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
“Peace Starts With Me” was a great success on July 15, as Madison Square Garden was full in spirit and with people of various religious backgrounds. Below are a few testimonies from those in attendance.
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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
As the clock winds down until “Peace Starts With Me,” watch Demian Dunkley of the National Ministry Team give you the latest tips and suggestions for coming fully prepared to the July 15 event, or read below.
1. BRING A FULLY CHARGED CELLPHONE AND EARBUDS
True Mother will be giving her keynote speech, “Peace Starts With Me” in Korean. We will be listening to a live translation (provided in English, Japanese, and Spanish) through a conference call system, so make sure to bring a fully charged cell phone and earbuds!
2. EAT BEFORE THE EVENT
The event will last two to three hours, so it is suggested you eat before coming to “Peace Starts With Me,” so that you can comfortably enjoy the spiritual message and inspirational singing.
3. USE THE RESTROOM BEFORE THE EVENT
You do not want to miss any of True Mother’s message, so we recommend going to the bathroom before she begins to speak.
4. DOORS OPEN AT 2PM
Since the doors to Madison Square Garden will be opening at 2PM on July 15, we recommend that you arrive at the venue around 1:45PM. We expect the event to go until around 5:00PM. The doors to the entrance of Madison Square Garden are located on 32nd St and 7th Ave in New York, NY.
Have more questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for “Peace Starts With Me.”