World Summit 2013 Presentations

February 25, 2013

Speakers at the World Assembly 2013, Seoul, Korea, February 22-25, 2013

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UPF Summit Addresses Peace, Security, and Development

February 25, 2013

Seoul, Korea - National flags flanked a hall of the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel filled with 800 delegates from 91 nations attending UPF's World Summit 2013 in Seoul, Korea, February 22 to 25. For photos and list of speakers and their presentations, click here.

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J.R. Yoon: Address to World Summit 2013

February 24, 2013

Commentary on UPF-Korea's peacebuilding work

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T. Walsh: Remarks on 7th Anniversary of the Founding of UPF in Korea

November 24, 2012

Today we honor UPF-Korea. Its mission has only begun. May it flourish, growing in strength, wisdom, and capacity each and every day. For the world needs you.

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UPF-Korea Celebrates 7th Anniversary

November 24, 2012

Cheongpyeong, Korea - A rally at the Cheongshim Peace Center on November 24 marked the seventh anniversary of UPF in Korea. Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon, Co-founder of UPF, encouraged the audience to honor heaven, live in gratitude, and work for peace.

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Honoring the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon

September 15, 2012

Rev. Dr. Sun Myung MoonRev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Universal Peace Federation, died on September 3 in South Korea. He was 92. He passed away at 1:54 a.m. local time from complications of pneumonia, surrounded by family, friends, and followers. A memorial service, celebrating his life and legacy, took place in Korea on September 15. See highlights of Rev. Moon's life, an obituary in The Washington Times, and messages of condolence.

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One Family Under God Is Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s Lasting Legacy

September 15, 2012

More than 300 UPF Ambassadors for Peace made the long journey to Korea to attend the memorial services for Father Moon on Sept. 15, 2012.

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Fifty Thousand Gather to Say Farewell to Dr. Sun Myung Moon

September 15, 2012

Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the international religious leader and founder of the Unification Church and the Universal Peace Federation was laid to rest on September 15 in a series of moving ceremonies held in the mountainous countryside just outside Seoul that Father Moon loved so much in life.

See also: One Family Under God Is Dr. Moon's Lasting Legacy.

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Football Great Pele Sends Condolence for Rev. Sun Myung Moon

September 8, 2012

"After meeting three former popes and former presidents of various nations, I had an opportunity to meet with Rev. Sun Myung Moon," said Pele, the soccer hero of Brazil. "He said to me that, since football is the largest organization in the world and a very important means of propagating the message of peace, I hold a great responsibility."

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Even in Death, Working for Reunification

September 7, 2012

Pyongyang, North Korea - UPF International Chair Hyung Jin Moon visited Pyongyang on September 7, a week before the memorial services for his father, Dr. Sun Myung Moon, to accept condolences from relatives residing in North Korea. The North also awarded Dr. Sun Myung Moon posthumously what it calls the National Reunification Prize in recognition of his contribution to inter-Korean reconciliation and unity, which was presented to his son.

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Thousands Pay Respects to Rev. Moon

September 6, 2012

Cheongpyeong, Korea - Korean government officials and Members of Congress were among the first visitors to pay their respects on September 6 to the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, who died September 3 and whose body lies in a memorial chapel at the Cheon Jeong Goong (Peace Palace) in the mountains east of Seoul.

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International Women's Initiative Launched in Korea

July 16, 2012

Cheongpyeong, Korea - The founders of UPF, Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, called for a new era of women’s leadership for peace during an assembly hosted by the Women’s Federation for World Peace International in the Cheongshim Peace Center in South Korea on July 16.

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Day of Families Observed in Seoul

May 23, 2012

Seoul, Korea - An International Day of Families program for diplomats took place at the Unificationism building in Seoul on May 19.

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Special Consultation in Seoul on Building a World of Lasting Peace

March 25, 2012

Seoul, Korea - UPF convened a Special Consultation on “The Role of Intergovernmental, Non-governmental, and Faith-based Organizations in Building a World of Lasting Peace” in Seoul, Korea, from March 22 to 25.

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World Peace Blessing in Korea, March 2012

March 24, 2012

Cheong Pyeong, Korea - People from 54 countries filled a new stadium in Cheong Pyeong for the World Peace Blessing on March 24, 2012. More than 2,500 couples participated as newlyweds and 1,100 couples joined to re-affirm their marital vows.

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Special Consultation on Building a World of Lasting Peace

March 17, 2012

Seoul, Korea - A forum on topics ranging from the role of faith-based alliances to regional cooperation in the Pacific Rim Era took place from March 22 to 25, 2012. 

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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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