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

Building Bridges for Hemispheric Cooperation

February 6, 2010

New York, USA - The first Ambassadors for Peace seminar of the year highlighted the potential of Christian, Jewish, Native American, and Mayan traditions to build bridges of understanding and cooperation in the Americas.

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Little Angels to Thank Korean War Veterans

January 30, 2010

Washington, DC - On this year of the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, the Little Angels Children’s Folk Ballet of Korea will tour the U.S. to celebrate the enduring Korean-American friendship and to express the deep gratitude the Korean people still feel toward all Americans for preserving their freedom.

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Peace Needs a Change of Heart

December 16, 2009

Las Vegas, USA – There’s no place on earth quite like Las Vegas, a city devoted to the pursuit of pleasure, but proving for some a gateway instead to unhappiness and even despair. The city that promises much but often delivers little proved a fitting location for Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s first public speech in Las Vegas for almost ten years.

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UPF Awards Ceremony Celebrated in New York

December 4, 2009

New York, USA - Four outstanding New York and New Jersey residents were honored for excellence in leadership and 45 others received the prestigious Ambassador for Peace appointment at the Universal Peace Federation of New York and New Jersey's annual awards ceremony held April 4 at the Manhattan Center in New York. Rev. In-jin Moon, second daughter of UPF Founders Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, represented her parents in hosting the event.

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Mission of Qatar to the UN Hosts Tea Ceremony

November 5, 2009

New York, USA - Ambassadors from several nations gathered at the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the UN for an experience of the culture of peace through a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on Nov. 4, 2009.

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The Meaning of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

November 3, 2009

Washington DC, United States - The "Way of Tea" encourages people to reach the highest ideasl of internal character and is meant to also be a guide in human affairs.

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NGO Week of Spirituality Focuses on Reconciliation

October 29, 2009

New York, USA - An event entitled, “Peaceful Action through Reconciliation” was held at Pace University, in honor of United Nations Day and the 2009 UN Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns on Oct. 28, 2009.

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Book Release in the US: Global Citizen of Peace

October 1, 2009

Washington DC, United States - Celebrations of publication of Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s best-selling autobiography, As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen, are taking place around the world. In Washington DC, Dr. Moon told 1500 political, media, and community leaders that the book represented a small account of his life’s work, “still incomplete, to serve and honor God and bring about His ideal world of peace on the earth.”

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Day of Peace in Colorado, USA

September 25, 2009

Colorado, USA - Music and interfaith prayers marked the Day of Peace in Denver.

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Liberian Ambassador to US Hosts Day of Peace Gathering

September 23, 2009

Washington, DC, USA - “Be at home!” was H.E. Ambassador Nathaniel Barnes’ greeting as each guest entered the ambassadorial residence as the sun set on September 23. With his wife, Dawn Barnes, at his side, Ambassador Barnes proceeded to host this special gathering of peacemakers and friends of Liberia, commemorating the UN International Day of Peace.

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Interfaith Forum in New York on Climate Change

September 22, 2009

New York, USA - Religious leaders from around the world convened at the Church Center of the UN on Sept. 21, 2009 to discuss “the call of our religions [that] we must all learn to live together within the shared limits of our planet.”

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UPF Joins Student Day of Peace Observance at the UN

September 19, 2009

New York, NY - UPF brought 25 students from the New York City area to join hundreds of students from around the world at the UN and via telecast in observance of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 18, 2009.

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UPF Observes 9/11 Anniversary, Enters Fifth Year

September 12, 2009

New York, United States -  One day after the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the UPF pauses to reflect on the challenges and successes of the past four years.

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Reflections on 9/11

September 11, 2009

New York, NY, USA - On this day, September 11, many of us, and perhaps especially those of us based in New York, reflect on the darker capacities of human hearts and minds that can drive the most inhumane behavior. The actions of a few on this day eight years ago led to the deaths of thousands along with a wide range of destructive collateral actions. On this day, let us pause to consider not only the evil that may be done by others, but to also consider also the ways in which all of us can do more for peace, for justice, for reconciliation.

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RYS Conducts Peace Mosaic Project at Girls' Basketball Tournament in Newark

September 6, 2009

Newark, New Jersey, USA - United Initiatives for Peace in partnership with the City of Newark Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs hosted the 2nd Annual “You Got Schooled” tournament at Central High School in Newark, NJ. For two consecutive years, Religious Youth Service has been a part of the “You Got Schooled” tournament by conducting a Peace Mosaic project on site.

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American-Islamic Friendship Project

September 1, 2009

Washington, DC, USA - Peacebuilding has always been central to my life, but 9/11 played a particular role in stimulating me to become more active in working to make the world a more peaceful place. Since then, I have been active in peace initiatives in such diverse places as Pakistan, Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States.

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Sri Lanka Ambassador Hosts Peace Forum in Washington, DC

August 15, 2009

Washington DC, United States - A gathering of peacemakers explored the theme, “A New Vision for Peace in the 21st Century,” held at the residence of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka on July 30 in Washington DC. Speakers presented the core principles and practices that can facilitate movement toward a world in which people of every race, culture, and religion can live together in peace.

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UN Youth Assembly Promotes Interfaith Cooperation

August 7, 2009

New York, USA - About 700 people from 50 countries took part in the sixth Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations Aug. 5-7, 2009.

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Wealthy Nations No Shows at UN Financial Meeting

June 26, 2009

New York, United States - The UN General Assembly met in New York June 24-26, 2009, to discuss the world financial and economic crisis and its impact on development.

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Video: Deepak Chopra Speaks at the UN

May 25, 2009

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