Unification News for December 2004
Mongolian Peoples' Federation for World Peace - Second World Assembly
Sponsored by IIFWP and MPFWP, the Second Assembly of the Mongolian Peoples' Federation for World Peace was held on Nov. 30 to Dec. 3rd in Korea under the theme In search of the origins of human civilization and the roots of our lineage: The significance of Mongolian history and culture for world peace.
Three hundred and fifty leaders from around the world discussed the relationship between the roots of the human civilization on the one hand and the history and cultural heritage of the Mongolian people on the other hand. And they explored practical ways to apply the core values of Mongolian culture to the cause of world peace.
Opening Plenary had Dr. Jong-youl Yoo as the MC. This included a video presentation, welcoming address, congratulatory remarks (by KangYoung-hoon, a former prime minister). AfterIntroducing the chairman of the conference, Dr. Chung-hwan Kwak gave the keynote address.
Session II: Exploring the Roots of Human Civilization and Innovative Approaches
Session III: "Working on Historical Consideration of the Exchange and influence between the Mongolian Civilization and the Major World Civilization," which included three groups discussions on: 1- The formation of the Asian Civilization Sphere and Mongolian History. 2- Mongolian History and its Relationship to Civilization Spheres in the Middle East, Europe, and the American Continent 3- The Origins of the Major World Religions and the Source of their Universal Vision
Session IV: [Special Session] World History and the Unfolding and Interaction of Civilizations from Perspective of the Providence of Restoration (Unification View of History).
The third day was the Closing Session: [Plenary Symposium and Discussion] Considering Fundamental Principles for Peace in the Global Village: Toward Partnership and Cooperation of Mongolian People Worldwide
Dr. Kwak said in his Keynote address: "...True love alone can bring an end to the strife, struggles, confrontation and misfortunes of this world and usher in an age of everlasting peace and unification. Historically, there have been visionaries and pioneers who advocated everlasting peace and non-violence. Because of our undying desire for eternal peace, mankind will achieve peace, despite the conflict experienced during the world wars and the Cold War era. International conventions, the League of Nations and the United Nations are manifestations of the human thirst for peace. Yet mankind has begun to realize how fragile these foundations are that were created for global peace, security and national and international accord..."
At the congratulatory banquet on the third day of the conference, Rev. Byung-woo Kim, the continental director of Asia, was the MC. Following were a video presentation, the entrance of True Parents, a prayer by Geoge Glay Akeen, greetings by Dr. Chung-hwanKwak , a congratulatory speech by Hon. Subash Chanadra Nembang (a former lawyer of the supreme court and congressman in Nepal) and Mr. Tseveemjab, a former congressman from Mongolia. Then True Father spoke. The banquet came to an end following the presentation of flowers, the cutting of a cake and three cheers of mansei.
Father said in his address: "...In the Bible there is a verse that says, 'But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.' (Luke 5:38) Even before you realized it, the era before the coming of heaven--the old wineskin--has passed away, and already the time after the coming of heaven--the new wineskin--has opened its gates to us. With the advent of the True Parents, heavenly fortune has arrived here on earth. With the beginning of the twenty-first century, the destined, absolute providence to establish the kingdom of heaven on earth--which is God's ideal of creation--is being actively advanced. For all of you, who have received Heaven's call, there is only one path to follow, and only one task to perform: to establish the peace kingdom here on earth.
The spirit world has its gates wide open, and not only the four great saints but also millions of good ancestors are pouring down like a great storm. They are coming to watch over everything you do, and are eager to break down the thousands of barriers and national boundaries throughout the world. They are coming to establish God's kingdom of "Cheon Il Guk," as we say in Korean, the era of the liberation of true heart. All of you reborn as true olive trees should receive your good ancestors with new eyes, new ears and new hearts, and become front runners in putting into practice the True Family Principle..."
The second Assembly of the Mongolian People's Federation was a great success, offering a great hope to make an end to the world of war, destruction and suffering.
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