Every week the National Ministry Team compiles stories and important upcoming events in a quick weekly update video. Here is what we cover this week:
A total of 1200 participants from all around the world have gathered in Cheongpyeong for the Global Top Gun Youth (GTGY) Workshop. On the first day of the workshop, August 1, participants gathered for the official opening ceremonies, where True Mother came to address them directly. Since then, the participants have also met with Sun Jin Moon, International President of Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU), her husband In Sup Alexander Park, International Vice President of FFWPU, and sister-in-law Professor Yeon Ah Moon, International President of Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP).
CARP 50th Anniversary
Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) America hosted its ‘Global Momentum’ conference from July 27-31 at the International Peace Education Center in Las Vegas. There was an incredible spirit, energy, and excitement among the diverse and uplifting group. Students, young professionals who serve as CARP mentors, and CARP leaders joined the five-day workshop, and the National Youth Ministry also collaborated on several sessions. The celebrations culminated in CARP’s 50th anniversary banquet over the weekend, bringing almost 300 participants including alumni, family, friends, and loved ones.
Peace Road USA 2016
On July 31, the first 2016 Peace Road rally in the USA took place at the International Peace Education Center in Las Vegas. Fifty riders, including members of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU) Executive Team, CARP representatives, and youth pastors, completed an 8-kilometer peace ride, while wearing their Peace Road t-shirts and waving their flags.
International Peace Education Center
From July 20-26 a Spanish 7-Day Divine Principle Seminar was held at the International Peace Education Center in Las Vegas. This was the first seminar given in Spanish at this special site. There were 17 participants, who came from around the United States.
Dr. Edwin Ang’s 90th Birthday
On July 30, Dr. Edwin Ang, one of the most senior members of our movement in the United States, turned 90. His family and friends came from around the world to celebrate this impressive milestone over the course of the past week. Happy birthday, Dr. Ang, and many happy returns!
On August 19, 2016, Unificationists and friends from around the world will observe the 4th anniversary of True Father’s Seonghwa (ascension). As we take this time to remember our True Father and reflect on True Parents’ ever-growing legacy, the National Ministry Team invites you to participate in the 2016 Essay Competition. Write a 250-500 word review of the Cham Bumo Gyeong, and you could win a $500 scholarship prize!