Tribal Messiahship: East Meets West
The following is a submission from Katherine Anglin, TribeNet Team member, who is traveling around the world with her family from Omaha, NE to create relationships with other communities and help enhance the quality of life for people everywhere.
My family and I are traveling Southeast Asia with hopes of connecting with Unificationist communities and families around the globe and sharing their successes with the American Movement. We love that our Movement is worldwide but sometimes it’s difficult to feel like we are all working together. We wanted to help bridge the incredible distance between Southeast Asia and America meeting face-to-face with families, Heavenly Tribal Messiahs, and youth and hearing their stories.
True Parents created several programs to reach different demographics, Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP), the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP), the American Clergy Leadership Conference, Youth and Students for Peace, Universal Peace Federation and so on, and we feel each of these programs are enhancing the quality of peoples’ lives everywhere. Aligned with True Mother’s current focuses of Tribal Messiahship and youth, we have been reaching out to Heavenly Tribal Messiahs and hearing their stories in hopes of sharing their successes with American Heavenly Tribal Messiahs. So far, we have seen the impacts of WFWP and CARP which are thriving in the Tribal Messiahship field. Teaching purity and the importance of marriage through a Divine Principle lens is really taking off in the Philippines.
For a while we were trying to find a way to align our hobbies with bettering our community and the Unification Movement. Since exploring new places, swimming in the bluest of waters and meeting people from around the world, we made the deliberate decision to pack up and travel Southeast Asia. Through social media we hope to encourage travel to learn about new people, places and traditions and share True Parents’ dreams of world peace