Unification News for September 2004
Rally to Welcome the King of Peace
August 22, 2004 - Sun Moon University, Korea
The "Rally to Welcome the King of Peace" was held on August 22 at 10:30 a.m, on the open lawn area of Asan campus at Sun Moon University. Dignitaries from abroad and from Korea, leaders from various fields of society, Ambassadors for Peace, and members from all over Korea were present. The audience totaled approximately 23,000 people.
The International President of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, Dr. Rev. Hwang Sun-jo, was master of ceremonies. The ceremony consisted of opening remarks, holy song, prayer by Rev. Yu Jeong-ok from Japan, presentation of bouquets by Mr. and Mrs. Kim Do-soo, welcoming address by the International President of the IIFWP, Rev. Kwak Chung-hwan, Father's speech and benediction. After Father concluded, congratulatory songs were offered by tenor Ryu Jae-kwang, soprano Son Mi-sun, and popular singer Kim Kuck-hwan. Three cheers of Mansei, led by Yoo Chong-kwan, brought the occasion to a close.
In his welcoming speech, Rev. Kwak testified about the historic accomplishments of True Parents, saying, "...the era of liberation, which all people of the world crave for, was opened by the Blessing for Registration in Cheon Il Guk for the Revolution of True Heart and for True Liberation and Complete Freedom given by True Parents who have become the King and Queen of Peace and asked us to live centering on the absolute value of true love...."
True Father emphasized the revolution of heart, revolution through indemnity and revolution of conscience, saying, "... it is special because we are witnessing the end of the era before Heaven when humanity languished in the inability to escape the bondage of sin and indemnity. We have come to the precious and blessed beginning of the era after coming of Heaven, which is an era of true liberation, complete freedom and sacred peace...."Ê
True Father spoke on the theme, "The World of True Love and Harmonized Unification Can Be Fulfilled through the Absolute View of Value of the True Ideal Family." He said, "... the practice of harmony and unification centered on true love is the only way to discover absolute values. Since the attributes of God, the owner of true love, are based on eternal, unchanging, unique and absolute standards, we are to inherit those standards and live according to them...." He exhorted all participants to raise ideal families centering on the true heaven and live lives of absolute value.
He also said, "... the only way to bring harmony and unity between mind and body is to live for the sake of others, invest yourself with true love, and forget what you have invested. You need to live by absolute values...."
August 22, was also the 8th anniversary of Chil Pal Jeol (The Declaration of the Realm of the Cosmic Sabbath for the Parents of Heaven and Earth).
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