In the unity of our nations rests the glorious future of our peoples. Simon Bolivar
Man of Peace
Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, are the founders of the Universal Peace Federation, which was established in 2005. Rev. Moon was born a farmer's son on January 6, 1920, in what is now North Korea. He began his ministry after World War II and was later imprisoned in a communist labor camp for three years before being liberated by UN forces during the Korean War in 1950. He came to the United States in 1971. On September 3, 2012, he passed away at the age of 92.
Rev. and Mrs. Moon have proposed a revitalized, renewed United Nations with more than 50,000 diplomats, clergy, civic leaders, current and former heads of state appointed as Ambassadors for Peace. Among the programs of the UPF are leadership conferences and regional peace initiatives. UPF promotes the UN's Millennium Development Goals and encourages people to work for peace through serving their communities. Rev. and Mrs. Moon's lifelong goal has been "One Family Under God."
For highlights of Rev. Moon's life, click here. Review an excerpt of his autobiography, As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen.
Speaking Tour in Asia, Europe, America, and Africa: 2011
Ambassadors for Peace
Around the world, thousands of men and women are working for peace encouraged by the example of Rev. and Mrs. Moon. Here are some of their stories.