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The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to building a world of peace centered on universal spiritual and moral values.



We may call that God different names but we remain one nation.
Barack Obama

Pillar. Youth and Service

St. Petersburg-Kaliningrad Super-Marathon to Promote Dialogue
By UPF - Eurasia  
Monday, 08 September 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia - An international group of long-distance runners are making plans to “run for peace” in a super-marathon that will take them through four nations bordering the Baltic Sea in the autumn of 2014.

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Seminars and Workshops in DR Congo
By Mr. Michel Futila di Mayeko, Secretary General, UPF-DR Congo  
Sunday, 31 August 2014

Kinshasa, DR Congo - Activities in August 2014 included a youth seminar and workshops on principles of peace.

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Youth UPF-Europe Holds Training in Sweden
By Youth UPF-Europe  
Sunday, 24 August 2014
Kloten, Sweden - UPF-Europe hosted its first Youth Leadership Training in the scenic village of Kloten in Bergslagen, Sweden. Aug. 20-24, 2014.
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Religious Youth Service Project Held in Moldova
By Mihai Calestru, Secretary General, UPF-Moldova  
Wednesday, 06 August 2014

Chisinau, Moldova - A Religious Youth Service project in Moldova Aug. 3-6, 2014 included a variety of experiential learning activities and service and promote interfaith understanding.

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UPF-France Collects Books for Congo
By Jacques Marion, Secretary General, UPF-France  
Saturday, 02 August 2014

Rouen, France - A 30 cubic meter container filled with donated books left the port of Rouen, France, on Aug. 2, 2014, headed toward Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo.

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Religious Youth Service Project in Washington DC
By Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Director of Public Affairs, UPF-Washington, DC  
Thursday, 24 July 2014

Washington DC, USA - A Religious Youth Service project in the US capital July 21-24, 2014, introduced young leaders to the vision, spiritual heritage and teachings of various religions as the foundation for developing leadership and peacemaking skills. Participants also met with members of Congress and senior leaders of government during the program.

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Religious Youth Service Project Held in Washington DC
By Mrs. Tomiko Duggan, Director, and Mr. John Haydon, Coordinator, RYS-Washington DC  
Thursday, 24 July 2014

Washington DC, USA - A Religious Youth Service program in the US capital July 21-24, 2014, featured interfaith education, developing personal leadership and peacemaking skills, and planting trees at a Buddhist monastery.

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Local and Visiting Youth Share Perspectives at a Druze Community in Israel
By Religious Youth Service - Israel  
Monday, 21 July 2014

Daliat El Carmel, Israel - Israeli youth and visiting youth from Europe and the Americas joined Druze youth for an evening discussion on July 21, 2014 in the Druze community in Daliat El Carmel, northern Israel, culminating a week of service-learning experiences.

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International Day of Peace to Be Celebrated with Sport Competitions in Italy
By UPF - Italy  
Monday, 21 July 2014

Monza, Italy - UPF-Italy is organizing sports competitions to commemorate the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2014.

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Service Project in Georgia Brings Together Youth Peace Activists
By UPF - Georgia  
Sunday, 20 July 2014

Zugdidi, Georgia - A Religious Youth Service project took place July 13-20, 2014 in western Georgia's historic province of Samegrelo.

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American Leadership Conference Held in Washington DC
By Mrs. Susan Fefferman, UPF-Washington DC  
Saturday, 12 July 2014

Washington DC, USA - A conference on the theme “The USA at a Turning Point: Building a Nation and a World of Peace,” at the Washington Times on July 12, 2014, appealed to participants to work together for peace.

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Annual Youth Achievement Awards Presented in London
By UPF - UK  
Tuesday, 01 July 2014

London, UK - In an event packed with inspirational stories and aspirational youth, Youth Achievement Awards were presented to young adults who made significant impact on the lives of others July 1, 2014, in of the House of Commons.  

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Russian 'Angels of Peace' Tour Austria
By Renate Amesbauer, President of WFWP-Austria, and Elisabeth Riedl, Vice President of WFWP-Austria  
Sunday, 29 June 2014

UPF-Austria collaborated with the Women's Federation for World Peace to host the "Angels of Peace," Russian children between the ages of nine and 14, on a cultural exchange tour in Austria June 22-29, 2014, ending in a performance at the Peace Embassy in Vienna.

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Ecuadorians Beat Italy in Finals of UPF-Italy Peace Cup
By Carlo Chierico, UPF-Monza, Italy  
Saturday, 28 June 2014

Monza, Italy - The ninth annual Peace Cup concluded in June 2014 with the final matches of an eight-team inter-ethnic football tournament in Monza and with women's volleyball and men's football matches that included teams of inmates of the San Vittore Prison in Milan.

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Intercultural Dialogue at the University of Vienna
By Youth UPF Europe  
Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Vienna, Austria - Dr. Alexander Karakas, co-founder of the Trialog-Institut, organized a workshop and panel discussion under the title "Between Intercultural Dialogue and Integration" at the Campus of the University of Vienna on June 18, 2014.

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