Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Holds Global Seminar on the Theme “Opportunity and Hope at a Time of Global Crisis: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity, and Universal Values.
The ILC will host concurrent webinars in three, time-zone friendly clusters: the Americas, Asia Pacific, and the linked continents of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
“This year has seen dramatic disruptions, not only due to the COVID-19 pandemic but in geopolitics, the world economy, the media, religion and all levels of community,” said Universal Peace Federation Chairman Dr Thomas G. Walsh. “When the world’s leaders and citizens meet and listen to each other,” he added, “it’s easy to envision how our attention can grow, and how we can live as one global group.”
Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr Ban Ki-moon said at the new virtual summit “Rally of Hope”, Aug. 9, 2020, he thought that “UPF will match a foundation to build lasting peace around the world.” In extension to addressing major issues of the day, the organisation will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Universal Peace Federation and the celebration of UPF’s Co-Founder, Rev. Dr Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012).
Featured lecturers in Europe, Africa and Middle-East Peace-Dialogue will add former heads of state such as Goodluck Jonathan from Nigeria or H.E Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca from Malta, or Dr Werner Fasslabend, former pastor of defence, Austria, spiritual leaders with a large following such as Prophet Radebe from South Africa or Cheikh Soufi Bilal Diallo from Mali, and business leaders such as the donor Joseph Busha from Zimbabwe.
The September 11-13 program will highlight the work of UPF’s seven Associations: International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP), International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP), Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD), International Media Association for Peace (IMAP), International Association of Academicians for Peace (IAAP), International Association for Peace and Economic Development (IAED) and International Association of First Ladies for Peace (IAFLP).