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The Universal Peace Federation convenes Spectacular World Summit 2020
Seoul, Korea - The World Summit 2020 Assembly took place February 3-8, 2020 in Seoul, Korea. The summit was aimed at addressing critical challenges facing humanity, from climate change to poverty and conflict, bringing together a wide range of experts and stakeholders to deliberate collaboratively, offering insights and recommendations that contribute to building a world of lasting peace. More than 6000 delegates representing 170 countries attended the opening session, including former and current heads of state and government, former and current lawmakers, ministers, religious leaders, journalists, businesspeople, women and youth leaders, Nobel laureates and scholars.   weiter...

World Summit 2020 Participants share Reflections

Academics at Summit Conference Launch Peace Association


 

World Interfaith Harmony Week - Faith Based Organizations and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
UPF Austria, Vienna International Centre (United Nations), January 31st 2020 - Following up on conferences of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations in Vienna, New York and San Francisco and supported by UNODC, UPF, Growth4Peace, the Women's Federation for World Peace, UNCAV and Youth&Students for Peace organized a conference in commemoration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week.   weiter...

Short film about the conference


 

Kultur als Botschaft des Friedens
Am 25. Januar 2020 lud UPF Austria zu einem Kulturabend im Rahmen des Festivals "Zauber von Wien" ein. Mehr als 60 Kinder aus der im Ural gelegenen russischen Stadt Tscheljabinsk präsentierten traditionelle Tänze, Musik, Folklore und Gesang.   weiter...


 

Interreligiöses Frühstückstreffen
(Samstag, 11. Januar 2020, 9:00-11:30, 1070 Wien, Seidengasse 28 im Hof 1. Stock) Wir laden herzlich ein zu einem "Interreligiösen Frühstück" mit dem Thema "Treffen religiöser Leiter aus der ganzen Welt". Vom 27.-29. Dezember 2019 fand in New York, USA, eine Konferenz zur Gründung einer weltweiten Zusammenarbeit zwischen Leitern unterschiedlicher Religionen statt. Sprecher aus allen Kontinenten der Erde bekräftigten ihre Entschlossenheit, durch konfessionsübergreifende Zusammenarbeit zum Frieden in der Welt beizutragen.   weiter...


 

Herzliche Glückwünsche für das neue Jahr 2020!
Mit einem kurzen Bericht von unserer weihnachtlichen Feier mit Rückblick auf 2019 wünschen Ihnen die Mitarbeiter der Universal Peace Federation Austria ein friedvolles und erfolgreiches neues Jahr 2020. Herzlichen Dank für Ihre/Eure Unterstützung.   weiter...


 

Africa Continental Summit Convened in Niger
Niamey, Niger - The Africa Continental Summit successfully convened Nov. 27-29, 2019 with the participation of more than 2000 national and international delegates, including current and former heads of state and government from 70 nations across Africa and around the world. Centered on the theme "Building a Peaceful and Prosperous Africa: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values," UPF organized the summit with the full cooperation and endorsement of Niger's government and the support of the representatives of the African Union, ECOWAS and the G5 Sahel.   weiter...


 

Interreligiöses Frühstück - Franziskus und der Sultan
UPF Austria lud am 30. November gemeinsam mit der Familienföderation für Weltfrieden zu einem Interreligiösen Frühstück mit dem Thema "Franziskus und der Sultan" ein bei dem 80 Personen teilnahmen. Vor achthundert Jahren segelte Franziskus von Assisi nach Ägypten los und erfüllte einen lang gehegten Traum, den Muslimen die Hand zu reichen.    weiter...

Reise als Meilenstein: Papst Franziskus in den Arabischen Emiraten


 

Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
San Francisco, United States - The Spirituality and Justice Initiative of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations organized two side-meetings to the annual conference of the American Society of Criminology. Building on the momentum of previous meetings held in Vienna, Austria, the coalition hosted a working group meeting at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel on November 12, 2019, and an interfaith program at the historic Grace Cathedral the following day.   weiter...


 

Southeast Europe Summit explores Peace and Development
Tirana, Albania - Participants from over 50 nations attended the Southeast Europe Peace Summit organized by UPF. The summit, held from October 25 to 27 2019, featured a wide range of activities, which were introduced to the media by former Albanian president H.E. Alfred Moisiu, former US Ambassador to the Balkans Christopher Hill and Summit Secretary General Gani Rroshi. Three main events were held at the 3000 seat Tirana Congress Hall.   weiter...


 

Interreligiöses Frühstück
Die "Föderation für Weltfrieden" lud am 19. Oktober 2019 gemeinsam mit der "Familienföderation für Weltfrieden" zu einem interreligiösen Frühstück mit dem Thema "Das Zusammenwirken der Religionen im 21. Jahrhundert" ein. Mehr denn je sind wir heute herausgefordert, Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen Religionen und Kulturen zu finden.   weiter...


 

Spiritualität und Justiz - Kooperationsfelder?
Am 7. Oktober 2019 wurde in Wien eine neue interreligiöse Plattform, die "Coalition of Faith based Organizations" gegründet, die sich in die UNO einbringen und die Rolle der Religionen in der UNO zur Geltung bringen will. Zu Beginn der abendlichen Veranstaltung mit dem Thema "Spiritualität und Justiz - Kooperationsfelder?", bei der über 100 Personen teilnahmen, fasste der österreichische Diplomat Martin Pammer, im Aussenministerium für den Dialog der Kulturen verantwortlich, in seinem Statement den Grundtenor der neuen Initiative zusammen: Religion müsse Teil der Lösung von Konflikten sein und nicht das eigentliche Problem.   weiter...


 

Spirituality and Justice Initiative
The UN Office of Drugs and Crime on October 7th 2019 hosted a day long event on "Spirituality and Justice" about collaboration with Faith based Organizations (FBOs) at the Vienna International Centre (United Nations) and elswhere. It was opened by the UNODC Director of Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, Dr. Jean Luc LeMahieu and the Permanent Representative of Spain Ambassador Senen Floresa. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Belarus, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Jordan, Lebanon, and Morocco also attended the four sessions. A list of potential topics for discussion was prepared by the Civil Society Team of UNODC.   weiter...


 

International Day of Peace - Reflecting on a "Peace Road" trip to Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia
On September 29th, 2019 UPF Austria observed the International Day of Peace by holding an interreligious service reflecting on a "Peace Road" trip to Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia which had been undertaken a few weeks before. All the participants of the journey were invited, as well as the members of the Vienna Family Federation.    weiter...


 

Narrative der Hoffnung: Das urbane Phänomen - Zukunft einer unendlichen Geschichte
(Freitag, 27.9.2019 um 19 Uhr, Seidengasse 28 im Hof rechts, 1070 Wien) In Zeiten großer Veränderungen wird eine immaterielle Ressource zum entscheidenden Faktor für die Weiterentwicklung gesellschaftlicher Systeme: Die Hoffnung. Mit dieser These möchte Stadtforscher Ian Banerjee das Publikum auf eine Reise mitnehmen.    weiter...


 

PEACE ROAD - A Peace Trip to Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Short film
(6.-10. September 2019: Wien - Zagreb - Orasje - Belgrad - Srebrenica - Sarajevo - Bihac - Wien) Ziel: Frieden, Versöhnung, Kulturaustausch, Freundschaft und Gerechtigkeit. Organisation: Frauenforum Mimosen, Universal Peace Federation, Frauenföderation für Weltfrieden.    weiter...


 

The ancient science of Kriya Yoga
On 4th September 2019 UPF Austria was delighted to host Paramahamsa Prajnanananda for an informative lecture on "The ancient science of Kriya Yoga" which was attended by 100 guests.    weiter...


 

Seoul Conference on "Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values"
Seoul, South Korea - More than 300 international participants from 60 nations met from August 15 to 18, 2019 convened for an international conference sponsored by UPF. In addition, delegates were invited to attend a special event to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the passing of UPF co-founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon.   weiter...


 

UPF Delegation meets with Pope Francis at Vatican
Vatican City - A delegation from UPF International had a private meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis at the pope's office in the Vatican. The delegation consisted of Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, the chair of UPF International, Dr. Tageldin Hamad, vice president of UPF International, and H.E. Hisham Badr, the ambassador of Egypt to Italy and the president of the World Food Programme Executive Board. The thirty-minute meeting took place on July 1, 2019, in the pope's office around a simple desk with His Holiness, the UPF delegates, and an interpreter.   weiter...


 

Youth & Students for Peace (YSP) - What can I do for peace?
On June 26 2019 YSP Austria organized the first Information and discussion evening about YSP in Vienna, which took place in the office of IAPD Europe that is connected to Peace Museum Vienna. The topic we set for this event was: "What can I do for Peace?"   weiter...

Peace Starts with Me - Vienna Youth Assembly


 

Economic Potentials and Opportunities in Afghanistan
The Austria-Afghanistan Society in cooperation with UPF and VIDC organized a panel discussion: In times of protracted crises, armed conflicts, deteriorating security and peace talks in Afghanistan, this panel discussion focused on an underestimated, but very important topic: The economy crisis in Afghanistan that has severe implications for the population and is directly related to human security. In this context, the panelists were not only focusing on the big economic picture, but in particular on potentials and opportunities for the population, exploring bottom-up approaches, alternative livelihoods, remittances and how to make a living with small businesses.   weiter...


 

Peace Road 2019 - Gemeinsam ein Zeichen setzen auf einer Sternfahrt im Ennstal
Zum dritten Mal konnte am 22. Juni 2019 UPF OÖ in Kooperation mit den drei Gemeinden St. Ulrich bei Steyr, Ternberg und Reichraming und deren politischen Vertretern den Peace Road organisieren und durchführen, diesmal als Sternfahrt und von zwei Orten gleichzeitig gestartet. Eine Gruppe sammelte sich vor dem Friedensdenkmal in St. Ulrich, die zweite Gruppe vor der Friedensbrücke in Reichraming.   weiter...


 

Aura-Lesung mit Rael Godoy aus Brasilien
Am 14. Juni 2019 war Rael Godoy, ein Aura-Lesung-Therapeut aus der Inkiri Piracanga-Gemeinschaft im brasilianischen Atlantikwald, bei der Universal Peace Federation zu Gast in Wien. Er berichtete über seinen Lebensweg, der in nach einem Studium der Internationale Entwicklung in Wien über ein Musikstudium in Brasilien in dieses Ökodorf führte, wo er jetzt als Musiker und Therapeut arbeitet, um Werkzeuge und Lebensstiländerungen mitzuteilen, die uns zur Entdeckung unserer Lebensziele ermächtigen.    weiter...


 

Horn of Africa & Middle East - Perspectives for Peace and Development
On 12. Juni 2019 UPF Austria organized a roundtable discussion in the IAPD office which is connected to Peace Museum Vienna on the topic "Horn of Africa & Middle East - Perspectives for Peace and Development". The main speaker was Mr. Hashem Mandee, a Iraq-born journalist, who worked as an editor at Radio Free Iraq / Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty in Prague. Then he moved to the USA and worked there for Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa in Virginia, USA as a Broadcaster.   weiter...


 

Building a Peaceful and Prosperous Africa Centered on Universal Values
Johannesburg, South Africa - The Africa Summit and Leadership Conference 2019 convened June 7 and 8, 2019, at the Hilton Sandton Hotel under the theme "Building a Peaceful and Prosperous Africa Centered on Universal Values." More than 450 participants representing 60 nations, including many former heads of state and government, parliamentarians and religious leaders from all faith traditions, attended the event.   weiter...


 

Österreichisch-Bosnisch-Herzegowinischer Kulturabend
Am 7. Juni 2019 lud das Frauenforum "Mimosen" gemeinsam mit UPF Austria und der Frauenföderation für Weltfrieden zu einem Österreichisch-Bosnisch-Herzegowinischer Kulturabend unter dem Motto "Begegnung durch Kunst und Musik - Susret kroz umjetnost i muziku" ein. Es war eine gelungene Veranstaltung mit mehr als 150 Gästen, die sich sichtlich wohlgefühlt haben und ein facettenreiches Programm geboten bekamen.    weiter...


 

Inauguration of the UPF Chapter in Burgenland, the most Eastern federal state of Austria
On June 5th 2019 a local chapter of UPF-Austria was inaugurated in Parndorf, a small town in the eastern part of Austria, Burgenland. Johann and Yoon Ja Rechberger, who had moved to Parndorf 18 years ago, built a stable foundation with the local community by developing a Nordic Walking club and involving themselves in the local political work. The inauguration of UPF was supported by several local city counsellors, members of the Nordic Walking Club and other clubs of the town.   weiter...


 

International Day of Families 2019 - Vienna Celebration
On the occasion of the "International Day of Families" the Universal Peace Federation, the Women's Federation for World Peace and the Austrian Family Federation for World Peace organized on May 17th 2019 in Vienna a conference on the topic "Family as the Basis of a Sustainable Future", which was attended by 50 guests.   weiter...


 

Vesakh - Gedenktag an Geburt, Erleuchtung und Tod des Buddha
(Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2019 um 18:30, Blutgasse 3, 1010 Wien, c/o Peace Museum Vienna) Referent: Gerhard Weißgrab, Präsident der Österr. Buddhistischen Religionsgesellschaft.   weiter...


 

Perspectives for Sustainable Peace and Development in the Horn of Africa
On March 20th 2019, at the Vienna International Center (UN) in Vienna, UPF co-sponsored a conference on Peace and Development in the Horn of Africa, which was organized by the permanent mission of Eritrea to the UN in Vienna. 200 guests attended the event. The conference was organized on the foundation of the dramatic change that took place in the Horn of Africa, when the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea, on July 9th 2018, signed a declaration ending the state of war between the two countries.   weiter...

30-Jähriges Jubiläum - 30th Anniversary - HORN OF AFRICA NEWS AGENCY

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Botschaft des Friedens

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.

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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