Austria: 100 Years for Peace: Online Centenary Celebration

By Elisabeth Cook and Bogdan Pamme, FFWPU Austria

The Upper Austrian community organized an online program commemorating True Father’s 100th Birthday. Over 100 people connected over ZOOM. In this online program life companions of Sun Myung Moon from Upper Austria portrayed his life and works. Bogdan Pammer, community leader, and his team collected personal interviews with members whose hometowns are in Upper Austria.

Among them was Mrs. Theresia Kittel who gave insight into her adventurous life which led her to many countries of the world, Mr. Ernst Hauseder, who went to Vladivostok as a missionary, together with his family, Mr. Heinz Krcek, a former Benedictine monk, as well as a young international couple that has received the marriage blessing.

The program concluded with talks with ambassadors of peace as well as Peter Haider, Austria’s UPF President, reflecting on the World Summit 2020 and providing an inspiring outlook in terms of how the legacy of True Parents will continue to make an impact globally.

A polished version of the broadcast will be published before Christmas and advertised through social media, to make a strong conclusion to this Centenary Year 2020 on a community level.

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