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Sudan - das Land, wo der Blaue Nil und der Weiße Nil zusammentreffen
(Freitag, 3. Juni 2016 um 18:00 Uhr, Seidengasse 28,1070 Wien) Die Föderation für Weltfrieden (UPF-Austria) ladet im Rahmen des Projekts "Horn of Afrika"-Friedensinitiative zu einem Kulturabend ein.   weiter...


Spiritualität und Familie - Basis für eine nachhaltige Zukunft
(28. - 29. Mai 2016 in der "Villa Riehl", 2824 Seebenstein, Wiener Neustädterst. 101) UPF-Austria veranstaltet gemeinsam mit der Familienföderation für Weltfrieden und der österreichischen Frauenföderation zum Internat. Tag der Familie ein 2-tägiges Symposium.   weiter...


Countering Corruption for Social Peace: Interstate and Intercultural Challenges
UN Crime Commission (CCPCJ) side event organized by the Universal Peace Federation and ACUNS: Wednesday, 25 May 2016 at 1.10 p.m. in the Vienna International Centre, M-Building, M6.   weiter...


Why World Peace is Possible - US Perspectives in the Year of Presidential Elections
(Friday, May 20th 2016 um 18:30, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) Lecture evening with Paul K. Chappell is a West Point graduate, former army captain, Iraq war veteran, and now international speaker and Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. In cooperation with Peace Museum Vienna.    weiter...


Musikalische Frühlingsgrüße - von der Wolga an die Donau
Künstler aus Moskau gestalteten am 17. April 2016 einen musikalischen Nachmittag mit russischen Romanzen, Volksliedern und bekannten Opernmelodien.   weiter...


Bosnia in Ukraine - How to break the devil's leg
(eurozine.com) In Ukraine, I confirmed what I learned from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Firstly, you have to talk to your enemy even in the middle of a war, secondly, that dialogue will not be at all easy or pleasant, and thirdly, it is worth trying, since when it does take place, it is almost certain to yield useful results.   weiter...


Brazilians Walk for Peace
On April 16, 2016, UPF-Brazil in partnership with the Palhoca City Hall held the 8th Walk for Peace in the Upper Aririu neighborhood of Palhoca. Approximately 800 people - Ambassadors for Peace, families, teachers, students, and local organizations participated in the walk.   weiter...


Eurasian Peace Council: Interethnic Cooperation and Interfaith Dialogue for Sustainable Development
Moscow, Russia - Prominent representatives of NGOs, science, and government attended the inaugural meeting of the UPF Eurasian Peace Council. The conference held on April 9, 2016, in Moscow at the historic National Hotel across the street from the Kremlin.   weiter...


Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria and the Middle East - The Role of Religions
Vienna, February 5th 2016 - In the Vienna International Center (United Nations), 250 guests attended the World Interfaith Harmony Week conference on the theme "Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria and the Middle East - The Role of Religions".    weiter...

Video 1. Session

Video 2. Session


Religion and the Sustainable Development Goals

Indonesia: A Model of Moderate Islam

The Role of Religious Studies in Peacemaking


International Women's Day observed in Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Eight distinguished Argentinian women were acknowledged for their accomplishments during a celebration of International Women's Day on March 10, 2016. The theme for this year's day was "Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality."   weiter...


World Interfaith Harmony Week Observed in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - UPF-Malaysia commemorated UN World Interfaith Harmony Week by organizing a one-day pilgrimage to places of worship on February 27, 2016. The program began with welcoming remarks given by Tan Sri Dr. Devaki Krishnan, president of UPF-Malaysia, and an orientation at the Peace Embassy.   weiter...


International Leadership Conference Held in Korea
Seoul, Korea - An International Leadership Conference (ILC) convened from Feb. 12 to 16, 2016, in Seoul, Korea, to discuss the theme "Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: The Role of Governments, Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations". More than 340 international delegates from 60 nations, including 140 current parliamentarians and 13 government ministers attended the conference.   weiter...


Cultural Performance by the Little Angels and the Universal Ballet
Universal Arts Center - The Little Angels theatre in Seoul, February 15th 2016   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...


Middle East Peace Programs
The Middle East Peace Initiative has been promoting peace since 2003 through dialogue, people-to-people diplomacy, fact-finding trips, interfaith pilgrimages and conferences. It brings religious leaders, parliamentarians, academicians, women leaders, youth and civil society representatives together in Israel, Palestinian Territories and Jordan. Forums explore Track II approaches to the crisis in Syria.    weiter...


Informations- und Kulturabend über Eritrea
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden lud am 23. Januar 2016 gemeinsam mit der Permanent Mission of Eritrea to the UN in Vienna und UNCAV zu einem Informations- und Kulturabend über Eritrea ein.   weiter...


UPF-Nepal Chair Appointed As Peace and Reconstruction Minister of Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal - Hon. Ek. Nath Dhakal, chair of UPF-Nepal and South Asia, has been appointed as the Peace and Reconstruction Minister of Nepal, by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. After the oath ceremony Hon. Dhakal and his wife visited UPF-Nepal's Peace Embassy building, where they were greeted by members of UPF-Nepal and Ambassadors for Peace.   weiter...


Gesegnete Feiertage und ein erfolgreiches und glückliches Jahr 2016
Die Mitarbeiter der Föderation für Weltfrieden wünschen Ihnen und Ihrer Familie gesegnete Feiertage und allen Friedenstiftern viel Erfolg im Jahr 2016.    weiter...


Czechs discuss Human Rights of Children
Prague, Czech Republic - UPF held a conference in the Czech Parliament on the theme "Human Rights and Children in the 21st Century." The conference date of December 14, 2015, was chosen to commemorate Human Rights Day (December 10). Five of the panelists were members of the Czech Parliament, and other speakers came from Slovakia and Austria, with both academia and civil society being represented.    weiter...


Toward Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Jerusalem, Israel - From December 1 to 3, 2015 UPF held a Middle East Peace Initiative program at the Jerusalem Dan Hotel. Interfaith leaders, parliamentarians, scholars and civil society leaders from the U.S., Europe and Israel gathered for the three-day conference to consider and formulate prospects for peace in the region.   weiter...


Balkans: Mutual Understanding and Cooperation for Peace, Security and Human Development
About 130 participants attended the event, which took place on November 21 and 22, 2015 in the Tirana International Hotel. Speakers came from 12 nations, including seven Balkan countries: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Greece.    weiter...


Impressionen von einer Reise nach Brasilien
(Freitag 11. Dezember 2015 ab 18:00 Uhr, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) Kultureller Abend - Reisebericht: Peter und Dominique Haider - Musik: Ita Moreno - Buffet mit brasilianischen Spezialitäten.   weiter...


Europe-Eurasia Dialogue: Building Trust and Securing Cooperation for Sustainable Development
(Vienna - Austria, October 30th and 31st 2015 at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstrasse 15a, 1040 Vienna) The event is the fifth in a series of Europe-Eurasia leadership conferences aiming at developing partnership and cooperation between the two regions, in place of the friction and at times, open antagonism that has been marking their history, and in light of their critical role for world peace in the 21st century.    weiter...


40th Anniversary Celebration organized by UPF-Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil: UPF-Brazil organized an event to celebrate the 40th annivesary of the Unification Movement in Brazil on November 21, 2015 at the Sorocaba Convention Center. Among the more than 200 attendees were the vice president of the legislative assembly of Sao Paulo state and a Brazilian Olympic gold medalist.   weiter...


Press release on the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015 in Paris
Faced with the unprecedented violence which pummeled France on November 13, in the name of the Universal Peace Federation we offer our prayers for the many victims and we express our pain and our sympathy to their families.   weiter...


Friedensnobelpreis geht an tunesisches Dialogquartett
Der Preis werde für die Bemühungen um eine pluralistische Demokratie in dem nordafrikanischen Land im Zuge des "arabischen Frühlings" vergeben - so die Begründung für die prestigeträchtige Auszeichnung. Zu dem nationalen Dialogquartett in Tunesien schlossen sich im Sommer 2013 der Gewerkschaftsbund (UGTT), der Arbeitgeberverband (UTICA), die Menschenrechtsliga (LTDH) und die Anwaltskammer zusammen.    weiter...


International Day of Peace Observed in Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand - UPF-Thailand observed the U.N. International Day of Peace 2015 with events at more than 1,500 schools and government offices throughout the country, involving more than 1 million people. Since 2009, it has commemorated the day with a one minute of silent prayer, meditation for peace and reading of peace messages.    weiter...


International Day of Peace
Each year on September 21, the UN invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities and commemorate the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.    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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A unique feature of UPF's vision is the inclusion of the world's religious leaders, who bear the wisdom of their respective traditions, in the pursuit of peace.


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