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UPF EUME Newsletter 11-12-2023

UPF EUME Newsletter 11-12-2023

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2023 Balkan Leadership Conference: Summary

2023 Balkan Leadership Conference: Summary

Skopje, North Macedonia—The Western Balkan leaders focused on the issue of entering the European Union.


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Legal Experts in Rome Discuss Justice and Peace

Legal Experts in Rome Discuss Justice and Peace

A conference on the theme "Justice for Peace: An Indissoluble Pair for a Harmonious Future" was held on October 24, 2023, United Nations Day, in the Capitular Hall of the Senate, Rome.


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Danish Experts Share Views on UN International Day of Peace

Danish Experts Share Views on UN International Day of Peace

Copenhagen, Denmark –UPF-Denmark celebrated the UN International Day of Peace at Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament, on September 24, 2023.


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Aid Reaches Earthquake Victims in Aleppo, Syria

Aid Reaches Earthquake Victims in Aleppo, Syria

Aleppo, Syria – A delivery of aid reached needy earthquake survivors in Aleppo, the city in government-held Syria that was most affected by February's earthquake.


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Prospective Ambassadors for Peace Attend Seminar in Geneva

Prospective Ambassadors for Peace Attend Seminar in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland – UPF-Switzerland organized a training program for Ambassadors for Peace on November 18, 2023.


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UPF-Italy Promotes Maturity and Marital Cohesion for Strong Families

UPF-Italy Promotes Maturity and Marital Cohesion for Strong Families

Paladina, Italy – UPF-Italy organized an evening event with the support of the city of Paladina on the theme “Individual Maturity and Marital Cohesion."


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Global South Perspectives on the Russia-Ukraine War and Geopolitical Tensions

Global South Perspectives on the Russia-Ukraine War and Geopolitical Tensions

London, UK – UPF-UK hosted a third forum in its series on “Global South Perspectives on the Russia - Ukraine War and Consequent Geopolitical Tensions” on October 31, 2023.


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Athens Conference Proposes Models for Peace

Athens Conference Proposes Models for Peace

Athens, Greece – At the initiative of the Saranda Regional Peace Council in Albania, UPF-Albania organized a conference on the theme "Positive Models that Inspire Peace" on November 4, 2023.


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Roundtable of Experts Seeks Lessons from Russia-Ukraine War

Roundtable of Experts Seeks Lessons from Russia-Ukraine War

Kyiv, Ukraine – UPF-Ukraine and the Ukrainian Peace Council held a roundtable discussion on “Russia-Ukraine War: Lessons for Europe and the World” on November 3, 2023.


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UPF-Albania Partners in Organizing International Scientific Conference

UPF-Albania Partners in Organizing International Scientific Conference

Vlora, Albania – At the invitation of the Albanian Institute of Sociology, UPF-Albania was one of 17 organizers of the International Scientific Conference held in Vlora, Albania on November 10 and 11, 2023.


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Berliners debate prospects for peace via politics and religion

Berliners debate prospects for peace via politics and religion

Berlin, Germany – “Which can Bring Peace: Politics or Religion?” was the theme of a UPF event in Berlin on October 28, 2023, to mark United Nations Day on October 24.


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Diverse Group in Oslo Advocates Interfaith Cooperation for Peace

Diverse Group in Oslo Advocates Interfaith Cooperation for Peace

Oslo, Norway – A conference on Interreligious Cooperation for Peace and Human Rights was held in Oslo on October 31, 2023.


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Francophone Group Finds Gratitude in Scripture

Francophone Group Finds Gratitude in Scripture

Paris, France—"Cultivating Gratitude" was the theme of the 30th scriptural sharing.


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UPF-Portugal Participates in Religious Harmony Week

UPF-Portugal Participates in Religious Harmony Week

Odivelas, Portugal—UPF was invited to take part in various activities to promote interfaith understanding.


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Hungarian AfPs Given Deeper Understanding

Hungarian AfPs Given Deeper Understanding

Budapest, Hungary—Ambassadors for Peace were invited to a presentation of the principles guiding UPF.


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UPF-Lebanon: September-October 2023

UPF-Lebanon: September-October 2023

Beirut, Lebanon—Several significant opportunities presented themselves to UPF and its affiliated organizations in the past two months.


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Italian Peace Forum Probes Economics of Happiness

Italian Peace Forum Probes Economics of Happiness

Rome, Italy—The professor teaches the only happiness economics course in Italian universities.


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UPF-Hungary Holds Ambassadors Forum

UPF-Hungary Holds Ambassadors Forum

Budapest, Hungary—"Living with Others, Living for Others" was organized by UPF and two affiliated organizations.


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Turkish Ambassadors for Peace Meet UPF Leader

Turkish Ambassadors for Peace Meet UPF Leader

Istanbul, Turkey—Mr. Marion presented the UPF vision and key areas of focus.


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IAPD-Italy Webinar Probes Spirituality and Growth

IAPD-Italy Webinar Probes Spirituality and Growth

Rome, Italy—The webinar was part of a cycle of interfaith public initiatives scheduled for 2023 and 2024.


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UPF-UK Young Achievers Meet to Brainstorm

UPF-UK Young Achievers Meet to Brainstorm

London, United Kingdom—Passion and enthusiasm filled the discussions of the young people.


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Nordic Seminar Offers a Vision of Peace

Nordic Seminar Offers a Vision of Peace

Stockholm, Sweden—UPF’s Principles of Peace were at the center of the third Nordic Peace Seminar.


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Albanian Ambassador for Peace Remembered on Peace Day

Albanian Ambassador for Peace Remembered on Peace Day

Peshkopi, Albania—One of the first Ambassadors for Peace was posthumously made an Honorary Citizen of the city.


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UPF-UK Considers Global South Perspectives

UPF-UK Considers Global South Perspectives

London, United Kingdom—The rules-based order that the Global West promoted after World War II—is it dead?


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German Peace Talk Focuses on UN Peace Day

German Peace Talk Focuses on UN Peace Day

Stuttgart, Germany—UPF organized an online Peace Talk on "The Contribution of the Family to Peace.”


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Finns Follow Peace Road to Island Fortress

Finns Follow Peace Road to Island Fortress

Helsinki, Finland—The Peace Road walk commemorated the 2023 International Day of Peace.


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Portugal’s Ambassadors for Peace Meet

Portugal’s Ambassadors for Peace Meet

Lisbon, Portugal—The UPF co-chair for Europe and the Middle East was the special guest at the meeting.


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UPF-Munich Observes International Day of Peace

UPF-Munich Observes International Day of Peace

 Munich, Germany—Representatives of five religious groups attended a UPF prayer breakfast.


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UPF-Norway Observes International Day of Peace

UPF-Norway Observes International Day of Peace

Oslo, Norway—The interfaith program examined the role of religions in contributing to peace.


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UPF-UK Visits Hindu Youth Summer Camp

UPF-UK Visits Hindu Youth Summer Camp

Birmingham, United Kingdom—UPF spoke to around 120 Hindu youths about interfaith and peace activities.


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UPF-DĂĽsseldorf Observes International Day of Peace

UPF-DĂĽsseldorf Observes International Day of Peace

Düsseldorf, Germany—The message "Peace starts with me” was expressed by each speaker in a different way.


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UPF-UK Observes International Day of Peace

UPF-UK Observes International Day of Peace

London, United Kingdom—Peace awards were presented to more than 20 remarkable people for their efforts as peacebuilders.


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