Unification News for March 2005

Cheon Il Guk Leaders Assembly 2005 and Special Awards

Cheon Il Guk Leaders Assembly 2005 under the title of "Transition of Our Awareness, Lifestyle, Leadership and Methodology for the Realization of Cheon Il Guk" was held on February 15-17 2005 at Chung Pyung training center with participation of 1200 leaders and representatives from around the world. This assembly sponsors included IIFWP and FFWPU International.

First Day: After Hoondokhae together with True Parents, there was an opening ceremony where Rev. Dr. Kwak Chung-hwan gave his welcoming remarks and his first lecture under the title "The shift in our awareness and lifestyle in the time of Cheon Il Guk". He said in his welcoming remarks: "Upon the arrival of spring, all the natural world automatically obeys the laws of nature, giving rise to a time of rebirth, and all things prepare for a new cycle of nature. My dear Cheon Il Guk leaders, as we enter this new season of God's dispensation, let us take the old, ragged clothes that have been worn out due to exposure to wind and rain and let us put on new clothes of new life. Our physical bodies may still be somewhat tired from the old season and the impact of past generations. Let us however march forward toward the realization of Cheon Il Guk with a new determination and lifestyle."

After that were presentations of Activity Reports for 2004 and Project Plans for 2005. The first day of the assembly concluded with the plenary discussions.

Second Day: All the participants had Hoon Dok Hae with True Parents, which was followed by the second lecture by Rev. Dr. Kwak Chung-hwan under the title: "Global Agenda in 2005 and a Movement for World Peace". After the lecture came reports from the providential organizations. The second day was concluded with plenary discussions.

Third Day: Leaders joined the hoondok session with True Parents. After that Rev. Kwak gave his third lecture under the title: "Agenda for Korea in 2005 and the Cheon Il Guk Movement".

Rev. Hwang Sun-jo gave the fourth lecture of this assembly under the title "Realization of Cheon Il Guk: Discussion and Search for Vision and Methodology".

Special Awards: During the awards ceremony 50 leaders received honorary doctorate degrees from the Sun Moon University.

Among North American Leaders, Rev. Jenkins, Dr. Salonen, Bishop Kim (Chicago), Rev. Ku (LA), Rev. Lee (Canada), and Mr. Joo received honorary doctor degree

And after that True Parents personally distributed the Cheon Seong Kyeong to the all participants. The closing ceremony of the Cheon Il Guk Leaders Assembly 2005 was like a graduation ceremony for all the leaders.

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