UPF Europe Newsletter June 2018

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Interfaith Conference Held in Paris

Paris, France—More than 90 participants attended a UPF conference titled “Building a Peaceful and Inclusive Society: The Role of Religions.”

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UPF-Italy Sponsors International Festival for Peace

Palermo, Italy—Day-long peace festival brings together Peace Road, interreligious ceremony, recognition of contributions to peace, and performances.

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UPF-Spain: Noted Imam Offers New Vision

Madrid, Spain—Imam Seyed Ali Talqani told a UPF-sponsored gathering, “We need an Islam that serves the people.”

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International Leadership Conference held in Vienna, Austria

On April 28 – 29, 2018 in Vienna, Austria, the Universal Peace Federation held an International Leadership Conference on the theme: “Toward Interdependence and Mutual Prosperity: The Role of Religious Leaders and Parliamentarians”.

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Sunhak Laureate Speaks to Full House in UK

Birmingham, United Kingdom—A diverse audience of several hundred squeezed into a private home to hear a message of hope from Sunhak Peace Prize winner Dr. Sakena Yacoobi.

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IAPP Is Launched in Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal—The International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP) was inaugurated in Portugal at a conference held in the national parliament.

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An Interfaith Approach to Loving One’s Enemy

Prague, Czech Republic—The Czech chapter of UPF initiated a study of World Scripture with a discussion of the theme “Love Your Enemy.”

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UPF Launched in Greece

Thessaloniki, Greece—“Living for the Sake of Others” was the topic of the conference inaugurating UPF in Greece.

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Austrian Lecture Exposes the Real Karl Marx

Linz, Austria—In the year of his 200th birthday, Karl Marx was the subject of a lecture on his life and his legacy.

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Peace Council Established in Librazhd, Albania

Librazhd, Albania—Many important figures were among the 35 participants at the launch of the local UPF Peace Council in this eastern Albanian town.

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Peace Council Established in Peshkopi, Albania

Peshkopi, Albania—With the support of local government, UPF founded a local Peace Council in Albania’s Dibër region.

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Slovaks Stunned at Karl Marx Revelations

Bratislava, Slovakia—Karl Marx and his work were the subject of a special lecture organized by UPF-Slovakia.

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United Nations

International Day of Families Observed in Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark—Approximately 200 people attended a UPF celebration of UN International Day of Families 2018, held at UN City.

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International Day of Families Observed in Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands—UPF co-sponsored a combined celebration of the 2018 UN International Day of Families and Africa Day.

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International Day of Families Observed in Norway

Oslo, Norway—UPF-Norway held a program for UN International Day of Families which addressed the challenges that families face today.

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2018 International Day of Families

The 2018 observance of the International day of Families focuses on Sustainable Development Goal 16 relating to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

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International Day of Families Observed in Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart, Germany—“Family and Inclusive Societies” was the theme of a celebration of UN International Day of Families 2018.

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Expert opinions

Families are the basic units or bricks with which society and the world are built

For the occasion of the International Day of Families observed on 15th May, Dr Miguel Cano Jiménez discusses the importance of the family for the establishment of a peaceful society and world.

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The Role of Parliamentarians in Strenghening Inter-Religious Harmony

Intervention of Prof. Dr Vasilika Hysi, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Albania, at the international leadership conference in Vienna, Austria.

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We all live under the same sky, but we do not all have the same horizon

Intervention of Viggo Mortensen, Professor emeritus in Systematic Theology, Denmark, at the international leadership conference in Vienna, Austria.

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