On September 7, leaders of FFWPU USA and affiliate organizations gathered for their monthly meeting in New York. Several team members have recently returned from Korea, where they took part in the 4th anniversary of True Father’s Seonghwa, and shared their experiences and reflections on this and the ensuing Cheon Il Guk Leaders’ Assembly. Additionally, with the America and God’s Will 40th Anniversary Rally just one week away, this meeting served as a final opportunity to connect as a team about the upcoming event, as well as to center on the broader vision for 2020 and reflect on the many ways in which the American Unificationist movement is ready to lead the nation and the international community toward concretely building Cheon Il Guk (God’s heavenly kingdom).
FFWPU USA Vice President, Mari Curry, emceed the meeting. To open, Mrs. Angelika Selle of the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP USA) read an excerpt from the 40 year-old yet ever-relevant message:
Have You Heard About Godism? (Excerpt from America and God’s Will (1976) by True Father)
“One World Under God” is the unchanging, eternal and absolute desire of God. This goal will be realized; yet, in order to accomplish this goal, the unity of religions is the first and essential task. When all men worship one God as Father, accept one Messiah and uphold one Godism, an absolutely God-centered way of life, then the dwelling of God will be with men. It will be only a matter of time to see the Kingdom of God here on earth.
The United States of America, transcending race and nationality, is already a model of the unified world. She must realize that the abundant blessings which God has been pouring upon this land are not just for America, but are for the children of God throughout the world. Upon the foundation of world Christianity, America must exercise her responsibility as a world leader and the chosen nation of God.
Israel did not meet the expectation of God, nor did Rome, nor did Great Britain. Now what about America?
To inspire America to avoid the same mistakes, to inspire America to sacrifice herself for the sake of the world, to inspire America to work towards “One World Under God,” God summoned Reverend Moon to this country to proclaim God’s new revelation. And in particular, God called me to lead the young people of America, the leaders of tomorrow, back to God.
Following this introduction, four reports were shared: the upcoming America and God’s Will Rally, the recent Global Top Gun Youth Workshop, the Hyojeong Peace Festival, and the Cheon Il Guk Leaders’ Assembly. Read More: