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

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