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A diverse audience of 150 attends an interfaith service co-sponsored by UPF and Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), an affiliated organization.
Seven women offer prayers and readings from their faith traditions. Here Canon Rev. Eve Pitts offers a Christian prayer.
The event, "One Family of Humanity,” is held at the Al Mahdi Institute in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham.
The audience represents many of the religions, cultures and ethnicities of the Birmingham/West Midlands region. UPF-Birmingham leader Dr. David Earle is seated in the front row, right.
Rev. Marcia Levine gives a Christian viewpoint.
Swaran Talwar offers a Hindu perspective.
Elliot Yamamoto represents Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, which is affiliated with UPF.
Dr. David Hanna, the UPF sub-regional chair for Northern Europe, presents the main lecture.
Councilor Shabina Bano is awarded an Ambassador for Peace certificate by (left to right) Dr. David Earle, Patricia Earle, and Dr. David Hanna.
New Ambassador for Peace Mahmooda Qureshi with (left to right) Dr. David Earle, Patricia Earle, and Dr. David Hanna
Father Abba Bogale Tiruneh is presented with an Ambassador for Peace certificate by (left to right) Patricia Earle, Dr. David Earle, and Dr. David Hanna.
New Ambassador for Peace Imam Mohammad Asad with (left to right) Patricia Earle, the leader of WFWP-Birmingham; Dr. David Earle; and Dr. David Hanna
New Ambassador for Peace Father Abba Bogale Tiruneh (third from left) with friends, supporters, and Dr. David Hanna and Patricia Earle (at right)
Participants enjoy refreshments after the program.
A happy mood prevails.
Renewing old friendships and building new ones

Birmingham, United Kingdom—A diverse audience of 150 attended an interfaith service, "One Family of Humanity,” which was co-sponsored by UPF.

The meeting was held on July 2, 2023, at the Al Mahdi Institute in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham and was hosted jointly by the local chapters of UPF and Women's Federation for World Peace (WFWP), an affiliated organization.

The audience represented many of the religions, cultures and ethnicities of the Birmingham/West Midlands region.

The program began with seven women offering prayers and readings from their faith traditions. After that, Imam Shahed Tameez, Rev. Marcia Levine, and Swaran Talwar commented on the main theme, "One Family of Humanity,” from Muslim, Christian and Hindu perspectives, respectively.

These were followed by talks on UPF and WFWP activities, Father Moon's visit to North Korea in 1991 to reconcile with his “enemy,” and youth activities for peace and reconciliation, particularly in the Balkan region of Europe.

Five Ambassador for Peace awards were presented to men and women leading very public lives, and £300 was raised for a Birmingham mosque community's efforts to support displaced women and children in Syria.

The final hour was a time to enjoy refreshments, renew old friendships, and build many new ones. All in all, it was a very warm and meaningful occasion, filled with a genuine sense of being “One Family of Humanity.”

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