Peace, Shalom, Salaam Alaikum!


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Promoting Interreligious Understanding

The Only Solution is a Just Peace

The Challenges of "Tikkun Olam"


Building Bridges to Bethlehem

13 palästinensische Jugendliche aus Bethlehem verbrachten die ersten zwei Wochen im Juli 2007 in Österreich. Das Projekt entstand aus einer Kooperation der Organisationen „Service for Peace“, Föderation für Weltfrieden und Österreichische Frauenföderation mit der Unterstützung der palästinensischen Gemeinde.


“Peace,Shaloam, Salaam Alaikum” at the United Nations

One good salvaged from the horrors of World War II is Pax Christi International, The Peace of Christ, a Catholic peace movement founded by a French Catholic woman, Marie-Marthe Dortel Claudot, in the months after the war ended.

United Nations Missions Briefed on Middle East Peace Initiative
The UPF took the opportunity to brief representatives from 22 missions about its work in the Middle East and around the world.The Kenyan Ambassador to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Zachary Muburi-Muita spoke movingly of his experiences during the recent MEPI.

Cracking the Walls of Hate and Fear
We can break this endless cycle of revenge, retaliation and punishment, the only way to do it is to listen to the pain of the other,” said Rami Elhanan, an Israeli Jew whose fourteen-year-old daughter was killed in a suicide attack in Jerusalem.  

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MEPI, Tel Aviv Conference, February 11th 2007

Ambassadors for Peace from 12 Eastern and Western European nations converged in Israel for the February Middle East Peace Initiative in a very diverse and accomplished group of 34, including ministers, professors, parliamentarians, the head of an NGO, human rights activists and journalists.

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Visit to AL-TARIQ The Way, Ramallah, 21st October 2006

During the latest Middle East Peace Inititiative the group from Europe received a presentation on the hopeful work of Al-Tariq, The Palestinian Institution for Development and Democracy.


21st-25th August 2006


18th MEPI: May 18-25th 2006


Middle East Peace Initiative - Europe

Es gibt etwas anderes als Krieg und Gewalt (9.-16. Juli 2006)
Palästinensische Jugendliche aus Ost-Jerusalem trafen sich vom in einem Sommercamp mit Mitgliedern der öst. Jugendgruppe HARP. 

Projekt baut Brücken zwischen Österreich und Palästina (APA)

Alpine summer camp brings Jerusalemites, Austrian youth together

Jewish-Christian Dialogue

The second Jewish-Christian Dialogue of the Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI) of the Universal Peace Federation took place from May 17-18, 2006 in the beautiful Olive Tree Hotel, 10 minutes from the Damascus gate of Old Jerusalem city.   

Jerusalem - March 2006: Middle East Peace Symposium

Just before our visit a crisis emerged in Jericho. Despite being the very people being sought as hostages Ambassadors for Peace showed their courage and came to Jerusalem and continued with their tour.

Jewish-Christian Dialogue


Middle East Peace Initiative (MEPI): May 10-16, 2005
A conference entitled, 'Innovative Approaches to Lasting Peace and Stability in the Middle East,' included delegates from the former World War II enemies America, Germany, Italy, France, England, Korea, China, Japan and several other European countries..

177 Leaders, Clergy from 27 Countries Confer on Interfaith Peace in Jerusalem

The Role of Jordan: Realizing Enduring Peace in the Middle East: March 30 - April 2, 2005

Amman Conference  The Jordan Declaration

Middle East Peace Initiative - Sept 2004
The "World Peace Pilgrimage" in September 2004 in Jerusalem was a major initiative of MEPI that has involved people of all professional fields including religion, politics, media, academia, business and civil society from over 147 nations. 


Building Trust With Religious Leaders in The Holy Land
To make peace, the most serious task is to bring understanding and dialogue among religious leaders of all faiths.

From vengeance against Jews to Islamic-Judaic harmony

Heart to Heart for the Peace in the Middle East, December 22 2003: Religious, political, NGOs, students and other social representatives from 50 nations of the world, with Israeli and Palestine citizens around 10000 people, gathered at Independence Park in Jerusalem for "Peace Rally" on December 22, 2003.

 September 2003: 500 Jewish, Moslem and Christian religious leaders march hand in hand in first-time-ever Interreligious Peace March in Jerusalem

Gemeinsamer Friedensmarsch von Juden, Christen und Muslimen zu den heiligen Stätten in Jerusalem