This religious movement was founded in the 1950`s by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. The foundation of the Church is Christianity and it infuses Christian beliefs with Confucius philosophy, Buddhism, and Taoism. Along with the Christian Bible, their primary Holy Book is the Divine Principle. Given to the Rev. Moon through spiritual revelation during a nine year long period of meditation.
While religions like Buddhism, Islam and Christianity have all gone
on to be highly successful religious movements with millions of
followers all around the world, that wasn`t until after hundreds of
years after the founders deaths.
During the life of Jesus, Muhammad,
Siddhartha Gautama, they had followers numbering in the hundreds or
thousands and all in localized regions of their teachings. But the
Unification Church has an estimated 3 million active members and many
more that are associated with the movement through its many Peace
initiatives, United Nations associations and other organizations.
The Church has followers in over 179 countries, Seminaries in America and Korea, Business`s all over the world, sports teams in martial arts and soccer, a World class Ballet as well as hospitals and more.
Sun Myung Moon sets a living example and testament for his
followers by living a life of discipline, hard work, prayer, service to
others, and healthy living that is rarely matched by even his highest
leaders, most dedicated followers or closes associates.
Perhaps the closes to walk in his footsteps is one of his sons, Hyun Jin Moon who holds a black belt in martial arts, a PhD from Harvard University in Buddhism and a Masters of Divinity from Catholic Seminary and is now been handed the responsibility of leading this massive Organization by his father.
In 2004 Rev. Sun Myung Moon was presented with the "King of
Peace" award at the American Senate building by Senators and
Congressmen of both the Republican and Democratic Parties due to his
many Humanitarian pursuits and his relentless fight against the
travesties of Communism. In the 1980`s U.S. President Ronald Regan is
paraphrased as saying, " with the help of the Washington Times, in the
former U.S.S.R. (Russia), communism rule has come to an end".
The Washington Times is the second largest news paper in Washington D.C. and is often praised by the likes of Presidents Nixon, Regan, and both Bush`s and often quoted by such media personalities as Russ Limbaugh and others and is owned by the Unification Church.
The Church doesn`t just support healthy living but tries to lead the
way with the establishment of its martial arts and soccer teams along
with its world class Ballet and International Hospitals that combine
the latest, most sophisticated technologies and modern medicine with
the highest quality Natural, Holistic medical and Spiritual care.
Perhaps the first International Hospitals to combine the highest quality of all three of these important modalities. The Church believes strongly in getting the youth involved in sports, music and dance as a way to insure life long habits of physical and mental fitness.
practices, prayer, meditation, hard work, sexual
abstinence before marriage are all seen as practices that will bring a
state of harmonized balance between body, mind and spirit. One of the
most fundamental teachings of the Unification Church is that of family.
This Religion teaches the health of an individual, family,
community, nation and world begins with-in the foundation of family. If
the family unit is whole and complete then each individual will be
positively affected. If the family unit is broken, each individual will
be negatively affected. We can see this in everyday life in many places
of the world.
As more and more people start thinking only about themselves and more and more families are broken and dis-functional we see ever increasing affects of chronic illness`s from stress related disorders, depression and many others.
The leader of the Unification Church, The Rev
Moon even now at the age of 90 gets up every morning and begins his
day at 4 a.m. with morning prayer followed by stretching and exercise,
then a healthy breakfast.
That is amazing for a man that endured years
of torture and starvation in North Korean Death camps during the Korean
war. He continues to actively lead his world wide organizations.
The primary teachings of the Unification Church that relate to healthy living and home remedies are:
All founders of
religious faiths from Jesus to Mohammad to the Rev Sun Myung Moon were
all considered controversial in their day. Those that feel threatened
by this movement try to discredit, shame and dishonor the leader just
as those in the days of Jesus and Gautama tried to discredit them.
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon has lived a life of sacrifice for the sake of others and for God. Along with other world religions the Unification Church deserves its rightful place as a welcomed movement for the health and well being of mankind.