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Unificationists and Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Ambassadors for Peace alike shared how they had been touched by the life of Father Moon in a Memorial Service in a London venue where he had spoken more than 35 years before. In a Sunday afternoon Memorial Service 600 people gathered to celebrate the life of Father Moon.
KCNA Video of Memorial Altar visited by important guests who bring a wreath from DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and they present a Korean Reunification Award to Father Moon for his many efforts for the unification of North and South Korea. KCNA video of the award ceremony.
International Chairman of the Universal Peace Federation, Rev. Hyung Jin Moon and Pyeonghwa Motors President Sang Kwon Park have traveled to North Korea this morning, September 7th. Both entered North Korea through Dorasan Inter-Korean Transit Office in the city of Paju in Gyeonggi-do at 8:25 am. The purpose of visiting North Korea is to receive condolences from relatives of Rev. Moon and the leadership of North Korea.
Jung Un Kim, First Chairman of the National Defense Commission of North Korea, sent a letter of condolence to the family of Rev. Moon on September 5th. Will North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visit the memorial altar of Rev. Sun Myung Moon at the World Peace Center in Pyongyang to show his respect to Rev. Moon and his family? Now, many citizens of Pyongyang, including the North Korea leaders, are offering their sympathies to and burning incense for Rev. Moon at the memorial altar.
North May Reciprocate for delegations for Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il
SEOUL, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012: Interest is focused on whether the Kim Jong Un government in North Korea will send a representative to offer condolences for the death of Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon in South Korea despite icy relations between the two nations.
Rev. Moon’s interest in reconciliation between North and South and Korean unification derives from his conviction that world peace cannot come before the sharp confrontation between democracy and communism is resolved on the Korean peninsula.Following the death of Kim Jong Il in December 2011, Rev. Sun Myung Moon dispatched Unification Church International Chairman Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, Washington Times Chairman Douglas D.M. Joo and Peace Motors Co. President Sang Kwon Park to North Korea to offer condolences and meet Kim Jong Un.
The Founder of Universal Peace Federation and many other organisations has died (Unificationists use the term 'ascended') in South Korea. He led an inspirational life of huge accomplishments. Please see the Washington Times article below.
House of Lords, UK
Respected Baroness Verma, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am honoured to have this opportunity here in the Houses of Parliament to offer a few words of greeting at this special programme in celebration of the International Women’s Day. Although the actual date is on 8th March, we are encouraged to dedicate the whole month of March giving special attention to promote and support women’s welfare.
The title for this year’s event is, Connecting Girls: Inspiring Futures. I think this is a very appropriate title as we need to look to the future and work together for the betterment of women. I am also pleased to see women of a younger generation participating here, both as speakers as well as attending the programme.
I also think this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day takes on special significance here in the United Kingdom. We will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. She has become one of the world’s most admired women and has been like a symbol of stability in a fast-changing world.