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Marriage for Peace: Thousands of couples tie the not in an International  wedding ceremony for World Peace  and intercultural Harmony.

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Seoul/South Korea, 20.02.2016 (FFWPU) – On February 20th, 2016, the international Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, an organization with UN DPI status since 1998, held one of their traditional Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremonies with the participation of around 2.500 couples in Gapyeong, South Korea and some 10000 more couples world wide via Satellite link. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, widow of the late Dr. Sun Myung Moon, founder of FFWPU and many other related organizations. FFWPU aims at pointing out the centrality of Marriage and Family for a peaceful and harmonious society and world.
Since 1992, representatives of the world’s  religions take part in the ceremony and since that time the event became an Interreligious and intercultural Ceremony that seeks also to emphasize Peace and Harmony between the different ethnicities, nationalities and faiths.
For a video report of the event please 
click here.


Cosmic Holy Blessing Ceremony (2016.2.20) from PeaceTV on Vimeo.



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Nov. 6- 8, 2015: FFWPU Switzerland in close co-sponsorship with partners from Germany, Switzerland and Austria organized a conference about the “Confusion in the Western Value System and the Importance of the Family for the Society”.

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More than 80 participants, mainly from the 3 co-sponsoring nations, as well as the Czech Republik gathered from November 6th – 8th in the beautiful Catholic retreat center “Schloss Fürstenried”, near Munich, in order to discuss about the role of the family in the Western societies and the threat that the Gender Ideology poses for the family. The conference language was German, but there was an English translation provided, underscoring the European dimension of the issue.
 
read more about it here: 
http://www.upf-deutschland.de/fuerstenried-nov2015.htm
 
Access to the video reports of the conference here…   
http://www.upf-deutschland.de/fuerstenried-nov2015---videos.html

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Zurich, Sept. 12, 2015: Family and Peace Festival and March for Peace.

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Showing the importance of the Family and and its input for the realization of a peaceful world, FFWPU Switzerland together with local partners organized for the 7th time the traditional Family and Peace Festival, in the Volkshaus in the city center of Zurich. Around 200 people participated in the conference followed by a Peace March through the central part of Zurich, emphasizing the importance of a faithbased family ideal that can strengthen the family that is currently under attack from various sides.
The peace march brought an unusual picture in the busy city center, people expressing their deep respect and admiration for the great works of key religious figures for the sake of Peace and a healthy society.
For more information read here…
 
http://switzerland.upf.org/conferences/international-days/international-day-of-peace/67-family-and-peace-festival-zurich-12-09-2015

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UN Conference on Family Values and their Link to Economic Well-Being and Social Outcomes, UN Geneva June 30-July 1, 2014.
 

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After the launching of the first draft of the UN HRC Resolution on the Protection of the Family, June 26, 2014, FFWPU Switzerland in joint sponsorship with its main Swiss partners organized a 2 day conference from June 30 – July 1, 2014 at the United Nations Offices in Geneva concerning the topic of “Family Values and their Link to Economic Well-Being and Social Outcomes”. The purpose was to support the resolution on the Protection of the Family, by pointing out the great socio-economic impact healthy families can have for the society, nation and world. For a more detailed report please read here….
 
http://switzerland.upf.org/2015-10-02-13-33-11/2014/58-international-day-of-families-2014#2