The Words of Rev. Sun Myung Moon From 1996


Establishing Cultural Values

Reverend Sun Myung Moon

At the inauguration of the "Tiempos del Mundo" newspaper, Reverend Moon gave his speech "In Search of the Origin of the Universe" [published in the UNews in October 1996]. This was his preamble to that speech.

With the end of the Cold War, new hope for peace and justice has spread rapidly across the globe. Leaders unable to or unwilling to acknowledge the new international realities are being swept away by the tidal wave of change.

As we stand at the threshold of the new millennium, I believe it is time to review our traditional patterns of thinking and boldly seize these new opportunities. Already the world is moving toward a life of one community in political, economic, cultural and other respects, going beyond barriers of time and space.

At this time I am establishing new media organizations connecting North and South America will pioneer a new age as a model for world peace, through respect for and cooperation with each other as close neighbors.

I have already established many important media organizations in every area of the world, including The Washington Times in the United States. Through this I have spearheaded giving spiritual direction to the world both during and after the Cold War era.

Of course, I am a person who has had to overcome significant persecution in the United States, always with the aim to establish a new and peaceful world, one which God has desired. I have been continuously emphasizing the urgency of a crisis of the family and of educating young people. Only by paying attention to these issues will we be able to arrive at an ideal standard of the family, and will Christianity in North and South America be unified. That is why it will be unreasonable if there are false suspicions about this new project such as spying activities for the United States, a desire for political power, dealing in drugs and involvement with violent organizations.

The guidelines of this newspaper will be to provide the most edifying reports in every aspect, as well as an attitude of service in offering constructive information, promoting harmony and reversing the tendency toward disbelief. I am especially interested in emphasizing family ethics and in guiding youth in the right direction. Thus it is my great honor to share with you my lifelong advocacy for world peace and true family values.

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