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

Rev. Sun Myung Moon Celebrates 90th Birthday in New York – and Seoul

February 1, 2009

New York, USA - The Founder of the Universal Peace Federation, the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, celebrated his 90th birthday on January 31st at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom with more than 3,700 religious, diplomatic and community leaders.

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Peace Summit Group Focuses on Rights

February 1, 2009

New York, USA - The path to peace will be impossible to navigate without a more caring brand of capitalism, democracy, expanded human rights and the rule of law, said speakers at a "World Summit for Peace" on January 30.

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M.J. Watts: Reflections on the World Summit on Peace

February 1, 2009

Recently, I had the privilege of attending the World Summit on Peace and International Leadership Conference in New York sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation. Over 300 distinguished delegates from around the world gathered, including current and former heads of state and government, women leaders and current and former first ladies, parliamentarians, and religious leaders.

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S.M. Moon: Address to the World Summit on Peace, January 2009

February 1, 2009

This is the “era of revolutionary change after the coming of heaven,” when people will no longer be beyond the influence of heavenly law. We must lead transparent lives of goodness with our every action being as clear as a crystal. We must accomplish a “pure love revolution” by educating all people about the value of absolute sexual ethic centered on God, our heavenly parent. This is the only way to pass on the lineage of goodness to all of humankind, and the path to achieving God’s ideal of true families.

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J. Baird: Waging Holy Peace

January 30, 2009

Let me briefly mention three areas of multifaith work we are engaged in at the Center for Multifaith Education at Auburn Seminary, in hopes that our work in this area may in some small way be helpful to you. The three areas are: 1) religious leadership; 2) scholars and diplomats; and 3) teenagers. We have found that interfaith work among each of these three groups holds great promise.

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R. Wenger: Strengthening Community Resilience through Trauma Healing and Conflict Transformation

January 30, 2009

My comments today grow out of a program called STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience), which was developed at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, in collaboration with Church World Service in New York City, to train religious leaders and care providers of all faiths in trauma and conflict transformation post 9/11.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Words Inspire Youth in Washington, DC

January 17, 2009

Washington, DC, USA - Youth leaders from the Richard England Clubhouse of the Boys and Girls Club of Washington, D.C. explored what Martin Luther King, Jr. meant by “being judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin” at a “train the trainer” session held on December 17.

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Religious Youth Call for Respect for Human Rights

December 10, 2008

Young leaders from various faiths marked Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2008, by advocating for human rights and dignity at forums in the UK and at the UN Headquarters in Switzerland and the US.

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Interfaith Forum at the UN Honors Human Rights Day

December 3, 2008

New York, USA - Over 300 religious, political, and civil society leaders gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York Dec. 8, 2008, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Youth Leaders Promote Human Rights at Interfaith Forum in NY

December 3, 2008

New York, USA - Youth from various faiths addressed the Interfaith Youth Leaders Forum held at the UN Headquarters in New York on Dec. 2, 2008.

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Million Acts of Service and Kindness Campaign Spreads

November 26, 2008

Washington, DC, USA - The Global Peace Festival in Washington, DC, on August 9, 2008 was a kick-off to a sustained US campaign in many other cities. A key theme and challenge to those mobilized by the Festival campaign was a call to “A Million Acts of Service and Kindness.”

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Washington DC Forum Highlights Progress of Women in Morocco

October 29, 2008

Washington, DC - On a blustery autumn afternoon in Washington, DC, the Women for Peace Forum brought together over 40 women leaders to discuss “Women’s Leadership in Building a Culture of Peace.” The Deputy Chief of Mission from the Embassy of Morocco explained recent changes in Moroccan law that empower women and support women's equality.

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Global Peace Festival Comes to New York

October 23, 2008

New York, NY - The Global Peace Festival hosted an interfaith, intercultural celebration in New York City on October 23 at the historic Manhattan Center, one of the city's most renowned performance venues.

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A Japanese Tea Ceremony in Washington, DC

October 23, 2008

Washington, DC - The 14th Japanese Tea Ceremony was held at the Verizon building in downtown Washington, DC, on October 23, 2008.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Focuses on Human Rights

October 22, 2008

New York, New York - The UN NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns held programs on the Week of Spirituality at the UN, Oct. 20-26, 2008, on the theme: “Honoring the Spirit of the United Nations: Our Commitment to Making the UN Declaration of Human Rights Come Alive.”

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Festival Promotes a Culture of Peace in Los Angeles

October 9, 2008

Los Angeles, USA - The Global Peace Festival on October 9 in Los Angeles capped a 21-day focus on peace events that included the annual ringing of the United Nations Peace Bell at Maguire Gardens in Central Los Angeles and a speech and drawing contest.

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Global Peace Festival Touches Hearts in Atlanta

October 7, 2008

Atlanta, Georgia, USA - The Global Peace Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on October 7 gave people both young and old a vision of one family of God that brings together people of all faiths.

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Appeal to Help Texans after Hurricane Ike

September 23, 2008

Galveston, Texas, USA - In the wake of Hurricane Ike's destruction, the International Relief Friendship Foundation is partnering with Christian Disaster Response to collect money for purchasing food and basic supplies and supporting the mobile Food Service Kitchen that serves people in Houston and Galveston.

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Day of Peace in Alaska, USA

September 21, 2008

Anchorage, Alaska, USA - Volunteers celebrated the International Day of Peace with an enthusiastic “Honk for Peace” rally.

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Day of Peace in Arkansas, USA

September 21, 2008

Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - Twenty-five people from the Sikh community, the Family Church, and the Islamic Center joined to clean a clinic.

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