UNITED STATES

Chapter Secretary General

Mr. Larry Moffit

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

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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Faith-based Diplomacy: Bridging the Divide

May 23, 2009

Dr. Douglas Johnston, noted author and peacemaker, spoke on “Faith-based Diplomacy: Bridging the Religious Divide” at an official Pre-Parliament of the World’s Religions Event hosted by UTS, the Interfaith Seminary, May 23. Dr. Johnston co-authored Madrasa Enhancement and Global Security: A Model for Faith-Based Engagement, an account of Johnston’s groundbreaking work to help broaden the curriculum and the educational strengths of Islamic schools in the Muslim world.

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Symposium at the UN Calls for Families to Make a Commitment to Peace

May 18, 2009

New York, USA - UPF organized over 60 celebrations of the UN Day of Families in 34 nations, building on the theme “Creating a World of Peace, One Family at a Time.” The final event, at the UN Headquarters in New York, marked the conclusion of the UPF Global Peace Tour 2009. | Click here for the audio recordings of the speeches and photos| French, 中文

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Day of Families Celebration in Washington DC Hosted by the Bahrain Embassy

May 15, 2009

Washington, DC, USA - Combine the warm and cozy feeling of a family reunion and the cultural splendor of the beautifully exotic nation of the Kingdom of Bahrain and you will arrive at the unique experience had by all who attended the International Day of Families Celebration, Friday, May 15 at the Bahrain Embassy in Washington, DC.

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Virginia Ambassadors for Peace Recruit Sponsors for Nepali Orphans

April 29, 2009

Virginia, United States - Through Global Orphan Outreach, Families for Children, Ambassadors for Peace in Virginia launched in 2008 a sponsorship program for orphans in Nepal.

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Commentary: Moving on from the Americas Summit

April 20, 2009

New York, United States - Despite the failure to reach a unified statement, the recently concluded Americas Summit in Trinidad and Tobago is certainly a step in the right direction. But there is much work to do.

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A Muslim Perspective in America

April 16, 2009

Virgina, United States - The Ambassadors for Peace Association of Virgina’s forum on April 16, 2009 provided a platform for the “moderate” voice of American Muslims.

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A Million Blooms of Interfaith Service and Kindness

March 26, 2009

Washington, DC, USA - The Million Acts of Service and Kindness campaign is springing into the new year with efforts all around the United States. In keeping with the spring season, the current theme is "A Million Blooms." The campaign began at the Global Peace Festival in August 2008 and will continue throughout 2009 in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation. It has an interfaith and youth focus and is striving for sustainable service that produces positive social change. Youth of all faiths are invited to lead and to participate.

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Women's Day in Washington, DC, Promotes a Culture of Peace

March 12, 2009

Washington, DC, USA - "Women as Peacemakers - Building a Culture of Peace" was the vision of the 5th Annual International Women's Day commemoration on Capitol Hill, March 12. The banquet room overflowed with a diverse assembly of women and men, many colorfully garbed in their country's traditional dress, all with the hope of learning about and contributing to the work of global peace building.

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Parallel Event of the 53rd Commission on the Status of Women

March 12, 2009

New York, USA - H.E. Hamid Al Bayati, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iraq to the UN addressed a Women for Peace gathering in New York City on March 12, 2009, in conjunction with the 53rd Session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women.

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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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