It matters not that we do not use weapons, martial or ranged. What matters most is what is in our hearts. Here we are, fighting, not for national boundaries. Not even for our mortal lives do we stand and march to defend. What we fight for is greater than any of this.

What we fight for is peace, liberty, and justice; what we are fighting for is the survival of our families, for One Family Under God; what we are fighting for is the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth; what we are fighting for, is Cheon-Il-Guk.

Let the battle begin, and let it end without a drop of blood being spilled.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Global Peace Festival - UK Details

Hello everybody!

Only three days to the Global Peace Festival in London, being held on Nov. 22nd at ExCel London Docklands. So, I thought I'd post the schedule here. Below I'll also have ticket and travel information.


9 AM to 12 PM: European Inter-Religious Forum: "European Year of Inter-Cultural Dialogue"

This is a delegate only event, for London ILC delegates and registered European Ambassadors for peace.

1 PM to 8 PM: Culture of Peace Exhibition
NGO stands, art, film, and networking hub. Click here for more general information, or here for information about renting an exhibition booth.

Open to all GPF Ticket (£10) and Day Pass (£20) holders.

1:45 PM to 4 PM: Focus Sessions (1:45 registration, 2:15 sessions begin)
Bringing together peace activists to network, share, and take home a best practice or two.

Women's Initiatives
The Environment
Marriage and Family
Community Cohesion
Peace and Development Networks (MDGs)
Interreligious Cooperation

This is for pre-registered participants only - with a GPF Day Pass (£20).

4:30 PM to 7 PM: Global Peace Concert!

Peace has never been so loud! Bring family and friends! Great international performers, speakers, and awards!

Amung those sharing the stage will be:

Dawud Wharnsby
Ola Onabule
Patti Boulaye
The Royal Philharmonic Ensemble
Steve Balsamo(The Storys)

For more details on the performers, click here.

Open to all GPF Ticket (£10) and Day Pass (£20) holders.

The Global Peace Festival celebrates the vision of 'One Family Under God' by developing ongoing programs that:

  • Raise and nurture strong marriages and families
  • Facilitate Inter-religious harmony
  • Foster a culture of peace and service
The GPF I attended in Washington D.C. exemplified this basic statement, and after visiting GPF UK headquarters in the beginning of October I am sure GPF Lodnon will be just as much of a success. I truely hope that anyone who is able to will come to this event. I am so very disapointed that I won't be able to go myself.

Here's the infor you need. First, click here to puchas tickets to the main event, or here to find out about getting a free ticket. For tickets to the Focus Sessions or to purchas a booth, click here.

Now, how do you get there?

ExCeL London is located 10-minutes from Canary Wharf, in the heart of London's Royal Docks.

There is easy access to the venue - with 3 onsite DLR (Docklands Light Railway) stations, easy access to London Underground (Jubilee Line - 2-stops), parking for 4,000 cars and an international airport 5-minutes away.

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For more information about getting to ExCeL London, go here.

Feel like helping out but don't have the time or money to travel? Click here to donate, or here to find out about a Global Peace Festival near you.

More information will be coming up about a much smaller related event in Oslo, Norge this December. So far all I know is that it'll be on December 14th, and it looks like it's just going to be a small even to commemorate the GPF in London, showing a DVD and that sort of thing, but I can't say for sure as this just came up to my attention 12 hours ago.

For One Family Under God,

Christopher D. Osborn

Posted from Løbergsveien, Bergen, Norge.
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2012 Motto for the Unification Movement

Cheon-gi 3 (2012) Unification Movement/Tongilgyo/Cheon Il Guk Motto:

"The Era of the Victory, Liberation, and Completion of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind"

Click here to read a translated transcript of Father Moon's 'True God's Day 2012' midnight prayer.