Apr 11, 2021

Unification Movement Collection

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Sun Myung Moon

"The Unification movement, also known as the Unification Church (UC), is a worldwide new religious movement whose members are sometimes colloquially called "Moonies". It was officially founded on 1 May 1954 under the name Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity (HSA-UWC) in Seoul, South Korea by Sun Myung Moon (1920–2012), a Korean religious leader also known for his business ventures and engagement in social and political causes.

The beliefs of the Unification movement are based on Moon's book Divine Principle, which differs from the teachings of Nicene Christianity on its view of Jesus and its introduction of the concept of "indemnity". The movement is well known for its unique "Blessing" or mass wedding ceremonies. It also has unique funeral ceremonies for its members.

The Unification movement has attracted numerous controversies, and has been called a dangerous cult. Its beliefs have been criticized by both Jewish and Christian scholars. It also has been criticized for its involvement in politics, which include anticommunism and support for Korean reunification."

Scripture: Bible, Divine Principle
Acting Leader: Hak Ja Han
Founder: Sun Myung Moon
Origin: 1 May 1954
Seoul, South Korea
Members 1–2 million
Other name(s): Unification Church (very commonly), 
Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (currently; officially), Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity (historically; officially).

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