Chapter 1 The Life of the Founder






 Invitational Address at the United States Congress

(Invitation letter)



Congress of the United States

House of Representatives

Washington, DC, 20515

September 13, 1974

Dear Colleague:

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