Keith Bennett has tried to understand the relationship of Father Moon with North Korea. He has visited North Korea regularly since 1983. He has many friends there. He loves the Korean people and thinks they are blessed with the finest qualities of human nature. He feels the Korean peninsula is unsurpassed in its physical beauty.
"As a regular visitor to North Korea I have been able to see with my own eyes something of the surface of this work. Things like the Potokang hotel that was renovated by Rev Moon and maintained by the Unification Movement. The Peace and Convention Centre in front of the Potokang Hotel. The Billboards of the Peace Motors is the only non-political advertising in all of North Korea."
I want to start with a reference to a verse in the Koran. Chapter 6 verse 32 ‘God tells us whoever revives the soul of a human being, it is as if he has revived all of humanity. Whoever kills the soul of a human being, it is as if he has killed all of humanity.’
Two verses of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) ‘Whoever removes the obstacle from the path does an act of charity.’
‘A person in the life after his work has not finished through three channels. If a child prays for him. An educational institution that he left behind. A charitable institution and good deeds that he left behind.’ His Holiness, the late Father Moon has subscribed to all three good virtues I just mentioned.
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ONE GLOBAL HUMAN FAMILY BUILT ON LOVE, PEACE & UNITY
By Justina Mutale
African Woman of the Year 2012 and UPF Ambassador for Peace
2nd Anniversary of the Ascension of Father Sun Myung Moon
Founder of the Universal Peace Federation
Lancaster Gate, London, Saturday 16th August 2014
Each time I switch on the television in the past few months, I am greeted with horrifying images of war - images of humans killing other humans. Humans fleeing war waged by fellow humans; humans dying from gunfire or bombs dropped by fellow humans; humans dying of hunger, poverty, dehydration, lack of water, lack of food, lack of shelter - all caused by fellow humans. Humans fleeing their homes or being chased out of their homes by other humans; humans becoming refugees in their own homes and in their own countries; humans trying to flee to neighbouring countries for safety, from fellow humans.
Universal Peace Federation (UPF) – UK
2nd Anniversary of Father Moon's Ascension
3:00pm, Saturday, 16th August 2014
Universal Peace Federation (UPF) - UK
Anniversary of Father Moon's Ascension (UPF Co-Founder)
Speech by IMAM DR Mufti Abduljalil Sajid, The Muslim Council for Religious and Racial Harmony UK
‘I have witnessed myself his great contribution in building bridges to bring peace in the world. That is why he is rightly named as a ‘peace king’ and he has worked beyond borders of any differences of race, culture, religion and many other differences in which we human beings are divided.’
The two slogans emphasised by Rev'd Moon I first heard from my father at the age of four and a half. He taught me several sentences in Arabic from the Koran:
‘Best human beings are those who serve others, (my father added) selflessly’
When I read that Rev'd Moon said ‘you must live for the sake of others’, I thought that 'this is the Prophet’s Message so he is the Prophet of God who inviting us to sacrifice ourselves for the sake of others.'