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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.

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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The creative and performing arts have unique capacities to touch people's hearts, and UNESCO recognizes the broad potential of arts in promoting a transition from a "culture of war" to a "culture of peace."

Goal: Foster the oneness of humanity
Method: Showcase music, art, film, and poetry to give people an experience of diverse cultures.

Examples of programs organized by UPF chapters:


“Music and religion go hand in hand because both have the ability to connect people to God.” - Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, Founder, Universal Peace Federation

UNESCO promotes a "culture of peace," which it defines as a set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior, and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups, and nations. UPF envisions a culture of peace rooted in the awareness that all people are part of one human family under God.

Teaching Children about a Culture of Peace