“The role of God-centered families is central to all positive human development since it brings back the divinity in that sacred institution and aligns it to the original purpose of creation. Without such families, humanity will not have the moral clarity and conviction to take on the challenges of this age and build a brighter future for our children and grandchildren.” —Dr. Hyun Jin P. Moon (Inauguration of the Family Peace Association, December 2, 2017)
Dr. Hyun Jin Moon held the inaugural ceremony for the Family Peace Association on December 2, 2017 in Seoul, Korea.
In his inaugural speech, Dr. Moon said:
“The family is the most basic of all social units that addresses our most essential physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Thus, it is universally relevant and meaningful to our human experience. It engenders, molds and defines who we are, what we become and, most importantly, our deepest relationships. Therefore, it is the natural starting point for any meaningful transformation on the individual, family, societal, national and worldwide levels.”
Dr. Moon emphasized the universality of the family, a common ground for cooperation among people of faith and conscience to continually uplift the spiritual consciousness of humanity.
The Family Peace Association is designed as an association of people from diverse faiths, nationalities and cultures united by their common commitment to building and supporting God-centered families as the foundation for a world of peace.
Dr. Moon’s conviction is that the family is the most natural place to care for and nurture every individual. The family is also the first and primary place to raise individuals with values that will help them become ethical citizens who build societies and nations that make up a world of peace.
For more than two decades, Dr. Moon has invested his efforts to creating a world of peace and cultivating God-centered families. The establishment of the Family Peace Association reflects his efforts to reach every individual and family in a meaningful and practical way, as well as to honor his promise to his late father, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, to work together to build a world of peace through God-centered families.
May 2018 bring significant development in supporting the creation of families that give substance to the truth, goodness and love of God in their communities and world.