The Words of the Choi Family

International Ideal City Project

Sang Ik Choi
June 25, 1970

A model world community is beginning in Northern California under the sponsorship of the San Francisco Center (Reeducation Center).

Six hundred acres of land in Mendocino Country was purchased last March and is being developed as an International Ideal City.

The purpose of this project is to show that through mutual co-operation and understanding a peaceful society and world is not only possible but can be practical and prosperous in every way: spiritually, culturally and economically.

(1) Social change begins with the self. Constructive social change beginning with a high standard of character development. A deep and practically applied philosophy based on the individual's conscientious common sense shows us how.

(2) The model community will be offering a creative setting for conferences urban development, educational reform and international relations. The city will provide a practical environment for constructive interchange between business, academic, artistic and scientific communities of every race and culture. The project bridges the generation gap.

(3) An International Pioneer University will be established to teach the humanities, education, politics, and economics to prospective international citizens.

Eight acre of tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and corn are being irrigated with work on additional acreage planned to provide a self-supporting farm. Future plans include research laboratories, computer and electronic centers and recreational facilities.

To further progress of the International Ideal City, a benefit was held on Saturday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Center. There was dinner program, entertainment and dance with an international theme and setting. 

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