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North – South Korea Unification Peace Rally Imjingak

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on August 24, 2013

Image Unification Movement - North South Unification Rally UPF FFWPUUnification Peace Rally of 70 nations of the World for the realization of Unification of the Korean Peninsula and the DMZ World Peace Park. The event was held at 11:00 a.m. on August 24th, the day after the commemoration ceremony for the anniversary of Father Moon’s ascension.

About 1600 people, including 300 Korean residents in Japan, gathered at the Imjingak to pray for the peaceful reunification of South and North Korea. Doves were released expressing hope for the reunification of Korea and the establishment of the DMZ World Peace Park.

This followed a condolence message sent from Kim Jong-un, the Supreme leader of North Korea, to Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, co-founder of the Universal Peace Federation and Family Federation for World Peace and Unification to mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, according to North Korea’s chief news agency.

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea’s official wire service, quoted Kim Jong-un, “I pray for the repose of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who worked for harmony and prosperity of the Korean people, the unification of Korea and world peace.” He added that he wishes that Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and her family would inherit and carry forward Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s will and also sends his best wishes to their work.

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Former Philippine Speaker Jose de Venecia speaks at Father Moon’s Ascension Anniversary

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on August 23, 2013

Former Senator Jose de Venecia who addressed the Commemoration Ceremony of Father Moon's First Ascension Anniversary

Former Senator Jose de Venecia who addressed the Commemoration Ceremony of Father Moon’s First Ascension Anniversary in South Korea

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL PROGRAMME FOR THE REVEREND DR. SUN MYUNG MOON,

FOUNDER OF THE UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION (UPF)

AUGUST 23, 2013, CHEONG PYEONG PEACE CENTER, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Dear Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and members of the Moon Family.

Excellencies. Ambassadors for Peace. Ladies and Gentlemen.

It is my distinct honor and privilege to have the opportunity to share with you a few words this morning in honor of the life, the teachings and the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon who passed away to the spiritual world one year ago today.

I am always moved and uplifted when I come to Cheong Pyeong. My wife, Congresswoman Gina de Venecia, and I have had the very good fortune to have visited Father and Mother Moon on many occasions in this holy place, this holy land.

In particular, Gina and I will never forget the kindness and compassion shown to us by Father and Mother Moon following the tragic accident that led to the untimely passing of our beloved daughter, KC (Kristina Casimira). Both of us were deeply moved by the love and care which both Father and Mother Moon provided at that difficult time. Indeed it was one of the most difficult times in our life, and we will never forget their generosity and loving kindness. (Report on Conference http://bit.ly/134D7ho)

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Universal Peace Federation – UK News August 2013 – 3

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on August 16, 2013

Universal Peace Federation – UK Newsletter August 2013

Universal Peace Federation – UK Newsletter August 2013 Page 3

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Universal Peace Federation – UK News August 2013 – 2

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on August 16, 2013

Universal Peace Federation – UK Newsletter August 2013

Universal Peace Federation – UK Newsletter August 2013 Page 2

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Universal Peace Federation – UK News August 2013 – 1

Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on August 16, 2013

Universal Peace Federation - UK Newsletter August 2013

Universal Peace Federation – UK Newsletter August 2013 Page 1

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