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Das afrikanische Jahrhundert - Chancen und Herausforderungen für Europa
(Zoom-Online-Webinar am Donnerstag, den 3. Dezember 2020 von 18:00 - 19:30 Uhr) Sprecher: Rainer Wieland MdEP - Vizepräsident des Europäischen Parlaments, Mamadou Kone, M.E.S. - Honorarkonsul der Republik Mali, Prof. Dr. Werner Patzelt - Politikwissenschaftler, Prof. Dr. Titus Leber - Filmemacher, Projekt "Africa Interactive"   weiter...


 

Incentives for a Rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula
The Universal Peace Federation is pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar on the topic "Incentives for a Rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula" on Friday November 27, 2020 from 16:00 to 17:30 CET.   weiter...

UPF-Russia Webinar Explores Korea's Future

Korea Expert Gives Insights into Reunification


 

The Third "One Million Rally of Hope" for the Realization of a unified Korea and a unified World
Seoul, Korea - The Universal Peace Federation organized its third Rally of Hope on November 22, 2020. The event hosted distinguished world leaders, along with first-class entertainment presented by the "Little Angels of Korea". The theme focused on realizing a world of peace through interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values. The gathering served as a wake-up call to national and world leaders that the well-being of humankind and the destiny our planet rests in the hands of responsible leaders.   weiter...

The Second "One Million Rally of Hope" Inspires Millions around the World

Rally of Hope - Official Page


 

Wie auf die Terrorattacke in Wien reagieren?
Die Föderation für Weltfrieden - UPF Austria lud am 10. November 2020 zu einer Zoom-Online-Konferenz.   weiter...

Video - Wie auf die Terrorattacke in Wien reagieren?


 

Peace Road Austria 2020 traces 1945 Death March of Hungarian Jews
Steyr, Austria - Participants bicycled from October 21 to 26 2020 more than 400 kilometers from the Hungarian border to the Mauthausen concentration camp.   weiter...

Abschluss in Mauthausen

Mein Weg durch die Hölle


 

Webinar Looks at Organized Crime on an International Level - Social Harm of Organized Crime on Communities
Vienna, Austria - On October 15, 2020, the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations held a web conference titled "Social Harm of Organized Crime on Communities." The conference had attendees from 22 countries. UPF is a founding partner and member of the Coalition.   weiter...

Faith-Based Organizations: Combatting Organized Crime and Corruption


 

UPF Supports Sudanese Peace Initiative and Juba Peace Agreement
Juba, South Sudan - The Juba Peace Agreement, an historic peace initiative between Sudan's transitional government and several rebel groups, was signed on October 3, 2020, aimed at ending years of war in which hundreds of thousands have died. The Juba Peace Agreement has been hailed by various world leaders as a plus for regional and global stability. The signing was witnessed by over 10,000 local residents and guests. Speakers and well-wishers described the event as "historical," "an example for the world to follow," and an "African solution by African leaders."    weiter...


 

Peace Road 2020 - Connecting People for Peace
Moscow, Russia - A webinar on the theme "Peace Road 2020 - Connecting People for Peace" was held on August 31, 2020. More than 300 viewers from over 60 countries took part.   weiter...

Video Report


 

Interreligiöse Feier zum Internationalen Tag des Friedens
Die Universal Peace Federation Austria lud am 20. September 2020 gemeinsam mit der Familienföderation und der Frauenföderation zu einer Interreligiösen Feier zum "International Day of Peace" der UNO ein. Die jährliche UN-Generalversammlung beginn traditionell am dritten Dienstag im September. Am 21. September 1981, dem Tag der damaligen Vollversammlung, begründete die Generalversammlung den "International Day of Peace". Das Thema 2020 lautet "Gemeinsam den Frieden gestalten".   weiter...


 

Religious Pluralism in India
(Thursday, 24. September 2020, 18:30 Uhr, Seidengasse 28, 1070 Wien) Speaker: Dr. Sury Suryanarayanan. In the presentation, various religions in India from time immemorial will be talked about, both the indigenous religions and the ones which came from other areas. How, left to themselves, they had lived in an inclusive manner will be shown. Various examples running up to the current time will also be presented.    weiter...


 

Africa, Europe & Middle East Dialogue - Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values
On the foundation of the successful World Summit 2020 convened in Seoul in February of this year, the Universal Peace Federation convened its first virtual International Leadership Conference (ILC) on September 11-13, 2020 dedicated to the theme, "Opportunity and Hope at a Time of Global Crisis: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values".    weiter...


 

Peace Road Event connecting Austria and Slovenia
This year's Peace Road in the regional triangle of Austria, Slovenia and Italy marked a remarkable step forward by connecting the two neighbouring regions. From the historical perspective the two regions have been one country during the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy but became divided after WWI. A bitter dispute aroused concerning territory as well as Slavic and German ethnicity.    weiter...


 

Humane Treatment of Presently Incarcerated People
On August 12, 2020 the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations held a web conference titled "Humane Treatment of Presently Incarcerated People." Many people who are incarcerated have not been convicted of a crime. Unsentenced incarcerated persons comprise about half the prison population in the countries with the most severe overcrowding. Conditions in many places of detention are unhygienic and inhumane. Rarely do the facilities provide opportunities for re-entry or even maintenance of family connections.   weiter...


 

Rally of Hope Inspires Millions of Internet and TV Viewers with Its Novel Vision During a Novel Virus
Seoul, Korea, August 9th 2020 - More than 1 Million joined in! World Leaders pointed the way forward beyond global challenges including Covid-19, race relations, environmental problems and global economic turndown. Speakers included former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and H.E. Macky Sall, President of Senegal. UPF Co-Founder Dr. Hak Ja Han offered a special keynote message of hope to humanity.   weiter...

Online Rally Calling for Peace, Reconciliation and Mutual Prosperity


 

The Western Balkans: Facing up to Historical Challenges and Seizing Looming Opportunities
A "Peace Talks" webinar was held on 30 July 2020, organized by UPF Europe and the Middle East and the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP). Speakers: H.E. Alfred Moisiu, President (2002-2007), Albania - H.E. Filip Vujanovic, President (2003-2018), Montenegro - H.E. Natasa Micic, President (2002-2004), Serbia - H.E. Fatmir Sejdiu, President (2006-2010), Kosovo.   weiter...


 

The Spring of Ethiopia - Peace and Development in the Horn of Africa
UPF-Austria, Vienna - July 14th 2020: Lecture by Professor Mohamed Hassan, based near Brussels, a political advisor and a professor of history and economic affairs. He comes from the Somali region in Ethiopia and has been and has been recently visiting several regions of Ethiopia such as Oromia, Amhara and Somali Region (Ogaden).    weiter...


 

Is there a Future for the European Union and the Rules-Based Global Order?
The Webinar was hosted by the International Summit Council for Peace. Panelists: Romano ProdiRomano Prodi, Jose Manuel Barroso and Herman Van Rompuy. Both the rules-based world order established after WWII and the EU system of close intergovernmental cooperation and integration are under such severe strain as to cast doubt on their future viability. In both cases increasing preoccupation with national self-interest, as against willingness to cooperate together for the common good, would appear to be the key destabilizing factor.   weiter...

UPF International - Peace Talks
The Leadership of Women in Times of Crisis - Searching for Peace in our Cities: A Conversation about Race, Justice, Solidarity and Peace - USA, China and International Relations in the Post-Covid Era: Cold War or Rapprochement? - Challenges and Prospects for Peace in the Holy Land etc.   weiter...


 

Russian Journalist Urges Return to Universal Values
St. Petersburg, Russia - UPF took the first step in establishing the International Media Association for Peace (IMAP) in Russia, inviting a legendary journalism professional, Lyudmila Fomicheva, to be interviewed online. IMAP, a project of UPF, was given an international inauguration in February 2020 during the World Summit in Seoul, Korea.   weiter...


 

Faith for Earth: Climate Change and Environmental Justice
Vienna, Austria - The Coalition of Faith Based Organizations, a partner organization of UPF, hosted a June 4th webinar on Faith for Earth: Climate Change and Environmental Justice, held in cooperation with KAICIID Dialogue Centre, UN Environment Programme and UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Participants addressed pressing environmental issues related to the United Nations Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.   weiter...


 

UPF-Italy's "Peace Talks" - Political Cooperation Deemed Necessary
Rome, Italy - Current and former senators and academics discussed the need to work together to solve the current world crises. UPF Italy convened a conference on "Political Cooperation and Good Governance: Essential for Social Cohesion and Recovery" on June 18, 2020 involving 100 participants.    weiter...


 

Online-Conference "Reflecting on 75 years since WWII - Towards a vision for Global Peace & Development Post-Covid-19"
The "Peace Talk" organized by UPF Europe/Middle East focused on "Reflecting on 75 years since WWII: Towards a vision for Global Peace & Development Post Covid-19" took place on May 26, 2020.   weiter...

A Circle of Light: Statement by Dr. Thomas Walsh, Chairman of the Universal Peace Federation
There is no "business as usual." The global economy, the global balances of power, and the very process of globalization are all shifting in ways that defy reliable projections in terms of outcomes, or visions of what kind of world we will "return to" post-coronavirus.   weiter...


 

UPF Africa organized an Online-Conference "Creating an interdependent and prosperous Africa"
The Africa Day celebration is always an opportunity to reflect on the African Union's transformation and achievements and also to renew commitments to realize the future Africa Agenda. UPF has been an active supporter of Africa Day for the past 8 years, hosting events in New York in partnership with the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union at the United Nations.   weiter...

Africa Day 2020 - UPF Switzerland


 

Israel's Faith Leaders pray during Pandemic
Haifa, Israel - Leaders representing four main religions met to pray for the healing of the world from coronavirus. Responding to calls by Pope Francis and Sheik Tantawi from Azahar University of Cairo for prayers, dedications and fasting in this time of the worldwide pandemic, the Israeli chapter of the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development invited religious leaders to a special prayer at Haifa's Louis Promenade.   weiter...


 

Internationaler Tag der Familie - offizieller Gedenktag der UNO
(Zoom Online-Konferenz am 14. Mai 2020) 1993 wurde der Internationale Tag der Familie durch das Dokument RES/47/237 in der UNO-Generalversammlung beschlossen und 1994 zum ersten Mal gefeiert. Seit 1996 gibt es jedes Jahr ein anderes Motto, das vom UNO-Generalsekretär und von der Division for Social Policy and Development bestimmt wird.   weiter...

Video von der Konferenz


 

Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations holds First Webinar
UPF International, New York - The first program for the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations' Spirituality and Justice Initiative webinar series, on the topic "Faith-Based Organizations, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: Addressing the Urgent Challenges of Our Time," had over 120 participants from 24 countries. Opening remarks, introducing the mission of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations, were given by Dr. Thomas Walsh and Dr. Michael Platzer (co-chairs, Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations).    weiter...


 

Reflektion über den World Peace Summit 2020 in Korea - Ausblick auf eine Welt nach "Corona"
(Zoom Online-Konferenz am Donnerstag, den 9. April 2020 von 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr) Sprecher/in: Dr. Afsar Rathor, Projektmanager in UNO-Organisationen und Dr. Ilse Ennsfellner, Consulting in den Bereichen Qualitätsmanagement, Prozessmanagement, Projektmanagement, Beratungskompetenz, WirtschaftsMediation.   weiter...


 

UPF Europe Newsletter with a special focus on World Summit 2020
From February 3-8 2020 former and current heads of state, parliamentarians, religious leaders, media professionals, academics and businesspeople gathered for an intense five-day program involving conferences, academic symposia, a youth rally, top-class artistic performances and a lot of networking. The summit coincided with the celebration of UPF co-founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon's 100th birthday. For his wife, UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, it was the culmination of a seven-year course since the passing of her husband, during which she has endeavored to carry forward his vision for world peace.   weiter...


 

Sunhak Peace Prize Recognizes Leading Peacemakers: Ban Ki-Moon, Senegal President Macky Sall and Bishop Munib A. Younan
Seoul, Korea - The 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize award ceremony was held in a grand manner during the World Summit 2020 General Assembly. UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and Sunhak Peace Prize Committee Chair Dr. Il-shik Hong each awarded a medal and plaque, as well as a monetary prize, to the laureates. The ceremony, which was held on February 5 in the main hall of the KINTEX Center outside Seoul, was attended by more than 5000 people, including former and current heads of state and representatives from various governmental, academic, media and religious organizations worldwide.   weiter...


 

Interreligiöses Frühstückstreffen
Die "Föderation für Weltfrieden" lud am 7. März 2020 gemeinsam mit der "Familienföderation für Weltfrieden" zu einem Interreligiösen Frühstück ein. Nach einem gemeinsamen Frühstück begrü&szlte Peter Haider, Präsident der UPF Austria die ca. 50 Gäste. Mag. Victoria Lobas berichtete über ihre Eindrücke von der heurigen Veranstaltung in der UNO zur "World Interfaith Harmony Week". Nachher sprachen mehrere Teilnehmer des "UPF World Summit 2020 in Korea" über ihre Erlebnisse bei den dortigen Veranstaltungen.    weiter...


 

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
Am 11. Januar 2020 lud UPF-Austria gemeinsam mit der Familienföderation für Weltfrieden 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...


 

New World Encyclopedia: Research begins here.


 

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


 

100th anniversary of the Korean Independence Movement and reports on the World Summit 2019 in Seoul
70 guests attended on March 7th 2019 an evening organized by UPF-Austria in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Korean Independence Movement. Additionally there were reports about the World Summit 2019 in Seoul.   weiter...

Koreanische Unabhängigkeisbewegung vom 1. März 2019


 

World Summit 2019 in Seoul, Korea - Inauguration of the International Summit Council for Peace
UPF World Summit 2019 on "Peace, Security and Human Development" was held from February 8 to 11 in Seoul, South Korea. 1200 participants including 40 current and former heads of state and government from 110 nations attended.   weiter...

World Summit 2019 Discusses Korean Reunification
Hon. Lee Nak Yon, prime minister, Republic of Korea spoke about the relations between ROK and North Korea since the Olympic Games, including the Inter-Korean summits, the North Korea-U.S. Singapore Summit in June and the upcoming summit in Vietnam.    weiter...


 

World Summit 2019: Sunhak Peace Prize Award Ceremony
This year, the prize was awarded based on the theme "Peace and Human Development in Africa". Laureate Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, has promoted a vision of good governance for African nations. Laureate Waris Dirie has improved the rights of millions of girls and women by leading a campaign to eradicate the tragic act of female genital mutilation.    weiter...


 

Kalmyk Cultural Evening
Am 28. Februar 2019 folgten an die 100 Gäste einer Einladung der Föderation für Weltfrieden, die gemeinsam mit dem Kulturverein KultEurasia eine kalmykischen Abend veranstaltete. Kalmykien liegt im europäischen Teil Russlands an der Nordwestküste des Kaspischen Meeres und besteht hauptsächlich aus Steppe. Die Kalmücken sind das einzige buddhistische, mongolisch sprachige Volk innerhalb der geografischen Grenzen Europas.    weiter...

KultEurasia


 

World Interfaith Harmony Week: Migration and Interreligious Understanding in the Age of Globalization
Vienna International Centre (UN Building), Austria - 200 guests attendend on February 1st 2019 a conference on the theme "Migration and Interreligious Understanding in the Age of Globalization" commemorating the The World Interfaith Harmony Week, which was first proposed at the UN General Assembly in 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. It was unanimously adopted by the UN and is henceforth observed annually during the the first week of February.   weiter...

One Book For Peace
An initiative by the Interreligious Council in Bosnia & Herzegovina created with the help of renowned journalist Mirnes Kovac and two theologians.   weiter...


 

World Interfaith Harmony Week
Annual UN Observance Week: Feb. 1-7. UPF Austria celebrated the World Interfaith Harmony Week for several years in the Vienna International Centre (United Nations).   weiter...

2017: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones - The Role of Religions

2016: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria and the Middle East - The Role of Religions

2015: The Importance of Interfaith Cooperation for Securing Peace in the 21st Century

2014: The Role of Religions in promoting a Culture of Peace


 

Konferenz zum Thema Afghanistan: Wer sind die Hazara?
150 Gäste kamen auf Einladung von Hazara World und der Universal Peace Federation Austria am 15.1. 2019 zu einer Konferenz mit dem Thema "Afghanistan: Wer sind die Hazara?". Es sprachen Experten, die aus verschiedenen europäischen Ländern angereist waren.   weiter...


 

'Peace Starts with Me'-Weihnachtsfeier mit Rückblick auf 2018
Mehr als 100 Gäste folgten am Sonntagnachmittag des 16. Dezember 2018 einer Einladung der Föderation für Weltfrieden - UPF Austria zur "Peace Starts with Me"-Weihnachtsfeier mit Rückblick auf die Aktivitäten im Jahre 2018. Mit dem Ensemble Cindrak (Akkordeon und Geige) und dem Vienna Peace Choir.   weiter...


 

UPF Holds Human Rights Conference in European Parliament
Strasbourg, France - To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the historic Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Universal Peace Federation convened in the European Parliament on December 12, 2018, two panels of eminent scholars, human rights activists and practitioners to consider the theme "Europe and the Future of Human Rights."   weiter...


 

Asia Pacific Summit Convenes in Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal - The first UPF Asia Pacific Summit 2018 was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from November 30 to December 3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The theme of the summit was "Addressing the Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values." This was the seventh and concluding in a summit series which started in January in Senegal (West Africa) and has been held in various regions of the world throughout the year.   weiter...


 

Africa Summit: Honoring the Legacy of President Nelson Mandela
Cape Town, South Africa - On November 21 through 24, 2018, the international conference on "Peace and Human Development in Africa" hosted by UPF and the Royal House of Mandela, took place at the International Convention Center. The summit provided a platform to honor the legacy of President Nelson Mandela during this centennial celebration year (1918-2018) and to exchange views on current critical issues. Attending were 700 participants from throughout Africa, including former heads of state, government ministers, speakers and members of parliament, religious leaders and prominent traditional rulers.   weiter...


 

Africa Interactive - Connecting to Africa's Past via Smart Media
To use state of the art technology to gather, aggregate, and disseminate compact information pertinent to the preservation of Africa's vast cultural heritage - from Africa and around the world - and to make this information accessible via smart media to young Africans and all of us.   weiter...

High-Level Forum Africa-Europe: "Taking cooperation to the digital age"


 

UPF at the First World Tolerance Summit
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - A UPF delegation of six attended the first World Tolerance Summit, which took place from November 16 to 18, 2018 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.   weiter...

Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration
The World Tolerance Summit hosted government leaders, private sector leaders, experts, social leaders and social influencers to promote peace and tolerance.    weiter...


 

Interreligiöser "Runder Tisch": Die Orientalisch-Orthodoxen Kirchen
(Mittwoch, 28. 11. 2018, 18:30 Uhr, Blutgasse 3, 1010 Wien, c/o Peace Museum Vienna) Referent: Dr. Emanuel Aydin, Chorepiskopos der syrisch-orthodoxen Kirche in Österreich spricht zum Thema "Die Orientalisch-Orthodoxen Kirchen - insbesondere die Syrisch-Orthodoxe Kirche: Geschichte, Lehre, die Situation in ihrer Heimat und in Österreich" - eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen der "Interreligious Association for Peace and Development".   weiter...

Interreligious Association for Peace and Development for Europe and the Middle East


 

Religious thinkers discuss "Overcoming Division, Building Unity"
New York, United States - Under the banner of "Overcoming Division, Building Unity" close to 300 clergy and lawmakers from 28 nations convened at the iconic New Yorker Hotel on November 10 to 12, 2018, to mull paths to reconciliation.   weiter...

The Catholic Church and Interfaith Dialogue


 

Das Einstein Enigma - Spiritualität, Wissenschaft und ein mysteriöses Manuskript
Am 5. 11. 2018 fand in der Aula am Campus der Uni Wien ein Live-Vortrag mit J.R. Dos Santos, dem Autor des Weltbestsellers "Das Einstein Enigma" statt. Es ist ein Roman um die Entstehung und Zukunft des Universums, der Unterhaltung mit der Welt der Astrophysik und einem geheimnisvollen Manuskript verbindet.    weiter...

Das Einstein Enigma ist ein Roman um die Entstehung und Zukunft des Universums


 

Interreligious Association for Peace and Development inaugurated in Ukraine
Kviv, Ukraine - The Ukrainian chapter of IAPD was inaugurated during a conference titled "Toward Interdependence and Mutual Prosperity: The Role of Public, Youth and Spiritual Leaders." More than 300 people attended the conference, which was held on October 19, 2018, in the assembly hall of the National Pedagogical Drahomanov University. The event was organized jointly by UPF-Ukraine and the Ukrainian Peace Council.   weiter...


 

Musikalische Grüße von Moskau nach Wien
UPF Austria lud am 4. November 2018 zu einem musikalischen Nachmittag ein, der von Elena Rozanova, einer in Wien lebenden russischen Geigerin und Olga Kiseleva, Präsidentin von "Artix-Fest", organisiert wird. Junge und arrivierte Künstler boten Russische Romanzen, Volkslieder, Wiener Musik und Klänge aus Russland.   weiter...


 

UPF-Argentina participated in G20 Interfaith Forum
Buenos Aires, Argentina - The G20 Interfaith Forum 2018 was held from September 26 to 28, 2018 in Buenos Aires in lead up to the G20 Summit, which will take place in Argentina's capital from November 30 to December 1. The theme of the fifth annual event was "Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development: Religious Contributions for a Dignified Future."   weiter...

G20 Interfaith Forum


 

Balkans Peace Road visits 7 Nations
Tirana, Albania - The 2018 Balkans Peace Road brought a message of peace to a region that is still recovering from years of conflict.   weiter...

Peace Road Balkans

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