Chapter Secretary General

Mr. Larry Moffitt

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

Honoring the UN Day of Families at the UN Headquarters in NY

May 18, 2010

New York, NY, USA - UPF held its annual symposium to mark the UN International Day of Families on May 17, 2010 at the UN Headquarters in New York.


In Support of Africa Day

May 14, 2010

UPF-Pennsylvania - In support of Africa Day, UPF-USA, Pennsylvania will hold a "Do Something for Peace" Event on May 30.


Honoring a Legacy of Peace in Las Vegas

May 9, 2010

Las Vegas, USA - A crowd of 1200 gathered on May 9 for a historic ‘Legacy of Peace’ program at the Aria Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, the latest in a series that began at the United Nations in March.


Learn How NGOs Promote Human Dignity

May 6, 2010

Tarrytown, NY - The on-line World Congress of NGOs June 8 and 9 offers a unique opportunity to learn from NGO heads, government officials, and corporations who are promoting human dignity.


Religious Youth Service Helps Expand Networks of Caring in Miami

May 1, 2010

Miami, USA - Approximately 35 community leaders attended a symposium in Miami about plans for a youth enrichment camp near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, sponsored in party by Religious Youth Service Aug. 15-29, 2010.


M. Ahmad: Muslims and Contestations of Religio-Political Space in America

April 23, 2010

“What type of Islam, and what type of Muslims?" has undoubtedly become a global question, but has assumed a particularly critical status in the context of the United States. It is now commonly perceived that despite the wide variety of voices that one hears from American Muslims, a uniquely American discourse is emerging from within this colorful mosaic.


S.M. Moon: Address to a Legacy of Peace Program in New York, March 2010

March 21, 2010

In the end, the problems afflicting humanity can only be resolved through the vision of “One Family Under God,” in other words the teachings of true love. This is the only way for humankind to find the path toward peace and happiness.


Honoring a Legacy of Peace at the United Nations

March 20, 2010

New York, USA - UPF hosted a ‘Legacy of Peace’ program at the UN on March 18, 2010, to honor people who recently passed away and whose lives were dedicated to peace.


Honoring UN Personnel Who Died in the Haiti Earthquake

March 20, 2010

New York, USA - The Universal Peace Federation hosted a ‘Legacy of Peace’ program at the United Nations March 18 to honor the lives of Hédi Annabi, the UN Chief of Mission recently killed with 100 other UN personnel in the Haiti earthquake, and seven other prominent individuals associated with UPF who recently passed away and whose lives were dedicated to peace.


Parallel Event of the 54th Commission on the Status of Women

March 9, 2010

New York, USA - “The Role of Women in Social Transformation” was the theme of a March 9, 2010, event hosted by the mission of Nigeria to the UN and organized by UPF.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


Day of Peace in Colorado, USA

September 25, 2009

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


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.