European Cheon Il Guk Leaders Assembly
by Peter Staudinger, FFWPU Europe
The European C.I.G. Leaders Assembly 2017 was held in Prague, the Czech Republic from March 9 to 12, 2017. Around 250 leaders and members gathered to receive guidance and inspiration and to make a renewed determination for the fifth year of Cheon Il Guk.
The theme for the assembly was “Europe Can Do It: Tribal Messiahship and Blessing.” Among the participants were about 40 Second Generation as well as many young First Generation members from Albania, Romania and the Czech Republic. Around one-third of the participants at the assembly were young, which created a great energy.
At the end of the assembly the European sub-regional leaders went on stage to publicly offer their determination in front of Heavenly Parent, True Parents and our European members.
The program was divided into three main segments followed by breakout working sessions to discuss issues related the main topics.
- Tribal Messiahship, Witnessing and Blessing
- Creating an Environment for Witnessing
- Raising Young Talent
In addition there were special discussions on UPF, WFWP and Blessing department. Special meetings over lunch and dinner were also arranged for different groups (Regional leaders, WFWP, youth etc.), together with the regional president and special emissaries.
One special meeting was held between the European regions and those Albanian Communities with whom they are twined with and will be supporting.
Overall, I would say that the spirit and unity during this Assembly was the best that I have experienced. I believe this is due to the foundation which has been laid by True Mother since the passing of True Father.