The Words of the Walsh Family
Greetings from the Secretariat of UPF International.
True Parents arrived in New York on July 12, and immediately announced the convening of special program on July 24, 2010, at the Manhattan Center in New York. Father explained that the program is profoundly significant and should include both an expanded world-level "Legacy of Peace" and a continuation of the program recently held in Korea on July 8, at Cheon Jeon Gung, "Convention to Proclaim the Word that Firmly Establishes the Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind." True Parents will of course attend, and True Father will be the keynote speaker. Father stated that this may be one of Father's final public appearances on a world stage.
More than 5,000 participants will gather at the Manhattan Center, including Ambassadors for Peace, clergy from all faith traditions, women leaders, NGO leaders, academics and youth leaders. All Blessed Central Families are encouraged to attend, and to bring their high-level friends and contacts. Attached with this memo is a draft invitation letter and schedule. The main program will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 PM on July 24.
UPF Korea, UPF Japan, UPF USA, UPF Europe are requested to organize participants according to the following quotas:
Europe 1200 [UK, France, Germany, Italy]
All expenses are to be covered by the participants or by the Region. Information on hotels and ground transportation and meals will be provided in the near future.
Educational Programs: In addition to the main program there will be several educational programs aimed at providing an in-depth introduction to the vision and core teachings of our Founder. The focus of the educational programs will be Father's words and his vision for creating one family under God. These include:
1. Ambassadors for Peace Education, organized by UPF, with a curriculum designed for Ambassadors for Peace; 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, July 24 at the Manhattan Center or New Yorker Hotel.
2. Clergy Education, organized by ACLC, with a curriculum designed for clergy; 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, July 24 at the Manhattan Center or New Yorker Hotel.
3. Original Divine Principle Workshop, with a condensed curriculum based on the "Original Divine Principle" lectures; 5:00 PM, July 22 to 10:00 AM, July 24 at the Barrytown, NY campus of UTS. Those who attend the ODP program will need to arrive on July 22.
More details and a registration form for participation in the educational programs will be sent in a separate communication.
Thank you for your cooperation and support as we work together to bring a substantial victory for God's Providence and our True Parents on July 24.
Dr. Thomas G. Walsh
Mr. Taj Hamad