Towards the realization of one family under God
The vision 2020 is moving toward the realization of the ideal of living as a family under one God. Where all humanity attends God as their Parents, live as brothers and sisters and move forward the realization of the dream of living in peace and unity. After the ascension of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in 2012, center on Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, True Parent of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind, we are working in fulfillment of God’s dream, centering on happy families we are serving to the society and we are doing all efforts in achieving World Peace.
Opening of the Peace Era
Since 2000, when the new millennium entered, Family Federation for World Peace have been worked out in the realization of human beings dream to live in a world of peace. In order to fulfill God’s desire to live in a peaceful world has been carried out a lot of activities, starting with True Families until UN. In addition to activating family church, we have been established the International Headquarter, opening likewise a new era of settlement for new activities of Peace Movement.
Establishment of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and True Family Movement
On the 40th anniversary,
the founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon,
centered on God’s providence announced the “Family Federation for World Peace and Unification” and in July 30, 1996, they established Family Federation for World Peace and Unification in Washington DC, USA. On April 10, 1997, they changed the name “Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of Christianity” in the “Family Federation for World Peace and Unification”. Since God’s ideal of creation can ultimately be realized in a True Ideal Family, they changed the name in order to be in accordance with the development of God’s providence required at that time. In this context, the Family Federation through blessing marriage expanded the Family Movement into global dimensions. Family church, we have been established the International Headquarter, opening likewise a new era of settlement for new activities of Peace Movement.
Major Social Movement and Service Activities.
In the 1980s, was realized an active campaign to encourage reconciliation between religions and has been realized a national wide-movement to pray for the unification of North and South Korea. At the same time, based on the foundation stabilized by the church, have been campaigns for serving the community and promoting peace. Centered on professors, young students, etc, various social movements started their voluntary activated in nationwide level. They started to volunteer in farming, rural arias, wildlife activities, etc.
Awakening of America and National Salvation
In the 1970s, centered on World Missionary, was developed a big movement for the awakening of the spirit of the United Nations. After meeting with President Nixon in 1974, Rev. Sun Myung Moon started to deliver God’s will to US leaders and young people in 34 US cities, on the US Congress, Yankee Stadium, Merseyside Plaza in Washington, DC, etc. In order to support internal growth externally, at the 1970s, in Korea, the little churches who was more like a house started to build A type churches. In addition, to support the Salvation of the Nation it was organized a vigorous sailing movement. Based on the foundation of the churches, in international level, like the foundation of the church in Japan in 1958, in the USA in 1959, in 1960 it was established the World Mission Church laying likewise in international mission foundation. The flame of the new expression of the truth could reach the heart of young people, spreading likewise missionaries from all around the world in a very short time. In the same time in Korea, in 1961 could receive the blessing in holy marriage 36 couples, after it 124 couples, 430 couples continue to receive the blessing, building likewise the tradition of the blessing. Pastors started to build an education system for families and members and started and started the edition of the “Exposition of Divine Principle”. Likewise, the church has gradually been established.
The world mission and the settlement of church foundation.
Our church missionary work started in Japan in 1958, US in 1959 and by 1960 the foundation for our church was established.
The flames of the new truth were passed on to the hearts of the young people and the world missionary work spread in an unprecedently short period of time.
Moreover, starting with 36 couples in Korea in 1961, the Blessing Marriage tradition and culture expanded to 124 couples and 430 couples.
Systematic training programs for raising pastors and seminars for members were developed as well and in 1966 with the publication of the Exposition of the Divine Principle the church was gradually established.
Establishment of “Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of Christianity” and the flame of New Truth
The “Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of Christianity” was established on May 1, 1954, in northern Seoul, Seongdong-Gu, Seoul, and 391-6 Shindang-dong, Jung-gu. Seoul. The founder, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, at his early age, received the Revelation from God to save humankind and build the world of peace, therefore he started the Providence of Restauration. Before the founding of the church, Moon already began missionary service at the end of the 1940s in the provisional call of God to spread new words in North Korea. Before the establishment of the church Rev. Sun Myung Moon already has done missionary work in North Korea at in 1940. In the period of the Korean War, in Busan Bum nae gol was written for the first time the “Exposition of Divine Principle” and “Original Principle” doctrine. After Busan, it was passed on in Daegu, Seoul and so on. Since then, many intellectuals including professors and students in Seoul started to join the church, and at the same time, the denomination has been revitalized and faced a lot of persecutions and injustices from society.
The family members who heard the new truth prayed with tears to accomplish God’s will for humanity and speared nothing for spreading of this truth to the whole world. In this time started the2 days, 7 days, 21 days, 40 days training workshops. As a result of all these efforts, the denomination, which had only about 20 churches, grew explosively over a short period of time, expanding to 1,000 churches (including evangelism centers) in the 1960s.