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Sun Myung Moon

EXPLORE GROUPS: Unification Church

Unification Church

Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, Lovin’ Life Ministries, Tongil, Moonies

Sun Myung Moon (b. Moon Yong-myung) (1920–2012)

Hyung Jin Moon (1978–), Hak Ja Han (1943–)

Korea (c. 1946)

Seoul, South Korea

include Sun Moon University, University of Bridgeport, Unification Theological Seminary, Unification Thought Institute, Cheonshim Graduate School of Theology, Korean Language Institute

include United Press International, Universal Peace Federation, Youth Federation for World Peace, CAUSA International, International Inter-religious Federation for World Peace, Professors World Peace Academy, World CARP, World Media Association, International Conference on the Unity of the Sciences

include the Bible, Divine Principle, Exposition of the Divine Principle, Home Church

include The Washington Times, Tiempos del Mundo, Insight, Today’s World, The World and I, Middle East Times, Segye Ilbo, Sekai Nippo, Zambezi Times, UC magazine

Sun Myung Moon is considered the Messiah, the "Lord of the Second Advent," the "Third Adam." His Divine Principle is regarded as the "Completed Testament." Moon and his wife are True Parents of humanity, and he has come to leave the spiritual work that Jesus could not complete during his time on earth.

The movement has a strong mediumistic streak, and various entities (including Jesus, founders of assorted world religions, political figures, and Moon’s deceased son, Heung Jin Nim) are said to have given messages to confirm Moon’s message and messiahship.

The group has made claims as high as three million, but others estimate its peak membership at 50,000 (late 1970s)

Australia, Angola, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States

The movement does not provide a complete list of the countries in which it has significant operations or membership.

include Chinese, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

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