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Universal Peace Federation-UK Annual Peace Council Sat 5th Dec

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on November 27, 2015

Universal Peace Federation (UPF)

Universal Peace Federation Peace Council
43 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NA
10.30 am Saturday 5th December 2015

We would like to invite you to the annual year end gathering as a follow up and a preparation for next year. One of the central themes of the development of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is the Peace Council that was proposed at the founding of the UPF as a place for people from many backgrounds to join together to discuss goals and strategies that can influence a nation or a city in a good direction. It was proposed as a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

The Peace Council was proposed as the forum to bring together national level people of many backgrounds in order to pool their efforts. UPF in the UK is known for holding events and activities such as commemorating special UN Days such as World Interfaith Harmony Week, UN Day of the Girl, International Women’s Day, World Interfaith Harmony Week, Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Youth Engagement in Politics, as well as Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change conferences. We are also known for human rights events, interfaith activities, promotion of the family and the development of Youth UPF. We are a partner of Parliament Week and Youth UPF held a workshop on youth political understanding during Parliament Week 2015. We have held a series of events to raise awareness of human rights issues of sexual violence in eastern DR Congo and Conflict Minerals.

During this Peace Council 2015 we will have contributions from some of the Directors of UPF. They will explain a three year activity and fundraising plan for 2016 – 2018. We have a plan to focus on inter-religious programmes, Importance of the Family and how help strengthen the Family, finally on Peace building, centred on Inter Religious, Inter Racial and Inter Communal, Cooperation as well as Peace Activities.

There will be contributions from several Ambassadors for Peace. These will include Cecilia Hallstrom from Malmo Central Mosque in Sweden and Saoussen Ben Cheikh who will explain her work on the Turkish border with Syria with refugees from the Syrian conflict. She has been working with Medicin Sans Frontiere for several years and now working with another charity. There will be a few reports / models of good practice including Birmingham and South London.

During our Peace Council on December 5th 2015 you will be joining Ambassadors for Peace, UPF members and activists from different parts of the UK. There will be a number of notable speakers present on the day who have been part of our regular activities throughout the year.

If you have not renewed your UPF Membership, it is only £30. If you join before the Peace Council (or at the reception desk on the day), where entrance to the Peace Council will be £5 instead of £12 to cover lunch costs. Tickets can be bought online in advance to reserve your place through this link. Otherwise it will cost £12 to attend the Peace Council. Please let us know any dietary requirements.

Yours sincerely,

Secretary General – Robin Marsh (07956210768)
Director – Margaret Ali (07723024750)
Director – Joyce Suda (07903311052)

Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – UK

Office: 02072620985

www.uk.upf.org @ukUPF pa@uk.upf.org

UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

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Universal Peace Federation-UK Annual Peace Council Sat 5th Dec

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on November 26, 2015

Universal Peace Federation (UPF)

UPF Peace Council
43 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NA
10.30 am Sat 5th December 2015

We would like to invite you to the annual year end gathering as a follow up and a preparation for next year. One of the central themes of the development of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) is the Peace Council that was proposed at the founding of the UPF as a place for people from many backgrounds to join together to discuss goals and strategies that can influence a nation or a city in a good direction. It was proposed as a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

The Peace Council was proposed as the forum to bring together national level people of many backgrounds in order to pool their efforts. UPF in the UK is known for holding events and activities such as commemorating special UN Days such as World Interfaith Harmony Week, UN Day of the Girl, International Women’s Day, World Interfaith Harmony Week, as well as Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change conferences. We are also known for human rights events, interfaith activities, promotion of the family and the development of Youth UPF. We are a partner of Parliament Week and Youth UPF held a workshop on youth political understanding during Parliament Week 2015. We have held a series of events to raise awareness of human rights issues of sexual violence in eastern DR Congo and Conflict Minerals.

During this Peace Council 2015 we will have contributions from some of the Directors of UPF. They will explain a three year activity plan for 2016 – 2018. We have a plan to focus on inter-religious programmes, importance of the family and how to strengthen the family, finally on peace building, centred on inter-religious, inter-racial and inter-community cooperation as well as other peace activities.

There will be contributions from several Ambassadors for Peace. These will include Cecilia Hallstrom from Malmo Central Mosque in Sweden and Saoussen Ben Cheikh who will explain her work on the Turkish border with Syria with refugees from the Syrian conflict. She has been working with Medecins Sans Frontieres for several years and now working with another local Turkish charity.

During our Peace Council on December 5th 2015 you will be joining Ambassadors for Peace, UPF members and activists from different parts of the UK. There will be a number of notable speakers present on the day who have been part of our regular activities throughout the year.

Annual Membership is only £30 if you join before the Peace Council (or at the reception desk on the day), where entrance to the Peace Council will be £5 instead of £12 to cover lunch costs. Otherwise it will cost £12 to attend the Peace Council.

Yours sincerely,

Secretary General – Robin Marsh (07956210768)
Director – Margaret Ali (07723024750)
Director – Joyce Suda (07903311052)

Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – UK

Office: 02072620985

www.uk.upf.org @ukUPF pa@uk.upf.org

UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

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Interfaith Week Universal Peace Federation Event

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on November 9, 2015

Universal Peace Federation UK

Interfaith Week Event

43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA

6 pm 25th November, 2015

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Baldev Singh-Bains, Sikh Consultative Council-UK

Sanjay Jagatia: Secretary General, Hindu Council-UK

Yeotunde Adeola, Women of Faith Foundation

Sheikh Hojjat Ramzy, Chairman of Education Committee, Muslim Council of Britain

Edwin Shuker, Vice President, European Jewish Congress

Samani Punya Pragya MA and Dr. Samani Unnat Pragya, Jain Nuns

Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke, President, World Congress of Faiths (TBC)

Plus Diary Note for Annual Peace Council – December 5th see below

Dear Friends,

During Interfaith week we have a good opportunity to consider the state of inter-religious, intra-religious, and inter-community relations. In some cases it is the intra-religious tension that is the more difficult to overcome. As a group of people from different faith backgrounds, as well as no faith, we are attempting to create different models that enhance interaction between communities within the UK.

The UK is advanced in its efforts to bring communities together but it is also an effort that needs continual reinforcement and is subject to the influence of international tensions. These challenges oblige us to maintain our efforts. One significant influence is the Syrian crisis that calls us to reflect on our values and our responsibility to give sanctuary to refugees who have lost so much. Many religious leaders and founders have been refugees in times of great conflict when their guiding principles were tested by unpopularity and persecution. We would like to propose that young people also join the conversation and challenge themselves to develop their capacity to serve other communities and learn and understand the “OTHER” and to take the less popular route to learn essential points of faith, through the process.

At this time, on Wednesday 25th we would like to invite people of various faiths and cultural backgrounds and some young representatives and people working with young people, to consider how inter-religious harmony and cooperation can help us to understand and deal with the current problems facing our country.

We hope that this event will allow each speaker to explore different models of improving understanding and interaction between communities. Along the lines of the saying, ‘You cannot solve a problem on the same level of consciousness that it was created’ we also hope to hear innovative ideas utilising scriptural wisdom to tackle current problems.

Please also reserve the date December 5th in your diary for the pa or go this link for more information.

Yours sincerely,

Robin Marsh, UPF-UK Secretary GeneralMobile: 07956210768

Margaret Ali, UPF-UK Director – Mobile: 07723024750

Joyce Suda, UPF-UK DirectorMobile: 07903311052

Office: 02072620985 Web: www.uk.upf.org

Email: pa Twitter: @ukUPF

UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

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Interfaith Week Universal Peace Federation Event

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on November 8, 2015

Universal Peace Federation UK

Interfaith Week Event

43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA

6 pm 25th November, 2015

Baldev Singh-Bains, Sikh Consultative Council-UK

Sanjay Jagatia: Secretary General, Hindu Council-UK

Yeotunde Adeola, Women of Faith Foundation

Sheikh Hojjat Ramzy, Chairman of Education Committee, Muslim Council of Britain

Edwin Shuker, Vice President of the European Jewish Congress

Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke, President, World Congress of Faiths (TBC)

Dear Friends,

During Interfaith week we have a good opportunity to consider the state of inter-religious, intra-religious, and inter-community relations. In some cases it is the intra-religious tension that is the more difficult to overcome. As a group of people from different faith backgrounds, as well as no faith, we are attempting to create different models that enhance interaction between communities within the UK.

The UK is advanced in its efforts to bring communities together but it is also an effort that needs continual reinforcement and is subject to the influence of international tensions. These challenges oblige us to maintain our efforts. One significant influence is the Syrian crisis that calls us to reflect on our values and our responsibility to give sanctuary to refugees who have lost so much. Many religious leaders and founders have been refugees in times of great conflict when their guiding principles were tested by unpopularity and persecution. We would like to propose that young people also join the conversation and challenge themselves to develop their capacity to serve other communities and learn and understand the “OTHER” and to take the less popular route to learn essential points of faith, through the process.

At this time, on Wednesday 25th we would like to invite people of various faiths and cultural backgrounds and some young representatives and people working with young people, to consider how inter-religious harmony and cooperation can help us to understand and deal with the current problems facing our country.

We hope that this event will allow each speaker to explore different models of improving understanding and interaction between communities. Along the lines of the saying, ‘You cannot solve a problem on the same level of consciousness that it was created’ we also hope to hear innovative ideas utilising scriptural wisdom to tackle current problems.

Yours sincerely,

Robin Marsh, UPF-UK Secretary GeneralMobile: 07956210768

Margaret Ali, UPF-UK Director – Mobile: 07723024750

Joyce Suda, UPF-UK DirectorMobile: 07903311052

Office: 02072620985 Web: www.uk.upf.org

Email: pa Twitter: @ukUPF

UPF is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

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