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visiting a gap year program called DONE

A friend of mine started a gap year program a few years ago on the main land of Europe which is called ‘development of new environments’ (DONE). It’s designed to help young adults as they come out of school to explore their faith and their sense of identity as Unificationists. They get to question a […]

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the American UC steps boldly forward into the modern world

The Amercian Unification Movement is taking a bold and wise step forward in to the modern world. It has put in place organisational policies to help ensure our teaching is diligently practiced as well as preached by those of us who lead it and work with in it. (see the article below.) It also gives […]

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questions about basic Unificationism

One thing that is basic for Unificationists¬† is to know True Parents. Who are Rev Moon and Hak Ja Han Moon? Where do I really stand with them? How important an issue is this for me to work out. Some times people have idealised them, based on a warped understanding of perfection, for some they […]

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God’s word in context: how power needs to be held to account

God’s word in context: how power needs to be held to account

This is the morning study program Matthew Huish put together for our morning program at our pastors and church leaders meeting with a little bit of help from William Haines and myself. It starts off with a quote about how you should always read with your newspaper in one hand and your bible in the […]

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the problem with blood brothers

have you ever noticed it can sometimes be easier to serve/help a total stranger or someone from outside your immediate family than those you grew up with as a child? We talk about ‘love your neighbour’, but it can often be a greater challenge to maintain patience, generosity and perspective with one’s actual siblings. I […]

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your mistakes are often your best opportunities

your mistakes are often your best opportunities

How do you perceive mistakes & problems in your life? Normal? OK? Healthy? Good? Inevitable? Or do you fear them? Growing up did you experience being told off when you made mistakes? Were things explained to you? Did you get mentored? What do we all do when something goes wrong and we make a mistake? […]

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a movement of unification?

a movement of unification?

When the sociologist, Frederik Sontag, asked Rev Moon: “I want to know if you see any danger of the church drifting toward becoming just another church among many. What can happen is that people who are establishment-oriented gain control and the empire-ambition begins to dominate.”

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tonight we start communicating

tonight we start communicating

tonight we start our ‘communicating for change’ workshop. we got a really good bunch of people coming. we will have two experienced pros with us: David Hanna and William Haines going through how to do a pp summary of the Principle and introducing the Unification Movement verbally. I’m going to be talking about a process […]

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may I offer you something?

may I offer you something?

been learning something that many of you understand way better than me. Most mornings I go into my church for 4.55am, do some exercises, meditation, bow to God and True Parents, pledge, pray, study, and share with others who are there about our different and common experiences. But for all that to be kick started […]

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may I offer you something?

may I offer you something?

been learning something that many of you understand way better than me. Most mornings I go into my church for 4.55am, do some exercises, meditation, bow to God and True Parents, pledge, pray, study, and share with others who are there about our different and common experiences. But for all that to be kick started […]

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