The United Nations International Day of the Family was commemorated by Universal Peace Federation UK in 43 Lancaster Gate by highlighting exemplary families and role models. There were many inspiring stories and best practice advice given by the families.
Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities Course Presented to a Universal Peace Federation Ambassador for Peace Gathering Last Night by Remzije Duli. The course is promoted by the Race Equality Foundation. It has many good values for family life.
Families hold societies together, and intergenerational relationships extend this legacy over time. This year’s International Day of Families is an occasion to celebrate connections among all members of the constellation that makes up a family. It is also an opportunity to reflect on how they are affected by social and economic trends – and what we can do to strengthen families in response.
Saturday 27th February, 1.45pm-5pm,
43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA
You are warmly invited to attend the Marriage
Re-dedication Blessing on Saturday 27th February. It will be a joyful ceremony of married couples who are committed to the sacred nature of marriage and want to stay together with their spouse to strengthen the family. We invite you to join hands with couples of different faiths, cultures and backgrounds, to renew their marriage vows and stand up for the family, and so begin the process of building the greater family of humankind, under one God.
The annual commemoration of the United Nations International Family Day was held in Universal Peace Federation - UK Headquarters on Thursday May 16th focussing on the theme presented by the UN Secretary General Hon. Ban Ki-Moon, "Advancing Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity". (Photo Link)
Mr Ahmed Shebani, Co Founder of the Libya Democratic Party quoted Mother Teresa, “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -- it is not only poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.” Mother Teresa, A Simple Path. (Photo Left of Dr Suman Datta Addressing Meeting.)
Around the world similar programmes were held by UPF Chapters. More information and presentation materials are available from the International UPF website through this link.