Dominican Republic: 5th Interreligious Peace & Blessing Festival
By Nicolas Rasario Paulino, FFWPU Dominican Republic
With the vision to bring victory to True Parent for 2020, we are holding continuously interreligious peace festival.
Our celebration was held in Santiago city which is the 2nd most important city in our country. We started at 2:40 PM on May 5th, 2018 at the main auditorium of the city hall in Santiago with 150 participants.
The officiators of this event were Rev. Dae Hee Hong and his wife Mrs. Hong. He gave some words of congratulation to the audience and encouraged them to continue cultivating themselves in the field of true love by loving their families and becoming excellent examples of true parents for their family and their linage.
We counted with the attendance of several very important people from the current government such as Dr. Carlos Martinez, who is a congressman and ambassador for world peace as well. We also counted with another congressman, Mr. Santo Reyes, who is city council.
The congressman, Dr. Martinez, was given an opportunity to address the audience, and he praised the job that our movement is doing for the sake of true family. He encouraged the audience to continue working as hard as possible for the sake of all. He said that we have a challenge to overcome, the challenge of building true family so we can experience true love among us.
Dr. Catalino Pichardo, who was representing New World Lodge # 5 (Logia Nuevo Mundo #5), and who is also an ambassador for peace, had the chance to address the audience. Dr. Pichardo expressed the need that we have of building true families. He encouraged the audience to do something for the happiness of their love ones. He said that we as husbands and wives have a portion of responsibility that must be done. He added that we can make the difference by educating properly our love ones. He encouraged the audience to keep doing whatever it takes to provide a good education to their children. By doing so, we are contributing to the well-being of every member of our family.
Lawyer Nelson Lopez, who is in charge of the passport department in Santiago city and an ambassador for peace as well, had the chance to address the audience and told them that he is pleased to attend events like this, because it is right here where we are getting the information we need to get rid of the problems that are affecting and devastating the families. He encouraged the audience to keep working for the sake of our families and society as well.