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Book presentation with discussion: Korea and the West

FFWPU Europe, Bratislava, Slovakia, 10. November 2014: UPF Slovakia organized a well-advertised event on November 10, 2014 in Bratislava. The topic was “The cultural differences between Korea and the West“. The presentation was inspired by the book titled “Doing Business with Koreans“ by Prof. Cche So-il which was translated by the publishing house...

German HARP Autumn Workshop Report

German HARP, Neumühle Training Centre, Germany, 25. – 30. October 2014: The two German HARP autumn workshops took place this year under the motto “PULL our environment- PUre Love Lifestyle”. In Germany, the school holidays are staggered, and so we could not have a national workshop, but the workshop in Bad Camberg, Neuemühle,...

Bridge of Peace, Czech Republic and Russia

  WFWP Czech Republic, Mrs. Marcela Rozehnalova – Prague, Czech Republic, 24. – 28. October 2014: When True Father was in Prague in 2005 he emphasized the need for more Czech- Russian couples. We only have three living in Czech Republic. The family situation of all of them is very difficult. We couldn’t...

World Café: My Faith and Global Citizenship

Youth UPF-Austria, (By Blerina Osmani): On Tuesday evening, October 14th, Youth UPF in Vienna came together to discuss about the role of religions in a pluralistic Europe and a globalized world. The moderator of the evening, Anja Weiskopf, gave a short introduction about the activities of UPF and a special greeting to the...

True Parents News: Weekly Update

PeaceTV: True Parents News 1. Inauguration of the Director of the Cheon Jeong Gung Museum and Special Gathering of Korean Leaders 2. Japan, 18th Chuwha Cultural Festival 3. Aewon, Volunteer Organization, “Sharing Briquettes of Love for a Warm Winter” Korean News 1. FFWPU-Korea President’s Nationwide Tour of Church Districts 2. UPF Korea Hosts...

LOVE, UNDERSTANDING, ACCEPTANCE

A Weekend of Healing and Support for Those Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction in a natural setting near Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 12~14   FFWPU USA: On December 12-14, 2014, there will be a weekend retreat designed to support men and women who experience same-sex attraction, gender confusion and/or sexual orientation issues. Throughout this...

“Unification Church members kidnapped and forced to convert in Japan constitutes a human rights violations, compensations must be paid”

The Tokyo High Court ruled in favor of the victims’ association Segye Times, Tokyo correspondent Yong-ch’ul Kim kimgija@segye.com   Published in Korea on November 14, 2014)   A ruling awarding large compensations to Unification Church members abducted and confined at home by family members for long periods of time and forced to convert to...

Unifying the use of the term “Heavenly Tribal Messiah”

Following the rally to reaffirm our determination to become heavenly tribal messiahs for the establishment of Cheon Il Guk, numerous vibrant activities are taking place all over the world. However, the Korean term “tribal messiah” is being interpreted in various ways, leading to the need to unify the use of the term. Hence,...

JAPAN: Abduction and confinement of a couple for forceful change of religion

– Criminal charges brought against a pastor of Kobe City By Willy Fautré, HRWF   Hiroshima, 17.11.2014 (HRWF)  – On 7th November, a couple living in Hiroshima City, who are members of the Unification Church, submitted a criminal charge to the West Hiroshima Police Station against a pastor from Kobe City and others...

JAPAN: A landmark court decision!

Kidnappers and deprogrammers to pay dozens of million yen for attempted forceful change of religion By Willy Fautré, HRWF Toru Goto’s case in a nutshell: Toru Goto confined by relatives for 12 years and 5 months for ‘deprogramming’ by an Evangelical pastor and another person Brother, sister-in-law and sister to pay 22 million...