World Assembly of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace: Taiwan
The following is a letter from Dr. Young Ho Yun, Secretary-General, Cheon Jeong Gung Headquarters on November 22, 2019 about True Mother’s World Tour and the 40-Day Cosmic Canaan Course for the Firm Establishment of Cheon Il Guk, which began on Monday, November 18, 2019 leading up to the Clergy Rally on December 28 in Newark, New Jersey.
Beloved Cheon Il Guk leaders, blessed families!
May Heavenly Parent’s and True Parents’ blessings and grace be with you.
Today, we opened the World Assembly 2019 of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace (全球和平華人聯合會 2019 世界大會), a part of True Mother’s global speaking tour for the firm establishment of a heavenly world. Though True Mother is still suffering from a cough, nonetheless she once again began her day early in the morning with a breakfast and report meeting with around 20 leaders, including Taiwan Special Envoy Sang-Il Bang, Taiwan National Leader Tzau-hwei Lee, Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace Promotion Committee Chairman Yeob-joo (Thomas) Hwang, Promotion Committee Vice-Chairman Ker- shung Lee, Chairman of FFWPU Heavenly Japan Eiji Tokuno, Vice-Chairman of FFWPU Heavenly Japan Seong-man Lee, and Chairman of UPF Heavenly Japan Masayoshi Kajikuri, among others.
After listening to the leaders’ reports, and toward the end of the meeting, True Mother spoke. True Mother pointed out that Greater China must first achieve ‘one family’ if it wants to achieve its goal of bringing about ‘one nation.’ However, she emphasized that ‘one family’ is only possible centered on Heavenly Parent and True Parents.
Yes, that is so. Parents are essential in order for siblings to become one. Parents and children are tied into one within the boundaries of a home or family. I thought that True Mother’s message was truly a clear answer that can solve not only the internal discord in Greater China, but also one that shows the direction Greater China should take.
After the breakfast meeting, True Mother began preparing with profound, serious devotion for the World Assembly 2019 of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace, that was to begin at 10:00 a.m.
True Mother’s providence through the Chinese People’s Federation began in earnest in 2017. That was when True Mother reorganized the 13-region system into a 7-region system, particularly incorporating the region of Greater China into the Asia regional group. Our movement in mainland China, however, was facing many constraints. It was around that time, in 2017, that True Mother came up with the term ‘Chinese people’ (華人) as a common concept that will include both the terms ‘overseas Chinese’ (華僑) and ‘Chinese descendants’ (華裔).
Through the inauguration of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace, True Mother has sought to carry out the providence in Greater China. In reality, ‘Chinese people’ have extensive influence on the economic and political spheres of mainland China. From this perspective, True Mother’s providence to bring together all the Chinese people is truly revelatory.
The Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace has been inaugurated in eight countries, including Taiwan, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. It is on that foundation that we are able to host, today, a global assembly of the Chinese People’s Federation in True Mother’s presence. This is indeed a historic day.
True Mother arrived at the venue prior to the opening ceremony. She watched the entire program from a monitor in her green room, offering prayers and devotion together with everyone for the event. Dr. King-yuh Chang ( 張 京 育 ), chairman of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace in Taiwan and a member of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, who is also highly respected in Taiwan, as well as Dr. Po-ya Chang, president of the Control Yuan, one of the five branches of the Government of Taiwan, with her husband, came to the green room to greet True Mother. We could really sense the humility and love these top leaders from Taiwan have for True Mother.
The opening plenary of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace World Assembly was held under the title “One Global Family,” in the Grand Ballroom of Taipei Marriott Hotel. The venue was filled to capacity with about 300 leaders of the Chinese people including President of Control Yuan Po-ya Chang, former member of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council King-yuh Chang, Chairperson of the Chinese Federation for World Peace Chi-wi Jeong, Parliamentarian Wai-chun Tung, General Wei-ku Fu, Chairman Wianipeong, and many others.
The opening plenary began with the drum dances performed by second generation youth peace ambassadors from the Greater China region. This was followed by a video presenting the regional and national inaugurations of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace. After the video, Dr. King-yuh Chang gave a welcoming address. Despite being more than 80 years of age, Dr. Chang sang a song about youth, warming up the atmosphere at the venue. He spoke on “The Importance of the Traditional Values of the Chinese People,” and received much applause and warm cheers from the audience. The second welcoming address was given by Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace Promotion Committee Chairman Yeob-joo (Thomas) Hwang. Chairman Hwang gave a wonderful speech on True Mother’s vision for the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace, the importance of family values centered on that vision, and the importance of the Chinese people in the 21st century.
Later, two eminent Taiwanese political leaders gave congratulatory addresses. Chairman Chi- wi Jeong of the Assembly of Overseas Chinese gave a congratulatory address centered on the topic “The global history of overseas Chinese people,” while Parliamentarian Wai-chun Tung described Taiwan as a nation that has continued the family values of Greater China and expressed his gratitude for the hosting of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace event in Taiwan centered on Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon’s vision of the family. The audience responded with loud applause and cheers.
Dr. Po-ya Chang, the president of Control Yuan, then came to the podium to give the keynote address as well as introduce True Mother. She expressed high praise for True Mother in her introduction: “This is True Mother’s sixth visit in Taiwan, and I was fortunate enough to be able to welcome and attend her on all six occasions. True Mother is a great woman and the embodiment of living for the sake of others. Today, we will be meeting a precious person whom we cannot usually meet.” Dr. Chang then welcomed True Mother to the podium.
After being introduced, True Mother walked from the back of the stage to the podium on a red carpet that had been laid out. Her entrance seemed like that of a phoenix spreading its wings to embrace the world, it was truly an experience of the divine. At that moment, General Wei- ku Fu and Mr. Tzu-Hsin Chi presented True Mother with bouquets of flowers on behalf of all Chinese people in the world. True Mother received the bouquet of flowers with a bright smile. At the enthusiastic request of all participants, True Mother ended up giving an unscheduled message. The following is the message True Mother gave on this day:
History has been a continuous repetition of war and conflict. All of humankind longs for peace, but the path to peace is always out of reach. Also, what you are trying to say today is going in a direction that cannot bring about unity, even from the perspective of China, or the Republic of China (Taiwan). Then what is to be done? We cannot unite according to human ideas and will alone. We are part of God’s creation. We must know the Creator, the Owner of the universe. We must know the Creator and go forward as “one family under God,” as one human family that attends God.
I know you must have heard the term “Cheon Il Guk.” It means a peaceful nation where two people become one.
The Creator created the heavens, earth and all things as His external form. God created everything in Heaven and on earth, then created the man and woman who would become the first ancestors of humankind. He gave humankind a growth period wherein they should fulfill their responsibility. However, the first people were unable to align themselves with the Creator’s wish and became the fallen humankind of today. Therefore, history has seen a constant succession of war and conflict. In other words, people today must know that our Creator, the center of the universe, above all wished to become our parent. God is the Parent of humankind. The intangible God wished to become the tangible True Parent of all people through the victorious ancestors of humankind.
The Creator’s principles of creation were made to be eternal. Though God may be almighty and all-knowing, He cannot break His principles of creation. Therefore, God had no choice but to follow the sad course of the history of the providence of salvation to restore humankind to His embrace. This resulted in the various religions that emerged throughout history. In particular, Christians call God, our Creator, “Father.” They call God, “the Father of Humankind.” The Creator’s dream was to become humankind’s parent. However, fallen humankind could not stand in front of the Heavenly Parent. God had no choice but to wait until victorious ancestors could emerge from among humankind. That was in 1960 when the True Parents, in the position of the ancestors of all humanity, came into this world. True Parents have carried out the providence of restoration and rebirth so that humankind could be reborn through them as Heavenly Parent’s children. By receiving the Blessing through the True Parents, who have no connection to the Fall, human beings had a way to reach perfection as blessed families.
We will see a unified world centered on Heaven when all 7.7 billion people of the world know Heavenly Parent. I know that you want to make unity centered on the federation of Chinese people. However, you must know the essence. You must know who is leading this. When that happens, then all nations, large or small, will become child nations before Heavenly Parent, and sibling nations to each other, so there will be no more war or discord.
Next year it will have been 60 years since the True Parents emerged. For 60 years True Parents have guided all humankind so they could be chosen as children of the Heavenly Parent as quickly as possible.
All cultures and traditions are good. However, we must make an effort to be centered on the fundamentals. Today’s meeting is centered on the Chinese region which consists of 1.7 billion people. Yet, the global population is 7.7 billion. I hope for you to understand this essence and go forward powerfully to realize the dream of one human family under God, together with True Parents.
Today, True Mother once again revealed the truths of Heaven’s providence. She revealed True Parents’ mission and essence. True Mother said they must be resurrected and reborn through True Parents’ Blessing and unite centered on True Parents. She repeated what was said at the breakfast gathering with leaders this morning that before focusing on ‘one nation’ we must first become ‘one family’ centered on Heavenly Parent and True Parents. The participants responded with applause.
Afterwards, President Yeob-joo Hwang and President Ker-shung Lee presented the flag of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace to True Mother. She prayed a prayer of blessing over the flag with a joyful heart and then waved the flag with great enthusiasm. A ceremony officially appointing the international and regional presidents of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace and the presidents of the organization in the eight nations that have already held inaugural assemblies followed. In particular, in addition to his letter of appointment, Dr. King-yuh Chang was presented with a special medal to honor his contributions. The gong was then sounded three times to congratulate the official start of the inauguration of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace and the grand endeavors of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace providence. The opening ceremony concluded with three cheers of Eog Mansei led by President Ker-shung Lee.
True Mother’s expression was very bright as we returned to the hotel after the opening ceremony. It was an expression of her gratitude and joy at overcoming another hurdle in the completion of the providence unfolding under her leadership.
In the final moments of the providence, True Mother is guiding the providence for the settlement of the Era of the Pacific Rim Civilization centered on Korea, the homeland of the providence. The central organization for this providence is the Asia-Pacific Union, which was proposed and proclaimed at the Nagoya Rally and was supported on the national level through the Phnom Penh Declaration at the Asia-Pacific Summit in Cambodia. This is the final leg of the providence, the providence centered on True Mother. True Mother expressed the providential significance of this well in her speech at the Subregion 4 ILC in Yeosu, at The Ocean Resort Hotel.
Esteemed leaders, all civilizations will come to fruition through the Pacific Rim Civilization centered on the Republic of Korea. This is the heavenly order. The Atlantic Civilization, though it was rooted in Christianity, was reduced to a self-centered civilization, one that took and conquered. Instead, we must build and settle the Pacific Rim Civilization, an altruistic civilization that gives and continues to give, founded on the heart of Heavenly Parent’s true love and rooted in the culture of Hyojeong [filial heart]. The Pacific Rim Civilization will realize the harmony and unification of all the heritage of history, of the continental, coastal, Eastern, Western, spiritual, and material civilizations. Further it must become the model of a peaceful ideal world on the foundation of interdependence, mutual prosperity and universal values that actualize the ideal of “one human family under Heavenly Parent.
For this reason, in 2017, I held 12 “Hopeful March Forward” rallies attended by hundreds of thousands of people, and transcending national borders in Korea, Japan, America, Thailand, and other nations. Through this, I declared the Pacific Rim Civilization which is the Culture of Heart Revolution through true love, which is living for the sake of others. In 2018, the summits began with the Africa Summit, in Senegal, to open the way for heavenly continents and a heavenly world that attends Heavenly Parent. They concluded with the Asia-Pacific Summit [in Nepal].
In 2019, to bring an end to the conflict and chaos of the powerful nations that must settle the Pacific Rim Civilization—China, the United States, North Korea, Japan, and others, centered on the Korean Peninsula—and for peace in Northeast Asia, I proposed and proclaimed the Asia-Pacific Union.
Beloved leaders, since ancient times the sea has represented femininity, or the mother. Thus, the characters for the Pacific Ocean (太平洋: great, peace, large sea) can symbolize the Great Mother of Peace. The Pacific Rim Civilization is the final stage of the providence to restore, centered on the Only Begotten Daughter and True Mother, the status of the feminine “Heavenly Mother,” which has been hidden throughout history. It is also the realization of a civilization based on the heart of true love, a civilization of Hyojeong [filial heart] that gives and continues to give, instead of a civilization that takes and conquers. It will be a civilization that substantiates the ideal of one human family under God attending our Heavenly Parent, the vertical true parent of humankind, as our Parent.”
The settlement of this Pacific Rim Civilization is not possible without the support of the 1.7 billion people of the Chinese region. Yet in China, the reality of our movement is very difficult. Therefore, True Mother is working to settle the Era of the Pacific Rim Civilization by uniting the Chinese region centered on the providence of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace. In that sense, the International Rally of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace has a very important providential meaning.
Beloved leaders and blessed families! Tomorrow, on this foundation, there will be a Blessing for 14,400 overseas Chinese. To realize one nation, we must first become one family. However, one family is only possible to realize through the Blessing. Tomorrow’s Blessing will be the turning point and cornerstone for the providence of the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace.
I ask that you offer profound devotions for tomorrow’s 14,400-people Blessing and True Mother’s long life and good health. Thank you.