European 7 Day WS Invite Greece: 7 - 13 october 2012


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European 7 Day WS Invite Greece: 7 - 13 october 2012

  1. 1. The Unification Movement Education Department Livingstone House, 13 Beechcroft, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5DB Tel: +44 208 467 2296 Mob: +44 779 6626 294; Email: UK registered Charity No. 267917: Family Federation for World Peace and Unification European 7-Day Divine Principle Workshop (English Language) Hotel Stefania, Amarynthos, Greece Sunday 7 October – Saturday 13 October, 2012The Divine PrincipleAlready by the age of sixteen, Sun Myung Moon had received his commission through hisencounters with the risen Christ and was continuing his lonely and prayerful search to findthe answers to fundamental questions about life – profound insights that now form thissystematic teaching know as ‘Divine Principle’.By identifying spiritual principles that reveal the workings of God behind human history andthrough the world’s great religious traditions, a way is opened up to transcend traditionalboundaries of race, religion and culture and move toward a truly ‘unified’ view of lifewherein the spiritual and physical dimensions are harmonized.The worldview and philosophy provided by the Principle characterises and guides themany varied projects that the Unification Movement promotes, such as its interfaithprogrammes and peace initiatives. As a spiritual teaching, the Divine Principle effects apositive transformation on the lives of those who hear it. To immerse oneself in seriousstudy and discussion over seven days is a way to discover one’s own history and spiritualroots, one’s own identity and purpose as a person of faith.Through this programme of lectures, presentations and other activities you will surely beable to reflect deeply on God’s Will in relation to your own life, as well as to the widersociety and world.The Location: Hotel StefaniaExterior view Dining room Private beach 1
  2. 2. Hotel Stefania (a three-star hotel) belongs to the family of an Ambassador for Peace inGreece. It is located in southern Evia, 29km from the capital Halkida and 7km from thehistoric town of Eretria. The hotel enjoys a sea-side location 800m from the centre ofAmarynthos. It has its own private beach and various sports amenities. Theaccommodation is pleasant and the hotel has air-conditioning. We have used the hotelthree times before, and although the standard is simple, they provide three excellentbuffet-style meals a day, which caters for a wide variety of diets, and it has the advantagethat we can virtually make it our own while we are there as the staff are so helpful.For more information, do have a look at this website: Fee: €320 per person €250 for students under 25 years of ageIt would greatly assist us if you could pay by cash on arrival or make a bank transfer to ourEuropean Office prior to the workshop.Please note: The fee includes six nights’ accommodation and meals for the duration of theworkshop. Travel to and from the workshop venue is not included.If we collect you from or take you to the airport you may be asked to pay a small charge tocover vehicle hire and fuel (about €10 each way).Should you wish to extend your stay in Greece, or arrive earlier, you will have to makethose arrangements and cover the costs yourself.Arrival and Departure TimesThe workshop will begin with registration between 6pm and 7pm on the Sunday evening. Itwill end with lunch on the following Saturday, around 1.30pm. (Please use this informationfor planning your journeys to and from the hotel so that you can participate fully as thebeginning and end of the workshop are essential parts of the experience.)For those arriving at Athens airport, you will be directed by a staff member to begin thefinal stage of your journey by mini-bus. The journey takes around 1½ hours, but you mayneed to wait as the transport will provide a shuttle service. You will receive furtherinformation nearer the time about the details of this ground transportation, and given clearinstructions and phone numbers of the hotel and workshop staff.When planning your inbound and outbound flights it would be best to find ones that arrivebefore 3pm on the 7 October and leave after 6.30pm on the 13 October.How to apply:To apply you will need to complete the on line registration form at this linkOnline RegistrationYou are encouraged to register your intention to attend the workshop as soon as possible.What to bring with you:  A Bible containing the Old and New Testaments (if you have one)  Any medication you will need for the week  Swimming costume – if you want to use the swimming pool or sea
  3. 3. The programmeEach day will begin with some optional light exercise and a time of devotion, study andprayer, drawing on a wide variety of religious texts and inspirational sources. There will befour presentations a day with time for questions and answers or group discussion at theend of the morning and afternoon sessions. There will be time for recreation after luncheach day, and a variety of evening programmes: a film night, a prayer evening, atestimony evening and evenings of games and home-grown entertainment. We will also tryto include an outing on afternoon of the fifth day.The Workshop EthosMany find the Workshop to be a most surprising and valuable form of religious retreat. Youcan take time away from the pressures of day-to-day life and reflect more on the inner lifein the company of others. Participants are encouraged to embrace the schedule and treateach other as brothers and sisters – ‘One Family Under God’. We like to think of it as ajourney we make together, and each participant adds something significant to the wholeexperience.Non-English SpeakersIf you would like to attend but are not confident that your English is good enough, pleaseraise your concern with the person inviting you and notify our office – we can often worksomething out on a case-by-case basis.Yours,Mr. Timothy J Miller, Dr. David HannaVice-Chairman, UPF Europe Director, European Education Dept.Disclaimer: The workshop organisers regret they cannot be held responsible for your personalbelongings. Neither can they be held responsible for any medical expenses. It is suggested thatyou consider taking out private health and travel insurance to cover your trip. 3