About the Peace Center
A New Kind of Convention Center
The International Peace Education Center is an education, training and convention center right on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Accessible from the city as well as McCarran International Airport, this venue provides the perfect balance between city and the region’s natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon and Lake Mead. Our focus is peace education, and we invite you to visit us at our upcoming events.
In the final years of his life, Rev. Sun Myung initiated the project to build the Peace Center in Las Vegas to offer a new vision for peace and human development to world leaders. He sometimes called this vision the “Shining City” project, because he hoped it would change the reputation of Las Vegas from “Sin City” to a city of educational enlightenment.
He proposed the realization of a major educational institution where world leaders would be inspired by the worldview of Family Federation and its associated organizations while enjoying the region’s natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon as well as monumental achievements of human ingenuity such as Hoover Dam and Las Vegas itself.
Father Moon saw this as an ideal environment to bring leaders of the developing world for a chance to study the Family Federation and the Universal Peace Federation’s world vision and mingle with people who have the heart to share the prosperity and technology of America with those who have the greatest needs.