Address by Dr Kook-jin Moon, President of the Unification Foundation
Monday, March 29, 2010, 10:00 AM
You are bringing many guests to the Cheon Bok Gung, so you are proving it is possible to witness in
Korea . When I first arrived here four years ago I was told it is impossible to witness here, but I felt we
needed to change that, and we are starting to make some progress now. Thank you for your sincere
efforts. I know it's not easy but all your cheong seong is very valuable, and results are starting to
When I came here to improve the businesses of the Foundation I made many changes based upon
MMD (management system). We need to keep getting better at this so our effort is still on-going.
Meanwhile the World President (Rev. Hyung-jin Moon) has been making steady improvements in the
spiritual base of our movement, especially through his continuous investment of cheong seong. When
I first came five years ago the Unification Church was not popular with anybody in Korea : with the
people, with the media, with the business world; nobody liked the UC movement. But now the media
has taken another look, and people are re-considering. We have built the Cheon Buk Gung with your
efforts, at the cost of $10,000,000 (10 Million USD). Now, we can bring any kind of guest to the CBG.
We do not have to feel self-conscious about bringing guests to a small, old, inadequate building, as
the old church building was. At the Cheon Buk Gung, the name of the Unification Church is there for
all to see. If we dont have the CBG it is not easy to bring guests to our church. A small humble
building is not enough, it is too difficult to move people’s hearts under such humble circumstances.
When I came here and made reforms in our ministry in Korea I was blamed and accused of making
things worse, but now we see things are getting better. I did not act from a personal motivation; I only
looked from the purpose of our movement perspective, how to fulfill our goals as True Parents have
been guiding us. Through the MMD we now have some funds available to help churches to develop.
Some people might complain about those changes I had to make, but our church has improved and
advanced, so though it may be personally difficult it has helped the overall whole. Like children who
like candy and sweets which are not so good for health, it is better to limit them to a minimum.
How to evaluate the system: we must look at each issue from the viewpoint of how it may improve
and promote the Church purpose, or not; we have to check objectively, not just personally and
emotionally centered on myself. I do not receive a salary for my work at the Foundation; it is my
offering to God and True Parents. How does what I do impact God and True Parents? We know TF
very well. 2000 Jesus came but was rejected and crucified. What was the mission of Christianity? It is
to propagate the gospel. Did the early Christians propagate the gospel? Did they do it until the end of
their lives? Yes, they did so to the point of death, until the end of their lives. Because of this deep
sacrifice and total commitment by so many people in Christian history, Christianity became the
greatest religion in history. Because of the self-sacrifice of those faithful Christians they could advance
to the top of religion in history.
God gave a covenant to the Unification Church . We know True Father is the Messiah, the Lord of the
Second Advent. TF has a covenant with God to fulfill the will of God for Christianity. At a very young
age True Father made this covenant with God. TF pledged his entire life to God. TF has gone through
so many trials and tribulations which we all know about (especially through the seven deaths and
resurrections) . So God had all the blessings of Christianity prepared to transfer to the Unification
Church, but for God and the spirit world to make this happen we must do even better than the early
Christians and all the faithful Christians in history who sacrificed their lives so completely to fulfill
God’s will on earth. If we do not fulfill the covenant of God by our total commitment of our lives we
have no right to live, and certainly no right to inherit Christianity’s foundation. We must sacrifice more
than Christianity has sacrificed in order to inherit that foundation God prepared.
What is the purpose of CBG?? Why do we need to build CBG?? Through the CBG we can bring all
kinds of people, can speak to all levels of people; we can propagate God’s word, True Parents’ word
through the CBG. We could bring no result in Korea (and elsewhere) for so long because we did not
propagate True Parents' word for many years. Thats why we could not witness and bring new people.
But if we propagate the word of God we can inherit all of Christianity’s foundation.
So I must keep evaluating the work of the UC through the KPI system. Why did we adopt the KPI
system? Was it for me personally or for anyone’s sake? It is for God’s sake and True Parents’ sake
first and foremost. When we bring people to the CBG do we have hope now? Do we believe in the
future? Now it is much better. The former mayor and other key leaders in the area all attended. Now
they are paying more serious attention to the UC. The purpose of CBG is to inherit Father’s heart and
share it with more and more people.
Before at our factories and businesses only 10% of all workers were members of the UC; now it is
70%. The CBG is now at the growth stage level, but we will now go to the perfection level.
We also heard about the kidnappings in Japan , and I will make this a big issue. We will bring legal
action, law suits, against those perpetrators. Still I am collecting more information on the 4300 cases
of these serious crimes. This will be a game-changing issue that will propel the UC into the forefront of
the world of faith and religion. The crimes in Japan against our members are a total denial of human
rights of members of the Unification Church who have been kidnapped, imprisoned, even beaten,
drugged, sometimes raped, and some even died as a result of these crimes. This Japanese nation
allowed these unconscionable crimes against UC members.
Now we are bringing forward the victims of these horrible crimes against human rights of Unification
Church members to show to the world. Who did these crimes?? Christian ministers in Japan did it.
Left-wing (communist) lawyers did this. Christian ministers and communist lawyers worked together to
do these crimes. And the Japanese government allowed them to do it; government did NOTHING to
stop these most horrible crimes against the Unification Church . Christianity, with the support of
communist lawyers, committed grave crimes against the Unification Church in Japan .
After WWII, people all over the world felt sorry for the Jewish people when they suffered in the
holocaust, felt so sorry that many people and nations gave so many billions of dollars to give the
Jewish people their own nation. The WWII was a game-changer for the Jewish people, and in a
similar way these crimes against UC members in Japan are going to be a game-changer. This is
going to not only restore much of what was lost but also will make people all over the world to see the
UC in a new light: as a respectable and good religion that has been persecuted beyond all reason.
The Unification Church members have suffered a total loss of their human right to practice their
religion freely in the second-richest country in the world, Japan , a nation proud of its standing in the
If there had been no persecution and criminal attacks against the UC members in Japan how much
could have been done in Japan over this time?? The UC could have advanced by a huge margin. The
UC could have become the biggest religion in Japan by now. That is not an exaggeration, this is
totally reasonable. Today in Japan there are some 100 centers with an average of 10 full-time
members working in each. It is these (few) who have contributed so much for the UC under True
So now we must bring this forward in Japan to prosecute these persecutors. If no longer persecution
from mass media and others in Japan we could easily double or triple our membership in Japan in just
a few years. Japan could become the first nation of Cheonilguk in the world. So from now we must
employ the new witnessing system and keep pressing on the government and criminals in Japan who
have been attacking the UC. All Christianity in Korea should become members of the UC.
We have achieved so much but we have more to do to fulfill our covenant with God and True
Parents. This is the time to do it. If we do it now we can make it. Even if it seems difficult now we have
no choice but to run and run to fulfill our covenant with God and True Parents. No matter what
sacrifice is required we need to make we need to do it now. I hope you will join me and work to
fulfilling our covenant with God and True Parents.