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

In Memoriam: Rabbi Dr. David Z. Ben-Ami

August 27, 2008

Rabbi Dr. Ben-Ami devoted his life to the furtherance of interfaith and interracial cooperation, human rights, the family, and the well-being of the aged. In addition, he promoted education to enhance the values of American democracy and the protection of religious freedom. It gained him recognition by many of his religious peers, public and private institutions, and leaders in the political sphere, including American presidents from Lyndon Johnson to George Bush.

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Christian, Jewish and Muslim Peacemakers Come to Washington, D.C.

August 9, 2008

Washington, D.C. – Thousands of peacemakers came to celebrate peace on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on August 9 at the Global Peace Festival USA. The gathering, billed as the largest interfaith and multicultural event ever held in Washington D.C., was the second in a series of fifteen Global Peace Festivals this year.

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J.E. Lowery: The Joshua Generation

August 9, 2008

Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, President Emeritus, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, USA
Address at the Global Peace Festival Washington, DC, USA, August 9, 2008

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H.J. Moon: A New Vision of Peace for the USA

August 9, 2008

Dr. Hyun Jin Moon, Chairman, Global Peace Festival Keynote Address, Global Peace Festival US Capitol Grounds, Washington, DC, August 9, 2008

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W. Fauntroy: A Call for Faith in God, Compassion, Family

August 9, 2008

Washington, D.C. - Rev. Walter Fauntroy, six-term U.S. Congressman and civil rights legend, and an aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., affirms values close to the heart of American people.

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Thousands Cross Racial, Religious, Cultural Lines for Peace

August 6, 2008

Washington, D.C. - The Global Peace Festival-USA is part of a worldwide celebration of faith, family, and service, gathering people from different races, religions, and national origins as "One Family under God."

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Global Peace Festival-USA Food Drive

August 4, 2008

Washington, D.C. - The Global Peace Festival will host a Food Drive for Peace on August 9 in various area locations, inviting people to participate in the Million Acts of Service and Kindness.

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Agape Family Peace Day in Houston, Texas

July 19, 2008

Houston, Texas - An Agape Family Festival on July 19 was sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation, the Family Federation for World Peace, Will of God Family Church pastored by Rev. Charles and Mrs. Essie Keys, Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church pastored by Rev. Bennit and Mrs. Ethel Hayes, the Family Outreach Foundation, and the Women's Federation for World Peace of Houston led by Rev. Joy Theriot.

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M. Parel: A Million Acts of Service and Kindness

July 6, 2008

Speech to the International Leadership Conference, Asunción, Paraguay, July 2-6, 2008

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Symposium Explores Greater UN / US Cooperation

June 16, 2008

NEW YORK, NY - About 100 diplomats, US Congressional representatives, and members of the NGO and faith communities gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York on June 16, 2008 for the sixth United Nations / United States Symposium.

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Americas Summit 2008 Video

May 7, 2008

Americas Summit 2008 Video

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Americas Summit: A New Vision of Peace for the Americas

May 2, 2008

The Americas Summit in Washington, DC, April 28 to May 2, 2008, brought together 160 delegates from 32 nations in North and South America from Canada to Argentina and Chile to consider the challenges and opportunities for better relationships throughout the hemisphere. The conference participants included six former heads of state and government, four current speakers of the house, 27 congressmen and senators from different legislatures, members of the diplomatic corps, clergy from key faith traditions, and community, youth and women leaders.

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A New Vision of Peace for the Americas

May 2, 2008

Washington, DC, USA — The Americas Summit in Washington, DC, April 28 to May 2, 2008, brought together 160 delegates from 32 nations in North and South America from Canada to Argentina and Chile to consider the challenges and opportunities for better relationships throughout the hemisphere.

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RYS Puts Their "Peace" In at Montclair State University

April 22, 2008

Montclair, New Jersey, United States  Students at Montclair State University took part in an RYS project in conjunction with Service for Peace’s “Peace on Earth Day” celebration, which was highlighted by the unveiling of their Mosaic Peace Bench. 

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A. Betancourt: Alliance for Peace

March 12, 2008

Whether we like it or not, whether we are aware of it or not, the world is marching toward one world in terms of information, technology, communications, and transportation. The world is becoming one global village. At a much slower pace, the world is becoming one human family. However, we are still very divided and dysfunctional, often at war over differences of opinion, ideology, religion, race, class, nationality, economy, and resources.

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Leadership Conference on Fulfilling the American Ideal

March 2, 2008

From February 29 to March 2, 2008, 130 people from around the United States gathered in the nation’s capital for the latest in the American Leadership Conference series, entitled “Fulfilling the American Ideal: Visionary Leadership in the 21st Century.”

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C. Lau: Making Global Connections

February 1, 2008

Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s philosophy centers on the renewal of peoples and their spiritual cultures. At one special conference, a major announcement was made regarding a massive project which he envisions as a way to unite the east and the west through a cultural and economic milestone: the building of the Bering Strait tunnel or bridge. To place this project into a better perspective and understand this unique vision, let us first look back to a few historical achievements:

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M. Farr: Spirituality and the MDGs

December 17, 2007

The greatest challenge facing the United States and the West has and will be in the next twenty-five years how it treats its religious minorities. In our world today this suddenly has become very real. How this issue is addressed affects our foreign policy and our domestic policy. We in the West are still used to thinking in dominant, hierarchical ways. We look at the Millennium Development Goals and we think, “That’s for those who have problems in the developing world.” But that is to totally miss how we should be seeing it.

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A Call for Fruitful Dialogue between the US and the UN

November 14, 2007

An International Symposium on the United States and the United Nations Oct. 22, 2007, encouraged fruitful dialogue on United Nations Day.

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S.M. Moon: A Providential View of the Pacific Rim Era in Light of God's Will, September 2007

September 22, 2007

Civilization has completed a circuit of the entire globe and has now arrived in the Pacific sphere. Human history has now come to a point in the providence where it should reach fruition through the Pacific Rim region.

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