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

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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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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