Chapter 1 The Life of the Founder
Invitational Address at the United States Congress
Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington, DC, 20515
September 13, 1974
The United States today is in need of strong moral leadership. The great moral and spiritual values upon which this nation was founded must be renewed at all levels of American society. Moreover, our nation seeks a clarification of its national idenitity and the role it must play as the leading nation of the free world.
Many of us have been impressed with the work of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon from Korea. We well remember the three days of prayer and fasting on the Capital steps conducted by young people last month, in which they sacrificed food and rest to ask God's guidance for each of us on the critical decisions we were facing at that time. Beyond the exuberance and dedication of those young people is a deep concern for America and a fresh new vision for America's role in God's providence, which stems from the teaching of Reverend Moon.
We in the Congress now have an opportunity to hear the message of this dynamic man. He will speak Tuesday morning, October 8, 1974, in Room 1202, Dirksen Office Building.
Topic: "America in God's Providence."
You and your staff are invited and we sincerely hope you will attend. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m., and before the meeting coffee, tea and sweat rolls will be served.
With all good wishes,
Senator John J. Sparkman
Congressman Robert L.F. Sikes
Congressman O.C. Fisher
Congressman Bob Wilson
Congressman Tim Lee Carter
Congressman Robert H. Michel
Congressman John E. Hunt
Congressman Barber B. Conable, Jr.
Congressman Bill Chappel Jr.
Congressman Charles W. Sandman, Jr.
Congressman Goodloe E. Byron
Congressman Manuel Lujan, Jr.
Congressman C. W. Bill Young