Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: Episode 279
Pyeong Hwa Gyeong: A Selection of True Parents’ Speeches
Book 7: The World of the Culture of Heart
Speech 3: Becoming Leaders in Building a World of Peace, pg 1021-1023
The true love movement and role of women
Our families are being destroyed by the illicit relationships and decadent lifestyles that have accompanied the disappearance of sexual morality. Every nation is suffering the agony of the destruction of its moral standards and the accompanying increase in crime. There is no solution in sight to the conflicts between political factions. Poverty and ignorance continue to plague us. There is no sign that we may be nearing solutions to the world’s international border disputes, to the prejudice between religious groups, or to the conflicts between the various races and ethnic groups. World peace is under constant threat from the selfish actions of the world’s countries and peoples.
Environmental pollution is also destroying our planet, and we are approaching a serious crisis for the future of humankind. We may all find ourselves on a common path of destruction, unless we are able to resolve the crisis we face through a love that transcends all national boundaries and ethnic differences and encompasses all the world’s peoples. Let me emphasize again: Any successful resolution of this crisis will be based on an effort to build a unified world through a movement of true love such as that rooted in the Unification Principle, or Godism.
In early July this year, I spoke in five cities around Korea at rallies held by the Women’s Federation for World Peace. There, I declared that my wife, WFWP President Hak Ja Han Moon, and I are the True Parents of all humankind who are together the Savior, the Lord of the Second Advent, and the Messiah.
Why would I stand before women leaders of Korea and make such an astonishing and fearful announcement? The reason is that God has been carrying out the providence to send the returning Messiah, the second perfected Adam. He subjugates Satan in order to establish a perfected Eve who will represent all women. God has to do this, because it was when Satan caused Eve to fall that the origin of human history came to be permeated with sin. Women are the central point of the love, peace and spirit of service that protects our families, and it is the healthy family that is the starting point in our work to build world peace. The establishment of God-centered family ethics and the education of our children lie at the innermost core of my teachings. The family is the holy sanctuary that cleanses this defiled world.
That is the reason it was necessary that I, as the Messiah, make my declaration to women leaders gathered around President Hak Ja Han Moon, my wife, who stands in the position of perfected Eve. This declaration is an exhortation and notice to all who follow my teachings to join Mrs. Moon and I in our attendance to God on the path of sacrifice and service for the salvation of the world.
A proposal to establish the House of Unification for World Peace
This evening, I would like to propose that we establish “The House of Unification for World Peace.” I see it as an organization dedicated to the peaceful unity of the world that will enable us to carry out all of our activities for world salvation more effectively.
To avoid any possible misunderstanding, particularly regarding the title of this organization as given in the Korean language, let me state clearly that I am not proposing to create a political party. The House of Unification for World Peace that I propose is not a political party. It will not have the function of political parties to seek executive or legislative governing power in a given country. It is, rather, a “house,” a structure to reinforce the concerted actions of the world’s countries, foster a unified foundation and support a common effort for world peace.
If we say that heaven symbolizes man, then earth symbolizes woman. A house is the stage where a woman conducts her life. It is filled with love for all the members of the family, centered on the mother. The family, with the mother at its center, is the basic unit of the nation and the world. I use the word “house” in the title of the organization I am proposing, because this word contains the meaning of “exalting the earth, centering on the mother.” It also signifies “to teach.” The word “house” in this title, therefore, signifies a center for the education of women.
Through this organization, we can provide new impetus to our work, giving opportunities to people of all countries and all walks of life for meaningful exchanges and education on a God-centered vision for world peace. Political leaders, scholars, religious leaders, journalists and educators, as well as leaders of women and youth, all are needed to make this work successful. This vision of world peace is centered on those families whose mothers accomplish mind-body unity through love. They are representatives of all women of the world.
Let us become central figures for peace in the 21st century
If you will embrace my proposal and join me in this task, then within the remaining eight years of the twentieth century our efforts are certain to bring the world of peace, the object of God’s desire, to all of humanity. We who are gathered here this evening will be the leaders in opening the gates to a peaceful world for the coming twenty-first century.
I pray you may have a pleasant visit during the time of the festival and that God will bestow boundless blessings and protection upon your work.