UPF’s Southeast Europe region will host a program on Peace, Security and Human Development in Tirana, Albania, Oct. 25-27. There will also be the launch of the International Summit Council for Peace Europe Branch, Youth and Students for Peace Rally, Peace Road Balkans & Family Festival and Blessing Ceremony.
The panel came together as the reality of another deal which had been agreed between the European Union and the United Kingdom faces the other required steps of a process. While we are in a fundamentally different place than even two days ago, the relationship between the EU and the UK, tricky in the best of times, must negotiate further delicate territory. Video Link
Universal Peace Federation - UK (UPF-UK) has been recognised as a Charity by the UK Charity Commission. Briefly summarised, the agreed Objects of the charity are: First, the promotion of national and international conflict resolution and reconciliation. The second set of objects are to promote racial and religious harmony and peaceful co-existence between people of different religions, cultures, races and nations. (For the detail read more below.)
The 2020 Sunhak Peace Prize Award will be presented to two worthy individuals: H.E. Macky Sall, current president of Senegal, and Bishop Dr. Munib Younan of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Palestine. A Founders’ Award will be presented to former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the Republic of Korea. This is in commemoration of the the centenary of UPF Co-Founder, the late Rev Dr Sun Myung Moon. ow.ly/mLH950wCFTU
International Peace Day is commemorated each year by Universal Peace Federation (UPF) around the world. On September 21st the UPF in London convened a programme of participating in a global meditation initiative, celebrating peace activism and to highlight the role of the family as the school of love with an inter-religious marriage blessing.
On the 26-28 July, 27 Ambassadors for Peace including staff, travelled from Birmingham, Swindon and London to attend the weekend retreat in Cleeve House, a beautiful manor house surrounded by the Wiltshire country side. For UPF UK Ambassadors for Peace the quarterly retreat is a perfect place and time to share and discuss principles of peace that could change the world transcending religion, race or nationality.