Taipei, Taiwan – UPF-Taiwan is seeking donations to provide immediate relief for people in areas devastated by Typhoon Morakot, which struck on August 9 and dumped 83 inches of rain (over 2.1 m) on parts of the island. This unleashed the worst flooding there in half a century.
The Taiwanese government has asked for international assistance in rescuing stranded villagers and relief work to aid displaced and homeless persons. Buildings collapsed in the floodwater, and mudslides buried everything in their paths. The death toll was 153 on August 20, and the eventual number might rise to over 500, since many more are missing. Read the rest of this entry »
The distinctive historical backgrounds of great faiths, beliefs, traditions, cultures and customs of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism as well as Christianity and Muslim make the country unique. Read the rest of this entry »
The eyes of the footballing world will be on Spain during the coming week as the Peace Cup 2009 competition unfolds.
The competition features some of the top teams in the world, including Juventus of Italy, Aston Villa from England, and previous champions Lyon of France.
But the real interest will be in the performance of the revitalized hosts, Real Madrid.
SEOUL, Korea: As the world moves ever closer to the 21st century’s second decade, the goal of world peace often seems as elusive as ever. What with the recent financial and economical crisis, the threat of nuclear tests on the Korean peninsula and political turmoil following disputed elections in Iran and other nations, it’s perhaps not so surprising that very few people feel confident enough to suggest that our planet actually stands at the threshold of a new age of peace.