Articles From the April 1995 Unification News


Education For The Future

"A mind is a terrible thing to waste. . . " is a saying with which we are all familiar. However, I believe that, as Unificationists, we would add that a spiritual life is a much more terrible thing to waste. This is true for children and young people from pre-school years of age to college and beyond. The challenge for us as parents and pastors is therefore to provide a stable and well-rounded educational program for our children and young adults so that their lives are not wasted.

Fortunately, under the direction of Jin Hun Park Moon and Sung Am Moon, there is a new plan underway to organize a national effort to meet the educational and spiritual needs of our children. Through the new "Second Generation Department" we hope to be able to facilitate the development of a series of educational programs geared toward meeting the spiritual needs of children. This series includes: a national Sunday School curriculum, a national approach to establishing Unification-based schools, educational workshops and summer camps, educational/spiritual resources-books-manuals-videos, and more.

As many of you are undoubtedly aware, a number of Unification communities throughout the United States have already developed substantial programs for education in the areas mentioned above. It is therefore our hope to draw on these rich resources, expand and multiply them, and make them generally available for others to learn from. To accomplish these objectives, we hope to form several national level committees which will begin work on each of these vital areas, and which will attempt to unify the valiant efforts made by our various members in the field and combine them into one national program which can be made available to all our national membership.

If you have an interest in any of these areas or have developed materials in these areas, please contact our office. We would love to hear from each of you! Now is the time to move forward in developing mature, stable and enriching educational programs for our children as well as children everywhere. We look forward to hearing from you!

For further information or discussion, please contact:

Rev. Brian Sabourin
Unification Campus Ministry Assoc.
4 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 382-1634
Fax: (212) 382-2377
E-Mail :

Mr. Yoon Sun Park
Second Generation Dept.
4 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 382-2402
Fax: (212) 382-2005
E-Mail: World


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