Dr Sun Jin Moon, International Chair of UPF Speaking

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Dr. Sun Jin Moon gives a keynote address promoting the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace to a packed, historic UK House of Commons Committee Room. Politicians and others from Eurasia, Middle East, North Africa and Europe were gathered to attend a Universal Peace Federation conference.  

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Overcoming Extremism Panel set in the House of Commons

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Overcoming Extremism Panel set in the House of Commons Religious extremism challenges western secular political thinking. What role can religious leadership play in confronting extremism in Eurasia, in the Middle East, in North Africa and in Europe? Does it mean restructuring political decision making to have a greater role for religious leaders? At what level can their cooperation with political leaders bring effective, lasting solutions to the current crisis? Panellists in this session will offer their perspective and recommend policies and action steps fostering a positive contribution of faith-based organisations and leaders in the prevention of extremism.

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Dr Werner Fasslabend

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International Leadership Conference - Peace and Migration: Cross-Regional Perspectives

While Middle Eastern countries struggle under the weight of millions of refugees fleeing conflicts, European nations, experiencing a historic period of peace, have offered both open doors and high fences. Today's crises raise questions of economic survival and cultural identity. Is migration a right? Is hospitality an obligation? How to balance the needs for integration, ageing populations and the preservation of one's native culture? Panellists were looking for principles, policies and action steps that can lead to sustainable models for peaceful coexistence between the three regions.

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International Leadership Conference: A Vision for Peacebuilding in the Global Era 

The Universal Peace Federation, in cooperation with Ambassadors for Peace of all nations and faiths, has been involved in peacebuilding throughout the world through interreligious dialogue, consultations on peace and security, initiatives for peace in areas of conflict, peace education, and a multitude of other programs. UPF's peacebuilding principles and practices were presented, and respected statesmen and Ambassadors for Peace gave their perspective on the critical challenges of our time and their vision for bringing effective peacebuilding solutions. 

For further updates please see www.upf.org, www.uk.upf.org, and twitter @ukUPF  #ilc_london  (Edwin Shuker Video link). Photo Link1 Link2

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Inter-regional Dialogue Addressing Critical Challenges: Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa

 The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) has a worldwide reach. From 7 to 9 September 2016, representatives of three regions—Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa—will gather in London to develop the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP). Featuring 30 parliamentarians among 140 participants coming to London from over 40 nations, the conference will enable a genuine dialogue from nations rich and poor, from Christian, Muslim and Jewish as well as many other cultural and religious perspectives. This follows the pattern of inter-regional conferences held this year in Nepal, Burkina Faso and South Korea.  

For further updates please see www.upf.orgwww.uk.upf.org, and twitter @ukUPF  #ilc_london

Please also see: UPF International Conference In London September 7 - 9

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International Leadership Conference

Inter-regional Dialogue Addressing Critical Challenges

Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa

 

 London, United Kingdom         September 7 to 9, 2016

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