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Man of Accomplishments
Who is Reverend Moon? There are some who think they have the answer, but most are not even close to understanding this complex man or his mission. Still, nearly everyone knows something or has read about the controversial religious leader, the businessman and industrialist, the founder of a media empire and the creator of institutions devoted to the arts and sciences. However, much of what has been said and written has been wrong. Very wrong. So who is this man? How did Rev. Moon begin his work? What moves him to do what he does and what is his vision for the future of the world? Rev. Moon's life has not been an easy one. Due to his mission, for example, he has been persecuted by at least four governments; his church by a score of others. However Rev. Moon has endured. And so has his movement.
In the next section, we would like to present to you, a part of the book "Revered Sun Myung Moon. Peacemaker and Unifier," which explains all the different projects of the Unification Movement. This book was printed in 1990. Since then, more work has been done, more programs launched. We, CARP at UIC, are looking forward to providing more updated information on this theme. It is important to understand what kind of ideas are moving this man.
1. Man of Accomplishments
2. Media Network
4. International Relationships
5. Business Infrastructure
6. Culture and the Arts
7. Humanitarian Efforts Man of Accomplishments
Rev. Moon's quest for peace has always addressed the practical question of how to achieve it. Dreaming is not enough. Neither is rhetoric. If there is to be peace, an infrastructure has to be built that will assist in its achievement.
Literally billions of dollars, generated from his many businesses, have been committed to bring about greater understanding between the people of the world through organizations that touch every aspect of human enterprise. He has founded scores of organizations that embrace media, industry, high technology, academia, and humanitarian efforts, as well as the arts. Media Network
In the area of communications Rev. Moon has founded nine newspapers and magazines beginning with News World Communications in 1976, which fostered The News World daily newspaper and The New York City Tribune. These papers have won numerous awards for excellent reporting and commentary.
In addition, Rev. Moon has created several Spanish language newspapers, which include Noticial del Mundo, which serves the growing Hispanic community in the United States, particularly in New York and Los Angeles. In addition, he began Ultimas Noticias, in 1981, in Uruguay.
In 1977, the Middle East Times, a weekly, was established to present an objective reading of events in that turbulent part of the world. In 1975, Rev. Moon established a daily newspaper in Tokyo, Sekai Nippo, that serves the Japanese people.
In 1989, he founded The Segyo Times in Seoul, South Korea. A product of the new freedom in that country, The Segye Times is aligned with no party or faction, a rarity in South Korea, and already it has established a reputation for being independent and the conscience of Korean society. With its state-of-the-art technology, the first of its kind in Korea, The Segye Times has a press run of 1.2 million copies a day.
The Washington Times
However, the most crucially important and most widely acclaimed contribution to the media by Rev. Moon is The Washington Times. Before The Times ran its first edition in May 1982, the world's most important capital was dominated by a single newspaper. That monopoly ended, thanks to Rev. Moon.
The Washington Times has become a reliable and closely read newspaper in the United States. It is 'must' reading within the American government, on Capitol Hill and on Embassy Row. It was a favorite of President Ronald Reagan who had it specially delivered to him in the White House's living quarters. It is one of three U.S. newspapers that are regularly featured on the news summaries cabled to American diplomats around the world.
Although the editorial page is decidedly conservative, its editors rigorously adhere to solid and objective reporting; presenting in balanced fashion, the news of the world with important stories missed by other newspapers. As a consequence, it has broken hundreds of stories and is regularly quoted by the wire services and television network news programs. By 1985, three years after its founding, The Washington Times was the third most quoted newspaper in the United States.
Its editorial staff conferences have attracted top political leaders, including Vice President Dan Quayle and Secretary of State James Baker. Recently, distinguished Soviet citizens have been interviewed by the newspaper's editors, including Sergei Grigoryants, editor of Glastnost magazine, Arkady Murashev, Secretary of the Soviet Inter-Regional Caucus and Natalia Yakovleva, chief of the North American Division of Novosti Press Agency.
The Times' 250 journalists and support staff have already won numerous awards for design, photography and reporting achievement. Last year, The Washington Times won thirty-eight awards in graphic design, more than any other American newspaper, in an international competition sponsored by the Society of Newspaper Design. In recent years, Times reporters and editorial writers have won the H.L. Mencken Award for Investigative Journalism and the American Society of Newspaper Editors' Award for editorial writing.
Its circulation is steadily increasing, as well. The current ABC Publishers Statement for the Washington Times, for the period ending September 30, 1988, is 97,130 paid subscribers, placing it in the top ten percent of American daily newspapers. At the end of last year, its circulation had climbed to over 100,000 subscribers.
However, The Washington Times Corporation went beyond founding a daily paper in the nation's capital, something that many tried , but failed to do in recent decades, by establishing a weekly news magazine, Insight, on September 23, 1985.
Insight, after four years, has 600,000 paid subscribers, who are among the most influential readers in the United States. Like The Times, Insight provides competition to the three look-alike news magazines in the United States. It not only reports objectively with a conservative editorial page, but transcends the mundane rehashing of the week's news that has always characterized the competition.
Instead, Insight is more analytical, writing in depth on important events and trends it anticipates often. Its cover stories are widely quoted, and influence thinking within the American political and economical elite.
Malcolm S. Forbes, Jr. said in his 'Fact and Comment' page in Forbes magazine, "It is a new weekly with a difference. It assumes readers have knowledge of daily events and give the news an analysis, a perspective one doesn't find everywhere... Its stories are usually brief and each story has atop it a brief summary in bold faced type. Editor-in-chief Arnaud de Borchgrave and Managing Editor Kirk Oberfeld deserve prizes for what they have wrought here."
Rev. Moon then founded the World and I, a monthly 700 pages magazine, whose first issue rolled off the presses in December 1985. It was literally something the journal critics said could not be done. No one in the publishing industry had attempted such a thing. However, the critics were wrong. The World and I not only appears every month, its quality remains consistently high.
The magazine acts as a bridge spanning the world of high scholarship and the popular reading audience. The topic range embraces all aspects of human knowledge from science, the arts, to current events and book reviews. In addition, the World and I conducts forums, outreach programs, and social projects enabling scholars to make far-reaching contributions to society.
Sir John Eccles, the Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine summed up the opinions of many readers when he said, "The World and I is an extraordinary assemblage of scholarly articles that is interesting, readable, and very well illustrated. The range of coverage is enormous. It is an amazing performance by the editors and staff. One notices with approval the absence of banality and triviality. This publication must succeed as one that can play a leading role in creating our future."
However, Rev. Moon understands that the print media are not the only force to be reckoned with in world communication. That is why an increasing amount of attention is paid to the electronic media. Foremost, among them is Atlantic Video. Begun in 1984, in the Washington, D.C. area, Atlantic provides a wide array of customers state-of-the-art television technology for live and taped productions. One World Productions, headquartered in Japan, broadcasts multilingual religious, political and cultural programs via communications satellite.
Besides these major publications, and the venture into video, Rev. Moon has also created the World Media Association, a wholly unique entity, which provides a forum for journalists, media scholars and statesmen around the world to discuss the role and responsibility of the press. In the West, a free press it taken for granted, though its duties are far less understood and many questions need constant attention and debate.
That is precisely what the World Media Association has done since 1978. It has sponsored no less than eleven conferences of this type around the world. Last year, in Washington D.C., some four hundred conferees from ninety nations participated in a symposium discussing media ethics and journalistic accountability.
In addition to these conferences, the World Media Association also sponsors fact-finding tours for a select list of journalists and writers to the world's most troubled hotspots, among them Central America, Northeast and Southeast Asia.
These tours also include crucially important areas and countries, as well. That is why the World Media Association has sponsored no less than seven trips to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe since 1982. However, Rev. Moon believes this is not a one-sided effort. Consequently, the World Media Association has sponsored United States-Soviet journalist exchanges beginning last year, and it sponsored a Soviet journalists' Asian tour in 1989.
Rev. Moon on the Media
Why should a religious leader expend so much effort on the media? Rev. Moon answered that question last year: "My reason is quite simple. It is because I recognize the power of the media to do the will of God. The latter half of the 20th century is an age dominated by communication. The electronic and print media are the most powerful and influential means of communication the world has ever known."
"In a world of conflict and differing ideologies, the media play a large role in determining whether we live in peace or war. My ultimate goal and desire is to achieve lasting world peace, a peace based upon a system of true values. The achievement of this goal so far more likely to be determined by the work of media than by military might." Academia
Rev. Moon has also recognized that before one can communicate messages, there is a need to stimulate the ideas worth transmitting around the world. To promote serious thought in a complex, but superficial age, Rev. Moon has founded a variety of institutions over the years.
Unity of Sciences
One such entity, which has attracted increasing interest, is the International Conference on the Unity of Sciences. In an era of knowledge explosion, where scientists are increasingly specialized in ever narrower fields of research, the International Conference provides a forum for world-class scientists to reflect on where science is going and how its various parts can be better integrated to improve human welfare.
However, underlying this broad quest for knowledge is the belief that science does not work in a moral vacuum. That is why in its many conferences and seminars, the ethical questions pertaining to science are rigorously examined. That concern is reflect in the published papers featured in the quarterly International Journal on the Unity of the Sciences.
Scholars Work for Peace
The professors World Peace Academy attempts to do the same in the social sciences. Through its meetings held in various countries, scholars from various disciplines approach real world problems of peace and conflict, as well as all related topics, therefore bringing their knowledge and analytical skill to bear on those questions. The fruit of the International Journal of World Peace, which has been publishing original research since 1984.
The Washington Institute for Values in Public Policy, founded in 1982, is an independent, nonprofit organization devoted to research, education, and publishing. It focuses on important domestic and foreign policy issues, and is a think tank with a difference, because the Institute pays particular attention to the ethical implications of public policy.
Research and publication has covered diverse and often neglected areas of research, including the future of medical ethics, the global implications of Chinese economic policies, and the politics of Latin American liberation theology.
Rev. Moon has supported the American Leadership Conference because, in his view, the United States and its tradition of government, based on the consent of the governed, remains the most powerful force for freedom in the world.
Since 1986, the American Leadership Conference has brought together prominent American political leaders, including current and former congressmen and governors, state legislators, mayors and judges, as well as high ranking military officers, business leaders, and prestigious educators to discuss major issues in foreign and domestic policy.
Approximately ten thousand state legislators have attended one of the four-day seminars and every legislator in the United States has received a video presentation of the conference.
The International Security Council, headquartered in Washington, D.C., directly confronts the key political problems that the United States and the other great powers are and will be confronting over the next few decades. Its conferences which are held around the world have addressed regional and national problems. They include topics such as Iran after the death of Ayatillah Khomeini, the geo-politics of the Pacific Basin, Israel's security in the Middle East, and a post-mortem of the 1988 Moscow Summit. This year it sponsored a conference in Moscow on the state of the Soviet Union in 1990, with both American and Soviet participants. International Relationship
Latin America Work
Much the same can be said for the Association for the Unity of Latin America (AULA). That great dream of Simon Bolivar, the liberator of South America, remains just that, a dream. However, Rev. Moon has spent a lifetime translating noble goals into practical endeavors.
In the case of AULA, the Association has provided, since 1984, a forum for Latin American leaders, often former presidents and foreign ministers, to meet and work out common problems and opportunities that characterize that troubles region of the world.
Through its six conferences, which have been held in Paris, Rome, Montevideo, Cartagena, Madrid, Mexico, and Santo Domingo, a sense of Hispanic solidarity has been fostered. AULA has helped promote an appreciation of Spanish language and culture not only among Hispanics, but among other of the world's people, as well. AULA has also sponsored social programs, designed to improve the lives of ordinary Latin Americans and its educational programs are designed to promote hemispheric unity, within a democratic framework.
In the 1985 AULA conference held in Rome, Pope John Paul II blessed the conference and its participants in a special audience held at the Vatican.
AULA's board of directors have created the Order of Liberty and Unity to honor those world personalities who have given outstanding service to the cause of peace and friendship among nations, in the spirit of the Liberator Simon Bolivar. The Grand Cross has been awarded to Rev. Moon, as well as Fernando Belaunde Terry, former President of Peru, Donald Reid Cabral, former President and Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, and Jose Joaquin Trejos, former President of Costa Rica, among others.
Rev. Moon has also provided vehicles for world leaders to gather and exchange ideas on the major issues of the day. To facilitate that exchange, the Summit Council for World Peace was established in 1987. At the founding conference in that year, statesmen and retired heads of state from all continents met and debated a range of issues, including foreign debt and development, the democratization of Eastern Europe, the AIDS epidemic and Korean unification.
The Summit Council, to provide a free and open exchange of views, is strictly non-sectarian and is not affiliated with any government or political party, whatever. Membership in the Summit Council is limited to former heads of state, as well as international personalities who have made recognized contributions to the cause of peace and the betterment of mankind. All participate as individuals on a personal and private basis. Business Infrastructure
"The world is fast becoming one global village. The survival and prosperity of all are dependent on a spirit of cooperation. The human race must recognize itself as one family of man." - Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Machines and Cars
Rev. Moon is known as a successful businessman and industrialist overseeing a corporate empire that straddles three continents. If his goal in life had been to make money for the sake of making money, he would be, by all accounts, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.
However, from the beginning that was never his intention. Business profits were to be devoted to a higher moral purpose. However, Rev. Moon also knew that without resources, the real mission could never be accomplished.
He has also believed that the spread of advanced technology from the developed to the undeveloped nations was crucial for world peace. Only by doing so, on an equitable basis, will the social, economic, and political disparities be overcome.
As a result, Rev. Moon has nurtured a number of industries that include machine tools, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, high technology computers and fishing, among others.
The oldest among them is the Tong Il Corporation. Founded in 1959, Tong Il is now among top thirty industrial giants in South Korea. Along with that country, it has in the last thirty years, experienced phenomenal growth by constantly diversifying and by producing export-quality products. They include machine tools, automobile parts, textile machinery, and precision die forging of ferrous metal.
Tong Il and its partner Saeilo Machinery have plants in Korea, Japan, the United States and West Germany. The spread of this industrial giant is no accident for Rev. Moon, who believes that the economic integration of Korea, Japan, the United States, and West Germany is crucial for its economic development of the world.
However, Rev. Moon also believes that direct investment in the poorer nations is also vital. That is why he has made the Panda Motor plant in China a matter of top priority. He plant to invest $1 billion dollars in the company, which will begin to produce three hundred thousand subcompact cars next year. The automobiles will be made for the domestic market, as well as exported to the burgeoning economies of free-market Asia, which some industry analysts say could absorb ten cars annually.
The first Panda car will be a subcompact automobile with a four-cylinder engine. Its manufacturers expect to tap the vast potential of the mainland China market in the next few years. However, compact cars are only the beginning. Panda will also produce light pick-up trucks, passenger mini-vans, and automobile components.
Again, the purpose is not profit, but development. Rev. Moon has pledged that no profit will be remitted from China, but instead will be plowed back into the industry, which will serve the interests of over a billion people.
Advanced technology is embodied in Wacom, Inc., a Japanese based firm, which in less than ten years has become a leader in computer technology. Wacom's engineers have designed new software and hardware, which is among the industry's leaders. Today, Wacom is Japan's largest producer of software for personal computers.
Wacom has become international, with subsidiaries in Western Europe and the United States. Taken together, they produce a line of entirely new communications equipment, including the writing phone whereby both voice and graphic communications are simultaneously transmitted. Wacom's primary production plant in Japan was recently visited by delegation of Soviet journalists conducting a tour of Asia.
Il Hwa is another corporate giant dedicated to producing a line of products designed to promote human health. It began in 1971, as a pharmaceutical firm specializing in Korean ginseng products including tea, capsules, extract and beverages. Il Hwa, through its line of soft drink is including Ginseng Up and McCol, a barley flavored beverage, and its bottled mineral water, has become Korea's largest soft drink manufacturer, with sixty-two percent of the market share and exports to over thirty countries.
Rev. Moon has always had a special affinity for the sea. As a consequence, he has helped promote the world's fishing and other food products from the sea are especially beneficial to human health and nutrition. He sees that proper conservation coupled with cutting edge technology can marshal the sea's protein in the march to permanently alleviate hunger. Typically, this vision and his inspiration has had practical consequences.
One of them was the establishment in 1979 of International Sea Foods of Alaska, with three facilities. In Kodiak, two giant fish processing plants have been built, that prepare over five million pounds of salmon a year. Another in Bristol Bay is used only in the summertime for buying salmon. With its four fishing vessels, which operate in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska, the Kodiak plant also prepares for the North American market both cod and Pollock. The fishing fleet also delivers directly to factory trawler vessels, including those belonging to the Soviet Union.
Institutional and retail markets in North America are able to consume the bulk of these seafood products. Kodiak Seafood, Happy World America and other wholesale distributors stock supermarket display cases and restaurant kitchens with these fine value-added products. Thus, from boat building to harvest, from freezing to re-packing, from warehouse to kitchen, the practical reach of this vision is boundless.
Master Marine, Inc. of Alabama has been building fishing vessels since 1961, both steel-hulled and fiber glass, nearly three hundred of them over the years. Shrimp and fish trawlers have been sold to African, Caribbean, and South American countries. Boats have also been built for the scallop trade in New England, as well. Master Marine also operates its own repair yards with two floating dry docks and can repair boats at sea. Culture and the Arts
"Art, is like a flower for man's mind. It blossoms and permeates its fragrances throughout our lives and our society. It connects all men together through their hearts." - Rev. Sun Myung Moon
Culture and the Arts
The World of Ballet
The emphasis on culture began early in his mission. Tapping his Korean roots, Rev. Moon established the Little Angels, a children's folk ballet, in 1965. Since then, this troupe of seven to fifteen year old girls has given more than three thousand performances in forty countries during seventeen world tours, including special performances at the Unites Nations and for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. They have also performed for two American presidents, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, as well as the Prince and Princess of Japan.
As an adjunct of the Little Angels, Rev. Moon founded The Little Angels Arts School in 1974. Today, it has become the Julliard School of Korea where gifted children from all over Korea can receive an outstanding education in all the arts. The school consist of an elementary, junior high and senior high schools.
A natural follow-on to the Little Angels was the establishing of Korea's first ballet troupe, the Universal Ballet Company, which in six years has been recognized internationally for its blending of Western classicism and the simplicity of the East. The Company has also been involved in the experimentalism of contemporary choreographers.
In December of 1989, its prima ballerina, Julia Moon, Rev. Moon's daughter-in-law, was invited to perform the title role in 'Giselle' by the artistic director of the Kirov Ballet, Oleg Vinogradov. She was partnered with Andris Liepa, a former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and received acclaim, numerous curtain calls and an invitation to return as guest artist. According to the Kirov's director, "she turned in an outstanding performance."
"It has been... the first time in the more than 250-year history of the Kirov Theater that a South Korea ballerina has performed on this stage," Mr. Vinogradov said in a television interview.
He added: "The stage of the Kirov Theater has seen the world's greatest artists. It is here that the most important experiments, reforms, and discoveries in ballet have taken place. This company is known all over the world, and that is why it is so difficult for an artist to reach this stage. It is an honor that Julia has accomplished an outstanding performance. I believe her working here has been of enormous benefit, not only for her, personally, but for everyone."
The New York Symphony founded in 1926 has a long history of creating serious music, under the direction of famous conductors like Leopold Stokowski and Leonard Bernstein. Since 1972, this premier American symphony has been primary supported by Rev. Moon. His ambition, "I will create an international orchestra with members from all over the world, to show the family of man."
And that is what he did. The result? The New York Daily News wrote of the symphony, "Give credit where it is due: The Rev. Sun Myung Moon's International Cultural Foundation has helped the New York City Symphony become one of America's finest orchestras."
New Hope Singers
Rev. Moon founded the New Hope Singers in 1973 and since then the choral group has extensively toured the United States and Asia. In addition, they have recorded two albums and have appeared at all major church rallies including Yankee Stadium in New York, the Washington Monument grounds in the nation's capital, and Madison Square Garden in New York.
Universal Artists Management began in 1981, for the purpose of touring artists throughout the world. Internationally known artists like Renata Scotto and Roberta Peters have toured Asia under the auspices of the UAM. So have ballet companies like the Washington Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Universal Ballet Company. Last year, the UAM, for the first time, toured with several major orchestras to Korea, including the Mantovani Orchestra, Hamburg Mozart Orchestra, Hamburg Mozard Orchestra, and Krakow Philharmonic, from Poland.
Manhattan Center Studios
Rev. Moon has always has a great vision to develop a major performing arts facility. With that in mind, the Unification Church purchased the Manhattan Center in 1976 to create a facility for God-centered culture. The Manhattan Center has had a long and rich history, since Oscar Hammerstein opened the Manhattan Opera House in 1906. By 1978, a full production stage was added to the seventh floor Grand Ballroom for live performances, as well as television production. Two recording control rooms were also built, one on the stage and the other for a new studio on the eighth floor.
In 1982 the Manhattan Center opened its doors to the public. The brilliant acoustics of the seventh floor has made it the favorite recording studio for the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic and other great musical organizations and artists, including Luciano Pavaroti and Kathleen Battle. Humanitarian Efforts
The heart of Rev. Moon's world mission is the numerous humanitarian efforts he has sponsored over the years. Missionaries, medical teams and self-help project workers are laboring in 130 countries, many of them desperately poor and in immediate help, without any string attached.
The International Relief Friendship Foundation, Inc. initiates and supports projects which are geared toward eliminating poverty and malnutrition. The IRFF also believes that social action, without moral and ethical education, can only serve to relieve rather than eliminate the problems of mankind. Therefore, the IRFF acts in a supportive role for the Unification Church missionaries, and together they attack the root causes of human suffering, both physical and spiritual.
One such project is the L'Ecole Cooperative Profesionelle, founded in 1979 in Zaire. It is an agricultural school and technical school in the heart of Africa, where students learn how to establish cooperatives and manage fish farms, an increasingly important source of protein for that hungry continent.
A companion organization, the Religious Youth Service, begun five years ago and has worked in the Philippines in the barrios improving standards of living for the very poor of that Asian country. The participants, coming from such diverse tradition as Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Christianity, Taoism and others were welcomed by Roman Catholic Jaime Sin.
Later, President Corazon Aquino told the young volunteers: "Prayer power is behind people power. We do appreciate your concern for our country, because this is what it is all about, helping one another."
RYS volunteers have dug wells and installed septic tanks in Apalit township, in Pampanga province, in Luzon. In the city of Iloilo, volunteers have erected an elementary school for the local children. On Guimaras Island, RYS youth planted over eight thousand mahogany trees, therefore helping in the reforestation of the Philippines, a major ecological priority of that country. In Cavite, volunteers build a bridge that connected a Christian and Muslim community, in less than three weeks. Founded by Rev. Moon, Isshin Hospital in Tokyo, Japan cooperates with international projects, to provide medical and dental care to disadvantaged nations worldwide.
However, the humanitarian mission is not confined to the desperately poor in the United States as well, especially in the inner cities. Consequently, Rev. Moon through the IRFF, donated 250 trucks to help in social action work in the United States. These trucks have transported more than four million pounds of food to eleven states. The oldest and most successful church sponsored food distribution network was established in the San Francisco Bay Area fifteen years ago, and ha become a major contributor to the region's anti-hunger campaign.
In New York City, the food program has become a model for a chain-of-service operation, which picks up food from local contributions or the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and delivers it to more than 120 churches and organizations, which in turn distribute the goods to the area's poor. At the same time, IRFF with its trucks assisted a similar organization in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Gleaners, Inc., which has been cited by President Ronald Regain as America's number one food bank.
However, service to America's inner cities does not end with food. In Washington, D.C., Rev. Moon has established the Striders, a track club that has trained poor black youths for more than twenty years. In that time, the Striders has worked with athletes that have gone on to top colleges and universities, as well as the U.S. Olympic team. The Striders was one of the first of the Unification Movement's social programs. As a nonprofit organization, it has also received funding from a number of well-known foundations and banks.
Humanitarian Efforts Man of Accomplishments
Rev. Moon has founded two schools of higher education - the Sung Hwa University in South Korea, and the Unification Theological Seminary (UTS), in Barrytown, New York. Students from around the world have attended these schools in the fifteen years of their combined existence. Upon graduation, which requires a Master degree, students have gone on to receive Doctorate degrees. They are now teaching or serving in other capacities worldwide.
The purpose of these schools, according to Rev. Moon, is to train leaders for the future, fully prepared to take on the battle against moral decay found in all modern societies.
Rev. Moon has also believed that the next generation of world leaders cannot be ignored. As a consequence, he founded at the beginning of his movement, the Collegiate Association for the Research of the Principle, CARP in short. CARP began in Korea and soon spread to Japan and the United States where it now has two hundred chapters. In the Asian countries, including the Philippines, CARP is the largest student movement. CARP has always sought to turn the natural idealism of youth into positive direction, underpinned by a strong moral sense at a confusing and difficult period in the life of each human being.
However, idealism has to have practical results. It is no different with CARP. CARP volunteers in Guatemala have built a school and medical clinic, as well as two other buildings, which have served as a kitchen and work area for a widows' sewing project.
A decade ago, Rev. Moon proposed to construct a "Great Asian Highway" which would link Japan, the two Koreas, China, the Soviet Union, and Western Europe. When completed, an automobile could literally travel from Tokyo to London. At the core of this ambitious project is a stunning feat of engineering, a tunnel underneath the Sea of Japan connecting the Japanese home island of Kyushu and the South Korean mainland. Preliminary construction began in 1986. Expected completion date; the beginning of the next century.
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