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Darnly Community Centre Glasgow

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Three speakers, Shamaalia Nooranne ( Muslim faith), Paul Currie (UPF) and Dr. Maureen Siers (Baha'i) gave talks to the mixed audience at the Darnly Community Centre in Glasgow. Shamaalia pointed out that "we  need pure intentions to create a cohesive community", Paul talked of the principles of selflessness and genuinely lving for others that need to underpin the building of a community. Maureen gave insights into the Baha’i community. Following the talks prayers were given for world peace.

Read more: Unity and Community

Canon Andrew White

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Message from Canon Andrew White read out to the recent ‘Joint Celebration of Holy events of the Three Faiths of Abraham’. 

‘Greetings from Baghdad, I am so sorry that I am unable to be with you today especially as my great friend and member of my board Dr Raheem Kahn is behind this event.

Today you come together as members of the three great monotheistic faiths, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Together we have one great thing in common we all believe that G-d is one. We all believe that G-d is part of our life and we believe interfaith activity does not make us weak in our faith it should makes us stronger and indeed more orthodox in what we believe and practice. Unlike many in the West I do not live and work with those who do not believe much. Most people believe firmly in their faith. Yet they are serious about engaging with the other. (Photo Link)


Read more: Canon Andrew White Letter to Joint Faiths Celebration

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When the leaders of the G-20 convened in Washington DC last November, they committed themselves to “lay the foundation for reform to help ensure that a global crisis…does not happen again.”

If there is to be lasting change, the G-20 must acknowledge that the current financial crisis did not happen by accident, and it was by no means inevitable. The root cause of the problem has as much to do with moral, indeed spiritual failure, as governmental or financial mismanagement. For this reason, improved fiscal, economic and trade policies alone are not enough. The attitudes and behaviour of people, institutions and even entire nations must change.

The social sphere that comprises business, trade, and finance is embedded in a wider culture and ethos that, during the best of times in human history, provide the moral and spiritual framework within which we, as human beings, live day to day. Thus, the G-20 must engage in deeper reflection on the moral and spiritual infrastructure that forms the foundation of life in the world. We take an enormous risk when we either ignore or de-value that reality.

Read more: UPF Statement for the G20

Ashoka at the Quay restaurant

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UPF Glasgow Branch

This was a promotional event to showcase  the work the ‘Glasgow Peace Federation’    ( the Glasgow branch of UPF ) have been doing over the past year.

Read more: Unity for Peace and Prosperity

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UPF South London Branch

Well over 50 people attended and were very impressed by the talks of our speakers Dr Lance Gardiner, Mrs Lorraine Chatfield and Dr Iftikhar Ayaz this Saturday. Dr Gardiner spoke on “crises and change in the credit crunch era”, the present economic situation and its cause; basically greed and recklessness were mentioned. The solution would be a more spiritual culture, a return to fundamental values, such as being responsible, valuing the family and creating a community spirit.

Read more: Time for change: Break and Build

WAIT in Czech Republic

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19th July - 2nd August 2008, Czech Republic - WAIT is a proactive educational project that shows the benefits of abstinence until marriage. Further training for teams to be able to present its central message took place this summer in Zbraslavice in the Czech Republic.

Read more: WAIT Train New Team in Czech Republic