Service for Peace

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Service for Peace descibes itself as an "international not-for-profit organization that brings diverse groups together in service in order to cross barriers of race, religion, class, creed, or national origin, and address urgent social needs." [1]

In March 2006, Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported that "Service for Peace does not openly proclaim its ties to Moon. Its Web site contains no references to the Unification Church or Moon. However, obscuring ties to Moon is a common practice for the organizations he runs, and the group’s ties to the Unification Church are clear." [2] "According to publicly available records, " it continued, "the executive director of Service for Peace is Mich­ael Balcomb, a long-time Moon operative, and the organization is frequently touted on Unification Web sites. Tax documents show that Service for Peace is affiliated with the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles, a Moon group for college students founded in 1984."

In May 2007, Media Transparency's Bill Berkowitz reviewed the history of Service for Peace and its success in gaining an $80,000 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service "to support projects across the country on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service." [3]

Contact Details

Service For Peace
2838 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
Phone: +1 (203) 610-6745
SFP International: info AT
SFP US: usa AT


  1. "Service for Peace website", accessed May 2007.
  2. Americans United for Separation of Church and State, "Sun Myung Moon Gets ‘Faith-Based’ Grant To Promote King Holiday", March 06 People & Events, March 2006.
  3. Bill Berkowitz, "Sun Myung Moon front group gets $80,000 in federal money to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day", Media Transparency, May 14, 2007.
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