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UPF EUME Newsletter 9-8-2023 - “No Peace Without Women”

UPF EUME Newsletter 9-8-2023 - “No Peace Without Women”

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Balkan Peace Conference Stresses Women’s Potential

Balkan Peace Conference Stresses Women’s Potential

Pristina, Kosovo—UPF was one of the sponsors of the second annual “No Peace Without Women” conference.


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UPF-EUME Seeks ‘New Vision’ for Unified Korea

UPF-EUME Seeks ‘New Vision’ for Unified Korea

Europe and the Middle East—A UPF webinar focused on finding a new vision for Korean peace and unification.


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Swiss Posit Neutrality as Path to Korea Peace

Swiss Posit Neutrality as Path to Korea Peace

Geneva, Switzerland—Experts set out proposals for Korean reunification during a discussion co-sponsored by UPF.


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UPF-France Studies Peace Principles

UPF-France Studies Peace Principles

Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, France—A diverse group from all over France gathered to study the UPF Principles of Peace.


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UPF-Slovakia Warns: Watch for Media Bias

UPF-Slovakia Warns: Watch for Media Bias

Bratislava, Slovakia—The complicated relationship between politics and the media was the topic of an IMAP lecture.


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Prominent Albanian Appointed as Ambassador for Peace

Prominent Albanian Appointed as Ambassador for Peace

Tirana, Albania—The Tirana Peace Council gave the honor to a well-known doctor and philanthropist.


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UPF-Netherlands Celebrates Mandela’s Legacy

UPF-Netherlands Celebrates Mandela’s Legacy

Amsterdam, Netherlands—UPF co-sponsored a commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day.


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UK Ambassadors for Peace Hear UPF Founders’ Vision

UK Ambassadors for Peace Hear UPF Founders’ Vision

London, United Kingdom—Dr. David Hanna’s insightful presentations offered a deeper understanding of UPF’s principles.


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Portugal’s Peace Embassy Hosts Interfaith Visit

Portugal’s Peace Embassy Hosts Interfaith Visit

Odivelas, Portugal—As part of a series of interfaith visits, UPF welcomed 16 visitors to its Peace Embassy.


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UPF-Albania Celebrates ‘Family as School of Love’

UPF-Albania Celebrates ‘Family as School of Love’

Shkodra, Albania—UPF co-sponsored a “FamFest” in a busy central square with the support of the Mayor’s Office.


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German Interfaith Group Considers Compassion

German Interfaith Group Considers Compassion

Düsseldorf, Germany—An interreligious prayer circle discussed the benefits of living for the sake of others.


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UPF-Denmark Establishes General Assembly

UPF-Denmark Establishes General Assembly

Copenhagen, Denmark—The General Assembly was founded to develop and expand UPF’s peacebuilding work.


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Italian Peace Forum Focuses on Western Balkans

Italian Peace Forum Focuses on Western Balkans

Rome, Italy—The “tensions that often flare up” on the Balkan Peninsula were the topic of discussion.


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UPF-Lebanon Hosts Scriptural Sharing

UPF-Lebanon Hosts Scriptural Sharing

Sidon, Lebanon—Local leaders of Christian and Muslim faiths gathered to share their favorite Scriptures.


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UPF-UK Event Celebrates ‘One Family’

UPF-UK Event Celebrates ‘One Family’

Birmingham, United Kingdom—A diverse audience of 150 attended an interfaith service co-sponsored by UPF.


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UPF-Portugal Trains Character Education Teachers

UPF-Portugal Trains Character Education Teachers

Lisbon, Portugal—UPF concluded a training program for prospective character education teachers.


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UPF-Austria Holds Concert for Ukraine

UPF-Austria Holds Concert for Ukraine

Gaflenz, Austria—The UPF event raised funds for school projects in Ukraine.


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UPF-Albania Observes UN Global Day of Parents

UPF-Albania Observes UN Global Day of Parents

Durrës, Albania—An event celebrating the family also awarded 22 Ambassador for Peace certificates.


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UPF-Italy Lauds Social Value of the Family

UPF-Italy Lauds Social Value of the Family

Paladina, Italy—UPF co-sponsored an event titled "The Individual and Social Value of the Family."


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UPF-Estonia Co-Sponsors ‘One Korea’ Event

UPF-Estonia Co-Sponsors ‘One Korea’ Event

Tallinn, Estonia—The fourth One Korea event combined football with a Peace Road walk.


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UPF-Belarus Brings ‘Peace Road’ to the Rivers

UPF-Belarus Brings ‘Peace Road’ to the Rivers

Minsk, Belarus—UPF volunteers went river rafting for four days as a Peace Road event.


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French Scriptural Exchange Ponders Vulnerability

French Scriptural Exchange Ponders Vulnerability

Paris, France—"Vulnerable But Strong?" was the theme of the 26th interconfessional meeting.


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UPF-Albania Observes UN Global Day of Parents

UPF-Albania Observes UN Global Day of Parents

Durrës, Albania—An event celebrating the family also awarded 22 Ambassador for Peace certificates.


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UPF-Czechia Presents Principles of Peace

UPF-Czechia Presents Principles of Peace

Prague, Czechia—“Principles of Peace” was the title of a program held by UPF.


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UPF-Czechia Discusses Universal Principles

UPF-Czechia Discusses Universal Principles

Prague, Czechia—Life’s basic laws were the topic of a UPF lecture.


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Swiss Football Event Includes Peace Education

Swiss Football Event Includes Peace Education

Novazzano, Switzerland—The winners were judged on how well they followed rules of fair play.


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UPF-UK Celebrates Africa Day 2023

UPF-UK Celebrates Africa Day 2023

London, United Kingdom—Individuals passionate about peace, cultural exchange, and development attended UPF’s Africa Day celebration.


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UPF-Italy Peace Forum Discusses the Suffering of Migrants

UPF-Italy Peace Forum Discusses the Suffering of Migrants

Rome, Italy—Migrants often are caught between “an uninhabitable origin and an inhospitable destination.”


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Three Nations Meet at Border Peace Road Event

Three Nations Meet at Border Peace Road Event

Central Europe—Austrians, Slovaks and Hungarians held a Peace Road event where their borders meet.


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UPF-Czechia Honors Father of Modern Education

UPF-Czechia Honors Father of Modern Education

Prague, Czechia—UPF held a special lecture to honor the Czech pedagogue John Amos Comenius.


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UPF-Czechia Hosts Talk on Journalism

UPF-Czechia Hosts Talk on Journalism

Prague, Czechia—A longtime Czech journalist took a UPF audience behind the scenes of the world of media.


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