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Global Citizenship and My Faith

By Deacon Athanasius, Metropolis Austria  In the discussion around Global Citizenship and my faith I was asked to say a few words about how I think my faith (in my case, the Christian Orthodox faith) influences me in my engagement with people of other cultures and religions. I think and I hope that my faith…

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The Buddhist Youth, Global Citizenship and My Practice

by Matthias Grümayer, Youth Representative of Österreichische Buddhistische Religionsgesellschaft How does your faith help or hinder your engagement with people of other cultures and religions? Buddhism offers tools and practices that help to cultivate openness and care towards other living beings, regardless of species, religions and cultures. What are these? The practice of the 4 Brahmaviharas,…

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A Young Islamic Perspective on Global Citizenship

By Jennifer Miftaroska Salam Alaikum. Peace be upon you. It’s a pleasure for me to be here and to talk about the topic of religion which is essential for our interreligious faith discussion tonight. Foremost the topic questions are not ordinary and do require series of deep thinking that I’ll try to respond to simply with…

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UPF Summer Festival Giessen

On Sunday, July 27th, 2014 UPF Giessen hosted a Summer Festival. The theme of the day was “World Family”. Over 100 UPF members and guests, from all walks of life, came together to take part in the diverse program. The festival began at 11:00 a.m. with an interreligious celebration. Youth Representative Jonathan Makkonen shared his…

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Youth Engagement in Politics

Youth Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – UK You are invited to attend  important youth event on the topic of: ‘Youth Engagement in Politics’ At the House of Lords On Tuesday the 14th of October at 6.00 PM The event is kindly hosted by Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma  We would like to invite you to an…