International Leaders Honor Rev. Dr. Solar Myung Moon on the tenth Anniversary of His Passing

North Korea’s Message: “Rev. Moon Labored For The Sake of World Peace”

North Korea Flower Tribute — Proper

Flower Tribute – North Korea Kim Jong-un

Washington, DC, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

International Leaders Honor Rev. Dr. Solar Myung Moon

on the tenth Anniversary of His Passing

Late evangelist remembered as extraordinary pioneer of peace and unity

 

The Common Peace Federation (UPF) joined with different organizations, mates, and households to honor the tenth anniversary of the passing of Rev. Dr. Solar Myung Moon at a particular program held close to Seoul, Korea, on Aug. 14, 2022.

“Father Moon left a colossal legacy of peace of inestimable worth in all features of human life,” mentioned H.E. Brigi Rafini, Government Secretary of the Neighborhood of Sahel and Saharan States (CEN-SAD), which has 25 Member States and represents 650 million Africans. “Identical to Father and Mom Moon, I invite us to enter and stay in historical past as peacemakers on this planet.”

Rev. Moon was born in 1920 within the village of Sangsa Ri in what’s now North Korea. From his delivery in Japan-occupied Korea to his Sept. 3, 2012, loss of life at age 92, Rev. Moon lived daily with a ardour for God, and a willpower to liberate humankind from evil, and to ascertain a perfect world of peace.

His passing introduced sorrow to numerous followers and allies around the globe, however none extra so than his spouse of 52 years. “Father, I really like you. I miss you. These previous 10 years have been an amazing journey to understand the promise I made earlier than you,” mentioned Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon. “Any more, please don’t worry. We are going to, with out fail, full our duty.”

Some 86 floral tributes and messages had been despatched from world leaders for the tenth anniversary, and the floral show from North Korea was so massive that two males needed to carry it on stage.

Chairman Kim Jong-un personally requested a North Korean peace institute to ship flowers and a condolence message to the Moon household, mentioned Dr. Yun Younger-ho, Director-Normal of UPF Worldwide, who emceed the three-hour program at HJ International Arts Middle.

The North Korean message mentioned, “Rev. Moon labored for the sake of world peace… and his achievements and legacy will likely be remembered for eons… We wish to want prosperity and success to the Worldwide Household Federation and UPF.”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2018-2021) recounted the arrests, tortures, and imprisonments of Rev. Moon’s life, together with the North Korean Hungnam loss of life camp that was liberated by UN forces led by US Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

Rev. Moon survived this, and plenty of extra extreme hardships, “by religion and a loving God,” mentioned Mr. Pompeo.

In 1954, Rev. Moon created the Holy Spirit Affiliation for the Unification of World Christianity (HSA-UWC) to name for “the unity of all Christianity and for every of us to like one another,” mentioned Mr. Pompeo. Rev. Moon additionally stood immovably towards God-denying ideologies, creating the profitable Victory Over Communism program and newspapers, together with The Washington Occasions, established in 1982 in Washington, D.C., to face for religion, household, and freedom. “America should be ethical, it should be sturdy, it should be free and have a free press,” Mr. Pompeo mentioned.

“Rev. Moon and his peace work impacted tens of millions,” mentioned Cambodian Assemblyman Suos Yara, who delivered a message from Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia.

Cambodian leaders are amongst these working with UPF, which was co-founded by Rev. and Mrs. Moon in 2005, in its quest to convey peace on the Korean Peninsula. In February, on the UPF World Summit 2022, world leaders signed the Seoul Decision, which provides a roadmap to reconciliation. The decision requires “two states, towards one nation, one peninsula, one tradition, one individuals,” mentioned Mr. Yara. “This can be a widespread imaginative and prescient for peace by way of mutual prosperity, interdependence, and common values.”

The formally named “Seonghwa Ceremony tenth Anniversary of the Holy Ascension of Solar Myung Moon, the True Father or mother of Heaven, Earth and Humankind,” informed the story of Rev. Moon’s life, conveyed dramatically by way of dance, track, movies, footage, and a dwell orchestra.

Highlights of the dynamic program included his 1935 Easter morning visitation from Jesus Christ who referred to as him to hold ahead the mission to construct the Kingdom of God; the persecutions he endured when he began preaching; and his 1960 Holy Marriage to Mrs. Moon, after which they started sharing that “blessing” with different {couples} around the globe. This system reviewed his hundreds of speeches, campaigns, rallies, conferences, and visits held in all components of the world, and his conferences with world leaders, together with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and North Korea Chairman Kim Il-sung. Particulars are present in Rev. Moon’s memoir, “As a Peace-Loving International Citizen,” and Mrs. Moon’s memoir, “Mom of Peace: And God Shall Wipe Away All Tears from Their Eyes.”

Mrs. Moon closed the occasion by providing the entire practically 30,000 attendees silken-cloth baggage stuffed with rice caramels, one in every of Rev. Moon’s favourite sweets. Recalling the video clips of Rev. Moon proven in this system, she mentioned, “True Father spoke to you, didn’t he? What did he say?”

“I’m positive he didn’t say ‘be hopeless’ or ‘lead a meaningless life,’” she mentioned. “Allow us to transfer ahead in hope,” observe real love, be stewards of the Creation, “and lead lives centered on God,” she mentioned.

For media inquiries, please contact:

William P. Selig | Communications Director, Common Peace Federation

Ph: 240-274-1744 | E-mail: wselig@upf.org | Internet: www.upf.org

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