Paris, France—The 2017 International Day of Peace was celebrated at an evening program with the theme given by the United Nations: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
Lyon, France—Leaders of local NGOs met at the Espace Culture et Paix (Culture and Peace Space) to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace.
Vienna, Austria—The Austrian chapter of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace was inaugurated at the United Nations Office at Vienna.
Düsseldorf, Germany—Local UPF members have taken part in a rally by a coalition that traveled by bus through Germany to promote traditional marriage and family.
Hamburg, Germany—A tea ceremony and other traditions were part of the third annual Japanese cultural program presented by the Hamburg branch of UPF.
Düsseldorf, Germany—To commemorate the year of Luther, UPF-Düsseldorf held a meeting entitled "Martin Luther—Paths to God."
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.
Vienna, Austria—The listing of Eritrea’s capital as a World Heritage Site was celebrated at a special event titled “Asmara—City of Dreams.”
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.
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