62nd True Children’s Day and the 34th Foundation Day for the Unified Nation of Heaven and Earth

Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification

May Heavenly Parent and True Parents’ blessings and love be with you all.
As we continue to celebrate 9th anniversary of True Father’s Holy Ascension in attendance of True Mother, let us offer our utmost devotion in celebrating the 62nd True Children’s Day and the 34th Foundation Day for the Unified Nation of Heaven and Earth centered on each national leader and church leader.
For those nations in which social gathering is restricted or not permitted due to the coronavirus pandemic, please consider other options such as an online or outdoor service. Please be sure to follow local government guidelines and take care to protect yourself and others. Please note the following guidelines:

  1. Name of Event: 62nd True Children’s Day and the 34th Foundation Day for the Unified Nation of Heaven and Earth
  2. The celebrations should be held at 7 AM (local time), or at a time designated by the national leader, on Friday, 10.1 by the Heavenly Calendar in the 9th year of Cheon Il Guk (November 5, 2021).
  3. Celebrations should be held at the church chapel(s) in each nation.
    ※ Fruit, cake and other items may be prepared for the holy day offering table according to the circumstances of the local churches.

Yun Young-ho, Director-General
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
International Headquarters

51st Anniversary 777 couples blessing 21 October

777 couples Blessing 21 October 1970

Excerpt from Cheong Seong Gyeong (2014)

The Blessings of 777, 1800, 6000 and 6500 couples

  1. The history of the large wedding ceremonies starts with the 3 couples, and then continues to the 36 couples, the 72 couples, the 124 couples, the 430 couples, the 777 couples and the 1800 couples. We are now living in an era in which the gates have been opened so that any nation in the world can enter the realm of God’s Blessing. I therefore held Blessings for international couples with the United States, Germany and Japan as the main nations. Through the Blessing of the 777 couples in 1970, the time finally came in which any nation could come within the realm of God’s providence. (84-148, 1976.02.22)
  2. In the 1970s there was a great mobilization. Blessed families from more than ten nations were called to Korea for the restoration of Canaan. They were called to Korea and gathered together as one. It started with the Blessing of the 777 couples. (69-298, 1974.01.01)
  3. With the Blessing of 777 couples, we entered the era of marriage that transcends race. Thus the Unification Church is not a church centered only on Korea. Through the Blessing of 777 couples, I have already laid the national foundation by connecting the people of the world together. This Blessing marks the beginning of a new era transcending races and tribes in which a new nation of the world can be formed. From that time, the Unification Church began its work worldwide. (100-174, 1978.10.14)
  4. I have already opened the gates to the kingdom of heaven for all tribes in Korea. These gates must not be blocked. The gates cannot be closed, because universal love rooted in God, is the love of the whole. All the gates must therefore remain open. Everything expands from there, from the 430 couples and then the 777 couples. Through them we can stand on the world level. We are going beyond the national stage and entering the world stage. (291-295, 1998.03.18)
  5. The fact that the Blessing has been given signifies that the realm of heavenly lineage has come into existence on the earth springing from the True Parents. Many tribes are included in that realm. With Korea as the center, all kinds of tribes are incorporated within that realm. The gates to that realm were opened through the Blessings of the 430 and 777 couples. (164-166, 1987.05.14)

Source: Sunhak History Institute – Cheon Seong Gyeong (2014)

Building a Unified Global Community: The Responsibility of Christianity

World Clock

We would like to invite you to join us next THURSDAY October 28th, 2021 at 1:00 AM Sydney Time for our upcoming webinar featuring the region of Africa, addressing the topic “Building a Unified Global Community: The Responsibility of Christianity”.

REGISTER HERE

We will feature 3 keynote speakers: Archbishop Johannes Ndanga, Dr. Patra Kidwell-Rolle and Rev. Adetola Bellow. In addition, Dr. Luonne Abram Rouse will be our MC and special remarks will be given by Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, Prophet Samuel Radebe, and Mrs. Katherine Rigney .

Translations will be available in Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French and Portuguese!

Building a Unified Global Community: The Responsibility of Christianity
Building a Unified Global Community: The Responsibility of Christianity

The Five Pillars of Religion

The Five Pillars of Religion, Applied Unificationism, By Esfand Zahedi

By Esfand Zahedi

Applied Unificationism, 4 October 2021

When speaking of religion, we often think of different belief systems with different goals.  Each religion has a holy book which, being revealed by God, becomes the source of the practices and beliefs of that religion and is often considered a sufficient source of truth for the religion’s followers. In many cases, the followers of one religion reject the authenticity of other holy books and religions.

A different perspective is to accept the divine Origin of all religions and scriptures, using all of them to know God and His will more intimately.  According to Divine Principle,

“…the purpose of every religion is identical. However, religions have appeared in different forms according to their various missions, the cultures in which they took root, and their particular historical period. Their scriptures have taken different forms for similar reasons. All scriptures have the same purpose: to illuminate their surroundings with the light of truth.” (Introduction)

One of the major world religions, Islam, was founded by the prophet Muhammed, who revealed the Koran. He confessed he was sent by God to the Arab people, teaching that he came with the same authority as the other prophets and that all of the scriptures are from God. He called Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and all the prophets Muslims, simply because they submitted to God’s will and worship no other.

According to Muhammed, the message of all the prophets is simple: there is one God and we are to worship Him. The word “Islam” means submission to God’s will and this is the essence of the religion. Aside from this, there is also the established religion of Islam which developed along certain lines and is often considered to be one religion as opposed to others. This is natural with all human institutions. If we can, however, think of an “institution of God,” not man-made but natural and universal, we can understand the essence of Islam, transcending all historical circumstances and remaining the same over time.

I believe that Islam — in this sense — is true, and have come to call myself a Muslim. I also seek to follow Jesus’ teaching and example in all things and that of Reverend Moon. I believe in the word of God as expressed in the Koran and the world’s scriptures, and in the prophet Muhammed and all teachers of God’s word. I find that the Holy Koran and the Holy Bible don’t contradict each other but lead in the same direction toward God. I also accept and practice the five pillars of Islam and follow the religion’s guidelines inasmuch as they are an authentic expression of faith.

The Five Universal Pillars of Islam

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