group photo Cleeve House Seminar

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At the recent West Country launch of Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - UK at a one-day leadership seminar in Cleeve House, we had a grand total of 18 participants. This included the experienced UPF presenters Mark Brann and Robin Marsh, both of whom travelled that morning, all the way from London, to give their special keynote PowerPoint presentations about UPF’s work. The main core of their talks documented pictorially the incredible amount of outreach made to many high-level contacts, including a meeting specifically requested by the Pope at the Vatican with both national and international level UPF representatives.

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Young Encounter Hate Speech

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London Debate - Young People Countering Hate Speech

 

10 am, 5th August, 43 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NA

National Training Course on Human Rights Education

Respect, Review, Release HRE. Report, React, Respond to Hate Speech 

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HE Joyce Banda

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The official launch of the Global Africa Women's Week (‪#‎GAWW‬) initiated by Dr Pauline Long in UK Parliament this evening in partnership with Universal Peace Federation (‪#‎UPF‬) hosted by Virendra Sharma MP. Guest of honour H.E Former President of Malawi, Dr Joyce Banda.

 

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At a Universal Peace Federation (UPF) UK meeting last night, Antonio Betancourt, (Videos One and Two) the former Secretary General of the Summit Council for World Peace, explained his foreign policy strategy saying, ‘Don’t create a strong enemy from an adversary by demonising them. You will live to regret it!’ He added, ‘You must give your adversary the respect and dignity you, in your bias, may not think that they deserve! In the long term it is worth it! You can change your adversary into a partner.’ Video One Two

Betancourt added that he had met most of the leaders of South American nations in the 1980’s before the end of communism. He was sent also as an envoy to meet North Korean leaders (Video Three Link) to open the way for the visit of the founders of UPF, Father and Mother Moon, to Pyongyang, North Korea.  

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His Holiness Sanjeev Krishna Thakurji receives an Ambassador for Peace award: 

On Saturday 16th April 2016, Indian Spiritual Leader His Holiness Sanjeev Krishna Thakurji of Vrindavan, India, received the ‘Ambassador for Peace’ award from the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) during his 9 day spiritual event in London. The presentation was witnessed by over 500 people inside the venue and millions watching LIVE on Asian TV Channel across UK, Europe, Canada, USA and India. Robin Marsh, Secretary General of the UPF (UK Chapter) presented His Holiness Sanjeev Krishna Thakurji the award for his outstanding contribution for peace, harmony, protecting human rights, service to humanity and animal welfare.  His Holiness Sanjeev Krishna Thakurji was recognised for his ideals of standing on the common ground of universal moral principles, promoting reconciliation, overcoming barriers, and building peace, together with promoting cooperation beyond boundaries of religion, race, ethnicity, and nationality and living for the sake of others. Photo Link

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How Is Europe to Deal With Violent Religious Extremism? Speeches from Robert Cutajar MP (Malta) and Professor Mimosa Hafizi MP (Albania) with more on this YouTube playlist.

 

Robert Cutajar MP Malta: Recent terrorist attacks across the world have shown that terrorism is a global issue that spares no nationality or religion, but we know only too well that throughout history, people have perpetrated extreme violent acts in the name of religion, and of course such behaviour is triggered by multi-faceted factors including psychological, political, historical and theological elements. 

 

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