Jump to navigation Jump to search « Reverend Moon » redirects here. For Pastor Moon Ik-hwan, see Moon Ik-hwan. Sun Myung Moon speaks, Las Vegas, NV, Moon PDF on April 4, 2010. Korean religious leader, also known for his business ventures and support for political causes.
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Moon was born in what is now North Korea. When he was a child, his family converted to Christianity. Moon was criticized for making high demands of his followers. Sun Myung Moon was born Moon Yong Myeong on 25 February 1920, in modern-day North P’yŏng’an Province, North Korea, at a time when Korea was under Japanese rule.
He was the younger of two sons in a farming family of eight children. In 1941, Moon began studying electrical engineering at Waseda University in Japan. Following World War II, Korea was divided along the 38th parallel into two trusteeships: the United States and the Soviet Union. Moon emerged from his years in the labor camp as a staunch anti-communist. Moon has said that when he was fifteen years old Jesus anointed him to carry out his unfinished work by becoming parent to all of humanity. God is viewed as the creator, whose nature combines both masculinity and femininity, and is the source of all truth, beauty, and goodness.
Human beings and the universe reflect God’s personality, nature, and purpose. Moon married his second wife, Hak Ja Han, on 11 April 1960, soon after he turned 40 years old, in a ceremony called the Holy Marriage. Han is called « Mother » or « True Mother ». She and Moon together are referred to as the « True Parents » by members of the Unification Church and their family as the « True Family ». Blessing ceremonies have attracted a lot of attention in the press and in the public imagination, often being labeled « mass weddings ». Some couples are already married and those that are engaged are later legally married according to the laws of their own countries.
36 couples participated in the first ceremony in 1961 for members of the early church in Seoul, South Korea. 2,000 couples participated in the 1982 one at New York’s Madison Square Garden, the first outside South Korea. Moon said that he matched couples from differing races and nationalities because of his belief that all of humanity should be united: « International and intercultural marriages are the quickest way to bring about an ideal world of peace. People should marry across national and cultural boundaries with people from countries they consider to be their enemies so that the world of peace can come that much more quickly.
In 1971, Moon moved to the United States, which he had first visited in 1965. He remained a citizen of the Republic of Korea and maintained a residence in South Korea. In 1974, Moon asked church members in the United States to support President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal when Nixon was being pressured to resign his office. In the 1970s, Moon, who had seldom before spoken to the general public, gave a series of public speeches to audiences in the United States, Japan, and South Korea.
The largest were a rally in 1975 against North Korean aggression in Seoul and a speech at an event organized by the Unification Church in Washington D. In 1982, Moon was convicted in the United States of filing false federal income tax returns and conspiracy. His conviction was upheld on appeal in a split decision. The case was the center of national freedom of religion and free speech debates. In 2000, Moon sponsored a United Nations conference which proposed the formation of « a religious assembly, or council of religious representatives, within the structure of the United Nations. In 2003, Moon sponsored the first Peace Cup international club football tournament.
The book became a best-seller in Korea and Japan. By 2010, Moon had given much of the responsibility for Family Federation for World Peace and Unification religious and business activities to his children, who were then in their 30s and 40s. On 14 August 2012, after suffering from pneumonia earlier in the month, Moon was admitted to Saint Mary’s Hospital at The Catholic University of Korea in Seoul. In 1964 Moon founded the Korean Culture and Freedom Foundation, which promoted the interests of South Korea and sponsored Radio Free Asia. In 1972 Moon predicted the decline of communism, based on the teachings of the Divine Principle: « After 7,000 biblical years — 6,000 years of restoration history plus the millennium, the time of completion — communism will fall in its 70th year.
Here is the meaning of the year 1978. Communism, begun in 1917, could maintain itself approximately 60 years and reach its peak. In 1980, Moon asked church members to found CAUSA International as an anti-communist educational organization, based in New York. In the 1980s, it was active in 21 countries. In August 1985, seven years before the fall of Soviet Union, the Professors World Peace Academy, an organization founded by Moon, sponsored a conference in Geneva to debate the theme « The situation in the world after the fall of the communist empire. In 1991, Moon met with Kim Il Sung, the North Korean President, to discuss ways to achieve peace on the Korean peninsula, as well as on international relations, tourism, etc.