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The Opening Ceremony of the Africa Summit and Leaders' Conference
Hilton Sandton Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 7, 2019


English - French - Spanish - Korean - Japanese

World Leaders from all Walks of Life Attending this African Summit, Ladies and Gentlemen!
We believe in God and God particularly loves Africa. The Lord Jesus Christ said, "Love your neighbor as yourself." [Matthew 22:39] Nevertheless, the 6,000 years of human history has been chaotic, with endless wars and conflicts. After Jesus went the way of the cross, looking at the Christian environment, even though he taught us to love one another, the countries that arose in the Christian sphere did not understood his true meaning. When we consider the current reality, the endless conflicts in every part of the world and all the problems that arise, no one knows which direction to take.
For this reason, I want to state that the only way forward is through knowing God, the Creator. Those in the Christian realm did not understand Jesus’ essence. Originally, God created all things in His image. From the mineral world to the plant and animal kingdoms, God created everything in pairs. Ultimately, He created a man and a woman to be humanity’s ancestors.

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Cheon Bo Event in France
Ris-Orangis, France, June 1 - 2, 2019


By Tibor Krebsz
Reflection: "I went to the prayer room to pray and fill out the wish paper When I went to bow and offer the wishes paper to our Heavenly Parents, Hyo Jin Nim spoke to my heart ::"don't worry I will take care of it personally .."My heart was filled with gratitude and confidence Thank you Hyo Jin Nim!"

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DON’T MISS IT
Remaining Tour Schedule 2019
15 - 16 June - London, United Kingdom
25 - 26 July - Istanbul, Turkey
07 - 08 September - Italy
14 - 15 September - Tirana, Italy
28 - 29 September - Israel
October or November - Spain
02 - 03 November - Moscow, Russia
09 - 10 November - Niedernhausen, Germany
23 - 24 November - London, United Kingdom
30 November - 01 December - Paris, France
December - Hungary or Czech Republic




Cheon Bo Event in France
Ris-Orangis, France, June 1 - 2, 2019



 
2019 South Africa Hyojeong Family Blessing Festival 
Orlando Stadium, Soweto, South Africa, June 8, 2019



 
Africa Summit and Leaders' Conference 2019 
Hilton Sandton Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 7, 2019





High Noon in Vienna
Vienna, Austria, June 1, 2019


By Elisabeth Cook
The High Noon team arrived in Vienna on Friday, May 31st. The program started on Saturday, June 1st in Vienna Headquarters. 110 brothers and sisters participated, about half of them being from the elder 1st generation and half of them from the younger 2nd gen.
Participants came from all communities of the Austrian Family Federation, but also from the neighboring countries Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia.


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DON’T MISS IT
Remaining Tour Schedule in June
06 - Prague, Czech Republic
08 - Tirana, Albania
12 - 13 – Rome, Italy
15 - Milano, Italy
18 - 22 - United kingdom
25 - Geneva, Switzerland
26 - Zurich, Switzerland
27 - Stuttgart, Germany
29 - Camberg, Germany


· Testimonies from the High Noon Tour in Europe





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High Noon STF Reflections

"I found this workshop very inspiring, and also useful. I appreciate the fact that these are very practical things we can apply to our lives and not even just with sex related issues. I’ve taken away practical steps to change various habits in my life as well as ways in which to support others with anything they’re dealing with. I could change my perspective of sex as well. Instead of it being a shameful awkward subject I could see it as a beautiful holy thing. I could really see so much value in it and how I look forward to an amazing future with my spouse. Actually these talks and sharing‘s gave me so much hope for my future but also for every BC I know. Because of this workshop I could make new determination to become the person I want to become for my future family."

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2019 Hyojeong Cheon Bo Workshop in Poland 
Cracow, Poland, May 25 - 26, 2019






Third HJ Sports Festival
Moscow, Russia, June 2, 2019


By Elena Kalmatskaya, Eastern Europe 2nd Generation Department Director
On June 2nd, 2019 2nd Generation Department together with FFWPU Russia conducted the 3rd HJ Sports Festival in Moscow, Russia. To the Festival that was led by the Chairman of FFWPU Russia, Yuriy Gavrilin, the Leader of the Eastern Europe 2nd Generation Department, Mrs. Elena Kalmatskaya and one local city leader, Mr. Evgeny Mirzyanov, joined 189 participants from Moscow, N. Novgorod, Ryazan, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Tula including 108 children and 81 adults.





Three Day Workshop for 8 - 11 Years Old
Moscow, Russia, June 2 - 5, 2019


Fufty elementary school children from Moscow, Moscow region, Nizhny Novgorod, Ulyanovsk, Saratov, Tula and Ryazan took part in it.
The topic of the seminar was related to the expectations of the True Mother that the 2nd generation should become the light of this world. And while the children are yet young, we compared them with fireflies. We taught that the light would come from their filial heart and respect for elders. We also talked about bad habits, curse words and deception that extinguish this light.
In addition to interactive lecture and talks, the workshop included many sports and entertainment games, a quest and thematic tasks. It helped children get to know each other better and make strong friendship.



 
Activities in Moldova 
May 22 - June 2, 2019 

On May 22 on the occasion village day the FFWPU of Moldova joined the City-Hall of Costesti village for congratulatory celebration for the couples married for 50 + years. Beside the gifts, FF held Happy Family Festival for 10 couples. Among the 10 couples there was the couple of the Mayor of a city from Romania visiting the celebration and they accepted to be the representative couple. This cooperation between the City-Hall and the FF became possible due to the regional conference on May 15. At the end the mayor of the village expressed the desire to continue the cooperation. 




 
"Blessing of True Parents and Blessed Family Love Enhanvement" 
Sofia, Bulgaria, June 1 - 2, 2019 

By Edina Dimitrova 
Blessed Families in Bulgaria had a workshop with Galina Chernomoretz, East European BFD representative on 1 June (Saturday) in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was a very good opportunity for the whole Bulgarian community to meet and refresh our knowledge about the meaning and the value of the Blessing and get some very practical guidance about the ideal Blessed Family life. Almost all the families were represented and many Second Generation members participated as well. 
On Sunday, Galina shared a lot of precious experiences during Sunday Service. There was some time for individual consultation and fun as well. Members expressed their gratitude and are looking forward to the next similar meeting.





Family Day 2019
Prague, Czech Republic, May 30, 2019


By Juraj Lajda
The Czech UPF chapter convenes every year on occasion of the Family Day a special event. On the 30th May 2019 together with the Civic Institute we convened a half day conference in the Cevro Institute University in Prague. There were two panels: Family and Media, and Why we need family. In the first panel called “Family and Media” two known journalists spoke about the way how the family and family values are depicted in the media.

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Phoenix Project
Neumühle, Bad Camberg, Germany, May 25 - 26, 2019


By Sarah Zimmermann
Born out of her love and desire to help others our young sister Maike initiated with the help of the BFD-Germany a Phoenix Project weekend in Camberg.During the months of preparation, we discovered the deep heart and great professionalism of the American team who were willing to pay their own flights to come and share the programme they have developed with us in Europe.
Over 80 people with a good balance of both younger and older gathered for a weekend of improving our communication skills and deepening our understanding and appreciation of others, especially the "other" generation. We had a few participants from various European countries as well as our German family.

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HTM in Nigeria 
Nigeria, May, 2019 

By Rohan Nandkisore 
In 2017 I had promised to find ways to bring victory for True Mother, even though it looked impossible in my surrounding to make a sustainable progress. But once True Mother opened the doors to Africa for us there was suddenly a way and in the end of 2018 we sponsored Blessing of 430 couples in the Benue state of Nigeria. 
A very busy Japanese sister from the same island as my wife, Hokkaido living in England, Mieko Davies introduced us to Dr. Raphael Oko in Nigeria. I must say that he is an extraordinary brother; I never met someone like this in our church. I rarely praise anyone, but this person is like Joshua. 




 
Seeds of Love and Blessing in a Garden 
Yekaterinburg, Russia, May 25, 2019 

A Family Festival was held on May 25 in the garden cooperative Khrustalny, not far from the Russian city of Yekaterinburg. A total of 22 people participated, not counting the children. Seven couples passed three ceremonies. Interestingly, the festival was organized by a blessed family who live in this garden. They have spent two years investing in all public affairs, and, as a result, the husband was chosen to be the chair of the cooperative, and now he can freely invite families to the festival. He and his wife may continue to educate these people. 




 
Cranes Club Europe - 2019 Annual Meeting 
Madrid, Spain, May 3 - 5, 2019

By INOË ANDRÉ 
This year’s annual Cranes Club conference was held on March 3 rd – 5 th , at Espacio Ronda in Madrid and was attended by some twenty five professionals from across Europe (including a guest from the USA). The event was the smallest group in the last 4 years, owing to national days surrounding the weekend, the late announcement of the event and the location which is fully booked months before and is far away from many European countries. This not only understandably takes precedence for many with limited funds, but also resulted in the Directors scheduling the event a month later than usual. All things considered, our weekend of guest speakers, networking sessions, mini workshops, and socializing proved impactful, with participants rating the overall success of the event 7.83 out of 10 and willing to support Cranes Club. 




 
Honorable Peace 
100 Years of Middle East Conflict 
Munich, Germany, May 24, 2019 

By Alfons Wellenhofer, English: Catriona Valenta 
On Friday May 24 2019, the Universal Peace Federation Munich hosted a first presentation of the newly published book by Gottfried Hutter, a Roman Catholic theologian and trauma therapist. 
Robert Bentele, who moderated the event, introduced the author and praised his long time efforts towards peace in the Middle East. And since UPF has also invested in many activities in this area, Honorable Peace“ was a perfect topic for this evening. 
Alfons Wellenhofer began by reading out the preface, written by one of Mahatma Gandhi’s grandchildren, followed by a further passage referring to the contributions made by the three world religions themselves - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - to the Middle East conflict, in the past as well as currently. And out of this emerged important and established points, depictly portrayed by the very knowledgeable author, which tend not to be portrayed by the media. 




 
United Nations Day of the Family 
Oslo,Norway, May 22, 2019 

By Steinar Murud 
Photos by Ole Toresen 
The UN International Day of Family were celebrated on Diakonhjemmet University College in Oslo on Wednesday 22nd May under the title « The Family as the Fundamental Unit of Society - What does it entail?» 
The first speaker represented the Mormon Church and he spoke about the sacredness of the family. 
The second speaker was a researcher from the Norwegian Police University College. She had a lot to share about risk factors that could cause young people to go astray. She said many factors were eliminated on a societal level, but on a micro level, as in the families, there were still factors that could be improved. 




 
Info-Tabele - Experiences and Observations 
Innsbruck, Austria, May 20, 2019 

By Walter Waldhäusl 
13 years ago we had the last Info-Table in Innsbruck. This one was not very inspiring and successful, so there was no motivation to repeat it. 
Looking for ways in which several b & s together could do outreach and get to know prepared people, we came back to the idea of the Info-Table, which - if designed properly - offers many opportunities. 
One of the brothers in our community very often takes care of an Info-Table from the local daily newspaper. In order to attract as many subscribers as possible, the so-called "5-A-strategy" is used. This 5-A strategy (in German language) is: 

 



 
Save the Nation - Dr Michael Balcomb
Vienna, Austria, May 19, 2019




Blessing Relatives at a Family Celebration 
Belvedere, USA, May 19, 2019 

By Renee Corley 
On May 19, my husband and I held a family celebration in the United States at which we gave the Blessing to several relatives and friends. We had the tremendous good fortune to be able to rent the Main House at Belvedere, True Parents’ first U.S. home, for this purpose. We had made plans to visit the United States for the graduation of our son and only child, Nikolai, from the University of Bridgeport on May 18. He suggested that we might have a graduation party, and we realized that if we invited relatives to celebrate, this would be a good opportunity to bless them. 

 



 
Third Lifebook Workshop 
CARP House, Gif sur Yvette, France, May 19, 2019 

By Rafael Guignard 
12 participants came together for the 3rd WS of a series of 3 Personal Development WS aiming to help young members to live ideal, happy, healthy, successful and fulfilling lives in all its dimensions and areas. The Lifebook Structure identifies 12 key areas in our lives that we need to take care of and that need a clear vision to bring all these areas harmoniously together. The 12 categories are : 1. Health and fitness 2. Intellectual life 3. Emotional life 4. Character 5. Spirituality 6. Love relationship 7. Parenting 8. Social life 9. Career 10. Finances 11. Quality of life 12. Life Vision. 



 
Third Conference for Society's Leaders 
Moscow, Russia, May 17 - 18, 2019 

On Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, the third international conference "Universal Values and Healthy Families as a Basis for Peace and Development" took place in the Peace Embassy in Moscow. The conference, which was organized jointly by FFWPU, Universal Peace Federation and Women's Federation for World Peace, was attended by representatives of public and religious organizations of Russia and Armenia. The conference organizers set two main goals: to emphasize the seriousness of social problems related to the crisis of family values, and to convey the need for all society leaders to work together to solve these problems. 




 
International Day of Families 
Vienna, Austria, May 17, 2019 

By Peter Haider 
On the occasion of the “International Day of Families” the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), the Women’s Federation for World Peace and the Austrian Family Federation for World Peace organized on May 17th 2019 in Vienna a conference on the topic “Family as the Basis of a Sustainable Future”, which was attended by 50 guests. 
In his introductory statement Mr. Peter Haider, President of UPF Austria, spoke about UPF’s view on the importance of families: “The Universal Peace Federation affirms the value of the family as the core unit of society. The family has formed the basis for communities, societies and civilizations throughout the ages. Virtually all the world’s religions teach the sacred value of marriage and family. The family is the school of love. It is also the school of virtue, ethics and citizenship. By strengthening the family, we can build a stronger base of social capital that will enhance the overall quality of life for everyone. The natural family is grounded in marriage, the cornerstone of the family. Children benefit from having loving parents, a mother and father, who are committed to the well-being of their sons and daughters.” 




 
Moldova Conference Celebrates Day of Families 
Anenii Noi, Moldova, May 17, 2019 

By Natalia Roskot 
May 17, 2019, was a wonderful day. True Mother spoke at a very important event in Korea, and on the same day a conference for VIPs took place in Moscow, and there was a conference in Moldova’s Anenii Noi district. 
We conducted it in the district administration building. I am very happy that, at the same time as True Mother, we were on the front line at important events. 




 
The Story of an Escape 
Gießen, Germany, May 18, 2019 

By Rosemarie Leja, English: Catriona Valenta 
On 18 May, UPF Gießen held another of its ‚International Cafe‘ events, this time with the focus on Syria. To start off with, two videos were presented giving an impression of the country - its people, interesting history and cultural wealth. 
For many years Syria has been devastated by war and terror, defining the fate of countless of its inhabitants. 
Zana escaped from Syria and was ready to tell us his story. It was riveting and exciting to hear how he made this risky move and was able to make a new start in Germany, always looking forwards. 


 
Blessed Couples Workshop 
Altavilla, Italy, May 20, 2019 

By Patrizia Olivero Kerschbaummayr 
Couples coming to action May 17- 19, 2019. We held a special young blessed Couples workshop in the area where we live, a beautiful UNESCO heritage, called Langhe. 
12 Couples from all over Italy and Europe came, we had 3 days of heavy rain and this could lead us even closer in all our activities 
We could discuss important topics based on Principle-Life about effective communication, sexuality, parenting and how-to bring God in our relationship as a blessed couple and really manifest His love. We had open and honest-authentic talks, reflecting on the origin of our life, on the outcoming and on what we really want to bring in our family as Unificationist. 




 
Charity Concert 
Espacio Ronda, Madrid, Spain, May 19, 2019 

By Marcia de Abreu
It has been our Annual Charity Concert, whose benefits go to Backpack for Africa, an NGO 
established by an American-afro 2nd gen, that helps students in Africa by sending them necessary school material. 
The concert was organized by WFWP and UPF, and we brought 4 groups of different types of music, such as jazz, Spanish, Persian and a fusion of Oriental with pop.We prepared also a food market to help fund raising. Everybody enjoyed a lot , and at the end, we offered a toast for peace and family. 30 people could receive it.



 
Family Festival "UZOR" 
Minsk, Belarus, May 18, 2019 

By Vitaly Maksimov 
On the 18th of May a big family festival “UZOR” took place in Minsk, Belarus. There were more than two thousand people participating at the festival. 
The festival was organized by the local administration of Minsk city, Republican center of national cultures, Educational center “Family Home”, Public association “Family World”. 
Uzor, or tracery, in Belarusian also means sample. Goals of the festival are spreading true family values, creating an attractive family lifestyle, promoting a healthy lifestyle. 




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International Family Day 
“Family – Education – Wellness” 
Civic Hall Municipality of Alme, Italy, May 16, 2019 

By Stefania Ciacciarelli 
In the setting of the Civic Hall of the Municipality of Almè, province of Bergamo, with the sponsorship of the same Municipality, UPF organized an evening dedicated to the "International Family Day", which this year reaches its 25th edition. The WFWP Federation of Women for World Peace, the FFPMU Federation of Families for World Peace and Unification and ISKCON Congregation for Krishna Consciousness cooperated for the meeting. 




 
International Family Day 
Chisinau, Moldova, May 15, 2019 

By Sabina Nadejdin 
FFWPU of Moldova in cooperation with Ialoveni District Council organized on May 15 the district level conference entitled "Family and Community involved in Local Development". 
About 75 people attended, including the vice president of the District Council, a village Mayor, Chief of General Directorate for Education of Ialoveni district, more than 30 social workers and others. 
As I mentioned in the previous report, when we met the local administration, they expressed awareness of not having solutions to family issues and showed much openness .to work with FF. So the local administration actively involved in organizing the conference by taking responsibility for mobilizing the audience and the speakers. The purpose of the speakers was to report about the family situation at district level and the problems that the district community is facing in this field. So, representatives from the foeld of Health care, Police and Education offered presentations. Also, a Christion Orthodox priest spoke and attended the conference from the beginning to the end. 



 
“Pornography Awareness” and 
“Sexual Integrity" 
Oslo, Norway, May 15, 2019

By Marea Toresen 
On Wednesday, May 15th, four members of the High Noon team came to Oslo, Norway to give an evening seminar. We are very grateful that Andrew Love, David and Mitsue Wolfenburger, and Sancha Ogden could come to our nation despite how intense it made their schedule to be in a new country every day. 




 
12th Annual International Conference of Global Women's Peace Network 
Kiev, Ukraine, May 13, 2019 

By Anna Kalmatsaya 
This year event went in cooperation with Public platform “People help people” and was attended by such high VIPs as a Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine Committee on Health Care, Romny City mayor, and others. 
Main speakrs were Mrs. Marcia de Abreu, WFWP-Spain president; Mrs. Tetiana Kotseba, WFWP-Ukraine head of the board. Mrs. Omori Nobuko - overseas volunteer for Ukraine, WFWP Japan have read the welcoming address from the WFWP-International president in the conference beginning. 




 
Glory House UPF-Seminar 
Bergen am Zee, Huize Glory, The Netherlands, May 10- 12, 2019 

By Hans Campman 
A special blessing and honour for our nation. 
In the Netherlands we have been very privileged to be able to host this important seminar on the EUME-level, where new ways of teaching our UPF- and WFWP- guests of Europe have been successfully pioneered by four of our EUME’s top teachers. Our special building, Glory House, situated in the dunes of the Dutch west coast and looking out on sea and beach, is now operating both as a spiritual centre and a hotel-restaurant business. The “high season” has started in this month of May. This means that a good number of tourists are lodging in Glory House, enjoying their holidays. Nevertheless, we were able to accommodate 35 seminar guests, including staff. 




 
Blessing Festival 
Riga, Latvia, May 11, 2019 

A victorious Blessing Festival was held on May 11 in the Latvian Peace Embassy in Riga, the national capital. Jurek and Tatyana Domaradzki led the Blessing ceremony. Two married couples received the Blessing for the first time. In addition, two married couples who had been blessed at a festival on February 2 returned. Holy juice also was given to four children. 




 
HTM Visit to Kalmykia 
Kalmykia, Russia, May 11 - 15, 2019 

From May 11 to 15, Alexey and Olga Saveliev made a second trip to Kalmykia, a republic of Russia located in the Southern Federal District. The uniqueness of this republic is that in the early 1990s, the character education program developed by Unificationists, My World and I, was adopted on the republic level and taught in every school! Kalmyks are western Mongols who moved to southwestern Russia a long time ago and have been protecting Russia from the raids of belligerent neighbours. Now Kalmykia is home to only 278,000 people, and an additional 50,000 Kalmyks live in Moscow. 




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Festival of Families 
Bashkortostan, Russia, May 11, 2019 

A "Day of Happy Families" festival commemorating the International Day of Families was held in the Ilishevsky District village of Verheyarkeevo in the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan. The May 11, 2019, festival was organized by FFWPU together with the Ilishevsky District branch of the State Budgetary Institution of Bashkortostan. After social videos on the theme of the family were shown, lecturer Ilsiyar Pavlova gave a presentation on the importance of marriage and family. 




 
GPA Scotland 2019 

Four GPA [Generation Peace Academy] members spent three months in Glasgow, Scotland, witnessing about the work of True Parents and the Divine Principle.



 
Danger of Pornography, Sexual Integrity 
Paris, France, May 11, 2019 

By David Perry 
The High Noon Saturday program in France, on May 11th, was much appreciated by the 48 participants. We arrived at our training center early to set everything up. Much to our surprise, we found water on the floor that had somehow infiltrated the room following heavy rains during the night. After quickly drying the floor, we then became concerned as our tech person had not arrived as schedule. He was phoned and was blocked on a flooded highway. He gave instructions by phone on how to set up the sound system. This is not how we imagined the beginning of our day. 




 
Heavenly Tribal Messiah Experience 
Sierra Leone, April, 2019 

By Francis & Brigitte Fobbie 
My wife and I are 30,000 couples – blessed in August 1992. I am from Sierra Leone (SL) and my wife is from DRC Congo. We always wanted to bless our tribes but never really had a clue how to do it. On the 1st February, 2019, one of my eldest brothers, who was a local Iman, went to the spirit world. 
We decided to attend the 40th-day funeral right ceremony but use the event as an opportunity to bless the family members, guests and sympathisers who would attend the occasion. We contacted the Paramount Chief for the Chiefdom (Jaiama Bongour Chiefdom) for his consent and further sort the consent of all the town chiefs. 
The objective was to do the blessing on a wider and larger community level, thereby involving more couples." 




 
Eastern Europe Regional News 
May 16, 2019 


 



 
Why Fidelity Matters 
Bratislava, Slovakia, May 15, 2019 

By Janja Rybarova 
On 15th May, 2019, on the occasion of the International Day of Families, the FFWPU in Slovakia held a lecture in Bratislava, which was entitled Why Fidelity Matters. It was the first lecture of the planned series of lectures to introduce the meaning of the Blessing to the public which is connected to a project called Faithful Married Couples we had started before on the Internet. 




 
Invitation to Fast-Breaking - Iftar 
Linz, Austria, May 13, 2019 

By Maria Pammer 
On Monday, May 13th an Iftar celebration took place at the old town hall in Linz, which was organized by the Islamic religious community Linz. It was not only attended by representatives of various Mosque associations, but also by political representatives such as the lord mayor of the city of Linz and representatives of the various religious communities in Upper Austria, such as the bishop from the diocese of Linz, the president of the Jewish religious community of Linz and the superintendent of the Protestant Church. 



 
Ministers' Seminar 
London, United Kingdom, May 11, 2019 

By June Darby 
We held a Ministers' Seminar on 11th May teaching Principles of Peace with 12 Pastor attending. Pastor Carlo Zaccarelli taught the Principles of Creation and Rev Isaac Ayani explained briefly the Fall and the Mission of Jesus as our time was shortened by late arrivals. 
We had more Pastor's than last time as half of them were Rev Isaac 's contacts. It was encouraging to feel a very strong and high Spiritual Presence. 
We are very grateful to Rev Isaac for his support and for his wife who began the event with powerful praising and prayer and to Pastor Carlo for his moving presentation. 
We could not have held a successful event without the help of our ABC supporters - Anne Kobayashi, Naomi Gyoten, Rita O'Neill, Huguette Moloney, Bayo Sobambi and John O'Neill, who is so dedicated, visiting many different Pastors .



 
First Anniversary of the Holy Ground and Interreligious Prayer at the Mauthausen Memorial 
Mauthausen, Austria, May 12, 2019 

By Maria Pammer 
We held an interreligious prayer service on the premises of the Family Federation Upper Austria in Linz. As guests we could welcome Mrs. Bindreiter, representative of the Buddhist religious community in Upper Austria, the Catholic Bishop Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger, the Imam of the Bosnian mosque Lopo Saudin and Mr. Mehmed Becirbasic. The sermon was delivered by Mrs. Pammer on the subject “Eternity – Fear or Hope”. The content of the sermon culminated in the explanation of last year’s event, when Mother Moon instructed Rev. Lee Ki-seong to hold at the Mauthausen Memorial a ceremony for the healing and to the liberation of the many tortured and killed people there. The interreligious prayer service was concluded by the prayers of all religious leaders. 

 



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High Noon in Spain 
Madrid, Barcelona, Spain, May 8 - 9, 2019 

By Erika and Artur Beshaj 
On Monday 7th of May, High Noon composed by 6 people and a 7 months baby arrived in Madrid from USA beginning their tour of 8 weeks in Europe. We welcomed them in our Training center “El manantial del Corazon” (The source of Heart). They enjoyed this quiet place to settle down in Europe as they have one day free before beginning their work in Madrid on Wednesday May 9th. 
  

 



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Meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea 
Prague, Czech Republic, May 9, 2019 

By Juraj Lajda 
On occassion of the 100th aniversary of the Independence movement which took place March 1, 1919 in Seoul, the Czech UPF chapter convened a special meeting and discussion with the ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Czech Republic. This event took place in the Peace Embassy in Prague on the 9th May 2019. 




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2019 Hyojeong Cheon Bo Workshop in Eastern Europe 
Moscow, Russia, May 3 - 4, 2019 




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Dr. Joon Ho Seuk Speaks at Moscow Sunday Service 
Moscow, Russia, May 5, 2019 

By Jack and Renee Corley
President, Eastern Europe subregion 
As Dr. Joon Ho Seuk stepped through the doors of Eastern Europe headquarters in Moscow on Sunday, May 5, 2019, he was greeted with enthusiastic cheers and applause from dozens of members who were waiting for his arrival. 
For Dr. Seuk, who from 1990 to 2008 was the continental director of the former Northeast region, it was his first visit to the headquarters since he completed his mission. It was all the more significant because the headquarters building, a former cinema, had been bought and restored during his leadership. 



 
"Home is where the Heart is" 
Birmingham, UK, April 30, 2019 

By David & Patricia Earle 
On Tuesday April 30th, around 50 people gathered together at 123 Bournbrook Road in Birmingham, representing 18 different nationalities, inviting God's blessing into our midst and recognising the central importance of 'family', in our lives and in society. 
Many were new friends of ours, while others were friends of more than 20 years standing! Two ladies were delighted to meet each other again, after many years, having studied in college together. Another elderly Muslim lady was surprised to see her sister there, her sister having been invited by someone else! 

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