Creating a World of Peace - The Thought and Works of Sun Myung Moon by Joon Ho Seuk
Volume 1 - The Life and Teachings of Reverend Sun Myung Moon [Part 12/ 20]
11. The United Nations And The Inter-religious And International Peace Council
From 1998 on, Reverend Moon began to emphasize that if world peace was to be a possibility, then there was an urgent need to bridge the divide between political and diplomatic efforts for peace, on the one hand, and moral and spiritual efforts, on the other hand. He therefore proposed the formation of an Inter-religious Council at the United Nations.
Reverend Moon pointed out that the United Nations, as currently structured, could not fully benefit from the spiritual, moral and social vision that comes from people who are linked to religious traditions.
To address this weakness, he said, the United Nations should develop a council of men and women who are specially appointed to the task of representing universal, spiritual and moral principles that are related to the issues under consideration by the General Assembly.
God's Fatherland and the Peace Kingdom
From "God's Fatherland and the Peace Kingdom," Special Remarks at Chamshil Gymnasium, Seoul, Korea, January 27, 2004.
The bright age of heaven is upon us now. Please accept my message with hope. The marriage Blessing history that began with just three couples in the 1960s has now reached 400 million couples around the world. Furthermore, there are more than 120 billion blessed couples living in the spirit world. The field of the true olive tree has now overwhelmed the field of the wild olive trees.
All these blessed families are united in the life of living for the sake of others! The life of the true olive trees, through the true blood lineage, is now spreading like wild fire throughout the entire world. In this way God's Fatherland and Peace Kingdom, a nation of joy and happiness, a nation of freedom and equality with no walls or national borders will be realized on this earth.
For this purpose I founded the Peace United Nations in New York, U.S.A. on October 3, 2003. In doing God's providence, this Peace United Nations' is developing initiatives of a revolutionary dimension that will rock heaven and earth. By educating each and every one of the six billion people on this earth, and giving them the marriage Blessing, we are building God's fatherland, our fatherland, where the entire globe becomes our home, my home.
Our goal is already set. The flag of the Peace United Nations is already waving high. The battle cry of victory is erupting across the world. Victories are won in America, Europe, Jerusalem, Palestine, Japan and Korea.
Nothing is impossible with God and the numerous martyrs, patriots, saints and sages in spirit world running with us at our side.
In October 2003, following continued hesitation on the part of the United Nations, Reverend Moon launched the Inter-religious and International Peace Council. The IIPC promotes an ideal of good governance that integrates the contributions of religion, governments and non-governmental organizations in the pursuit of peace. IIPC programs are carried out by a global network of Ambassadors for Peace who have formed Peace Councils on the global, regional, national and local levels.