To establish and sustain a local-to-global cooperating body of individuals, groups, and networks for the pursuit of peace, justice, and an environmentally sustainable civilization for all races, cultures, and religions based on universal ethical and spiritual principles.
(1) To realize our connection to the Source of All Life and to all life forms.
(2) To facilitate personal and social transformation and cooperative activities for global peace and justice.
(3) To create an international vehicle for economic cooperation.
Through the combination of Events, Educational Forums, and Publications, we seek to bring together all ethnicities, cultures and religions into a unity-and-diversity type of community both locally and around the world, providing a loving and truthful social change
About Unity-And-Diversity World Council
50 Years Striving For Peace And Sustainability
The Unity-and-Diversity World Council is a nonprofit, tax-exempt California corporation. It was originally formed to develop the ideals and activities undertaken during International Cooperation Year 1965, which was voted into being by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The goal of the U.N. in establishing that year was to encourage a maximum of cooperation among non-governmental organizations.
Vision: To establish and sustain a local-to-global cooperating body of individuals, groups, and networks for the pursuit of peace, justice, and an environmentally sustainable civilization for all races, cultures, and religions based on universal ethical and spiritual principles.
ACTIVITIES / PROGRAMS / EVENTS
Dear Friends, For several years now, the IMAN Cultural Center in Palms has graciously hosted Unity-and-Diversity World Council (UDC) events, forums, and ongoing gatherings, as well as other events from interfaith and peace and justice groups. The IMAN Center and UDC are presenting a joint gala entitled Bridges of Love – a Valentine’s Concert and[…]
As America gets set to mark the 15-year anniversary of the devastating 9/11 attacks, One Global Family Foundation (a special affiliate of UDC) is co-creating three inspiring, action-oriented events, “REMEMBERING 911” taking place in Orange County on Sunday, September 11th, 2016. One Global Family Founder and UDC Board Member, Laura Lafoia Ava-Tesimale has traveled the world from Pacific islands, to[…]
WELCOME TO PEACE SUNDAY FESTIVAL 2016< Sunday September 18th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. IMAN Cultural Center3376 Motor Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90034 This year is the 51th anniversary of the Unity-and-Diversity World Council (UDC) and the 71th anniversary of the United Nations. UDC was born during International Cooperation Year 1965, which was the highlight of the United[…]
RESPONDING TO ORLANDO SHOOTING by Rev. Leland Stewart, B.S.E., B.T. The Orlando, Florida, mass shooting was the largest such event in the history of the United States. It has already had a major impact. However, there have been a number of other serious destructive occurrences in the last few years. Clearly, this country needs to[…]
The Jerusalem Prayer Project (JPP) is a music, film and multimedia venture designed to create a self-sustaining interactive global peace building platform, from a uniquely interfaith perspective. Although JPP is centered in Jerusalem, its symbolism opens the door for presenting peace-building challenges worldwide from a diverse range of activists and artists. JPP is a special[…]
Interfaith Celebrations: Once each month, a celebration involving the world’s religions and modern spiritual movements is held at various houses of worship in greater Los Angeles and Inland Valley of Southern California.
The Sunday Morning Gathering of Creative Community is held at the IMAN Center in Palms, Los Angeles – a welcoming gathering of creative innovators to participate in collaborative, educational and spiritual upliftment. At the gathering, we sing, pray, have readings and welcome a theme for discussion which is introduced by one of our regular participants or a special guest speaker. We[…]
The UDC has several publications which relay our ideology of promoting peace, harmony and sustainability. We also have several new ones in the works, which we hope to share with you soon. World Scriptures & World Scriptures, Vol. 2by Leland P. Stewart Science and Spirituality by Mary A.[…]