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A report of the October 14th World Peace Blessing by Michael Balcomb

A report of the October 14th World Peace Blessing by Michael Balcomb

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    • World Peace Blessing
      World Peace Blessing and UPF ConferenceOctober 14 2009, Seoul and Cheonan, Korea
    • The World Peace Blessing
      A crowd of more than 40,000 (20,000 couples) filled the grounds of the Sun Moon University Asan Campus two hours from Seoul.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      The couples ranged from newly-weds in their early twenties to couples rededicating their vows after over fifty years of marriage.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Congratulatory remarks from His Excellency Alfred Moisiu, former President of Albania, and a traditional Buddhist benediction.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Blessing prayers from Prithpal Sing Khalsa (Sikhism) andthe Hon. SayedIshaqGailani (Islam)
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, officiators of the Blessing in their capacity as True Parents, greet the assembled blessing candidates.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Rev. and Mrs. Moon offer the blessing prayer, asking God for His unchanging and eternal love and protection for all the couples.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Mr. Parvez and Mrs. ElluManzoor of Stockholm, Sweden, rededicating their vows after thirty-five years of marriage
    • The World Peace Blessing
      The Hon. GobalakrishnanNagapan, MP, and Mrs. VasanthiRamalingam of Malaysia celebrate after the Blessing.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      The newly blessed former first couple of Sierra Leone, the Hon. Alhaji Ahmad Kabbah and Mrs. IsatuJabbieKabbah.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Several of the more than 250 ILC participants pose for a photo shortly after renewing their vows in the World Peace Blessing.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Chung Hwan Kwak share with Madam Gayatri Nepal, first lady of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Fireworks and confetti bring the Blessing to a joyful close
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Couples from 190 nations attended the blessing, which was covered by newspapers, television and online media throughout the world.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      The Universal Peace Federation hosted a conference on “The Significance of Marriage and Family for Peace in the 21st Century.”
    • The World Peace Blessing
      ILC Speakers from top left: Hamilton Greene, Hwang Sun-jo, Nichiko Yoshida, Sra. Graciela Rompani de Pacheco, Mdm. Gayatri Nepal
    • The World Peace Blessing
      The Hon. and Mrs. Ezekiel Joseph; (St. Lucia) and Sra. Rompano de Pacheco, former first lady of Uruguay, among the ILC participants.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Amb. Mohammed Sayeed of Pakistan, former Prime Minister HeikkiLatvanen of Finland and Sandy and Joel Toribiong of Palau.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon shares from his text, “Owner of Peace, Owner of Lineage” outlining his vision for God’s coming kingdom.
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Dr. Thomas Walsh introduces Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, who welcomes the UPF delegates to a special session at the Peace Palace
    • The World Peace Blessing
      Congress Nelson Marquezelli (Brazil) with UPF Brazil’s Boubacar and Linda Diallo during a break at the leadership conference.
    • CONGRATULATIONS!