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

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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Day of Peace 2007 Celebrations in the US

September 22, 2007

Celebrations of the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2007, took place throughout the United States.

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Martin Luther King III Addresses Leadership Conference in New York

September 22, 2007

Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., appealed to more 400 leaders of the Universal Peace Federation gathered in New York City to make a new commitment to fulfilling the dream of peace.

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M.L. King III: Role of Faith-Based Service in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

September 21, 2007

The twentieth century will be marked by the magnanimous women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice for truth and justice, peace and nonviolence, conflict resolution and community reconciliation. They were the peace ambassadors of the people-powered revolution of the Philippines, the velvet revolution in Czechoslovakia, the modern civil rights movement of the United States of America, the freedom movement of South Africa, and the satyagraha of India.

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Peace Education and Fishing in Alaska

September 5, 2007

More than 120 people from 26 nations visited Kodiak to hear presentations on world peace and participate in the Peace King Cup fishing tournament

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Leadership Conference in Alaska - My First Trip to Heaven

September 3, 2007

As a new Ambassador for Peace I was honored and excited to be invited to my first International Leadership Conference.

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RYS Participants Beautify Neighborhoods in Newark

August 19, 2007

Newark, New Jersey, USA – RYS partnered with numerous non-profit and government organizations to street/sidewalk clean up (Olivier Street area, Broad Street area, Avon Avenue area), filling over 50 trash bags, totaling over 2000 gallons of trash. Participants also completed three peace/diversity mosaics that were donated to the City of Newark.

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Preparing Summer Interns to Teach Character Education

June 30, 2007

Six eager interns began their internship in character education for the 2007 Character Education Internships Abroad Program with a training held in Kirkwood Camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania June 26-29, 2007

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Japanese Delegates Gain Insights on Peace at Hawaii Conference

June 21, 2007

Japanese participants in the June 17-21, 2007, International Leadership Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, gained new insights and hope for promoting world peace.

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Seeking Signs of Peace at Conference in Hawaii

June 21, 2007

When the Reverend Sun Myung Moon visited Hawaii on March 17th he spoke of a spiritual alignment of heavenly fortune and pronounced that the time was right for a new effort for peace for all humanity. He predicted a vast, civilization-changing movement beginning not in the old capitals of Europe or the conflict zones of the Middle East but in the Pacific Rim nations and their 5 billion people.

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Diplomats Gain Insights about Leadership in Washington DC

June 3, 2007

One hundred and fifty ambassadors, counselors, and other members of the diplomatic corps from the United Nations and Washington, DC, joined the Universal Peace Federation and The Washington Times Foundation's International Leadership Conference.

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Washington DC Conference Drafts an Interfaith Roadmap toward Peace

May 17, 2007

"I wish I could tell you that the problem of the Middle East has been solved," said Mr. Taj Hamad as he introduced a panel on "Toward a New Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East" during an International Leadership Conference in Washington DC May 17, 2007.

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Leadership Conference in the US Offers Perspectives on Culture Wars

May 17, 2007

The three themes of faith, family and service intertwined through the presentations during Session II of the International Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2007.

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Speakers at Washington DC Conference Pass on the Dream of Peace

May 15, 2007

Inheriting and carrying forward the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and educating people for peace through the media, schools and at home were the dominant themes of the opening plenary of the International Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2007.

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Educator's Conference to Promote RYS and Peace Park Projects

December 4, 2006

Clifton, New Jersey, USA – The RYS Educators Conference was held to further standardize our educational plan and create a manual that project leaders can use as a guideline for any future RYS/Peace Park projects.

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T. Walsh: The Bering Strait Project

June 5, 2006

I appreciate the opportunity to offer a few remarks at this important World Russian Forum. Russia and America, once dire enemies and both such important nations in the world, can now pursue a path of cooperation and partnership. We want to consider issues related to the part of the world where the US and Russia are in fact neighbors.

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Briefing about Bering Strait Project at the US Capitol

May 18, 2006

The landmark Bering Strait Peace Initiative was introduced on May 17, 2006, in the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. This panel discussion represented an important initial step in the process of making this vision a substantial reality.

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