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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.

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza


  • Holding bimonthly Peace & Security Forums
  • Holding bimonthly Interfaith and Cooperation Forums
  • Holding International Youth Leadership Seminars
  • Hosting International Peace Pilgrimages & Fact Finding Tours

International Day of Peace Observed at a Forum in Jerusalem on Genocide
By UPF - Israel  
Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - UPF-Israel together with Har-El Community in Jerusalem marked the International Day of Peace with a conference on Sept. 9, 2014, on “Universal Lessons of the Holocaust: No More Genocide!”

E.A.P. Nof: Address to World Summit 2014
By Rabbi Dr. Edgar Alan Pochne Nof, Bridges for Hope, Israel  
Monday, 11 August 2014

We, religious leaders, congregants and believers of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Druze, are in the front line in the battle for peace. Our weapons are prayers and songs of peace.

Interfaith Prayers for Peace between Israel and Gaza
By UPF - Israel  
Wednesday, 30 July 2014

As the war between Israel and Hamas continued to claim victims, and cause suffer and misery in both Israel and Gaza, two prayer meetings took place to offer interfaith prayers for peace during the day in Daliat El-Carmel and Nazareth on July 30, 2014.

E. Glaubach: War in Gaza, An Emergency Call to All Related Governments
By Prof. Eliezer Glaubach-Gal, President, Jerusalem Forum for Peace and Security  
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The only solution is the Arab Peace Initiative 2002 for "normal relations" with Israel, backed by the Arab League, that includes 22 Arabic states.

Cross-Cultural Learning for European and American Youth in Israel
By William Aso, UK and Religious Youth Service, Israel  
Monday, 21 July 2014

Daliat El Carmel, Israel - Sixteen youth from Europe and the Americas visited sacred and historic sites in Israel July 14-31, 2014, and spent several days in a Druze community doing service projects, teaching good sportsmanship and engaging in cross-cultural dialogue.

Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Praying for Peace at the Kafr Kanna Wedding Church
By UPF - Israel  
Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Kafr Kanna, Israel - In the midst of the pain of the current war in our region, under the sounds of sirens and missile threats, the Jerusalem Interfaith Forum gathered in Kafr Kanna on July 16, 2014, to offer a common prayer for true peace.

H. Ben Zvi: Maintaining a Parental Heart in Israel
By Hod Ben Zvi, President, UPF-Israel  
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

As a parent who is both a patriot and a peace advocate, I'm in constant prayer for the safety of not only my own children, but also all people from both sides.

Jerusalem Interfaith Forum: Interfaith Cooperation in Education
By UPF - Israel  
Monday, 16 June 2014

Acre, Israel - The Jerusalem interfaith forum gathered in the beautiful ancient port city of Acre, in which Arabs and Jews live together, on June 16, 2014, for a second forum hosted at El-Jazar Mosque.

Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum: Israel's Security Budget Planning
By UPF - Israel  
Sunday, 08 June 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - "Israel's Security Budget – Long-term Planning" was the topic of a Jerusalem Peace & Security Forum at the IMPACT-SE Institute on June 8, 2014.

J.-P. Ostberg: Road to World Peace
By Jan-Peter Ostberg, Chairman, Swedish Institute for Ethic and Society  
Friday, 16 May 2014

Jerusalem is a holy city for Jews, Muslims and Christians, roughly half of the world population, and can only be dealt with successfully on the basis of interfaith work, which UPF is so good at. If the path of reconciliation can be the main direction for the region it opens up great possibilities.

Tenth Anniversary MEPI Pilgrimage for Peace
By UPF - Israel  
Friday, 16 May 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - More than 160 international delegates representing some 20 nations and a wide range of religious backgrounds joined a special Middle East Peace Initiative program in Jerusalem on May 12-16, 2014.

S. Watt: Reflections on the MEPI Pilgrimage for Peace
By Shantu Watt, Women's Federation for World Peace-Austria  
Friday, 16 May 2014

This visit to Israel has strengthened my resolve to be an agent of change and an Ambassador for Peace in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi who said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

Middle East Peace Initiative Program on Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation
By UPF International  
Monday, 12 May 2014

Jerusalem, Israel - A Middle East Peace Initiative program in Jerusalem brought together religious leaders, academics and NGO delegates with the theme of “Interfaith Dialogue and Cooperation for Peace and Development” beginning May 12, 2014.

E. Glaubach: The Middle East Conflict - Alternative Options for Agreement
By Dr. Eliezer Glaubach, President, Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum  
Wednesday, 30 April 2014

When the parties to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process reached an impasse, despite the efforts of US Secretary of State John Kerry, it was quite clear that the process is on the verge of failure.

E. Glaubach: Call for a Historic Settlement in the Holy Land
By Dr. Eliezer Glaubach, President, Jerusalem Peace and Security Forum  
Sunday, 13 April 2014

We would like to wish the American, the Palestinian and the Israeli negotiating teams full success in achieving the holy objective of ceasing the bloody conflict and fulfilling the vision of a sustainable agreement in the Holy Land, a historic settlement between Israelis and Palestinians who wish to ensure the welfare of the two peoples, their long-term existence and the well-being of future generations.


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Nurit Hirschfeld
PO Box 2709
Jerusalem, 919102602
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Global Peace Council Member

Hon. Ran Cohen
Former Member of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset
National Peace Council Members

Sheik Ali Birani

Poetess Shelley Elkayam
President of the World Conference on Religion and Peace ISRAEL
Co-Founder of East for Peace and the Women's Council of the City of Jerusalem

Prof. Eliezer Glaubach-Gal
Director, The I Foerder Institute for Liberal Studies
Chapter Secretary General

Nurit Hirschfeld