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Veteran's Day

Honoring All Who Served

We offer our deepest appreciation and gratitude on this day to all who served in the armed forces to protect our national interests. We respect their willingness to sacrifice and their bravery. We honor their patriotism. “Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that […]

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Is Peace Really Possible?

The question of how to attain world peace is always with us, and has been the question since the beginning of time. Hikers recently found the body of a 5,000-year-old man preserved in ice in the mountains of Italy. Amazingly, scientists had the ability to investigate the details of his death. It was an untimely […]

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Sustainable Future Paraguay

Sustainable Future Through International Exchange

If you have not been following the Leda Project in South America, I highly recommend going to their blog pages and following along. Here are some highlights from July 13th, which was the 10th day of the International Youth Volunteer program. The mission of the Leda Settlement in Paraguay, South America is peace and sustainability. The […]

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Take a Pathway to Adventure and Discovery 

Join the Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project Paraguay, July 3-19 – A project of UPF and the SNA-SDWP We are excited to announce that on July 3-19th the 2nd International Pathways to a Sustainable Future Project will take place in the Pantanal region of Paraguay.  This project, designed for those 18-30 years old and […]

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Celebrating God’s Day, 2016!

Today we celebrate God’s Day, or more recently named Heavenly Parent’s Day. I think one of the most important things Rev. Moon did in his lifetime was to establish a day when we celebrate God and God’s ideal. The world is full of all sorts of random holidays. This month alone there are more than […]

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Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Project: Leda, Paraguay The 1st Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and South & North America Sustainable Development World Peace USA Corporation,  co sponsored a project: “Pathways to a Sustainable Future” . The project was held in Paraguay from July 6 through July 21, with 36 volunteers representing 11 nations.  The ambitious project was designed in the […]

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Peace has been a dream for humanity for thousands of years. Early writings speak of people’s desire for peace but it somehow seems to escape us no matter how hard we try. How can we theoretically want something so badly and still not accomplish it? It doesn’t make sense in this “dream it and achieve it” […]

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A personal experience with Malaria in Uganda

The story Malaria Bites takes place in Lira, Uganda and serves to complement the posts The Politics of a Mother’s Heart and Returning Home  Malaria Bites When I think back to my time in Uganda, it is mostly fine memories that come to mind. A smile draws across my face as I reflect on the […]

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Homecoming: Healing The Elder’s Tears

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” —Maya Angelou Healing the Heart’s Hurts The human heart is the most vulnerable part of our being, yet it is this vulnerability that in large part makes us human. Each human heart has carried within it the pain […]

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Building a House, Making a Home

“And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6.9 More than a decade has passed since the Religious Youth Service (RYS) did an overly ambitious service project in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The 70 youths who had gathered from […]

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