Hoon Dok Hae Seminar Manual

Appendix B

Miscellaneous Documents Used During Seminars:

1. Welcome Letter for Participants
2. Evaluation Form
3. Resolution of Appreciation and Support
4. WCSF 2000 Congratulatory Committee Sign-up Sheet
5. The Washington Times
6. Sample Press Release
7. Sample Schedule

True Families as the Foundation for World Peace in the New Millennium

International Seminar • September 17-20, 1999 • Washington, D.C.

September 17, 1999

Dear Participant in the International Seminar:

Welcome to the Sheraton National Hotel for the International Seminar on "True Families as the Foundation for World Peace in the New Millennium." I hope your journey was pleasant. We are very pleased that you have agreed to join this seminar, along with so many other distinguished participants representing more than fifty nations worldwide.

The Opening Banquet begins this evening at 6:00 p.m. in the North Ballroom on the Lobby level. Please wear your name badges this is your admission to all events.

Our Seminar Secretariat office is located in Cavalier A (Lobby Level). Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question or concern.


Thomas G. Walsh, Ph.D.

Seminar Coordinator

Sponsored by
Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace
and Family Federation for World Peace and Unification International
3600 New York Avenue NE • Third Floor • Washington, DC 20002
(202) 269-5345 • Fax (202) 526-6904

True Families as the Foundation for World Peace in the New Millennium

October 10-13, 1999 • Washington, D.C.

Evaluation Form

Please take a moment and give us your comments about your experience at the seminar.

Plenary Session Readings:

Discussants’ Comments:

Discussion Groups:

Special Presentations:

What aspect of the seminar most inspired you?:

Suggestions for Improvements:

Would you be interested in helping develop similar seminars in your region or country?


International Seminar Participants’

Resolution of Appreciation and Support

Whereas, the participants in the third International Seminar on "True Families as the Foundation for World Peace in the New Millennium," convened in Washington, D.C., on October 10 through October 13, 1999, represent more than 230 religious, political, and academic leaders from 55 nations; and,

Whereas, we feel the most sincere appreciation for the bridge-building and peacemaking efforts of the sponsoring organizations, the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, the World University Federation, the World Media Association, and the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification.

Whereas, we also feel profound respect and admiration for the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who has devoted his entire life to promoting world peace through the establishment of ideal families based on true love, inspiring in us all a renewed determination to embody the ideal of true love in our lives, in our own families, and in our communities; and

Whereas, we recognize that Rev. Moon, on the eve of his 80th birthday, has pioneered the way of True Parents, offering hope, inspiration, and guidance to people of all faiths, nations, and cultures, and together with his wife, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, has given the Holy Blessing to over 400 million couples worldwide,


1) demonstrate our solidarity with the fundamental ideals of true love and living for the sake of others by striving to become true parents and to establish true families, and

2) take responsibility for guiding and educating the youth of our communities by our example, and by promoting the Pure Love movement for young people, and working to expand this Blessing ideal to embrace all peoples, and

3) applaud and support the vision of Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon in establishing the IIFWP as a network linking all sectors of society — political, religious, and cultural as a forum to seek practical solutions to our common problems, in the pursuit of World Peace.







World Culture and Sports Festival 2000

Congratulatory Committee

We, representatives from around the world, wish to express our congratulations to the Reverend and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, on the occasion of the Rev. Moon’s 80th Birthday and the completion of his 50 years of public ministry. We want to express appreciation for his lifelong commitment to inspiring people throughout the world to dedicate their lives to God and to building families of true love.

Printed Name



Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace

3600 New York Avenue, NE • Washington, DC • (202) 269-5345 • Fax: (202) 526-6904

Press Advisory

For further information For Immediate Release
Chris Corcoran
703-418-6800 Ext. 5137 or 5579

International Seminar Addresses World Peace Issues

Scholars, Religious Leaders Gather to Study Rev. Moon’s Teaching

WASHINGTON, DC - More than 250 leaders from 57 countries, mostly in the fields of education, government, religion and media, have gathered for three days in the nation’s capital to study the teaching of one of the century’s most famous religious leaders - the Reverent Sun Myung Moon. One goal of the conference, according to officials with the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace (IIFWP), the sponsoring group, is to gather an intellectually diverse, international group which can bring a multi-cultural perspective to the discussion of world peace.

This year’s fourth conference began Friday evening (10/29) at the Crystal City Hilton with a dinner followed by a keynote address and a plenary session. The theme of the conference is, "True Families as the Foundation for World Peace in the New Millenium." The schedule calls for alternation study sessions, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak, chairman of the IIFWP, gave the opening remarks on Friday. "Our current world is fraught with horrible disasters and social break-down. We witness perverse and terrifying events with ever more frequency," said Rev. Kwak. "Who can respond to this? No voice sounds persuasive or inspires confidence any longer," he continued.

Rev. Kwak explained that Rev. Moon’s teaching is often overlooked and provides a new moral compass for a world facing a new Millenium devoid of new and insightful teachings. "When we look at the history of human progress there is one most tragic phenomena which is often missed by historians. That is the fact that human kind always fails to seize the moment of God’s special blessing," said Rev. Kwak, alluding to the world’s ignorance of the Rev. Moon’s message.

The IIFWP was inaugurated last February as a global group dedicated to bringing together diverse world leaders to study social breakdown and arrived at holistic, unified answers. At its inception, Rev. Moon commented that too often, governing bodies such as the United Nations fail to embrace the wisdom of the world’s major religions and arrive at solutions based on external and technological concepts. Another goal of the IIFWP is to unify many of the existing global organizations, which Rev. Moon started, some of which have been operating for decades.

Mr. Hyun Jin Moon, Rev. and Mrs. Moon’s third eldest son and vice president of the Family Federation International, will deliver the closing banquet speech at the Founder’s Dinner at 6:30 PM Sunday evening (Oct. 31).


Seminar Schedule


Arrivals and Registration

6:00 pm Opening Banquet

Introductory Remarks

Mr. Neil Albert Salonen, Secretary General, Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace

Keynote Address

Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak, Chairman, Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace

8:00 PM Opening Plenary I: Introduction to the Worldwide Initiatives of the Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon



7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Plenary II: Life on Earth and in the Spirit World - Session One


Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, Deputy Secretary General, Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace

Dr. Frank Kaufmann, Executive Director, Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace


Mr. Thomas McDevitt, General Business Manager, The Washington Times

Mrs. Karen Smith, Secretary General, Women’s Federation for World Peace-USA


Dr. Hycel B. Taylor, Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Chicago

Dr. Thomas W. Selover, Religious Studies, University of Saskatchewan

10:30 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM Plenary III: Life on Earth and in the Spirit World - Session Two


Dr. Gene G. James, Philosophy, Memphis State University

Rev. Michael Jenkins, Vice-President, Family Federation for World Peace-USA

12:30 PM Luncheon Program: Implementing Values Education: The Case of Uganda

Her Excellency Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe, Vice-President of Uganda

2:30 PM Plenary IV: The Ideal of True Parents


Dr. Richard L. Rubenstein, President, University of Bridgeport

Mr. Michael Marshall, Editor-in-Chief, World & I magazine

4:00 PM Coffee Break

4:30 PM Discussion Groups

6:30 PM Dinner

8:00 PM Special Presentations


7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Plenary V: The Ideal of True Family


Dr. Muazzam Gill, Director, Center for Economic and Religious Freedom

Dr. Gordon L. Anderson, Secretary General, Professors World Peace Academy

10:30 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM Plenary VI: The Kingdom of God


Dr. Nona R. Bolin, Liberal Studies, Memphis College of Art

Mr. Patrick Hickey, former Assemblyman, Nevada State Legislature

12:30 PM Lunch

2:30 PM Plenary VII: The Prayers of Sun Myung Moon


Dr. Sulayman Nyang, African and Islamic Studies, Howard University

Dr. Anthony Guerra, Associate Vice-President, University of Bridgeport

4:00 PM Coffee Break

4:30 PM Discussion Groups

6:30 PM Dinner and Closing Plenary 


7:00-8:30 AM Breakfast


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