Weekly Update (July 8, 2017)

1. True Parents’ Message
– True Parent’s Special Luncheon with CARP USA

2. Global News
– Tribal Messiahship (Korea: Yang Dong-seok and Terashima Kimiko completed their Heavenly Tribal Messiah mission to bless 430 couples / Thailand: Heavenly Tribal Messiah Blessing / Zimbabwe: Heavenly Tribal Messiah Blessing led by Archbishop Ndanga / Liberia: Divine Principle Education and Heavenly Tribal Messiah Blessing)
– Peace Projects (Benin: IAPP Inauguration / Togo: IAPP Inauguration / Paraguay: Ambassador for Peace Seminar and Appointments)
– Youth Projects (2017 International Collegiate Symposium to Promote World Peace and Peaceful Reunification on the Korean Peninsula / Japan: CARP USA and CARP Japan Culture Exchange / Cambodia: 2017 Tong-il Moo-do National Championship)
– Church News (True Parents’ Special HJ Cheonwon Gathering / Korea: International Tong-il Moo-do Federation, Opening of the Incheon Dojo Main Building / Japan: Seonghwa Ceremony for Masayo Sudo / Taiwan: Housewarming Ceremony for UPF-Taiwan / Brazil: WFWP Festa Junina)


週刊ブリーフィング (2017年 7月8日)

週刊ブリーフィング (2017年 7月8日)

1. 真の父母様の動静
– 天地人真の父母様招請 アメリカCARP特別午餐会

2. 世界ニュース
– 神氏族メシヤ活動 (韓国 ヤン・ドンソク・寺島貴美子家庭 神氏族メシヤ430家庭祝福完了 / タイ 神氏族メシヤ祝福式 / ジンバブエ 大司教主管 神氏族メシヤ祝福式 / リベリア 原理教育および神氏族メシヤ祝福式)
– 平和運動(ベナン 世界平和国会議員連合創設式 / トーゴ 世界平和国会議員連合創設式 / パラグアイ 平和大使セミナーおよび任命式)
– 青年活動 (韓半島統一と世界平和増進のための、韓日米国際大学生シンポジウム / 日米CARP交流会 / カンボジア 2017統一武道全国大会)
– 主要ニュース (天地人真の父母様主管 HJ天苑特別集会 / 韓国 世界統一武道連盟仁川道場 総本館開館式 / 日本 周藤董代夫人聖和式 / 台湾 UPF中華大陸教会本部移転歓迎式 / ブラジル 世界平和女性連合 ブラジル伝統6月祝祭) Continue reading 週刊ブリーフィング (2017年 7月8日)

CARP USA Shares Meaningful Luncheon with True Mother



As part of their trip to Korea, CARP America shared a meaningful luncheon with True Mother in the beautiful Cheon Jeong Gung Museum on June 30, 2017. See more photos from the special event below!

Cheon Il Guk Missionaries Feel True Mother’s Love in New York

The six Cheon Il Guk Missionaries meet FFWPU International Vice President, Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, in New York City

Determined to make True Mother’s upcoming message, “Peace Starts with Me” a success, six Cheon Il Guk missionaries from Japan flew into New York on Monday evening to spread the word about the Madison Square Garden event and True Mother’s heart for America.

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A Letter from CARP Los Angeles

~from familyfed.org

In the course of just 10 days, student delegates of the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) USA traveled throughout Japan to meet with their CARP Japan and CARP Korea peers, with whom they made pilgrimage to significant landmarks from True Father’s time as a student in Japan.

Having recently returned, the primary facilitator and organizer of the trip, Mrs. Naoko Hiraki of CARP Los Angeles, reflected in a letter on CARP USA’s brief but deeply meaningful time abroad.

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CARP USA Renews Appreciation for Unity

~from familyfed.org

As the student delegates of the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) USA prepare to return from their trip to Japan, they sent in one final video update of what they have learned and experienced from their sister CARP chapters abroad. In the second and and final week of their trip, CARP USA was able to visit Waseda University and to meet with members of both CARP Japan and CARP Korea, and now testify that they depart with a renewed appreciation both for True Parents and for the value of unity.

For the latest and–for now–final updates from CARP USA in Japan, please visit their daily blog at the CARP USA website through the link below.


Interview with Hitoe Hiraki, CARP LA President

~from CARPLife.org

Hitoe -pasadenaThe Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles chapter in Los Angeles (CARP LA) was established a year ago, and Hitoe Hiraki, a 22-year-old junior at Pasadena City College, has been its president for the past year.This is her last semester there before transferring to California State University, and she’s ending her term as CARP LA president by organizing an epic cultural exchange trip to Japan from May 25 – June 6. We took some time to speak with Hitoe and ask her some questions about her hopes for this trip, and how she plans for this exchange to leave a legacy at CARP in LA.  

How did you get involved with CARP?

My mother is one of the leaders of  the local Kodan group, an association of Japanese couples of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU), and she went on campus everyday to meet students who were interested in learning about the Divine Principle. She eventually asked me if I’d be interested in starting a CARP club at my campus so that her guests could have a community where they could gather and study the Divine Principle. My mother was a part of CARP in her homeland of Japan, and now we wanted to create CARP here in America.

The vision of CARP LA is to create a positive environment and inspire students to grow themselves and help others. We created a calendar of events for the semester based on this vision. Each week, a board member chose one Unification Principle and gave a short talk on it. Afterwards, we did a pair-share and discussion based on the content from the talk.

We look at all our activities as training and practice for ourselves and how to live for the sake of others.

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What inspired you to organize an exchange trip to CARP Japan?

We informed the members of our CARP chapter about how global CARP is, sharing how there are chapters all over the world including in Japan and Korea. Most of the CARP members met us through Kodan and are interested in Japanese culture. Some students take Japanese language classes and have learned about the culture, and so they are very much interested in experiencing the culture of Japan. We had the idea to organize this trip as a CARP activity, not just to go there as a vacation, but also to make it meaningful by connecting with our sister organization, CARP Japan. We want to see what we can learn from them. We want the students in CARP LA to to apply and experience the Divine Principle in their lives, not just read content from a book but really put it into practice. CARP members will have a chance to talk to people in Japan, and although that might be challenging at first because of the language barrier, we think it will be a good experience.

Why do you think this exchange to Japan is important?

I think it’s important because it’s an opportunity to exchange information and find out more about different CARP chapters outside of the United States. It’s important to learn from CARP Japan so that we can bring their best practices back to the United States and use them to improve CARP here. It’s also a great opportunity for all of us as CARP America to connect more deeply to each other while we are in Japan.

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What are you most looking forward to on this trip?

I am most excited about meeting the CARP members in Japan. We will be visiting CARP centers in Tokyo and Kyoto. It heard that those are the only two large CARP centers in Japan.

I have been hearing many stories about CARP Japan from my mother. They used to organize outreach activities and teach Divine Principle. I am looking forward to learning more about outreach.

I think it’s also really exciting to have the opportunity for Americans and Japanese to work together. Many times, I felt like we in America are not so connected to Korea and Japan, where there is an active CARP presence. Japanese CARP members are very serious and strict about fulfilling their objectives. Americans are also serious about their goals, but they also think that it’s important to have fun and bond together. When these two different cultures come together, we will create something really great. This initiative started on a local level and has been expanding to the national level, and now even CARP members in Korea are joining us!

CARP USA would like to thank Hitoe for sharing with us. Stay tuned for more updates and interviews leading up to the Japan trip!