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Councilor Khan laying flowers at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

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Paper prepared for February 1st presentation at 'Genocide Awareness and Holocaust Commemoration' Conference:

If a question is asked, “What is common between Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechnya, Sudan, DR Congo.” Only perhaps human right activist or some UN official will be able to answer this question. The answer should not surprise you, it is “Genocide”

The term "genocide" did not exist before 1944. It is a very specific term, referring to violent crimes committed against groups with the intent to destroy the existence of a certain group. 

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Dr Robert Kittel

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Kathmandu, Nepal - A new book written by Dr. Robert S. Kittel entitled 'Two Paths to Peace' is a case study highlighting the role which the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in Nepal has played, and continues to play, in helping peace return to the Land of Buddha.

It was presented to the Hon. Nilamber Acharya, Chairman of the Constitutional Committee of the Constituent Assembly on April 12, 2010. A total of 70 books were given to the committee at a program organized at the Parliament Secretariat. The book also offers insights into UPF Founders, Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, and documents the contributions of their visits to Nepal and the initiatives they inspired to the peace process in Nepal from 2005 to 2009.  Buy or Download Book      Report by UPF Nepal.

Read more: Dr Robert Kittel book on the Nepal Peace Process

International Day of Family

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On the occasion of the International Day of Families, the Universal Peace Federation honors UN resolution 52/81 of 12 December 1997, in which the United Nations General Assembly recognizes the need to strengthen and support families in performing their societal and developmental functions. UPF offers the following recommendations:

Read more: UPF Declaration on the International Day of Families

Joint Faiths Celebration audience April 15th 2010

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The Joint Faith’s Celebration was a accumulation of sharing, talk, reading, food, music and drama highlighting the significance of ‘Mawlid An-Nabi (Birth of Prophet Mohammed), Pesach (Passover), Easter And Vaisakhi’. Around the sharing of these precious faiths’ holy events there were many significant meetings among the 80 plus people gathered, including interfaith figures such as Rev. Dr Marcus Braybrooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths, Community Cohesion figures such as Dr Husna Ahmad, CEO, Faith Regen Foundation, Marilyn Brummer of the League of Jewish Women and humanitarian influential figures such as Dr Saif Ahmad, (MADE in Europe), Dr Hojjat Ramzy, Proprietor of the Iqra Girls’ School in Oxford and a presentation by Daniel Hurter about Children’s Relief Bethlehem.  Photo Link

Read more: Joint Faiths Celebration -‘Mawlid An-Nabi (Birth of Prophet Mohammed), Pesach (Passover), Easter...

Lawrence Joffe speaks on the Holocaust

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Lawrence Joffe, an author and historian, spoke of the horror of the Holocaust. ‘Genocide is defined as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, by killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; and forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.’  Universal Peace Federation's founding purpose, to create an Inter-religious Council, especially at the United Nations, could be a useful forum for dialogue to respond to these tragedies at an early stage. More Photos    Original article Dr Hojjat Ramzy on Bosnian Genocide. Rachel Francis-Ingham on Gypsy-Roma Genocide. Included talks on  the Rwandan Genocide, Armenian Genocide and the 1984 Sikh Genocide.

Read more: Genocide Awareness and Holocaust Commemoration

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