Reverend Moon's Works Touch Nearly Every Field of Human Endeavor
Reverend Moon is both a visionary leader and a practical one who has founded the organizations, institutions, publications and service projects to make possible the ideal world of peace he speaks about. He began his mission resolved to end human suffering. Today he has projects and plans to solve every major problem facing mankind. Perhaps no other person has founded and funded so many organizations for peace and human betterment than Reverend Moon. His works touch nearly every area of human endeavor. In recognition of his tireless work of six decades to solve mankind’s most difficult problems, Reverend Moon also has a remarkable global network of friends, allies and supporters representing every religion, race, culture, nationality and profession.
How He Does It
Many ask how Reverend Moon accomplishes so much. He says the most important thing is prayer. Before initiating a new area of work, Reverend Moon first invests many hours of study, research and reflection. He then outlines a vision for the work. Central to all of his vision is the core universal principle of living for the sake of others. Then he assembles people committed to this work. (His ability to inspire others to dedicate with him to worthy causes is legendary.) Working side by side with them from early morning until late at night, he challenges people to give their best. With this foundation, the work moves forward, builds momentum, and gains professionalism.
The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the Family Federation for World Peace (FFWP) are the two most central organizations founded by Reverend Moon.
UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION
FAMILY FEDERATION FOR WORLD PEACE AND UNIFICATION
THE UNIFICATION CHURCH FAQ ABOUT THE THE UNIFICATION CHURCH:
PREJUDICE, MYTHS, CONTROVERSIES AND THE TRUTH
PREJUDICE, MYTHS, CONTROVERSIES AND THE TRUTH
His Works: Read about some of the remarkable organizations and institutions founded by Reverend Moon (a partial, representative list).
WORLD PEACE THROUGH INTERRELIGIOUS COOPERATION
A key social teaching of Reverend.Moon is that world’s problems will be best solved through interreligious cooperation. From earliest times, Reverend Moon invested more funds in interreligious work than in the development of his own religious movement. Today, post 9/11, his early vision of a world of peace through interreligious cooperation is prescient and more relevant than ever. Read about his work to bring the religions of the world to mutual appreciation and cooperation to solve the major problems of our time.
BUILDING PEACE AMONG NATIONS: NEW APPROACHES TO OLD PROBLEMS
With the passing of the Cold War and the events of 9/11, this age calls for fresh new approaches to pressing global issues. Reverend Moon believes that the inability to bring world peace stems not from a failure of systems and organizations, but from a moral and spiritual problem. Read here how he has gathered leaders of nations, regions and religions for forums, conferences and activities in the common pursuit of solutions to world problems.
EDUCATION: CULTIVATING CITIZENS FOR THE CULTURE OF HEART
A visionary must institutionalize his vision if it is to continue beyond his lifespan. Read about the university, graduate schools and secondary schools Reverend Moon has founded to teach his vision and prepare youth for leadership in an era of mutual support, prosperity and peace among all people.
THE ARTS: HEAVEN IS EXPERIENCED THROUGH THE ARTS
Reverend Moon teaches that in the new civilization of peace, it will be artists who are the most respected members of society because their work stimulates the human heart. To initiate such a culture, he has founded major arts projects including one of the top classical ballet companies in Asia and one of the best ballet schools in the United States.
THE MEDIA: TRUTH AND VALUES IN MEDIA
Reverend Moon has a longstanding interest in the media. He has founded daily newspapers as alternative voices in the capitals of the United States, Korea and Japan. Why would a religious leader spend so effort and resources on media enterprises? His words: "My ultimate goal is to achieve lasting world peace, a peace based on a true system of values." The achievement of this goal is far more likely to be determined by the work of the media than by military might.
WOMEN: PROMOTING THE CENTRAL ROLE OF WOMENReverend Moon teaches that we have arrived at an age when both the masculine and feminine perspectives are essential in all aspects of life. He predicts that increasingly women will be heads of state and says that the ideal congress or parliament would be 50% men and 50% women. In the Unification movement, his wife has an active leadership role, and Unificationist women leaders play key roles. Read about the Unificationist organizations that avail themselves of women's unique leadership strengths.
FAMILY: GOD-CENTERED FAMILIES AS THE FOUNDATION FOR WORLD PEACE
Reverend Moon teaches that the family is the school of love. The values that promote world peace are a direct extension of the values that promote peace in the family. Read about his works to promote the regeneration of the family as the cornerstone of a good society.
ACADEMIA: ABSOLUTE VALUES AND THE UNITY OF KNOWLEDGE
Reverend Moon recognizes the central role and influence of scholars in leading enduring social change. Read about the organizations he has founded to encourage and support scholars to search for new ideas and methods of achieving peace and prosperity.
HUMANITARIAN RELIEF: LEADERSHIP IN SERVICE
A key teaching of Reverend Moon is that we are a global family. If one part of the family is in trouble, other family members naturally reach out to help. Therefore, he has founded numerous International service projects to meet emergency needs related to natural disasters, disease, poverty and war. His organizations and projects have brought hope and relief to millions across national, racial and religious boundaries.
YOUTH: THE HOPE OF THE FUTURE
The energy and idealism of youth is essential to achieve world peace. Read about diverse youth activities founded to encourage youth to transcend barriers of ideology, nationality, culture, religion, race and gender in order to grow as citizens in the emerging global society.
SPORTS: "PLAY SOCCER, MAKE PEACE"
“Play Soccer, Make Peace” is the motto of one of Reverend Moon’s major sport organizations. His vision is that the best place for nations to ‘fight” each other is on a playing field rather than a battlefield. He is a major promoter of world soccer, martial arts and other sports competitions.
THE UNTOLD STORY OF REVEREND MOON'S WORK FOR THE PEACEFUL DOWNFALL OF COMMUNISM
A little-known fact is the central role Reverend Moon played in the peaceful downfall of communism. Read about his decades-long, multifaceted approach to ending communism.
HEALTH: THE BEST OF THE EASTERN AND THE WESTERN WISDOM
Reverend Moon recognizes the value and importance of both the Eastern and Western approaches to medicine. Therefore, he has funded pioneering educational programs in Eastern, Western and alternative medicine, including study programs and two hospitals that practice the best of Eastern and Western medicine.
THE OCEAN: GOD'S TRAINING GROUND
From his own deep experiences with God on the ocean, Reverend Moon sees the ocean as a place to experience the Creator and the majesty of creation. He has set up ocean-based programs to challenge and train future leaders.
THE BERING STRAIT TUNNEL PROJECT:
UNITING THE WORLD—EAST AND WEST, NORTH AND SOUTH
The Bering Strait Tunnel Project is a major new initiative by Reverend Moon and a historic opportunity to dramatically bridge the barriers between races, cultures, religions and nationalities. In launching the mega-project Reverend Moon said, “This tunnel can help make the world a single community at last.”