Dr Afzal Ashraf

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Universal Peace Federation is very keen to support the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) annual event because it has been a strong promoter of interfaith to defuse radicalisation. UPF has been an international supporter of the initiative from its inception in October 2010. There are several clips of the WIHW commemoration in the United Nations in the UPF introduction video which was shown during the programme. (Photo Dr Afzal Ashraf) 

Read more: World Interfaith Harmony Week and Anti-Radicalisation

Board of Directors mtg

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Universal Peace Federation UK held a Board of Directors meeting at 43 Lancaster Gate, London. It was a very good opportunity to discuss priorities and review a wide range of activities. There is a working draft calendar of events and some potential for opening new branches of UPF within the UK.

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Parliament Week

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Universal Peace Federation-UK receives a certificate for its Partnership with Parliament Week over the last three years from the Speakers of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. This is an appreciation for UPF's support of their aims of political engagement and empowerment. We held an event on the 'Decline of the Political Centre Ground' during Parliament Week 2016 last November. http://ow.ly/5nfD308rMql

Read more: Parliament Week Certificate

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Universal Peace Federation (UPF) has a series of programmes ongoing featuring five main areas. The Interface of Religion and Politics, Marriage and Family, Sustainable Development Goals, Women's Empowerment and Youth Empowerment. Many invitations can be viewed here. The upcoming events are:


Read more: Upcoming UPF Events


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You are cordially invited to an annual conference on Cultural Diplomacy and the Commonwealth in London. The conference will be in 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA. Amid a wide range of presentations, there will be a panel on ‘Radicalisation in the Commonwealth’ and themes such as ‘Post-Brexit Significance of the Commonwealth to the UK’ and the Celebration of Black History Month.. A number of other prominent speakers and commentators will be participating. Humphrey Hawksley will make a presentation ‘Democracy, War and Leadership’ 


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Tim Miller lecturing

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There is a gathering of participants from Birmingham, London and Yorkshire to spend a weekend examining principles that contribute to peace in the beautiful surroundings of Cleeve House in Wiltshire. Representatives of the Universal Peace Federation and the Women's Federation for World Peace are taking a weekend to understand the origins of these organisations and the initiatives that has underpinned their development. 

Read more: Autumn UPF Weekend Seminar