April 2014 um 19:00, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) Vortragende: Mag. Alexej Klutschewsky, Sozialanthropologe. Dr. Leo Gabriel, Journalist und Mitbegründer des Weltsozialforums.   weiter...


 

Dialogue between Europe, Russia and Eurasian countries
UPF has started several initiatives and organized conferences on this topic like the Baltic Dialogue Initiative and the South Caucasus Peace Initiative. A conference in 2012 in Vienna had as theme "Europe and Russia - Partners in a globalized World".    weiter...


 

Consultations on the Crisis in Syria
Since 2012 the Universal Peace Federation has convened or contributed to a number of civil-society forums on the crisis in Syria.    weiter...


 

India as a Facilitator for Stability and Confidence Builder
Since the time it gained independence in 1947, India has played an important role in promoting peace and the advancement of international law and principles in the world. Today, India stands as a major power in a multipolar world, with its geopolitical influence spanning from the Middle East to East Asia.    weiter...


 

UPF Today 2014
UPF Today is a magazine featuring activities of our international office and chapters throughout the world. The magazine is published in English and Russian, with occasional editions in other languages, including French, Spanish and Arabic.   weiter...


 

International Leadership Conference Held in Korea
Seoul, Korea - An ILC on the theme "Toward a New Paradigm for Peace and Human Development" brought participants from 60 nations to Korea Feb. 9-13, 2014. Sessions addressed the challenges of building a roadmap for peace in Northeast Asia and the Middle East.   weiter...

Conference schedule and links to presentations


 

The Role of Religions in promoting a Culture of Peace
UPF organized a conference celebrating the World Interfaith Harmony Week in Vienna on Friday, February 7th 2014 in the Vienna International Center (UN).   weiter...

World Interfaith Harmony Week


 

Wird 2014 aus Chinas Himmelspferd ein Streitross?
(welt.de) In China beginnt das Jahr des Pferdes. Es ist ein paradoxes, aber treffendes Symbol – für Stabilität einerseits, für Dynamik andererseits. 2014 bewegt sich Peking in einem explosiven Spannungsfeld.   weiter...


 

Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria: Religion and Civil Society
Geneva, Switzerland - UPF convened a special program entitled “Geneva: Track II” in Geneva, Switzerland on Jan. 23-25, 2014, concurrent with the “Geneva II” inter-governmental conference that aims to bring about a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Syria.   weiter...


 

World Interfaith Harmony Week
This age of globalization needs enlightened people in each faith who can examine their sacred writings and traditions and identify the aspects that can benefit all humanity as well as those that preserve each religion's identity. The UN designated the first week of February every year as World Interfaith Harmony Week.   weiter...

WIHW 2013 in Vienna UN


 

Pontifical Academy on "Syria: Can we Remain Indifferent?"
Vatican City – UPF's president Dr. Thomas G. Walsh was invited to attend and to offer support to the great work of the Vatican, under His Holiness Pope Francis, in bringing an end to the violence in Syria.   weiter...

The Pontifical Acadamy of Sciences on Syria


 

Griechenland: Durch die Krise kommt keiner allein
Aktuell zu Beginn des griechischen EU-Vorsitzes sprach ORF-Religionsjournalist Christian Rathner am 14. Januar 2014 in unseren Räumlichkeiten über sein neues Buch, in dem er den Hintergründen und Auswirkungen der Finanzkrise in Griechenland nachspürt und analysiert, was diese für den Rest Europas bedeuten.   weiter...


 

Jerusalem: Options for Peace and Stability
A special consultation bought together religious leaders, civil society leaders, diplomats and Middle East experts from 22 countries to Jerusalem Dec. 19-22 to explore the theme “Interreligious and International Relations in the Middle East: Toward Peace and Stability.”   weiter...


 

Gesegnete Feiertage und ein friedvolles Jahr 2014!
Herzlichen Danke für Ihre Unterstützung und Ihr Interesse an unseren Aktivitäten im vergangenen Jahr! Der Vorstand der Föderation für Weltfrieden wünscht Ihnen und Ihrer Familie gesegnete Feiertage und ein friedvolles Jahr 2014.   weiter...


 

Zehntausende Christen feiern in Bethlehem
Die Weihnachtsfeierlichkeiten begannen mit dem traditionellen feierlichen Einzug des Patriarchen von Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, in Bethlehem. Er rief zu einer gerechten und fairen Lösung des Nahost-Konflikts, zu Einheit unter den Palästinensern und zu Frieden auf.    weiter...


 

Conference in Paris promotes Europe-Eurasia Cooperation
Paris, France - In partnership with the Permanent Mission of Tajikistan to the European Union several NGOs, a conference on the theme of Eurasia and Europe: Cooperating for a Culture of Peace and Human Development took place in Paris Dec. 3-4 2013.   weiter...


 

Conference in London addresses Human Rights
Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard? was the theme of a European Leadership Conference Nov. 21-22, 2013 in the Houses of Parliament in London. Muslim, Jewish and Christian speakers addressed issues of religious inclusion in Europe.   weiter...


 

Conference on Social Epidemics held in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Russia - The Ambassador Hotel in St. Petersburg was the venue for an international conference on "Social Epidemics: Policies and Effective Responses" Nov. 21-22. Speakers discussed the impact of destructive social epidemics and ways the family, the social environment, volunteer associations, interreligious cooperation, and the media can help promote a healthy society.   weiter...


 

European, African and Middle Eastern Youth Converge in Malta
Qawra, Malta - Thirty-six young people from the United Kingdom, Finland, Austria, Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel and Palestine gathered in Malta Oct. 20-27 to share experiences and explore perspectives on the topic of creating “real social change.”   weiter...


 

Washington DC Forum: Peace Zones as Avenues for Stability
Washington DC, USA - The United Nations first introduced the concept of “peace zones” in 1947 to promote peace in Jerusalem. Since then, the UN has engaged dozens of peacekeeping missions through the development of international coalitions for stability.   weiter...


 

Maculelê & Capoeira - Afro-Brazilian Social Forum und Kulturfest
Zum Tag des Schwarzen Bewusstseins: Afro-brasilianische Kultur als Instrument zur Ermutigung junger Menschen afrikanischer Herkunft in der Welt.   weiter...


 

Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria
Amman, Jordan - The world is painfully aware of the horrific suffering in Syria and yet unable to find a way to end it. A UPF conference from 11.-13. Oct. 2013 was originally called as a small consultation, designed to facilitate in-depth discussion, but it quickly doubled in size.   weiter...

Amman Interfaith Declaration on Peace in Syria


 

Religion in Austria - Praesens Verlag
Hans Gerald Hödl/Lukas Pokorny (eds.): Religion in Austria fills a lacuna in the study of religion in Austria, providing detailed expert accounts on varied aspects of Austrian religious history and adjoining subjects, past and present.   weiter...

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Gibt es einen Traum, der allen Menschen unabhängig von Geschlecht, Alter, Zeit oder Ort gemeinsam ist? Die Geschichte hindurch sehnten sich die Menschen nach der Verwirklichung einer idealen Welt des Friedens. Friedensbewegungen erreichten unweigerlich ihre Grenzen und scheiterten letztlich, weil sie von unvollkommenen Menschen getragen waren.
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The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) was founded in the hope of building a world in which peoples, cultures, races, religions, and nationalities could live together in harmony, mutual respect, cooperation, and universal prosperity.

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