Korea: High Noon Summit Brings Sexual Integrity & Pornography Education

 

Prepared by High Noon International

360 participants from 27 nations gathered near Cheong Pyeong on September 1-2 for the HJ High Noon Summit hosted in partnership by High Noon and YSP-Korea in conjunction with the Cosmic Blessing and Anniversary of True Father’s Ascension.

The intention of the Summit was to bring awareness to the issue of pornography, share the impact it has on Blessed Families, and convey the importance of addressing this topic for our worldwide movement and fellow affiliate organizations.

The audience was composed of Continental Directors, National Leaders, leaders from CARP, UPF, YSP, the Blessed Family Department, as well as university students passionate about the topic of sexual integrity.

The Summit began with a welcoming address from Dr. Ki Hoon Kim (Regional Chair, North America and International Vice President of FFWPU), Hyeon Yeong Lee (President of YSP-Korea), and David Wolfenberger (President of High Noon International).

The day continued with invigorating lectures from Dr. Robert Kittel (President of YSP-International) and Dr. Tyler Hendricks (educator and former President of FFWPU-USA) on the topics of “Sex in the Hyojeong Culture” and “Sexual Integrity’s Relevance to Vision 2020″, followed by moving testimonies from young men and women sharing how pornography impacted their lives and their journey to breaking free from its clutches.

Marjorie Buessing (supervisor for Blessing Interviewers and Matching Supporters in the USA) then shared the shocking statistics on porn-use that High Noon collected from 3,000 young Unificationists worldwide. She added her experience as a Blessing Interviewer of pornography’s impact on young people.

“I was shocked to hear how many young people struggle with pornography. I will bring this message back to my country and support others in living with sexual integrity” shared one participant.

Dr. Michael Balcomb (Regional Chair, Europe and Middle east) ended the day with an inspiring message on the direction of the providence and his unequivocal support for High Noon’s work in creating the environment of honesty and authenticity that God wished to create in the Garden of Eden.

The second day was composed of presentations from High Noon on the science of addiction and pornography’s effect on the brain, best practices for communicating with young people from Mrs. Yoo (resident counselor for BFD-Korea) and Cresentia Degoede (Director of American BFM).

High Noon then shared the resources they have available for people wishing to overcome pornography such as Ascend, their 90-day online recovery program, and resources for people wanting to support those wanting to break free, such as their Accountability Partner Training Course.

Young adult participants were grateful to hear the lectures and left feeling forgiveness and hope. One student shared that “these were the most amazing lectures I ever heard! My heart has been so liberated. I feel hope to overcome my past mistakes and create a beautiful Blessing with my future spouse.”

Leaders were also moved and felt a new sense of responsibility and a call to action, sharing that “this work is crucial to mending families and building the Hyojeong Culture that True Mother speaks about.”

This Summit was an incredible launching pad to extend High Noon’s ability to educate our worldwide community on the influence that pornography is having in society, support people in their sexual integrity, and fulfill True Parents vision to fill the world with Radiant Blessed Couples.

High Noon continues to push forward as they start their 21-day speaking tour around Asia from September 4-25 (visiting Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Nepal, & Japan).

Following that in the fall, they will begin preparation for their regional events to be held across America and tour across Europe in 2019. All these programs will culminate in the next annual High Noon Summit to be held in Korea in the summer of 2019.

Thanks to YSP Korea and the Korean Pure Love Department for their partnership in hosting this spectacular event.

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