週刊ブリーフィング:2017-07-22

1. 真の父母様の動静
– アメリカ和合統一前進大会および孝情文化祭
– 文善進世界会長 孝情ワークショップ特別講義
– UPF国連セミナーおよび女性連合講演
2. 金起勳世界平和家庭連合アメリカ会長インタビュー
3. 世界ニュース
– 神氏族メシヤ活動 (コンゴ民主共和国:神氏族メシヤ祝福式 / ブルキナファソ:平和会議および祝福式)
– 平和運動(タイ:アジア指導者カンファレンス)
– 青年活動 (韓国YSP、第1次ピースデザイナーPDワークショップ / 日本:CARP、2017政策立案コンテスト)

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An Overview of Peace Starts With Me

~from familyfed.org

“Peace Starts With Me” was a great success, as an incredible diversity of faiths gathered at Madison Square Garden to listen to True Mother’s message. Over a month of extensive preparation went into creating “Peace Starts With Me,” as people from all around the nation and the world came to mobilize.  An overview of the preparation and the program for “Peace Starts With Me,” which featured True Mother’s speech, amazing musical performances from Grammy Award-winning gospel artists, and more, can be found in the slideshow below.

Watch what happened on July 15 at http://peacestartswithme.nyc, where videos from the event will be made available throughout the next couple weeks!

Now & Then Contest Winner

To celebrate 35 years of marriage for the participants of the 1982 Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony at Madison Square Garden, we invited the 2,075 couples to join a contest and earn a chance at winning a free trip to Hawaii, as well as other great prizes. The couples were asked to post pictures of themselves on Facebook or Instagram at the Blessing Ceremony and present day. The video above shows all the entries among the 2,075 couples, then and now, and the lucky winners can be found below! 

THE WINNERS

FIRST PLACE PRIZE: TRIP TO HAWAII

WINNERS: WILLIAM & DONNA SELIG

SECOND PLACE PRIZE: BROADWAY TICKETS

WINNERS: GARY & GAIL VEITH

THIRD PLACE PRIZE: $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE

WINNERS: JOSEPH & AKIKO LEE

FOURTH PLACE PRIZE: AWARD-WINNING QUEEN KONA COFFEE

WINNERS: ROBERT & MATSUYO YEE

FIFTH PLACE PRIZE: PEACE STARTS WITH ME T-SHIRTS

WINNERS: ROBERT & YOKO BECKER

In case you missed it, here’s the Facebook Live contest winner draw!

Join the 21-Day Peace Challenge

~from familyfed.org

On July 15, we filled Madison Square Garden for Peace Starts With Me, a wonderful event where we could all share in the love of God as one family.
Over 10,000 people took a stand for creating peace every day of our lives, starting with ourselves, our relationships, and neighborhoods, and reaching all the way out to our nation and the world.

True Mother shared a message about the history of God’s work for peace, the world’s dire need for true parents who can guide us to live as true brothers and sisters, and how America can be a leader in restoring peace on earth, starting with each of us. If we practice true love everywhere we go, shine our light to the world, and live for the sake of others, God’s peaceful home on earth is not far away. Continue reading Join the 21-Day Peace Challenge

ニュースレター「VISION2020」第107号(7月15日号)を発行

2017年7月16日

ニュースレター「日本統一運動Newsletter VISION2020」の第107号(7月15日号)を発行しました。

今回は、以下の内容を取り上げています。

1.  「全国教区長研修会」を開催
2.   精神障がい者の家族が支え合う「天情家族会」が発足
3.   米欧の二世圏メンバー約130人が訪日
4.   宋龍天・全国祝福家庭総連合会総会長が第10地区、南愛知教区を訪問
5.   徳野英治会長が熊本、宮崎、福島教区を巡回
6.   「43家庭」周藤董代夫人の聖和式を挙行
7.   第5地区が日韓国交正常化52周年を記念し午餐会
8.  各地のニュース
第2地区、西埼玉教区で「天運相続 孝情還元祈願礼式」
東東京教区で統一運動パネル展
第7回「関西圏青年学生平和フォーラム」開催

PDF版はこちら⇒ ニュースレター第107号 PDF版

Over 500 Youth Share Amazing Weekend With True Mother

~from familyfed.org

From July 14 to 16, over 500 youth and young adults from all around the nation and the world enjoyed a fulfilling weekend in which they connected with one another, True Parents, and True Parents’ family, learning the meaning of hyojeong, a heart of filial piety.

On Friday, July 14, the Hyojeong Youth Weekend kicked off with dance practice for a performance of “Mujogeon (Unconditionally)” for True Mother’s “Peace Starts With Me” speech at Madison Square Garden, followed by an intimate discussion with Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) International President, Sun Jin Moon. Her honesty and grace in helping the young Unificationists—many who have never met True Mother—understand True Mother’s heart also helped the youth understand themselves. Continue reading Over 500 Youth Share Amazing Weekend With True Mother

Peace Starts With Me Interfaith Celebration

True Parents’ legacy of peace and interfaith unity once again hit the illustrious venue of Madison Square Garden on July 15 for the Peace Starts With Me interfaith gathering. Co-sponsored by FFWPU, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), and the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC), the program made a call for peace starting with ourselves and expanding outward into our communities, the nation and the world.

The stadium was nearly full with guests hailing from a wide variety of national, racial, and religious backgrounds, bringing a unique beauty to the praise and worship that significantly highlighted the event. Among the participants were the 2,000 Voice Choir, 200 Praise Dancers, and 600 youth and young adults from the Hyojeong weekend workshop.

The program embraced the diversity of its audience from the start, with Archbishop George Augustus Stallings, Jr., National Co-Chair of the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) and the emcee of the event, introducing groups and visitors from a variety of faith groups, churches, organizations, and regions, as well as the Hyojeong Youth. He then fired up the audience with roaring praise for God.

Pastor Paula White-Cain then continued the theme of Peace Starts With Me, reminding those in the audience, “We’re not waiting for change; we bring change.” She spoke powerfully and eloquently on the nature of God as our parent who wants to dwell with us and change the world through us.

FFWPU International Vice President Dr. Ki Hoon Kim highlighted the importance of unity in America: “Mother Moon pointed out what our problem is today. More than anything else, we as Americans need God and True Parents for the sake of God’s nation.We must come together and build this country, America.”

FFWPU USA President Dr. Michael Balcomb then read proclamations from elected officials, including the official announcement that July 15, starting this year, is Peace Starts With Me Day in the borough of Brooklyn.

Pastor T.L. Barrett, the Senior Pastor of the Life Center Church of God in Christ in Chicago, first shared about the role True Mother has played in restoring his own marriage, and then emphasized that she is just as meaningful to every individual in the room. “No one is working harder with a deeper parental heart than Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon,” said Pastor T.L. Barrett. “They teach to embrace your own religion, embrace others, and live as one family… Heaven is celebrating the presence of all religions here today.

With Pastor Barrett’s moving introduction, True Mother then took the stage and shared the keynote message, speaking about the history of God’s Providence, the world’s dire need for true parents who can guide us to live as true brothers and sisters, and how America can be a leader in restoring peace of earth, starting with each of us. She closed with a hopeful call to action, that if we practice true love everywhere we go, shine our light to the world, and live for the sake of others, God’s peaceful home on earth is not far away.

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, a member of the New York City Council and U.S. House of Representatives, recited words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to highlight the need to live for the sake of others. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Congresswoman Clarke reminded the audience. She continued, “What affects anyone directly affects us all indirectly.” She ultimately encouraged those in the audience to rededicate to the call to start and create peace on this earth.

Throughout these inspirational messages, everyone in the audience glorified God through music and dance, with powerful performances from Grammy-award winners Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Yolanda Adams, Shamira Mighty, and FFWPU’s Apple Heaven United, a conjunction of the original Apple Heaven band from Korea and Apple Heaven U.S.A. The entire stadium stood up, clapping, dancing, and singing along as they proclaimed, “Every praise is to our God” and many more songs of worship. The variety of musical genres and cultures represented in the musical performances again displayed the beauty of interfaith and intercultural oneness before God.

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