Vienna, Austria—The Austrian chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace was inaugurated at the United Nations Office at Vienna.
Düsseldorf, Germany—A young German woman who moved to Lebanon as a child was the speaker at a program about Lebanese culture.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — On July 16, 2017, a “Peace Road 2017” event was held in Luxembourg, which involved visiting two important places.
Hamburg, Germany—An Ambassador for Peace who has visited North Korea 11 times gave a presentation on the social and political life of this mysterious country.
Linz, Austria—An interreligious breakfast meeting held by UPF of Upper Austria focused on the topic “Spirituality and Politics—Are Religious People Called to be Actively Involved in Political Affairs?”
Reichraming, Austria—A number of Ambassadors for Peace from the state of Upper Austria met at a Peace Bridge that they constructed eight years earlier.
Paris, France—A new series of interreligious forums started with the topic “The Reality of Life after Death and Contemporary Society.”
Vienna, Austria—“Walls or Bridges? Populism, Integration and the Future of Europe” was the title of a panel discussion organized by the Youth Committee of UPF-Austria.
Stuttgart, Germany—The 2017 UN International Day of Families was celebrated by conducting an Interfaith Peace Blessing ceremony.
Nuremberg, Germany—To mark the UN International Day of Families, UPF held a discussion on “Attachment Theory, or How Love Really Works.”
Munich, Germany—The 2017 International Day of Families was celebrated by the Munich branch of UPF with a discussion promoting true family values.
Linz, Austria—To commemorate the UN International Day of Families, the Upper Austrian chapter of UPF held a discussion on the topic “What Value Does the Family Have?”
Paris, France—In honor of the 2017 UN International Day of Families, UPF-France held a forum under the theme “The Family in the 21st Century—Evolution or Crisis?”
Düsseldorf, Germany—The International Day of Families was observed with a talk about the importance of the family, followed by prayers offered by an interfaith prayer circle.
Vienna, Austria—More than 200 guests, including Ambassadors for Peace and NGO leaders, attended a celebration of the 2017 International Day of Families.
Novazzano, Switzerland—Ten teams of schoolchildren took part in the 2017 Peace Cup soccer tournament, which “entertains and socializes [and is] not just a competition.”
Giessen, Germany—Japanese poetry and culture were the topic of discussion at an International Café held at the offices of UPF in the town of Giessen.
Linz, Austria—An interreligious breakfast held by UPF asked the question “What Can Religions Contribute to Solving the Problems of Our Age?”
Düsseldorf, Germany—Near-death experiences were the subject of a presentation given by a theologian and philosopher at a meeting held by UPF.
Linz, Austria—On the occasion of the 300th birthday of Maria Theresa, a lecture explored how the Austrian empress strove to bring career and family together.
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