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Grand Dedication Ceremony of Cheon Seung Jeon
Dedication of Hanwon Korean House and Special Luncheon
September 28, 2020


Did I not mention in the past that I would plan this Cheonwon Garden such that we can see, “This is the appearance of heaven on earth that makes Heavenly Parent’s dreams come true”? Hence, each item that was planned is gradually being realized. 


 

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Thank you to everyone who joined our EUME yesterday evening. It's really encouraging to see so many friendly faces.

I want to apologize for some of the technical difficulties that made it a bit of an ordeal for some. Normally, we would conduct such a large gathering as a Webinar -- with only the speakers visible -- but we wanted everyone to be able to see each other. On top of that, Zoom just released new features and requirements the day before, and we ourselves were struggling to master it. So let me add one more item of homework: make sure you have the latest version of Zoom on all your devices!

Here is the simple PowerPoint of recommended homework.

Happy Chuseok !

Mike & Fumiko Balcomb
Regional Chair, Europe and Middle East

Link to the recording of the Wednesday evening prayer meeting:
https://vimeo.com/463715092

 



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True Mother’s Message at the Second Rally of Hope
September 27, 2020


Respected current and former high office holders, leaders from all walks of life, and members of FFWPU working tirelessly, blessed families and members of the Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community working for the sake of an ideal world, Welcome!
Seasons have passed and the time is now upon us. In five days we will be celebrating the most anticipated and most important holiday in Korea, the Korean Chuseok holiday. The people of Korea developed through an agrarian society as a people known for revering Heaven and working tirelessly throughout the year, waiting for the harvest time of the autumn and offering thanks to Heaven for the bountiful harvest.
Giving thanks to their ancestors, parents and children gather together and look at the full moon, prepare for the era of eternal peace, and offer various acts of generosity. This is the beautiful tradition of sharing of Korea.

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By Jacques Marion

The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) concluded its second Rally of Hope on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. The 3-hour event, held in Korea and broadcast online to the world, hosted 12 distinguished world leaders, along with first-class entertainment. According to the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Mr. Yun Young-ho, two million people from 194 nations were given tickets to watch online, while millions of other viewers observed the Rally via various broadcast providers and internet platforms.
On Sunday afternoon, at 16:00 Central European Time, a special broadcast of the Rally of Hope’s Highlights was organized by UPF Europe & Middle East for those in the Region who were not able to watch live the Korean event during the night.
The theme of the Rally focused on realizing a world of peace through interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values. The gathering served as a wake-up call to national and world leaders that the well-being of humankind and the destiny our planet rests in the hands of responsible leaders.

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“Empowering Youth for Peace through Interreligious Cooperation, Education and Humanitarian Action.”
Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) meeting on the international Day of Peace
Geneva, Switzerland, September 21 & 22, 2020


By Heiner Handschin
The Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) in Europe and Middle East, a project of the Universal Peace Federation with key partners, took the initiative to host a two-day conference: “Empowering Youth for Peace through interreligious cooperation, education and humanitarian action.” It featured an Interfaith Learning Workshop webinar on September 21, 2020, commemorating the 39th International Day of Peace, with the cooperation of 6 faith communities in Geneva, and a Webinar with 2 distinct sessions on September 22, 2020.

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UN International Peace Day Day 1, Interfaith Panelists Session
https://vimeo.com/460994964

2020-09-22 Int Peace Day 2 Session I (morning)
https://vimeo.com/460998195

2020-09-22 Int Peace Day 2 Session II (afternoon)
https://vimeo.com/460999847

 





The feminine Value from its Origin to today:
Where are we?
Rome, Italy, September 25, 2020


By Elisabetta Nistri
Dear all, here is the report of our last event promoted by WFWP Italy and sponsored by WFWP International. Now You can watch it on our WFWP Italia YouTube Channel with English translation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QItCJ759J_s&t=4908s
We had about 100 people attending live on zoom and 453 views on streaming onFB page WFWP Italia, 23 people shared the video on their own FB profile. Total we reached 1751 contacts on FB. All the guests were very interested and are waiting for the next webinar on 9 October.



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Hyojeong CheonBo EUME Special Events in Autumn/Winter 2020

By In-pyo Moon
We sincerely thank you for supporting the Hyojeong CheonBo Events and we pray that Heavenly Parent’s and True Parents’ love will always be with you.

The next CheonBo EUME Special Events in Autumn/Winter 2020 will be held simultaneously in multiple countries throughout the EUME region. They will be 1-Day Events comprised of only the Ancestor Liberation and Ancestor Blessing Ceremonies. We will not be conducting the Hyojeong Offering Ceremony for the Inheritance of Heavenly Fortune (Hyojeong Offering Paper Melting Ceremony) at this time. There will not be a live stream of the events. A limited number of members from the Region will attend on behalf of those who register for Ancestor Liberation, Ancestor Blessing, Collateral Liberation and Collateral Blessing of Married Spirits, etc. Therefore, members will not need to be present at the venue to do Ancestor Liberation, Ancestor Blessing, Collateral Liberation, Hyojeong Offering Papers, etc.

For more details and how to apply, please see below:

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Ancestor Liberation and Blessing
Rev In-Pyo Moon






Peace Road Event connecting AUSTRIA and SLOVENIA
September 12, 2020


By Alfred Waldmann and Kristina Bakovnik
This year´s Peace Road in the regional triangle of Austria, Slovenia and Italy marked a remarkable break through connecting the two neighbouring regions Carinthia in Austria and Koroška in Slovenia, in particular Alfred´s hometown St. Paul and the city of Slovenj Gradec, the district capital.
From the historical perspective the two regions have been one country during the Austrian Hungarian Monarchy but became divided after WW I. A bitter dispute aroused concerning territory as well as Slavic and German ethnicity. After a plebiscite in 1920 – this year marks its 100´s anniversary, political borders were pinned down but internal disputes and resentments remained. Developments during and after WW II led to even higher tensions again. Koroška, the Slovene name of this region, became part of communist Yugoslavia, Carinthia became a democratic state, part of the Austrian Republic. Despite of such development the people on both sides remained connected somehow internally, social relationships kept going on to a certain extent. In 1991, after the Yugoslavian war, which lasted only 10 days for Slovenia, the country became an independent state and joined the European Union in 2004.

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International Day of Peace Events in Eastern Europe sub-region
Moscow, Russia, September 17, 2020
Chisinau, Moldova, September 20, 2020


By Dmitry Samko & Sabina Nadejdin
On September 17, the UPF held an expanded meeting to mark the International Day of Peace. Despite the challenges faced by our society in connection with the coronavirus, when many events have switched to online formats, nevertheless, Peace Ambassadors, public figures, people's diplomats gather on the eve of this special UN day to “synchronize watches” with their peacekeeping activities, discuss possible formats for joint work to promote sustainable development goals. In addition, the online format that has already become available to many also made it possible for many of the Federation's associates to watch the conference live from different cities of Russia via the Internet.

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The Role of the Women in the World
Rome, Italy, September 17, 2020


By Elisabetta Nistri
Elisabetta Nistri President WFWP Italy was invited by Dr. Maria Pia Turiello, criminologist and psychotherapist to cooperate on the research on the topic The Role of Women in the World, with Embassies and some other Women Associations leaders. The conference to start the activities was held in the University for Peace in Rome with 40 people representing, several Embassies, the representative of the Minister of Education and the rector of University. Elisabetta Nistri in her message expressed deep appreciation for the commitment of the research and explained the work WFWP is doing to help women to rediscover their value and the contribution they can give to solve world issue working side by side with men. The rector of University of Peace was inspired and offer his contribution to write an articel for the VOICE OF PEACE (UPF and WFWP magazine.)



 

"The Relations between North and South Korean: proposals to advance the process of a peaceful reunification”
Espacio Ronda, Madrid, Spain, September 17, 2020


By Marcia de Abreu
The Korean War broke out in June of 1950. Since then, 70 years have passed, 72 years since the Korean Peninsula was divided by the world powers of USSR and EUA along the 38th parallel.
In the year 2000, the Presidents of North and South Korea signed a Joint Treat between the two Koreas, giving hope to a process of peaceful reunification.
However, the status quo doesn’t show any deceleration of the tension in the Peninsula.

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China raising Respect, Fears and Doubts
International Peace Day
Bratislava, Slovakia September 21, 2020


By Barbara Grabner
To uphold the International Day of Peace, UPF Slovakia organized a presentation with the famous journalist and international security expert Igor Cibula, PhD. Our hope to meet our friends and supporters after six months in a public conference hall had to be postponed once more. Though we had no experience to make a zoom conference we needed to risk it. With the help of a young IT expert we equipped our flat so that the audience could link up with a live transmission. We invited guests with mailings, Facebook and twitter advertisements.

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Exhibition of the Life and Legacy of Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Barcelona, Spain, September 12 - 13, 2020


By Dulce Balil
The exhibition on the Centenary of the Life of Sun Myung Moon in Ronda Barcelona within the framework of the celebration of the annual Audir program of “La Nit de les Religions” (The night of religions), celebrated on September 12 and 13, 2020.
This year for the third time we have participated in the 5th edition of “La Nit de les Religions”, in Barcelona, ​​along with 26 other temples or centers of spirituality. 

Our program was the presentation of the Exhibition of Life and Legacy of Father, Dr. Sun Myung Moon. We had 7 roll-up two meters high by 80 cm. wide, very beautiful and 10 posters that were exhibited in two rooms. We also offered books of True Father, bookmarks, the Divine Principle in various presentations and a beautiful guide to the entire exhibition. 

Two young sisters with Korean dress invited people giving them bookmarks.

We also screened some nice movies like True Parents singing in Jardim, and videos of other moments of Father Moon´s life. And a table with some Korean products as packaged. Due to Covid-19 we take into account all health recommendations such as the use of a mask, interpersonal distance and hand washing. 14 guests and several families from the Barcelona community came between the two days.
I attach some photos of such a beautiful meeting.




Voci di Pace
Voices of Peace 

Special edition covering the Summit 2020 and projects under the umbrella of UPF

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Universal Peace Federation's 15th Anniversary
London, United Kingdom, September 15, 2020


Dr Michael Balcomb's speech highlighting the centenary exhibition and the message of Rev. Sung Myung Moon from the same ballroom on the posters outside.





DONE 020 Update
Development of New Environments


Dear brothers and sisters,
We are happy to announce that there are some more places available for DONE 020 and it is still possible to apply. We have now finalized most of the programme details and dates and want to share the key information in this letter. However, you can find the full set of information about DONE 020 online at https://esgdmedia.org

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BCLC - British Clergy Leadership Conference
London, United Kingdom, September 12, 2020


By June Darby
We held our first meeting since Lockdown started. I wanted to make it a special event so we decided to award Ambassador of Peace certificates to the invited Pastors. As their CV's came in I was very humbled and awed by how much they give to help various needy people here and abroad .
They were all very moved, appreciative and felt honoured by the awards, bringing family and supporters along. We were very blessed to have Dr and Mrs Mrs Balcombe with us, so they presented the certificates. Dr Balcombe gave an inspiring talk about True Father, commemorating his 100th Anniversary, pointing out significant posters highlighting True Parents' work, and gave a moving account of True Father 's encounter with Jesus .
Our MC, Rev Isaac Ayani gave a powerful homily on the significance of God's work Yesterday, Today and the Future, encouraging Pastors strongly to study Divine Principle.
Russell Gough raised the atmosphere with his singing and guitar, accompanied by Dr Hanna on the piano, while we hummed along, as singing wasn't allowed.
Dr David Hanna gave an excellent lecture on the Fallen Nature as it affects us, and on indemnity, which are 2 key topics for Pastors to understand.
UPF generously donated some of their refreshments to us, so we could share our abundance with all.
I am very grateful to Robert Torok for setting up a zoom at short notice.
Our Pastors are all very dynamic people, abd with Rev Rufus Thomas, the 2nd in charge of C.A.C Europe, I have great hope for the future - awakening Christians to the reality of God's Providence today.





Phenomena of the Last Days
Rev In-Pyo Moon



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Suddenly a Summer Afternoon
Padova, Italy, September 6, 2020


By Flora Grassivaro
The important event organized by the WFWP Women's Federation for World Peace - Padova in collaboration with CARP - Italy took place in the elegant setting of Villa Contarini Giovanelli Venier in Vo ’Vecchio (Padova). The initiative, which began in the afternoon of 6 September 2020, was designed to promote "Hope" after the lockdown period that hit Italy and Vo' in particular. The collaboration between WFWP, CARP and the “Creativo’ Association”, which manages the Villa, has created a synergy capable of harmonizing the entire program and spreading friendship and participation. 

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Region-Wide EUME Sunday Service - Countdown

ZOOM, September 6, 2020



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True Peace Magazine
September, 2020


English - French - Spanish - Japanese - Korean 



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Vernissage of the Exhibition on Occasion of the Centenary of Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Birth
Pague, Czech Republic, August 2020

By Juraj Lajda
Almost 40 people participated at the vernissage of he exhibition with the title „Legacy of the Eternal Love“ at the Peace embassy in Prague on Thursday 6th August 2020.
The exhibition was organized by the Universal Peace Federation in collaboration with the Women’s Federation for World Peace and Youth and Students for Peace in the Czech Republic. 15 panels presented the life and work of Rev. Moon as we celebrate this year the centenary of his birth. 

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”After the Chanyang Session I had a feeling that one of the collateral liberated person rises up so high like rocket and same time shouting very happily, smiling and looking much younger than when she died The other collateral liberated person just said a very surprised way that ” Also after Chanyang Session when we lifted our hands, arms up, I had a feeling, that many people touch my open palm. "

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Meeting with Ambassadors for Peace
Copenhagen, Denmark, August 27, 2020


By Karsten Nielsen
Among thirteen very committed and dedicated people appointed as new Ambassadors for Peace in Denmark was Anja Ringgren Lovén, founder of Land of Hope, an organization that is leading the fight to save the thousands of children being accused of witchcraft every year in Nigeria. 

Anja’s face became recognizable worldwide when a photo of her with a malnourished Nigerian “witch” child went viral on social media in 2016. In the photo, Anja is seen giving the boy some crackers and water, which he drank carefully. She then took him gently up in her arms and went to the hospital. Anja did not think that he would survive. 

“When we got him in the car, I looked at my husband and told him we should name him Hope,” she said. “I didn’t want him to die without a name. I wanted him to die with dignity.”

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Restrictions turned out to be a Blessing
Hometown Activities Summer 2020


By Barbara Grabner

Salzburg/Austria.Returning from the World Summit 2020 in Korea, I quickly made appointments for a lecture tour in summer. But due to COVID-restrictions all were cancelled and I pondered what I could do instead. Moreover, my scheduled lectures in a health spa south of Salzburg were cancelled due to safety regulations. To top that, the owner of the local Farming Museum told me that she will not serve as a host anymore since aged 78 she needs more rest. The Farming Museum had been the site of a dozen events which I organized since 2014.

But the unhappy situation turned out to be a blessing. I have guests who attended already up to 10 lectures. It was time to teach them the Divine Principle in detail. How to start, what to teach them? I decided to make my house a study centre! End of June just before leaving Bratislava I had a clear plan and sent out invitations. Within six weeks I held three lectures in my home and one in an office building at the outskirts of my village. The office owner liked the previous lectures so much that she became the host.






Arabic Divine Principle Lectures in YouTube


By Abdelmoumin Ibrahim Ahmed, FFWPU Sudan
We have created a YouTube Channel for Arabic Divine Principle Lectures, based on an Islamic Perspective. (Click to visit the channel)
These videos are founded on my book “United Visions”, a book took me more than 20 years to prepare and publish. I have found that the interfaith and unity call, among believers in the Koran, is strong and clear. On that spirit I wrote “United Visions” as an Islamic Perspective on the Divine Principle.
United Visions is an Islamic reading for the Divine Principle (The main teaching of Dr. Sun Myung Moon) the founder of “Universal Peace Federation” (UPF), and “Family Federation for World Peace and Unification” (FFWPU). “The Divine Principle” will soon be published in Arabic.
“United Visions” is an approach for building a common platform for Muslims, Christians and Jews. “United Visions” says that God has one plan and one goal for all religions. It is to prepare man for a final restoration or salvation through the coming of the New Adam and New Eve. United Visions is available in Arabic and English in Amazon. Soon it will be available in French.

Please subscribe and share it with the Arabic speaking people you know.
Click here to visit the Facebook.

Any questions on Arabic lectures please contact: moumin70@hotmail.com





HARP Summer Camp - "Fitting In, Yet Standing Out"
Zelezna, Czech Republic, August 25 - 30, 2020


The camp took place in Železná, which is the place where HARP started its summer activities twenty years ago, and this brought an interesting atmosphere to the camp.
This year we came up with a slightly different style of lectures, focusing on the real / practical application of the Principle in life, but also on the identity of the 2nd generation and things related to our community. The lectures followed one after another and thus created a great set of internal guidance that fits into our motto. This year we also had printed booklets in which the story of Jonathan Livingstone's The Seagull was written, which almost perfectly
followed the topics of the lectures. HARPies thus had the opportunity to see and better imagine the often abstract principles on "real" situations in the book. Every day after HDH, we could hear an inspiration from the lives of individual team leaders.

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CARP Summer Camp  - "The Hobbit"
Slovakia and Czech Republic, August, 2020


By Marcela Gregurkova
last eight years, the camps have been joined by both, Czech and Slovak children. We try to bring children closer to moral values and the heart of Heavenly Parent, in the form of games and stories. We try to help them find true friendship, resolve conflicts and experience the belonging in one big family.

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Launch of the Heavenly Parent's Holy Community in Finland
Helsinki, Finland, August 30, 2020


By Gudrun Hassinen
In Finland we officially launched the Heavenly Parent's Holy Community on Sunday 30. August 2020.
Various faith leaders in Finland, in pre-recorded messages, offered their greetings, best wishes and thoughts on the meaning of a holy community. Also, young and elder members of the Family Federation for World Peace here presented their reflections, hopes and expectations about the Heavenly Parent's Holy Community. Our National Leader received lots of spontaneous applause as the last presenter.
A second generation sister enchanted a by "corona-standards" nearly full-house plus the zoom audience with a heart-moving and powerful a capella rendition of a song about "Gratitude".
As usual, we enjoyed each other's company following the Sunday service over lovingly prepared refreshments.
Here in the far North, we, too, are now officially part of Heavenly Parent's Holy Community !



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A Really Heavenly Community
Austrian Young Leaders Retreat 2020
Gaflenz, Austria, August 28 - 30, 2020


From August 28th - 30th FFWPU Austria held its Young Leaders Retreat under the theme “A Really Heavenly Community”. Despite the ongoing restorative works the Gaflenz workshop centre proved to be an ideal place to host 21 young leaders (2nd Generation) aged 18 to 36 with public missions in our Austrian family. A special feature of the meeting was that many leaders participated as couples and families, underlining “family” in FFWPU. 

The programme created space for young leaders
(1) to reflect on their own spiritual development in the last year,
(2) to dive into the providential significance of True Mother’s activities, especially HPHC,
(3) to share the progresses, successes and challenges in their respective areas of work
(4) to spend some fun bonding and recreational time together.

The weekend was also designed to praise God together in song and prayer as well as to express gratitude for the great investment of our young brothers and sisters. 





28th Anniversary of the 30,000 Couples Blessing
ZOOM, August 25, 2020


https://vimeo.com/452869487





Celebration of Chil Il Jeol and Chil Pal Jeol
Oslo, Norway, August 23, 2020


By Jane Toresen
Members gathered for an open-air Sunday service and celebration of the Chil Il Jeol and Chil Pal Jeol Holy Days on a beautiful sunny morning in a park above Oslo. Each family sat together on their own picnic blanket in order to keep the rules of social-distancing. We sang songs accompanied by guitar and then our national leader gave a sermon explaining the meaning of the holy days. Next we shared fruit and sweets from our very special outdoor offering table. Each family brought their own picnic and later we played frisbee, croquet and football. It was wonderful to meet up again face-to-face after a long period of zoom services.



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Concerned People
ZOOM, August 20, 2020


https://vimeo.com/452869917





A small Peace Road Tour 2020
Germany, August, 2020

By Ulrich Ganz
The tradition of an annual ‘Peace Road’ event, held along the former German East-West border, now a ‘green belt’ was established a few years ago. This year we chose the Brocken in the Harz Mountains as our destination. At 1141 meters above sea level and a wonderful view, it is the highest mountain in Northern Germany and attracts many tourists. 





Pre-HARP Summer Workshop
Manantial del Corazon, Spain, July 19 - 22, August 16 - 19, 2020


By Sergio Asti
In this special and complicated year for everyone, after a lot of doubts and efforts, we could finally make the workshop for the youngest ones of our community.
Unfortunately, because of the restrictions and the sanitary recommendations, the workshop had to be divided in two groups trying to reduce the number of participants, securing in this way the rules that we have to follow in this special period that the world is crossing right now.
Even if we could not be all together as we wanted to, we could enjoy a few days in the nature. The children could have fun with their friends in the swimming pool, playing sports, doing activities and, for sure, learning a little bit more about God and our True Parents.
It was an amazing experience for them in which they could learn and enjoy in a good environment.
Hopefully the next year we will be all together again and enjoy as much as we did in this workshop!



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National 7 Day Workshop - "You are the Hope !"
ZOOM, Albania, August 16, 2020


From August 10th-16th in Albania was held the National 7 Days Workshop, titled "You are the Hope!". The workshop was organized online but many of the participants attended the workshop from their community centers and being together, they also organized activities after the sessions of the day. In total there were about 80 regular participants, out of which 21 were new guests that attended such a workshop for the first time.
The workshop was coordinated by Mr. Gani Rroshi and moderated by Mr. Ardit Matraku. Life of Faith, Formula Course, Heart of True Parents, Meaning of the Blessing and Hyo Jeong Culture were the subjects of the sessions, lectured by Mr. Gani Rroshi, Mrs. Manjola Vasmatics, Mr. Ermir Hoxha and Mrs. Marjeta Rroshi. The participants could also hear a testimony about the experiences from the Life of Faith of Mr. Bilbil Zharri.

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Reflection on the One Million Rally of Hope for the Realization of a Heavenly Unified World

English - Spanish - French - Japanese - Korean

May the blessings and love of our Heavenly Parent and True Parents be with you all. Due to True Parents’ untiring devotion and the ongoing hard work in each nation of the world, we were able to bring a wonderful victory through the August 9 “One Million Rally of Hope for the Realization of a Heavenly Unified World.”

 




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True Peace Magazine
July, 2020

English - French - Spanish - Japanese - Korean



https://vimeo.com/445899489

Albania Monthly News
August 2020





Launch of the “Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community” in Norway
Oslo, Norway, August 2, 2020


By Steinar Murud (Photo: S.Murud / O.Toresen)
On our first physical Sunday Service since March we celebrated a national launch of the Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community. After singing the CIG national anthem we had readings from various holy scriptures about the onenes and unity of mankind.
We also sang the new song “Fish Net”, accompanied by the sound file, that True Mother recommended.
Our national leader spoke on the significance and meaning of the declaration of the HPHC and mentioned that it marks the highest vision, a new beginning and a call to each of us to live accordingly and invite others in.
The program was celebrated with self-brought cakes and food, considering the corona situation. A group photo closed the service that was streamed live on Facebook to those that could not attend. (19 attended physically plus 31 via live-stream = 50 participants).
Even though we had a sub-regional launch of the HPHC we wanted to do it on a national level as well and hope it can serve as a good response on True Mother’s call and a good condition before the Rally for Hope next Sunday.





Outing
Finland, Sunday, August 2, 2020


By Gudrun Hassinen
In Finland, instead of Sunday service, our international families met for a celebration in nature on Sunday 2. August 2020. Within teams mixing elder and younger people, we brainstormed over a quiz, shared each our hearts and thoughts based on given questions, did some more sportive activities, and did a photo shoot - all the while walking along fields, forest and the Vantaa river, bonding and enjoying each other's company.



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“The Western Balkans Facing up to Historical Challenges and Seizing Looming Opportunities”
ZOOM, July 30, 2020


The webinar was organized on 30 July 2020, by UPF Europe and the Middle East and the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP). The online webinar had more than 250 viewers from over 40 countries.
The Western Balkans Region is at a crucial time in its integration process into the European Union. The Covid 19 crisis has brought enormous financial and economic problems to the region. Yet, the focus on national self-interest, enduring burdens from past conflicts, and the jostling for influence of the big powers (amongst other factors) are undermining efforts to bring peace and prosperity. Historically, the Balkan Peninsula has been a crossroads between civilizations, religions and cultures. As a bridge between East and West, it remains a great asset for Europe as a whole. In the post-Covid 19 environment, the Western Balkan nations are faced both with historical challenges and opportunities. The ongoing process of social reform and democratization needs to be met with a commitment toward regional reconciliation and cooperation. The Balkan leaders’ efforts toward integration need to be matched by visionary leadership from EU policymakers.

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Social Media Outreach Seminar for Beginners
Sunday, August 2, 2020, at 16:00 CET

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you very much for joining yesterday's webinar on Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can watch and download the recording at:
https://vimeo.com/443707262




And this week we were particularly encouraged to announce you that Mateo Ziko could finalize the Exhibition Website in French. You can see it with the link : www.thelegacyoflove.org/fr.

Please visit regularly http://www.familyfed.de/smm100-materials.html to discover the new material we provide to help you. If you have started something, we would be VERY INTERESTED to learn from your testimonies: What have you been doing? What worked? What are your difficulties? What are your ideas and suggestions? It is particularly interesting to hear from individuals, families, and small groups who might be trying to do something creative. Also if you are struggling to make something work, or looking for ideas, write to us also. (please send them to: sg4arts@yahoo.co.uk).

We wish you a very nice week-end.
Jean-François Moulinet and the Centenary Team

 






HARP Summer Camp – Love Your Rythm
Manantial del Corazon, Madrid, Spain, July 19 – August 1, 2020


By Stefan Campillo
Good morning, I want to thank first of all the TP and God for protecting us and giving us the opportunity to do this workshop in such a delicate situation for COVID-19. Right at the end of the workshop the government announced that the meetings of people were limited to no more than 10 due to the increase in infections, so we were able to finish the workshop at the right time. I also want to thank the committee for all their support and work, without them I would be lost: Rubén Cabero, Dajanna Arones, Alejandro López, Daniel Temprado and Josué Navarro. 

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First Summer Camp for Second Generation
Aegviidu, Estonia, July 31 - August 2, 2020


By Olga Martinson
The camp participants were children from 7 to 13 years old, their parents were staff. Also 2 families from Latvia have joined us. The motto of the camp was: Faith, Family, Friendship and Joy!
After the quarantine, it was a good opportunity to spend time together with fun and benefit. At the beginning of the camp opening, the flag Family Federation was raised to the Chonilguk anthem.
The program was very rich: watching and discussing a movie, lectures, sports and board games, creativity, songs near the fire, swimming in the lake. It was a good first experience for everyone, now we are thinking how to do it even better in the future. Children and parents were satisfied and happy!
Our heartfelt thanks to Heavenly Parent and True Parents for wonderful sunny days and protection!

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STF Graduation
ZOOM, August 1, 2020

 





Inauguration of HPHC in Spain
Espacio Ronda, Madrid, Spain, July 26, 2020


On July 26th, we organized the inauguration of Heavenly Parent Holy Community together with our brothers and sisters from other religious communities.
Manuel Campillo as MC, invited our young 2nd gen brother Alejandro Travi , 10 years old who interpreted “Alleluya” We had a catholic priest Jose Cruz, who practices budismo Zen for many years , he spoke about “Through their fruits, you will recognize them” Yael Cobano, President of the Jewish Reform community of Madrid, offers us words about unity and a Jewish song we sang together.
The event is now in the page: www.tallerdeespiritualidad.es

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Inauguration of Heavenly Parents Holy Community in Liechtenstein
July 12, 2020

By Walter Waldhäusl
In 1965, True Father established the Holy Ground in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Blessed families with friends from Liechtenstein, Vorarlberg and Tyrol (Austria) gathered at this place. Nearly 30 people from 7 nations and 3 continents came together and spent the day in family fellowship. Probably never before have so many people gathered at this place in this small country.
The national leader of Liechtenstein, Walter Waldhäusl, reminded in his speech that although we come from different backgrounds, we have a common origin: God, who is Heavenly Parents. He loves us as His children. He explained that the numerous religions and denominations consider their mission within their own denomination and that there never a religious community under Heavenly Parent came about. The longing of God, however, is that all people should become a community under Heavenly Parent in which everyone lives for the benefit of others; Heavenly Parents Holy Community.

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Middle East Monthly Report
July 2020




Peace Festival
Bad Eisenkappel, Železna Kapla-Bela, Austria, July 26, 2020


By Alfred & Janine Waldmann

Eisenpappel, Železna Kapla-Bela in Slovenj language, is a town at the Southern tipoff Austria, the hometown of Hermann Grubelnik, a member of the Family Federation of World Peace in Carinthia.
This town together with the whole region of Southern Carinthia in the last century has been severly affected by ethnic and political conflicts during and after the two world wars.
Both, the Slavic and the German Culture, have been domiciled in this region since centuries and mutual respect has always been a guarantor for peace and prosperity before that.

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Central Region Sunday Service
ZOOM, Sunday July 19, 2020 - 
https://vimeo.com/439719601

On May 19, 2020, there was a Sunday Service for the Central European Region with Regional Director Dr. Dieter Schmidt’s sermon. Before his sermon, 2nd gen members of different countries of the region, as well as a Czech Protestant pastor reflected on the meaning of the newly founded „Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community“. Read here some of their conclusions:

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15 Day Online DP Workshop
ZOOM, July 4 – 18, 2020


Here is the link for watching and downloading the material from the 15 Day Online DP Workshop.

From July 4 to 18 2020, we held a 15 day online Divine Principle workshop over Zoom. Almost 800 participants registered for this workshop, and we had daily connections of 250 to 300, but certain centers watched in groups, so we estimate a daily watching rate of over 400. Every afternoon, we sent out the Zoom recording to registered participants, and the ones that couldn’t attend directly, could watch the program later in the day.

The online program was every day from 10am to 12.30pm CET. There were two lectures of 45 minutes each, one group discussion with random group assignment by Zoom, and in the end a Q&A session with the lecturer answering questions from the participants. We also had inspirational and song videos to lighten up the atmosphere.

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Clean Up Cleeve
Thanks to all our volunteers who’ve been cleaning up our premier workshop site in the UK!


Day One at Cleeve House for the 2nd stage of the Big Cleeve House Clean Up!
A few of us volunteers headed down this morning to join the team. As the weather was not on our side, we turned our attention to cleaning up indoors and particularly putting the library back in some order. A real treasure of knowledge on those tired old shelves. Tonight we will watch the Championship semi-final - it is a Sports workshop after all!!

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1-Day Children Summer Workshop 2020
Chamarande, France, July 11, 2020


By Domila & Rafael

17 children, 10 parents, 5 young adults and 2 Grand-parents came together for a 1-Day Children WS on July 11th 2020 in Chamarande Training Center in the south of Paris. The theme of the WS was "Sun to the Sunflower, God is my power". The day started with an interactive introduction to the theme and then adapted guidance to 2 different age groups (Group 1: 6 years old and less, Group 2: 7 years old and more).

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News from Shin Albania
July 18, 2020

 





The Founding of the Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community in Austria
ZOOM, July 12, 2020


By Elisabeth Cook

It was a combined effort of all Unification communities of Austria and representatives of different religions. A young Unificationist from the community of Linz conducted the program and created a joyful atmosphere. The songs were prepared by talented 2nd gen musicians, who pre-recorded them. Almost each community contributed one song.

The speakers referred to the founding of the Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community. First, Peter Haider, UPF President of Austria, explained about UPF’s recent activities and the founding of several sub-committees, such as IAPP, IAPD, IMAP, IASCP and others, which are all part of the Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community. He also recalled the 5 principles of UPF which serve as a guide for all its activites. 





Lecture about True Father's Life
Espacio Ronda, Madrid, Spain, July 13, 2020


By Maryvonne Jamois

On July 13th, 1965, True Father came to Madrid to bless the Holy Ground.
One Japanese sister Takiko del Monte, got the idea to celebrate the anniversary, organizing a lecture about True Father´s life and celebrate his centenary.
We are now preparing the posters for the centenary, unfortunately we could not get them printed for this day. Anyhow we did a small exposition of pictures of True Parents when they came to Spain.
Armando Lozano gave a lecture about True Father sharing pictures and speaking about True Father´s life, his heart , his love and heart for God, for the people and for nature.
40 persons gathered including 22 guests, enjoyed the lecture and we finished sharing snacks and Korean food.




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True Peace Magazine - May, June 2020

English - France - Spanish

 





“Peace Meetings”
"Interdependence and Shared Prosperity: Crisis and Opportunities for a Fair and Sustainable Economy"
ZOOM, Italy, July 2, 2020


https://vimeo.com/435333775

The 4th webinar of the series "PEACE MEETINGS" organized by UPF Italia with the collaboration of WFWP Italia and IAED, was followed with interest by 200 live participants plus other participants on live streaming on the facebook page UPF Italia and on the channel "ECO dei PALAZZI" that broadcasts within the institutional sites of the Chamber and Senate. On the first day of registration on the UPF Italia facebook page, 500 views were reached. The main theme of the meeting was "Interdependence and Shared Prosperity: Crisis and Opportunities for a Fair and Sustainable Economy".

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“Concerned People” 
Reconcile, Love & Unite
ZOOM, Thursday, July 9, 2020 – 20:00 CET

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

How are you? We hope this letter reaches you in good health and wellbeing.
Please allow us to introduce ourselves to you. We are a group of four blessed couples and together we have formed a committee called ‘Concerned People’.
A member of our Holy Community in the Netherlands, Donna Martijn originally from Guyana, South America has been receiving inspirations and guidance concerning a deeper need for reconciliation between our Black and White brothers and sisters. She realised that what we do or don’t do as members have an impact in the spirit world and on earth. Therefore, we feel the need to meet each other, talk about our challenges, discuss historical issues, rivalries and resentments with the main objective to reconcile, unite and love. In November 2019 Donna talked to Dr. Balcomb about this briefly and he responded supportively.

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Middle East June Report





Shin Albania Video News 





MMM - Make the Most of Marriage
Yun-a Johnson - The 4 C’s of Connection
ZOOM, June 25, 2020


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Europe and Middle East Region Weekly Wednesday Evening Prayer Call - How to gain Spiritual Help 
ZOOM, June 24, 2020


By True Father on November 27, 1978
What attitude do we need to nurture in order to move the spirit world? We need to change our concepts. Our attitude is an environment that must be prepared in order to receive spiritual help. We must use Father’s words and make ourselves channels to receive spiritual power.
Actually, the spirit world wants to be part of everything we have and do. They want to be involved to such a great extent. So whatever we may look at, we must search for the nobility in it, and treat it as if it were owned directly by True Parents. Then everything becomes like an expensive antique, a God-given treasure. Each object is waiting for your touch, hoping to feel the vibration of God through you.

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58. Day of All True Things
Holy Day greetings for True Parents from brothers and sisters from Europe and Middle East.

 



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Celebration of the 58th Day of All True Things

By Dr Michael & Fumiko Balcomb

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
You may have already read the memo from our International Headquarters reminding us of the upcoming 58th Day of All True Things, which will be celebrated on Sunday June 21st. This is one of the four major Holy Days established by True Parents, and an important milestone in the history of God’s Providence. In 1997, True Father said on the Day of All Things:
The purpose of the existence of all things is to be absorbed by the owner of true love in this world. When they are taken and absorbed by this true love owner, they will be happy and look forward to that. The cells of the mineral kingdom are absorbed by plants. The cells and elements of plants are absorbed by animals and eventually animals are there to be taken and absorbed by human beings…

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Peace Talks - Webinar Series
Is there a Future for the European Union and the Rules-Based Global Order?
ZOOM, June 26, 2020


HE Romano Prodi: President European Commission (1999 to 2004) HE José Manuel Barroso President European Commission (2004–14) PM Portugal (2002–04). HE Herman Van Rompuy PM Belgium (2008 – 9) President European Council (2009 - 14). Moderator Rita Payne: Former BBC Asia Editor, Emeritus President Commonwealth Journalist Association. Dr Thomas Walsh UPF International Chairman.





Centenary Project Webinar
ZOOM, Saturday, June 20, 2020 – 10:00 CET


On Saturday, June 20, we organized our second webinar about our activities for True Father's Centenary and the 60th anniversary of True Parents' Blessing. More than 230 members attended by Zoom.
It was a very good occasion to share few testimonies on first experiences (from Austria, Scotland, UK). We wanted to offer concrete ideas about following these first examples and to present two new tools:
- The Centenary Toolbox, prepared with several testimonies and recommendations to mark the Centenary in their locality at three different levels: (Formal Exhibition Spaces; Centre; Individual and family levels): see online

- The Exhibition Catalogue (42 pages, 4-color), which is a very important witnessing element: see online

Dr Balcomb shared also several important points on the Centenary. And also on True Mother's coming activities and on her Memoires that several European nations are starting to translate.

You can see the recording of this webinar: https://vimeo.com/430986383.
We re planning a third webinar within two weeks.

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