“Freedom of speech has to have responsibility at its heart”, declared Mr Colin Gardiner in a Universal Peace Federation (UPF) meeting on the 28th February, as he, a journalist with over 50 years of editorial and writing experience, commented on the tragic outcome of recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
David Fraser-Harris, Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Secretary General for the Middle East, on a visit to London, spoke of his experiences of peace making on many levels over the last approximately 40 years. Video
Universal Peace Federation (UPF)
UPF Approaches to Peacemaking
David Fraser-Harris: UPF Middle East Secretary General
Monthly Ambassador for Peace Get Together in Lancaster Gate
6.00 pm Refreshmentsat Cafe for 6.30 pm start in Kent Room
7.00 pm presentation followed by discussion
Tuesday 24th February
Japan Europe Leadership Forum
UPF-Japan conducted the fourth Japan-Europe Forum in February, inviting Lord Nazir Ahmed, one of the earliest Muslim members appointed to the Britain’s House of Lords, who has been involved in eliminating discrimination and discrepancies attributed to race, religion or gender.
4th Feb. 2015, House of Lords, Committee Room 4
Hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma, Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
The evening served as a gathering where “communities can come together to be candid and have an honest conversation,” remarked Baroness Verma in her introduction. Indeed there was an open forum and debate in which individuals of different backgrounds and religions expressed their opinions and perspectives on the topic of inter-religious harmony and free speech.
“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together”, recommended one of the Ambassadors for Peace (AFP), a head teacher at a London School who took part in the Winter Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – weekend to study Peace Principles at Cleeve House, in Wiltshire, over 16-18th of January.