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

UPF-USA’s Fifth Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World Draws 765 Participants

May 7, 2020

United States—UPF-USA’s fifth weekly Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World was convened on the Zoom platform on Thursday, May 7, at 1 PM (EST) through a call out to Ambassadors of Peace, UPF members and friends of UPF.

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UPF’s Third “Peace Talks” Webinar Shifts Focus to Parliamentarians

May 1, 2020

UPF International, New York—The third program of “Peace Talks,” titled “The Role of Parliamentarians in Addressing the Coronavirus Crisis,” May 1, 2020 had over 700 participants from 89 countries.

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UPF Continues Weekly International Webcast to Address Challenges of Covid-19

April 24, 2020

UPF International, New York—The second edition of “Peace Talks,” titled “Governance Challenges in the Era of the Coronavirus,” had over 500 participants from 94 countries.

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UPF-USA Hosts Its Third Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World

April 23, 2020

United States—UPF-USA’s third weekly Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World brought together clergy from Christian, Jewish, and Hindu traditions.

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UPF Launches “Peace Talks” Webinar Series

April 17, 2020

UPF International, New York—UPF International has launched a new webinar series, named "Peace Talks," offering a wide range of content related to the concerns and traditional conference themes of UPF, highlighting values of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values.

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UPF-USA Continues Weekly Online Interfaith Prayer Gathering

April 16, 2020

United States—UPF-USA’s second weekly Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World was convened on the Zoom platform on Thursday, April 16, through an invitation to Ambassadors of Peace, UPF members and friends of UPF.

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UN Environment Program: Interfaith Response to COVID-19

April 15, 2020

UPF International—Multiple stories from faith-based organizations in supporting and providing for the communities impacted by COVID19.

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UPF-USA Initiates Weekly Online Interfaith Prayer Gathering

April 9, 2020

United States—UPF-USA’s initial Interfaith Prayer for the Nation and the World was convened on the Zoom platform on Thursday, April 9, bringing together over 90 participants.

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A Circle of Light: Moving Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis

April 8, 2020

New York, New York, USA—Statement by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF)

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UPF-Hawaii Hosts Its Third Annual UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

February 26, 2020

Honolulu, Hawaii—Representatives of ten religions participated in UPF’s We Are One Water ceremony at UN World Interfaith Harmony commemoration.

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Homelessness and Families Discussed During UN Commission on Social Development

February 13, 2020

New York, United States—The theme for this year’s UN Commission on Social Development was “Affordable Housing and Social Protection Systems for All to Address Homelessness.”

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Faith-Based Organizations Discuss Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice, and Prepare for UN crime Congress in Kyoto, Japan

November 13, 2019

San Francisco, United States—The need for partnerships between faith-based organizations and UN agencies was discussed over two days.

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Mothers and Fathers Balancing Family and Work Examined

October 24, 2019

New York, USA—UPF and Committee on the Family sponsored the program “Tipping the Scales: Balancing Family and Work.”

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Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations Focuses on Addressing Criminal Justice with Spirituality

October 22, 2019

New York, United States—UPF cosponsored a program to explore how faith-based organizations can assist in preventing crime and reforming criminal justice.

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National Parents Day Commemorated in Washington, DC

July 24, 2019

Washington, DC, United States—National Parents Day celebration honored couples who are exemplary leaders in living for the sake of others.

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UPF-International Participates in UN Agribusiness and Economic Industry Summit

July 24, 2019

New York, United States—The fifth annual Agribusiness and Economic Industry Summit addressed chronic undernourishment, particularly in Africa.

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UPF-USA Program in Rhode Island Celebrates Parents and the Family

July 6, 2019

Warwick, Rhode Island—A National Parents’ Day award was presented to an outstanding immigrant family from the DR Congo.

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Global Day of Parents 2019 Observed at UN Headquarters

June 11, 2019

New York, United States—A UN panel affirmed the essential role of mothers and fathers for children’s well-being and building good societies.

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Gathering at UN Promotes Unselfishness as Key for Peacebuilding

May 29, 2019

New York, USA—Civic and religious leaders met with future president of UN General Assembly at forum to discuss values.

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International Day of Families Observed at UN

May 15, 2019

New York, United States—A large audience gathered at the UN headquarters to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Families.

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