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

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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Day of Peace in California, USA

September 21, 2008

Los Angeles, California, USA - Holiness Vishwaguru Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda joined local celebrations.

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Day of Peace in New Jersey, USA

September 21, 2008

New Jersey, USA - Faith leaders embarked on a "Peace Boat" and offered prayers for peace in front of the Statue of Liberty and the UN.

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Day of Peace in Arizona, USA

September 21, 2008

Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA - Thirty activists and faith leaders gathered for prayers, readings, and fellowship.

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Day of Peace in Colorado, USA

September 21, 2008

Denver, Colorado, USA - Leaders from the local United Nations Association and diverse faith traditions offered prayers for peace.

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Day of Peace in Illinois, USA

September 21, 2008

Chicago, Illinois, USA - The Jericho Walk on the south side of Chicago was a testament to the passion and commitment of its participants.

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Day of Peace in Wisconsin, USA

September 21, 2008

Madison, Wisconsin, USA - The bright autumn day was a perfect setting for the International Day of Peace Rally at the state capitol.

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Day of Peace in Barrytown, New York

September 21, 2008

Barrytown, New York, USA - Can a small group, in a small town, of highly motivated and empowered people create a model for the world?

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Day of Peace in California, USA

September 21, 2008

Monrovia, California, USA - In a “Pinwheels for Peace” art project, young people decorated pinwheels with messages of peace.

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In the News: Ban Ki-moon Rings in International Day of Peace

September 19, 2008

New York, New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kicked off the 2008 celebration of the International Day of Peace with a traditional peace bell ringing ceremony on Sept. 23, 2008.

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Promoting a 'Mosaic Society' in Newark, USA

August 30, 2008

Newark, New Jersey - Religious Youth Service projects in Newark, New Jersey during August 2008 included a basketball fundraiser, Scholars for Ballers, and building a mosaic bench to encourage conversation and understanding at St. Peter's Recreation Center.

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A Family Festival in Texas

August 29, 2008

Houston, Texas - July 19 was proclaimed now and for always “Agape Family Peace Day” in Houston, Texas, by Mayor Bill White. And for good reason. Sixty adults and more than 30 teens and 20 children from around the metropolitan area representing eight church congregations, a Buddhist sect, and a child care center gathered at the Will of God Family Church to celebrate the first annual Agape Family Festival.

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