At the World Summit, there were many great speakers from around the world who all spoke about Mother Moon’s efforts and the foundation for which peace can be made a reachable reality everywhere. I was so impressed to hear that these leaders were willing to foster peace in different countries.FFWPU IHQ /
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The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) USA observed the 100th birthday of FFWPU co-founders Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, affectionately known as True Parents, in the five American regions; Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest and West, with a concurrent celebration of the 53rd True Heavenly Parent’s Day on January 25. Clergy were also invited to Korea from February 2 to 9 for a week filled with peace conferences and festivities.
Here are some reflections from clergy who joined the celebrations:
REFLECTIONS FROM KOREA
Rev. V.J. Smith – Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Inc.
Rev. V.J. Smith, ACLC Minnesota convener and key pastor, has a passion to help young people on the wrong path turn their lives around. Since the 1980s, he has offered a listening ear and caring support to communities throughout Minneapolis, concentrating on building civic bonds with the help of concerned parents. As the National President and Minneapolis President of Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs & Social disorder (MAD DADS), an organization formed to mobilize strong, drug-free men of faith, Rev. Smith has ushered over 100,000 MAD DADS volunteer hours to bring positive and proactive advice and involvement for the youth. Rev. Smith is also a minister at Shiloh Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“It has been an absolutely amazing and emotional journey through ACLC, the…
A video about True Parents’ works to stablish cheon il guk, which was created on the Occasion of True Parents’ Centenary and 60th Holy Wedding Anniversary – February 2020
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Tell Their Stories
Name of missionary and country withheld
This original short testimony was written by an American missionary in Africa, at a time when not a few of the continent’s governments were attracted to or taken over by socialism or communism, and had a deep-seated mistrust of Westerners representing a potentially competing worldview. As this missionary withheld his name, and the name of his mission country, when he wrote this story (some 30 years ago or more), we honor his decision made then. This story provides insight into the experience of a number of our missionaries and members who were shocked by the strong response of an ideologically-driven regime to their open-hearted pioneering work. Perhaps there is a helpful lesson for us all here.
The presence and control of the military was obvious everywhere. The streets were constantly patrolled by armed soldiers. Anyone entering the post office was searched by armed soldiers and questioned as to what business they had in the post office, which was the building that also housed the telecommunication system.
All the public buildings and…
True Peace Magazine
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ARTICLE ONE – Forging the Way to the Vision from Africa to Seoul
TRUE PARENTS’ MESSAGES
PICTORIAL SECTION – PHOTO MEMORIES
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IAYSP Zimbabwe held inauguration ceremony at Allan Wilson High School on 15th of February 2020. The attendance at the inauguration was composed of government ministries, civil society, politician, religious leaders, local authorities and students. 900 students from 25 high schools participated, 43 high school teachers, 42 religious leaders, 3 representatives from the ministry of primary and secondary education, 3 representatives from ZUNA (Zimbabwe United Nations Association) gathered at the inauguration. The theme of the inauguration was “Be ambitious centering on True Love”. Each participant got an opportunity to create the platform of the youth movement.
Kenta Kishi, Secretary General of YSP-Zimbabwe explained the vision and activities of IAYSP. He proposed to create character education council to work on promoting character education in local level together with the school teachers. Callisto Mushati, President of YSP- Zimbabwe mentioned the importance of youth education. He said youth education is the key agent to build the future of Zimbabwe.
A lot of students were excited to join IAYSP education programs. Keynote address was given by Dr. Susan Sibanda, Secretary of Ministry of Education. She appreciated IAYSP’s vision and dedications and told all the participants to join in YSP. She was inspired especially by the service projects IAYSP promotes.
Mr. Koji Matsuda, President of IASYP International, gave the inaugural speech. He introduced YSP activities in other countries and emphasized the importance of filial piety for the internal development. Following his speech, all the teachers and religious leaders signed on the resolution of YSP launching and everyone determined to cooperate on youth education to solve…
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