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Your Weekly Update – June 17

  By FFWPU USA 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: Chicago Can Do It! Pastors’ Boot Camp 2016 Cham Bumo Gyeong  

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The Heart of Children: A Bridge of Peace between Nations

A remarkable tour of the children’s dance group ‘Angels of Peace’ from WFWP Russia   by Maria Gabriella Mieli, WFWP Italy “The Angels of Peace are an ensemble of children born from within the WFWP Russia. Founded in 2008 by Olga Vakulinskaya, together with a group of mothers, members of the federation, it...

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Memoirs of a Unification Church Photographer

By FFWPU USA, Ken Owens In his recently published memoirs, Ken Owens shares his experiences as a Unificationist for over forty years, thirty-three of those years as one of True Parents’ photographers. Traveling to over fifty countries and forty-eight states, Ken writes about his experiences of photographing True Parents in their meetings with...

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UPF Supports United Nations Global Parents’ Day Event

  by UPF USA   “The Importance of Motherhood and Fatherhood for Integral Development” was the title of a side event organized on June 1, 2016, at the United Nations by Universal Peace Federation (UPF) USA together with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. The speakers were...

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On the Eve of True Parents’ Departure

By Emilie Steberl First missionary to the communist Eastern bloc, Czechoslovakia, 1968-1970 This letter was written at the beginning of April 1969, during True Parents’ second world tour by Emilie Steberl, who was the first missionary to the Eastern European communist bloc. Emilie had entered Czechoslovakia in October 1968. From time to time...

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Indonesia: 7-Day Workshop on Peace and Unification

By UPF Indonesia and Asia Leadership Training We had international leadership training from June 6-12, 2016. This was a 7-day Workshop on Peace and Unification focused on educating young people of Indonesia on True Parents’ teaching of the Divine Principle. It was also to prepare young people to be the future leaders of Indonesia and the world, and to...

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Kenya: International Day of the African Child 2016

By WFWP Kenya, Susan Kone The WFWP Kenya organized and commemorated the Day of the African Child which is an International Day which takes place every year on June 16th. The Day of the African Child has been celebrated every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organization of African...

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Angola: Culture of Reconciliation

By UPF Germany The Neumuehle was full to bursting point: 190 participants – about 150 Angolans from all over Germany, as well as members of the Family Federation and the representatives of UPF chapters in Frankfurt, Bonn, Stuttgart and Giessen – had gathered on June 11, 2016 for a family-style get together, inspiration, food,...

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WFWP International at the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Korea

Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together   by WFWPI, Youngsoon Quinn The 66th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference was held for the very first time in Asia, in historical and refreshing city of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from May 30 to June 1...

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Kenya: Heavenly Tribal Messiahship Workshop

By FFWPU Kenya, Moriba and Susan Kone: On June 12 2016, we had one Day workshop for the members of the Bahati church ministries which included pastors from all their branches within Nairobi area, at their HQ branch of St. Mary`s Church. All together we had 7 pastors of various branches of the...