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Dialogue & Alliance

The best of men are those who are useful to others.
Hadith of Bukhari

Toronto Forum on the Role of Culture in Resolving Middle Eastern Conflicts

Toronto, Canada - Conflicts in the Middle East are not limited to the Israel/Palestine conflict, Dr. Mordecai Kedar emphasized at a meeting on Jan. 26, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. The Intercultural Dialogue Institute of Greater Toronto offered its venue for the Israeli expert on Israeli-Arab issue to lead a wide-ranging discussion of relations among the diverse peoples of the Middle East.

New Zealand Ambassadors for Peace Plan to Expand Network

Parnell, New Zealand - During their first meeting of the new year, Jan. 26, New Zealand Ambassadors for Peace held a forum on intercultural, interreligious and interracial marriages and discussed strategies for developing and expanding the national Ambassador for Peace network.

UPF-Zambia Meets with National Assembly Members

Lusaka, Zambia - At the request of UPF-Zambia, an interactive meeting with members of the Committee on National Security and Foreign Affairs of the Zambia National Assembly took place Jan. 29, 2014 at Parliament Buildings in Lusaka. UPF's perspectives on good governance and principles of conflict resolution were presented and discussed.

Religious Youth Service Project Brings International Youth to Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel - A Religious Youth Service project in Jerusalem Dec. 18-22, 2013 brought together 41 participants from 15 nations. People of diverse religions, nations and ethnic backgrounds engaged in a program of interfaith education, leadership training and community service. International and local youth of different faiths toured Jewish, Christian, and Muslim historic and holy sites, heard presentations about the geopolitical realities in the region and participated in a community service project.

Track 2 Consultation on Syria Held in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland - UPF convened a special program entitled “Geneva: Track 2” in Geneva, Switzerland on Jan. 23-25, 2014, concurrent with the “Geneva II” inter-governmental conference that aimed to bring about a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Syria. The theme for the consultation was “Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria: The Significance of Religion, Faith-Based Organizations and Civil Society.”

Asian Interfaith Clergy Network Launched in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines - The Asian Clergy Leadership Conference was launched in Manila, Philippines on Jan. 10, 2014. The ceremony was part of a UPF International Interfaith Peace Conference that brought together 218 delegates from 19 nations to share ideas on the theme, “Transforming Families, Rebuilding Nations, Creating a World of Peace.”

North American Leadership Conferences Held in 5 Cities

h Washington, DC, USA - In 2013, UPF-North America organized leadership conferences on the theme of “Building a Nation and a World of Peace” in Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago and Ottawa to build national networks of Ambassadors for Peace. The international events attracted participants from 16 Caribbean nations, Canada and Mexico.

Conference in Paris Promotes Europe-Eurasia Cooperation

Paris, France - A conference on "Eurasia and Europe: Cooperating for a Culture of Peace and Human Development" took place in Paris, France, Dec. 3-4, 2013, calling attention to the new "Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures" that was inaugurated in August 2013 at the instigation of Kazakhstan and being spearheaded by UNESCO.

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Insight on Critical Issues

Europe-Eurasia relations

Upcoming Events

Israel, Middle East Peace Initiative, May 12-16

International Observances

International Day of Families, May 15
Global Day of Parents, June 1

Religious Youth Service Project

Zugdidi, Georgia, July 13-20

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