Lisbon, Portugal—UPF-Portugal invited some of its closest Ambassadors for Peace and representatives of partner organizations to an online Christmas meeting.
The meeting was held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, under the theme "Christmas with UPF."
The 16 participants included nine Ambassadors for Peace:
- Professor Dr. Gentil Martins, a famous surgeon
- Professor Delmar Gonçalves, a high school teacher
- Cristina Carvalho from the Hindu Community of Portugal
- Brother Manuel Silva of the Catholic Church
- Praelector Jorge Silva, representing the Seicho-no-Ie philosophy
- Pastor Isaías Dombele of the Tocoist Church
- Professor Lígia Ferreira, a former teacher and researcher
- Dr. Eliara Marli, a master in education and pedagogy
- Professor Nuno André, a professor and researcher, New University of Lisbon.
There were also representatives of Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), an organization that is affiliated with UPF.
The program, which was familiar and touching, started with a nine-minute video titled “A Journey through Some of the Top UPF International Activities in 2021.”
After that, the national UPF president gave a presentation focusing on UPF activities within Portugal.
There were two musical performances, including one by Ambassador for Peace Cristina Carvalho, from the Hindu Community of Portugal, singing "I Believe."
Before the end, there was time for comments, testimonies, reflections and/or ideas of cooperation.