UNITED STATES

Chapter Secretary General

Mr. Ricardo de Sena

Global Peace Council Member

Hon. Matt Salmon
Member (1995-2001), United States House of Representatives

National Peace Council Member

Hon. Earl F. Hilliard
Former Member, Congress of theUnited States of America

National Peace Council Member

Dr. Cheryl Ann Lau
Judge Pro Tempore, Carson City Justice and Municipal Courts

National Peace Council Member

Amb. Sam Hanna Zakhem
Former Ambassador, Embassy of the United States of America to Bahrain

Seeking Signs of Peace at Conference in Hawaii

June 21, 2007

When the Reverend Sun Myung Moon visited Hawaii on March 17th he spoke of a spiritual alignment of heavenly fortune and pronounced that the time was right for a new effort for peace for all humanity. He predicted a vast, civilization-changing movement beginning not in the old capitals of Europe or the conflict zones of the Middle East but in the Pacific Rim nations and their 5 billion people.

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Diplomats Gain Insights about Leadership in Washington DC

June 3, 2007

One hundred and fifty ambassadors, counselors, and other members of the diplomatic corps from the United Nations and Washington, DC, joined the Universal Peace Federation and The Washington Times Foundation's International Leadership Conference.

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Washington DC Conference Drafts an Interfaith Roadmap toward Peace

May 17, 2007

"I wish I could tell you that the problem of the Middle East has been solved," said Mr. Taj Hamad as he introduced a panel on "Toward a New Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East" during an International Leadership Conference in Washington DC May 17, 2007.

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Leadership Conference in the US Offers Perspectives on Culture Wars

May 17, 2007

The three themes of faith, family and service intertwined through the presentations during Session II of the International Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2007.

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Speakers at Washington DC Conference Pass on the Dream of Peace

May 15, 2007

Inheriting and carrying forward the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and educating people for peace through the media, schools and at home were the dominant themes of the opening plenary of the International Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2007.

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Educator's Conference to Promote RYS and Peace Park Projects

December 4, 2006

Clifton, New Jersey, USA – The RYS Educators Conference was held to further standardize our educational plan and create a manual that project leaders can use as a guideline for any future RYS/Peace Park projects.

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T. Walsh: The Bering Strait Project

June 5, 2006

I appreciate the opportunity to offer a few remarks at this important World Russian Forum. Russia and America, once dire enemies and both such important nations in the world, can now pursue a path of cooperation and partnership. We want to consider issues related to the part of the world where the US and Russia are in fact neighbors.

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Briefing about Bering Strait Project at the US Capitol

May 18, 2006

The landmark Bering Strait Peace Initiative was introduced on May 17, 2006, in the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. This panel discussion represented an important initial step in the process of making this vision a substantial reality.

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A.P. Salahuddin: Community Resource Center in New Jersey

January 2, 2006

Jesus said that in order to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, we must come as babies. That is also the attitude we need in order to bring peace. We have to find a neutral position, get rid of our baggage, and purify our thinking, because we cannot really establish peace unless we are men and women of peace.

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G.R. Rahman: Children of Abraham Project

January 2, 2006

In many countries around the world, children are suffering because of war, conflict, hunger, and disease. They are growing up before their time, taking on roles and responsibilities that are not theirs to take. I once met a young Afghan refugee in Pakistan who told me, “When I grow up, I will have an army. I will avenge the death of my father and brother. I will kill those who dishonored my sister.” He was nine years old.

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Inaugural UPF Peace Tour in Los Angeles

September 30, 2005

USA - Los Angeles was the perfect conclusion of the 12-city North American tour inaugurating the Universal Peace Federation.

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S.M. Moon: Inaugural Address of the Universal Peace Federation, September 2005

September 12, 2005

Declaring the world to be at a pivotal "historic turning point," Reverend Dr. Sun Myung Moon asked an international peace gathering to consider, "Can everlasting world peace take root, or are we doomed to repeat the 20th century's dark and oppressive history of war and conflict?" Addressing a standing-room-only house in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Father Moon spoke on the topic, "God's Ideal Family: The Model for World Peace." The address marked the inauguration of the Universal Peace Federation. Read on to find the address.

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Lincoln Center Address Launches Universal Peace Federation

September 12, 2005

Declaring the world to be at a pivotal "historic turning point," Reverend Dr. Sun Myung Moon asked an international peace gathering to consider, "Can everlasting world peace take root, or are we doomed to repeat the 20th century's dark and oppressive history of war and conflict?" Addressing a standing-room-only house in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Reverend Moon spoke on the topic, "God's Ideal Family: The Model for World Peace." The address marked the inauguration of the Universal Peace Federation, convening in New York City with 376 delegates from 157 nations.

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UPF Inaugural Conference Calls for UN Renewal

September 11, 2005

New York, USA - Just three days before the opening of the historic 60th Assembly of the UN, the inaugural conference of the Universal Peace Federation took place, Sept. 11-14, 2005.

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RYS International Director Participates in UN Forum

September 10, 2004

United Nations, New York— RYS International Director, John W. Gehring was invited to be a speaker and panelist representing the Religious Youth Service at a UN DPI/NGO interactive workshop, entitled “The Role of NGO’s in Overcoming Poverty through Education”.

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Interreligious and International Peace Council Inaugurated in New York

October 4, 2003

New York, USA - "The Interreligious and International Peace Council (IIPC)," said Mrs. Debbie H. Remengesau, First Lady of the Republic of Palau, "can improve existing methods and practices for addressing critical global problems by being the leader in the moral or spiritual conscience in leadership governance." The IIPC was founded on October 3rd in New York City where 304 delegates, including 52 guests from the United Nations-all together representing 149 nations-attended the 4-day Inaugural Assembly with the theme, "Global Governance for a New Realm of Peace."

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UN-US Symposium: Working Together to Solve Critical Global Problems

April 29, 2003

New York, USA - A UN-US Symposium convened from April 27-28, 2003, at the New Yorker Hotel and the United Nations Headquarters with the theme, Working Together to Solve Critical Global Problems.

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RYS and Summerhill Community Development Joins Ongoing Programs

June 21, 1995

Atlanta, United States— Working with Summerhill Community Development participants, joined their ongoing programs by painting rooms in private houses, gardening, and helping with basic carpentry.

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Communities Serving Communities, RYS-USA Helps Housing Project

March 24, 1994

Atlanta, United States— In cooperation with the Summerhill Community Development Organization RYS volunteers worked at a housing project.

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RYS Held International Alumni Project in United States

August 12, 1990

California, United States—This conference for 500 religious leaders and scholars had a theme that related to passing on the inheritance to the next generation. Most of the participants and staff were worldwide RYS alumni who were invited to attend the Assembly of the World's Religions (AWR).

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