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The Principles of Peace The Centrality of Marriage and Family . U P F. The Primary Human Institution . The family is the most important human institution. Without it we would not exist. Through it we transmit language, culture, ethics and core values. The Primary Human Institution .

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The Primary Human Institution

The family is the most important human institution. Without it we would not exist.

Through it we transmit language, culture, ethics and core values.

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The Primary Human Institution

The quality of character, and the quality of the love of the man and the woman, as husband and wife and as father and mother, makes them the pillars of the family.

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UPF emphasizes the balance between

Spiritual and Physical / Religious and Secular

  • Truth
  • Beauty
  • Goodness
  • Love

Mind

Inner

Satisfaction

Happiness

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Wealth
  • Comfort

Physical

Well-being

Body

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Religions Honour the Family

When the personal life is cultivated, the family will be regulated; when the family is regulated the state will be in order; when the state is in order, there will be peace throughout the world.

The Great Learning

When the family declines, ancient traditions are destroyed. With them are lost the spiritual foundation for life, and the family loses its sense of unity.

Bhagavad-Gita 1.40

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Religions Honour the Family

When a man honors his father and mother, God says, “I regard it as though I had dwelt among them and they had honored me.

Talmud

If a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God’s church?

I Timothy 3.5

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Religions Honour the Family

Lord, give us joy in our wives and children, and make us models for the God-fearing.

Qur’an 25.74

My father, thank you for petting me; my mother, thank you for making me comfortable; thank you for robbing me with wisdom, which is more important than robbing me with clothes.

Yoruba Nuptial Chant (Africa)

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The Pair System - Male and Female

Human

Male

Female

Animal

Male

Female

Plant

Stamen

Pistil

Mineral

Positive

Negative

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The Pair system – Mind and Body

Human

Mind

Body

Animal

Instinct

Body

Plant

Plant Mind

Body

Mineral

Inherent Nature

Matter & Energy

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The Pair system - principle of interaction

Giving

Subject

partner

Object

partner

Responding

The body resembles the mind

Teacher and pupil

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The pair system - centres on a higher purpose

Purpose to maintain life

Education

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The Pair System - higher purpose

GOD

Higher Purpose

Higher Purpose

Object

partner

Subject

partner

Give & Take Action

(living for each other)

Union

Good Result –

joy / Peace / happiness

Development

Realise the purpose

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The Pair System – Living for the Sake of Others

GOD

Higher Purpose

Mind Body

Husband Wife

Object

partner

Subject

partner

Parent Child

Union

Government People

Human Being Environment

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Individual Peace and happiness

God

Mind

  • Body

True Person

  • Mind/body unity - integrity
  • Growth in character - maturity
  • Closeness to God – higher values

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Peace and happiness in Family and Society

God

husband

wife

Children

The FAMILY

is the

‘building block’

Family Society

Nation

World

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Universal Peace – harmony with nature

God

People

  • Natural World
  • Dominion through love
  • Care for the environment
  • Material prosperity for all
  • Science and technology benefit human beings and the natural world

Harmony

People/nature

True Ownership,

Responsible Stewardship

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Three Foundations

3. Universal Peace

2. Peace in Family & Society

God

Nature

People

God

1. Individual Peace

Wife

Husband

Harmony

People/nature

God

True

Family

Body

Mind

true ownership-

responsible

stewardship

Family Society

Nation

World

True

Person

the central role of the family in learning to love

Peace in the Family

and Society

The central role of the family

in learning to love

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Foundation for Lasting Peace and Happiness

2. Peace in Human Society

God’s Love

God

husband

True Love

wife

True Life

true

children

Family Society

Nation

World

True Lineage

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Marriage joins the life of one woman and the life of one man. In time, through children, it joins the lineage of the man and the lineage of the woman. It thus begins a history, a nation, the world and the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.

Sun Myung Moon

Love, Life and Lineage

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The School of Love- nurturing heart and character, the primary training ground for relationships

Where do we learn True Love?

From our parents, as our first teachers

The Family is:

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The School of Morality – the basis of societal norms and proper conduct in the wider world

Where do we learn True Love?

In relating to brothers and sisters, parents and grandparents

The Family is:

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Where do we learn True Love?

As husband and wife; and from seeing God in our partner

The Couple is:

The Image of the Creator – living for the sake of each other, the family and the wider world; being a model of True Love to their children

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The Family living for the society, nation and world

Strong families have a focus higher than self

Altruistic Purpose

Service to Community

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Child’s Love

Sibling’s Love

Spouse’s Love

Parent’s Love

The Four Great Loves

Experienced and learnt within the family

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The Four Great Loves

GOD

M F

GOD

Parent’s Love

Spouse’s Love

Sibling’s Love

Child’s Love

Wife

Husband

Parents

Sister

Brother

CHILD

M F

Daughter

Son

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The sanctity of sexual love

God’s

Love

Man

Woman

Husband’s love

Wife’s love

A mans’ sexual love belongs exclusively to his wife and a woman’s sexual love belongs exclusively to her husband

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The Growing Period

God

2. Maturity of heart and character

True Teacher, Parent and Owner

husband

wife

1. Mind and Body united in a life of love

for God and others

children

  • To grow spiritually human beings need:
  • To receive love, truth and example from true parents,
  • teachers, leaders and elders representing God.
  • To respond and grow by living for the sake of others,
  • developing the heart and conscience to guide the body
  • to act in love and truth
  • In this way we balance increasing freedom and responsibility and participate in the creation of ourselves as mature children of God
  • God’s responsibility + Human responsibility >> True Person

Completion stage

Adolescence

Growth stage

Childhood

Formation stage

Infancy

Birth

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What is our role as Ambassadors for Peace?

Individual - True Teacher

Be of benefit to others by words and example

Family and Society - True Parent

Establish a marriage and family of true love - Have a parental heart towards all

Environment – True Owner

Exercise good stewardship and dominion over nature

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Peace – Living for the sake of others

  • Living for the sake of others – pair system
  • I exist to benefit the whole – higher purpose

The Individual

Lives for the Whole

Individual

Whole

The Whole supports

the Individual

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The Cause of Conflicts

  • ‘Self’- centred, not higher purpose - centred
  • Others exist for my benefit
  • Diminish the value of the whole

Individual

Whole

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The reality of Human Nature

Selfish Nature

Well-developed

Original

Nature

Undeveloped

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Our thoughts and actions determine our nature

Evil

Good

Evil or selfish thoughts, words

and actions

Immediate

‘body’ dominated

Unselfish thoughts, words

and actions

Eternal

Mind led

There is a battle in the mind of each person which

manifests as conflict in the family, society and world

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The Conflicted Self

The mind is two-fold: the pure and also the impure.

Hinduism, Maitri Upanishad 6.34

Every person has both a bad heart and good heart.

Native American Religions, Mohawk Tradition

I do not do the good that I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.

Christianity, Romans 7.15

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The Origin of Conflict – clues in traditional stories

  • Not intended as scientific history
  • Intuition about the human condition
  • Religious traditions believed to be revealed from a divine source
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Conflict in the Family

Adam and Eve: illicit love

Cain and Abel: the first murder

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The impact of sexual immorality

  • It is better to die than to indulge in partaking of forbidden lustful pleasure. Uttarangasutram 22.42

The man who goes to the wife of another …digs up the very roots of life. Dhammapada 18.247

Do not come near adultery: for it is a shameful deed and evil, opening the road to other evils. Qur’an 17.32

Flee from sexual immorality. … he who sins sexually sins against his own body.

I Corinthians 6.18

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Conflict in the Family

Evil,

selfish

purpose

False

Love

Self-centred

Woman

Self-centred

Man

False

Parents

Self-centred

Children

False Life

Selfish viewpoint

Irresponsible

Exploiting others

Multiplying Evil

Self-centred

Family & Society

False Lineage

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The root cause of conflict

God

1) Separation from God

2) Individual-level Conflict

People

Mind

Body

(Spiritual)

(Physical)

  • Whole
  • Others
  • Self
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The root cause of conflict

2) Individual-level Conflict

Mind

Body

3) Family-level Conflict

Husband

Wife

Brother

Brother

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The expansion of conflict

3. Universal Conflict

2. Conflict in Human Society

Selfish

Purpose

1. Conflict within the Individual

Environment

Selfish

Purpose

Selfish

People

Wife

Husband

Selfish

Purpose

False

Ownership

False

Lineage

Body

Mind

Self-serving

Exploitative

Family Society

Nation

World

Selfish

Person

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Where does peace begin ?

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.

UNESCO Constitution Preamble

47

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We need spiritual renewal

I see no hope for permanent world peace. We have tried and failed miserably. Unless the world has a spiritual rebirth, civilization is doomed.

Dag Hammarskjold

Second UN Secretary-General

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Religion: a restorative vehicle

True religious practice seeks to restore

the original ideal of peace and promotes:

  • Humility in front of God, respect to parents, fidelity in marriage, loyalty, public service
  • Personal discipline, sacrifice and control of physical desires
  • Restraint, patience and forgiveness in relationships
  • Love others as you love yourself
  • Love of neighbours, and even enemies
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How do we change our nature ?

Indemnity = Spiritual Restoration

Original

Position

  • An effort to reverse or restore something that was lost.
  • Taking responsibility by taking actions to correct flaws, weaknesses and bad habits

Lost

Restored

Current

Reality

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Step 1 : reconcile with God and higher values

  • Prayer and meditation
  • Offerings to God
  • Study of Scripture
  • Sexual purity, celibacy, separation from the world
  • Submission and obedience to God
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Step 2 : reconcile with each other

    • If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
  • Christianity
  • Matthew 5:23-24
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Honour God and higher values + Love each other

God’s Word

Higher Values

Learn, believe and practice

Practice in relationship with others.

+

Success in both areas is needed

to move closer to the goal of peace.

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The Providence for the Restoration of the Family

How can we as fallen people : regain our original value? fulfil the purpose of our life? bring joy to God?

God

God

Realise Peace and Happiness

H

H

W

W

C

C

Embody God’s word

2

Re-dedication New start

Believe and practise

The Religious path

1

Receive God’s word (love)

A + E

S

H

W

Selfish relationships

Separated from God

Change of direction self God, othersRepent, confess - receive God’s grace – word (love)

C

FSW

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Our Choice – resolve or repeat past conflicts

Past

Unresolved problems will be passed on to future generations, and in most cases be bigger and more difficult to solve.

Future

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Conflict resolution in marriage

Self reflection and reorientation

  • Take responsibility for one’s contribution to the conflict.
  • Consider how one might have dealt with the problem differently.
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Conflict resolution in marriage

Take action

  • Address whatever caused the other to feel hurt and violated.
  • Be open to reconcile.
  • Seek to correct past injustices as a priority.
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Conflict resolution in marriage

Reconciliation and Renewal

  • Give up the urge to retaliate.
  • Forgive, and accept forgiveness.
    • Resolve to change oneself, realizing that this is the only way to help the other to change.
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Loving our enemies

We never get rid of an enemy by meeting hate with hate; we get rid of an enemy by getting rid of enmity.

Martin Luther King Jnr.

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Loving our enemies

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Loving our enemies

Jesus did not condemn any of his enemies.

His power was the power of love.

Sun Myung Moon

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“The reason God does not punish even though he may see an enemy, is that he is thinking of the enemy’s parents, wife and children, who all love him. When you really understand such a heart of God, could you take revenge on your enemy?

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“When you know all these things you would even go and help that person. In this manner one comes closer to the Great Way of Heavenly Principle, that Great Way which tries to embrace everything centring on love. When that happens the earth will shake and induce even God to shed tears....

Sun Myung Moon, 30th March 1990

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Early History

While deep in prayer on a hillside near his home, on Easter morning, Jesus appeared to him.

April 17, 1935

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Crown of Glory

I feel pain.

When I judge peopleit is impossible.

When I hate people,there is no value in my life.

Yet if I believe, I am deceived.

If I love, I am betrayed.

Suffering and grieving tonight,

My head is in my hands;am I wrong?

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Crown of Glory

Wipe away your tearsand welcome with a smile

Those who know nothing but deceit and those who betray without regret. 

When I loved those who acted against me, I brought victory.

If you have done the same…

I will give youthe Crown of Glory.

written aged 16

history
History
  • Each ten-man team had to load 700 bags in an 8 hour working day.
  • Supper was a handful of boiled grain and salty soup
  • The skin of their fingertips peeled off from exposure to the fertilizer.
  • People died even while eating.
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History

Rev. Moon spent 40 days in Pyong Yang to let his followers know he had been freed.

Together with a young follower and a former prisoner who had a broken leg, he left for the South.

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History

After an arduous and dangerous trip he arrived in Pusan, South Korea, on January 27, 1951.

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The Holy SpiritAssociationfor theUnification of WorldChristianity

HSA-UWCUnification ChurchSeoul, Korea, May 1st 1954

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World Tour 1965

Reverend Moon established120 Holy Grounds around the world

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The significance

of the

World Peace Blessing

  • The Blessing is a ceremony for all
  • It is a re-dedication of marriage for couples loyal to each other
  • For some, it is their wedding day
  • It deliberately transcends boundaries of race and religion
  • A major international World Peace Blessing event will take placein Korea, and around the world on 14th– 18th October, 2009
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The World Peace Blessing

The Blessing affirms marriage and family, and links families together

As “One Family Under God” beyond difference of race and religion

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The World Peace Blessing

Co-officiators:

Buddhist, Sikh, Muslim, Native American, Hindu, Christian and ….

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Origins of The World Peace Blessing

The World Peace Blessing movement started amongst

Rev. and Mrs. Moon’s own religious followers

family federation for world peace and unification
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification

Expanded to become Inter-Religious through FFWPU

universal peace federation
Universal Peace Federation

Reached Opinion Leaders and Ambassadors for Peace Through the Universal Peace Federation

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The World Peace Blessing

Rev. and Mrs. Moon offer the blessing prayer, asking God for His unchanging and eternal love and protection for all the couples.

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The Goals of the World Peace Blessing

  • To save the family and save the nation
  • To realize unification and reconciliation between races, religions, nationalities and cultures
  • To build “One Family Under God”
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The World Peace Blessing Vows

  • To resemble the nature and love of God in
  • marriage
  • To be faithful to each other
  • To raise our children to maintain sexual purity before marriage
  • To help other families do the same beyond racial, national, and religious boundaries
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The World Peace Blessing

  • 1) The Holy Wine (Nectar) Ceremony – signifying a renewal connecting to God’s true love, life and lineage
  • The World Peace Blessing – signifying
  • that we are One Family under God beyond race and religion – Blessing donation
  • The Ceremony to remove resentment –
  • to acknowledge and overcome historical, ancestral and personal misconduct between men and women
  • A period of purification and renewal –
  • 40 days of sexual abstinence for a new beginning
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The Blessed Family Tradition

  • On-going support and education for couples
  • Faith in the home and community
  • Blessed Family Associations
  • Workshops for children
  • Public life – living for the sake of others
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The World Peace Blessing

Mr. Parvez and Mrs. ElluManzoor of Stockholm, Sweden, rededicating their vows after thirty-five years of marriage

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The World Peace Blessing

Dr. WihelmusBertens and Mrs. LidwinaBertens

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The World Peace Blessing

Dr Jagjit Singh Taunque MBE and Mrs. Taunque

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The World Peace Blessing

Mr. HydajetHyseni and Mrs Mina Hyseni – Kosovo

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The World Peace Blessing

The newly blessed former first couple of Sierra Leone, the Hon. Alhaji Ahmad Kabbah and Mrs. IsatuJabbieKabbah.