The 2019 Universal Peace Federation (UPF) World Summit centered on the theme of “Peace, Security and Human Development” welcomed over 600 delegates from around the world, representing governments, religious organizations and those active in civil society on February 8 and 9 at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.By Moonmyungho /
With the opening program being guided by emcee Dr. William Selig, Communications Director for UPF International, participants were welcomed to a banquet, entertainment and some welcoming remarks.
Dr. Thomas Walsh, President of UPF International, welcomed the participants and presented an overview of the UPF World Summit program; an address from True Mother, International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP), Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD), sessions focusing on peace in Northeast Asia and the Korean peninsula, and the introduction of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP).
Inspirational messages were given by Hon. Yoshinori Ohno, former Minister of Defense, Japan, who spoke about the way to bring about peace on any scale is to be open to others from different cultures and countries, and H.E. Dame Pearlette Louisy, former Governor General of Saint Lucia described the family as a school of love where the principles of peace and harmony are nurtured and developed. These messages, combined with wonderful entertainment and delicious food, culminated in an air of anticipation for the conference ahead.
The following day, the Opening Ceremony was a regal event. True Mother along with forty heads of state entered the ballroom of 1200 participants. After interfaith prayers and the national anthem performed by the Little Angels, Dr. Walsh congratulated the participants and set the tone for the conference. “We can make history,” he said, “Peace can only come when all sectors of society are engaged, particularly the religious…
Editor’s note: Tom Conneally was one of a very small number of members who met and spoke with Father personally prior to joining our movement. Some parts of this story may seem extraordinary but Mr. Conneally was not a person who ever sought to draw attention to himself. Indeed, as the reader will gather, he felt his story was more of a burden to him than a badge of honor. We are grateful to him that he consented to write this story down before he ascended to the spirit world.
Part 2 (Part 1 was posted last week)
Five years passed. It was September 17, 1976. I was working in Sante Fe, New Mexico for a drilling company. I had been working all day long drilling a hole into the dry ground. Feeling dry myself, I went to my favorite bar hoping for a drink or two. Unfortunately, my paycheck had not been cashed yet, and I only had small change in my pocket. lt was good to have the week behind me, but without money what was I supposed to do? Leaning against the bar counter, I saw a few girls come in trying to sell flowers. When I went outside after a while, there was one little Japanese “flower girl” standing at the comer, smiling at passers-by and holding out a bunch of roses.
Curious, I asked her, “Whom are you selling those for?”
“Oh,” she answered, extending her smile, “we are fundraising for an event. Tomorrow there will be a rally in Washington DC and the main speaker is Rev. Moon. Have you heard about him?” I shook my head. She took a closer look…
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- ARTICLE ONE: Recent Developments as We Move Toward Vision 2020
- HOLY DAY PICTORIAL SECTION: Major Events True Parents’ Birthday Celebration
- CONGRATULATIONS: On Values and Legacy, The Birthday Address
- TRUE MOTHER’S MESSAGES: The Essence of History, The Role of the Media, Only a Year Remains, The Blessings that Come with Unity, You are the World’s Future
- INTERVIEW: The Value of an Ancestral Homeland and the Quest for Peace
- DEVELOPMENTS: The Great Value of the Interfaith Peace Blessing, Don’t Stop!
- PROVIDENTIAL ENTERPRISES: An Introduction of the Business Foundation in Korea
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From January 19 to 23, 2019, the Fourth National Assembly of CARP was held under the motto "Let us become the youth who save the Fatherland and the world for the Will of God!" .We counted on the participation of 84 university students.
During the workshop the participants listened to the CAUSA (Victory Theory on Communism) lectures given by the university students themselves, it was a great help to the young people as they gained even more conviction in the Divine Principle and in the teachings of the True Parents to face ideologically the communism within universities.
The participants also received the lectures on the vision we should have regarding the Heavenly Tribal Messiah and the path of the young people and their formula course.
Also it was carried out in partnership with the YSP, the Peace Designer program’s Table; a space for the creation of new social projects. At the end of the workshop the best projects were awarded.
After hearing the reports of the activities performed in each state in the year of 2018, for the next six months, new goals were set. Thus, with the encouragement words of the leaders, the participants pledged themselves to dedicate even more to the providence of True Parents in order to achieve this year’s long-awaited victory of the 2020 Vision!
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