International Leadership Conference Presentations

January 25, 2012

The International Leadership Conference in Korea brought together dignitaries and leaders from around the world to discuss interfaith cooperation, universal peace principles, and peace and security. In addition, participants supported the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week with an interfaith ceremony led by representatives of the major world religions.

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Conference in Seoul on Hard and Soft Roads to Peace

January 25, 2012

Seoul, Korea - An International Leadership Conference in Korea Jan. 21-25, 2012, brought together more than 200 participants from 72 nations to consider possible roads to peace.

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Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated in Seoul

January 22, 2012

Seoul, Korea - A commemoration of World Interfaith Harmony Week took place at the Cheon Bok Gung interfaith sanctuary in Seoul on January 22 as part of UPF's International Leadership Conference.

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UPF Statement on the Korean Peninsula in the Wake of the Passing of Kim Jong-il

December 22, 2011

The recent death of North Korean President Kim Jong-il and the current transition of power to a new generation of leadership is a time of great uncertainty for all Koreans and the entire East Asian region. At the same time it also offers an important opportunity to plot a new course of peace and reconciliation that will finally bring to a close more than six decades of division and distrust.

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Seoul Legislators Visit Russia

July 20, 2011

Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia - Legislators from Seoul, South Korea, visited Russia from July 18 to 20 to meet with officials and legislators in Moscow and a university rector in St. Petersburg.

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L.Y. Moon: Women Supporting Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula

July 2, 2011

The Women's Federation for World Peace receives contributions from women throughout the world and makes donations to North Korea as humanitarian aid for their children and women. There have also been various opportunities for visits over the years. The more exchanges we have with people from the North, the more we are able to understand each other and overcome the gaps caused by the decades of separation.

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New Boatbuilding Technology Showcased in Yeosu

February 17, 2011

Yeosu, Korea - After the International Leadership Conference in Korea February 6-10, a number of international participants and staff spent a week in Yeosu learning about the history and potential of this key maritime region on the southern coast of Korea. The week culminated in a ceremony launching a boat built with an innovative negative-resin-mold technology.

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Interfaith Conference Presentations

February 10, 2011

Proceedings and report on the interfaith conference in Seoul Korea, February 2011

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Arriving as Strangers, Leaving as Friends

February 10, 2011

Seoul, Korea - “Bishop Alaban is going to give a different speech this afternoon,” Amala McLackland announced as the final day of the UPF International Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea, got underway on February 9. Secretary General of UPF-Asia, she was diligently tracking down bios and texts of the speakers at the session she would be moderating.

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In Seoul, UPF Conference Celebrates the UN Week of Interfaith Harmony

February 10, 2011

 Seoul, Korea - An International Leadership Conference in Seoul marked the first UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, emphasizing the responsibilities of religious and spiritual leaders to defuse long-standing tensions between different ethnic and minority groups.

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H.J. Moon: Address to the International Leadership Conference in Korea, February 2011

February 7, 2011

What religion truly seeks is relationship. The Latin etymology of the word is to re-connect back to a relationship first with God, and then heaven, earth, and mankind. Only through relationship can the virtues of love, peace, tolerance, harmony, compassion can exist. Everything is based on relationships.

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Assembly Considers the Need for Spiritual and Moral Values to Address Global Issues

December 5, 2010

Seoul, Korea - Amidst the high tension on Korean peninsula, UPF's “World Assembly 2010” Dec. 2-5, 2010, in Seoul, South Korea focused on the need consider spiritual and moral values in addressing global issues.

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Interfaith Assembly 2010 - Schedule

October 12, 2010

Interfaith Assembly 2010 proceedings.

Read the conference report in English | Spanish | Arabic.

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UPF Interfaith Assembly Held in Seoul

October 9, 2010

Seoul, Korea - The UPF Interfaith Assembly opened in Seoul Oct. 9, 2010 at the Cheon Bok Gung, the Unification community’s inspiring new sanctuary in Seoul, with a moving ceremony of prayers and readings from seven faith traditions.

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H.J. Moon: Address to the UPF Interfaith Assembly, October 2010

October 9, 2010

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you here to the Cheon Bok Gung. This sanctuary is dedicated to the vision and wisdom of Almighty God, who leads us toward peace according to divine providence. This providence has been served through all the world’s great religions and faith traditions and can only be consummated or realized by all of them working in concert.

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After Sixty Years, Time to Remember That “Freedom Is Not Free”

June 26, 2010

Washington, DC - An appreciative crowd gathered near the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC to reflect on the outbreak of the Korean War 60 years ago. The Little Angels Children's Folk Ballet were the star attraction in a special program to honor the veterans from 16 nations who defended freedom on the Korean peninsula.

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Russians Address the Korean War Legacy

June 7, 2010

Moscow, Russia - With tension building up in the Korean peninsula, Russian Ambassadors for Peace met with officials in Seoul to address the legacy of the Korean War and seek to prevent further conflict.

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Africa Day Commemorated in Seoul

May 26, 2010

Seoul, Korea - An Africa Day Celebration with representatives of 17 nations in attendance took place at the Raemian Hall in Anguk, Seoul on May 25. The prime minister of Zimbabwe, Dr. Morgan Richard Tsvangirai, gave the opening address. 

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International Leadership Conference Schedule

February 20, 2010

International Leadership Conference schedule, Seoul, Korea, February 2010

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H.J. Moon: Address to an International Leadership Conference in Korea, February 2010

February 18, 2010

God’s original ideal was to have humanity inherit his true love—a love that can bring even the worst evil, even Satan to natural surrender. True love is God’s essence and his divinity and the gift that God wanted to give to his children.

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