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1 U niversal P eace F ederation Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace Universal Principles for Peacebuilding U niversal P eace F ederation Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace Universal Principles for Peacebuilding

2 Ambassadors for Peace: an alliance of people aligned with core universal principles.

3 Why universal principles? Universal principles: are applicable at all times, and in all places. establish the common ground for cooperation of diverse peoples. form the basis for universal standards of peaceful behavior.

4 Universal Principle #1 We are one human family, created by God, the Ultimate Reality. AllahJehovah Yahweh Great Spirit Tao Ultimate Reality Parental Heart of God God Human Family

5 Universal Principle #2 The highest qualities of human beings are spiritual and moral. Mind Body Physical Well-being Physical Well-being Inner Satisfaction Inner Satisfaction Truth Beauty Goodness Love Food Shelter Wealth Comfort Happiness

6 As human beings, we aspire to Make a difference to society. Realize our potential and develop our character. Build loving relationships and family bonds. Make a difference to society. Realize our potential and develop our character. Build loving relationships and family bonds.

7 The highest qualities of human beings are spiritual and moral.

8 Universal Principle #3 The family is the school of love and peace.

9 A faithful marriage makes for a healthy family.

10 The family is the cornerstone of world peace. Bridging cultures Supporting peaceful nations Basis for empathy for others Bridging cultures Supporting peaceful nations Basis for empathy for others

11 Extending the family model

12 Believers are brothers.

13 Individual Whole Universal Principle #4 Living for the sake of others enables reconciliation of the divided human family. We exist in and through relationships, through giving and receiving. Broken relationships are healed through investment, through giving to the other.

14 In the way of peace, giving and receiving have no limits. CommunityFamilyNationWorldIndividual

15 All men are responsible for one another. Talmud, Sanhedrin 27b Give and it will be given to you...for the measure you give will be the measure your receive. Luke 6.38 Give not with the thought to gain, and be patient unto thy Lord. Quran Living for the sake of others

16 Universal Principle #5 Peace comes through cooperation beyond the boundaries of ethnicity, religion and nationality.

17 Religious traditions teach compassion, love for ones neighbor, consideration for those in need. Religious traditions teach compassion, love for ones neighbor, consideration for those in need. The power to end the cycles of resentment, violence and retribution comes from an internal, spiritual source. The power to end the cycles of resentment, violence and retribution comes from an internal, spiritual source. The highest expression of love for others is the commitment to love ones enemy. The highest expression of love for others is the commitment to love ones enemy. The power of the human spirit

18 Challenges for religious people Courageous religious leaders are standing on common ground and overcoming barriers that separate people of faith.

19 You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:43-48 The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then lo!, he with whom you had enmity shall become a bosom friend. Quran Love your enemy

20 We never get rid of an enemy by meeting hate with hate. We get rid of an enemy by getting rid of enmity. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

21 Reconciliation – heart to heart

22 affirm the universal principles of peace: 1. We are one human family created by God, the Ultimate Reality. 2. The highest qualities of human beings are spiritual and moral in nature. 3. The family is the school of love and peace. 4. Living for the sake of others enables reconciliation of the divided human family. 5. Peace comes through cooperation beyond the boundaries of ethnicity, religion and nationality.

23 Ambassadors for Peace promote moral education for youth. strengthen marriage and family. foster interreligious and international understanding and cooperation. integrate service with education.

24 Rev. Sun Myung MoonDr. Hak Ja Han Moon Application of fundamental spiritual principles is the path to lasting peace.

25 Will you become Ambassadors for Peace and apply the principles to bring reconciliation, healing and hope to our families, communities, nations, and our troubled world. Thank you.


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