UPF (Universal Peace Federation) held its summer festival on 19.07.2015 in the premises of UPF in Giessen. Last year the first such festival was held under the motto ‘world family’, and this year the topic was ‘between war and peace: the role of interreligious dialogue in 2015’. The world café was an integral part of… Read More World Cafe: The Role of Interreligious Dialogue in 2015
How can political education, and education provided by religious/ local communities foster civic engagement? On Friday (August 14, 2015) evening Youth UPF hosted an event to mark International Youth Day wherein audience members joined the panel in a lively discussion regarding how political education and education provided by religious local communities can be used to… Read More Youth Civic Engagement: Discussed on International Youth Day
Today we celebrate International Youth Day. As society we come together to look at and reflect on the role that young people play and to put emphasis on youth-related issues. This year’s topic is Youth Civic Engagement. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon made the following statement on this year’s Youth Day: As the world changes with… Read More Youth Civic Engagement: What Can Religious Communities Do?
You are invited to join a live panel on increasing Youth Civic Engagement. Take part in an active discussion on tackling the root causes for disengagement and find ways to encourage and empower young people to become more involved that we can offer as a recommendation to schools and religious/local communities.… Read More International Youth Day 2015: Youth Civic Engagement
The UPF Pathway to a Sustainable Future Project was the first of its kind and started off in Asuncion, Paraguay on July 6th. We were to explore Puerto Leda, Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s vision of a “New Eden” and how living in an underdeveloped native Indian village would change our view on life. I had… Read More Experiencing a “New Eden” – Eco-Volunteering in Paraguay
Die Frage die wir uns heute stellen ist: „Welche Rolle können Religionen im Jahr 2015 für den Frieden spielen?“ Je nachdem wo wir uns auf diesem Planeten befinden, stellt sich diese Frage etwas anders. Heute sind wir in Deutschland und was Deutschland – zumindest was Gießen betrifft – haben wir es in der Diskussion außschließlich… Read More Welche Rolle können Religionen im Jahr 2015 für den Frieden spielen?
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… Read More Global Citizenship and My Faith