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Sun Myung Moon
1920 - 2012

 
 
 
 
Woorden van herinnering en respect



Ronki Ram

It is really unbelievable to know that Rev. Father Moon left for his heavenly abode. Father Moon was not an ordinary person. He was, in fact, an angel of peace and universal brotherhood. In his own words: "I have lived my life with just one thought. I wanted to bring about a world of peace, a world where there are no wars and where all humankind lives in love" (As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen, p.2). True to his words, father Moon dedicated his whole life for the cause of world peace. He never looked behind and dared to throw himself in front of all dangers, jeopardizing his very life for the cause of universal peace and the love of humanity. He gave an everlasting and beautiful gift to the missionaries of peace, in the form of a world peace organization: Universal Peace Federation (UPF). UPF is committed to the holy cause of bringing peace in the world through non-violent and peaceful ways. Though father Moon's heavenly departure would remain as a big void for ever for all the peace loving people world over, still his legacy will continue through the consistent and untiring march of UPF towards a peaceful world full of happiness, compassion and love.

With kind regards,
Dr. Ronki Ram, ICCR Chair Professor of Contemporary India Studies, Leiden.


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Willem van Eekelen

In our world of increasing complexity Reverend Moon consistently stood out for his message of love, respect and cooperation. A clear message delivered with full conviction over many years and supported by unprecedented personal and selfless action. A beacon in a troubled world and a lasting message of hope in East and West for our common future.

Dr. Willem F. van Eekelen
Former Minister of Defense, The Netherlands



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Janneke en Hans Slavenburg


Ons medeleven met het heengaan van deze grote vredewerker die voor jullie zoveel betekend heeft. Mooi dat jullie en de wereld zo lang van zijn inspirerende aanwezigheid hebben mogen genieten.

Met hartelijke groet, Janneke en Hans Slavenburg
Apostolisch Genootschap

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Satvinder Singh

Geachte members and friends of the Universal Peace Federation,

It is disheartening to learn that Reverend Sun Myung Moon has passed away. Father Moon was an institution in himself and a messiah of world peace. He dedicated his entire life for the cause of peace in the world. Father Moon's passing away would remain as an irreparable loss for the Universal Peace Federation family in particular,and for the world in general. We pray for the peace of his soul. All of us will miss father Moon dearly!

With regards,
Satvinder Singh


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G. Bendt-Wijsman

Dankbaar, dat reverend Sun Myung Moon 92 jaar op deze wereld mocht vertoeven en Gods liefde en vrede bekend gemaakt heeft aan de mensheid. Jezus zei: 'Wie mijn wil doet is mijn broeder'. Laat ons bidden dat zijn leven voor wereldvrede, zijn inzet en zijn werken niet tevergeefs is geweest.
God hebbe zijn ziel.

G. Bendt-Wijsman, Ambassador for Peace

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Rev. Fr. Dr. Avin Kunnekkadan - Society of the Divine Order

‘I am sorry to hear that the world citizen is no more and he is gone to the world of the living spirit. My sincere condolence to you and to all the members of UPF family. Please convey my condolence to all in Amsterdam and Utrecht.
If there is any memorial service for him please let me know. He was indeed a visionary leader and founder of peace movement. May his Legacy be lived by good hearted men and women is my wish and prayer’.

Father Avin

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Leonardo & Alicia Tromp-Yarzagaray

Het is ongelooflijk hoeveel mooi werk is verricht door reverend Moon. Wij bewonderen zijn enorme inzet voor vrede op deze aarde. Moge hij rusten in vrede.

Leonardo & Alicia Tromp-Yarzagaray, Ambassadeurs voor de Vrede voor de UPF  

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Caecilia J. van Peski

Het spijt mij om via uw e-mail bericht en via de algemene media te vernemen over het overlijden van rev. Sun Myung Moon, de oprichter en stuwende kracht achter UPF. Ik wil aan u mijn welgemeende condoleances overbrengen. U geeft het echter zelf ook goed aan: ‘overgegaan naar de geestelijke wereld’. Daar is ons echte thuis en kunnen wij vrij zijn in wie wij in essentie zijn.

Met warme groet, Caecilia J. van Peski


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In Liem

Mijn oprechte condoleances met het overlijden van dr. Moon. Ik hoop dat jullie inspanningen voor de doelstelling van de organisatie – wereldvrede - dit verlies kunnen blijven doorgaan.

Hartelijke groet,
In Liem

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Bart ten Broek

Beste mensen, enige weken geleden vernam ik reeds dat de zorg over de ziekenhuisopname van reverend Sun Myung Moon groot was. Nu is hij niet meer, althans niet meer op aarde! Graag wil ik u van harte condoleren met het overlijden van hem, die u zo sterk op uw geestelijke pad heeft beïnvloed, anders gezegd u de weg heeft gewezen en u tot waardige vredebrengers hebt gemaakt. Natuurlijk is er de gelovige verbinding met God, maar Hij bracht rev. Moon op uw weg.
Ik wens u van harte troost en dankbaarheid toe!

Hartelijke groet,
Bart ten Broek

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Eimert van Middelkoop

Allereerst wil ik u mijn deelneming doen toekomen in het verdriet over het overlijden van Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. Het moet voor uw organisatie een zware klap zijn om een man te verliezen die zolang leiding heeft gegeven aan
,en veelszins het gezicht was geworden van uw organisatie. Aan de uitvoering van The Little Angels in het Lucent Danstheater twee jaar geleden bewaar ik een goede herinnering. Ik waardeer het dat u mij een uitnodiging hebt gestuurd voor de bijwoning van de begrafenisceremonie in Seoel. Van die uitnodiging kan ik helaas geen gebruik maken. Ik hoop dat de ceremonie een waardige en troostrijke zal zijn voor al zijn nabestaanden en volgers.

Met vriendelijke groeten,
Eimert van Middelkoop



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Jean Bosch van Drakestein

Inmiddels heb ik kennis genomen van het overlijden van dr. Sun Myung Moon. Mijn oprechte condoleances bij dit bericht. Laten wij vooral stilstaan bij wat hij in zijn lange en gezegende leven heeft bereikt en dan natuurlijk in vooral zijn inspanningen om de wereld vreedzamer te maken.

Jean Bosch van Drakestein



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Franklin van Kappen

The news of Rev. Moons passing away has filled my heart with great sadness. He dedicated his live to promote peace in this world and touched many hearts. Now he can rest.

Warm regards,
Franklin van Kappen


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Bisschop Paul R. Muntinga

Bij het lezen van het artikel en het bekijken van de foto’s heb ik fijne gevoelens opgepikt over vrede en gezinnen in deze wereld. Laten we verder gaan met Gods werk.

Hartelijke groet,
Bisschop Paul R. Muntinga


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Jhr. P.A.C. Beelaerts van Blokland

He knew the joy of being alive. He who was known in the world as Reverend Sun Myung Moon. He felt himself as a citizen of the world and spent his life speaking of peace. He invested in promoting interreligious harmony. He was possessed by peace. His purpose was that there should be a world brought together like a single nation without boundaries. A world without division and conflict. A world with God at the centre. His thinking contained that the will of God lies in peace.
Always he tried to advance peace. It was a mission for him, he could never put aside.


Now the leader for Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace died. Sun Myung Moon was a man so full of his mission that he would go on. He want to live some decennia above one hundred years! He was a resolute man. The words slow down were not in his vocabulary. He was extraordinary persistent. It was very important to live nature and people. Without these love people is not capable of loving God. When he talked about peace it was with a special dimension.

He was very active in a broad field so he want to bring a spiritual dimension into the working of the United Nations.
Many times he united people on sport fields or demonstrations, rallies, meetings, etc.
He proved that he was a man trait of character and having an eye for the fellow-man in difficult situations, like in a concentration camp. Now he deceased but his idea about peace has been extra anchored. His work will not be forgotten. People will be grateful for his unbelievable devotion for peace. I end with an earnest condolence to mrs Hak Ja Ha Moon and the Family.

Jhr. P.A.C. Beelaerts van Blokland.


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Gusta Semmelink

Beste leden van de Verenigingskerk,gecondoleerd met het overlijden van reverend Moon. Zoals ik het ervaren heb in de dienst die ik bijwoonde is hij niet alleen een kerkleider, maar eigenlijk ook als een soort vader voor jullie. Dat verlies is enorm. Heel erg veel sterkte, vandaag en de komende tijd.

Gusta Semmelink


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Archbishop George Augustus Stallings Jr.
Patriarch and Founder of the African-American Catholic Congregation and its Imani Temple


On the passing of the Reverend Dr. Sun Myung Moon, Co-Founder of the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity (HSA-UWC), aka the Unification Church.


(Washington, D.C.) The family of humanity and the world community will no longer have the opportunity to be in the physical presence of one of the greatest spiritual leaders and champions of world peace in modern times. The Reverend Dr. Sun Myung Moon is affectionately known by thousands of clergy, heads of state as well as his followers and devotees as “Father Moon.”

He has cast a wide spiritual net across a swath of humanity during a ministry of almost 76 years in a tireless effort to return the world back to God's original ideal: namely, where all men and women could recognize God as the Father of us all and each of us as brothers and sisters, one to another.He earnestly believed that this goal could be ultimately achieved through the Ceremony of the Blessing of Marriage wherein the descendants of enemy nations, marrying one another in a cross-cultural blessing, could tear down the walls that separated and divided nations, peoples and races. I too have been a beneficiary of the Marriage Blessing Ceremony as my wife and I were matched and blessed by Father and Mother Moon.

He lived to see not only his vision blossom and bear fruit in the lives of his church members associated with the Unification Church, but also in the lives of countless faith and civic leaders and their communities, individuals and families who were touched and influenced by his uncompromising love of God and his undying passion in the pursuit of world peace.

He and his beloved wife, Mother Moon, stand as the "True Parents,” and now, as he stands in spirit with Mother Moon the presence of the love of God only will expand through them as our "True Parents" - parents in the image of God that see all humanity as God's family - regardless of race or religion.

As people of faith, we know that from the moment he met Jesus on a mountainside in Korea until today he has been faithful, and therefore he transitions now from a temporal life to an eternal life. He lives and will continue to guide, inspire and lead us to the promise land in spirit and through his beloved wife, Mother Moon.

His mantra of "living for the sake of others," "loving one's enemy," and "liberating and comforting the suffering heart of God," caused by man and woman's rejection of God through disobedience, set him apart from other world spiritual leaders and caused faith leaders from Christianity and other faith traditions as well as his followers to see and embrace him as a messianic figure called by God and anointed by Jesus to restore humanity back to God's kingship. Not a "self-proclaimed" "Messiah,” but rather as a man "anointed" by Jesus, confirmed and widely acclaimed as the "messiah" or "anointed one" by some of this nation's and the world's most prominent religious leaders.In some instances he was maligned, misunderstood, misjudged and criticized, even having his divinely appointed mission misinterpreted, yet Father Moon never allowed the naysayers to deter him from advancing God's Providence through Spiritual Principles based upon the Word of God as revealed to him and recorded in his magnum opus, "The Original Substance of the Divine Principle."

He lived for God and God's People and not for himself.Our love and condolences, heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathy go out to his beloved and devoted wife of 52 years, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, Co-Founder of HSA-UWC and Co-Founder of the Women's Federation for World Peace, their many children and more than 45 grandchildren, church leaders and devoted followers. She will now stand strong to lead us on with her youngest son, Rev. Hyung Jin Moon - who Father Moon appointed in 2009 as the one chosen to represent him.We are confident that the Unification Movement will flourish in the wake of the passing of its fearless and gifted spiritual leader. In the eyes of his detractors, his powerful and prophetic voice, radical ideas and brilliant ways of thinking no longer will be a threat to their myopic worldview or intimidate their narrow minded reasoning. Yet, history tells us that even though the visionary passes on, the vision still lives and presses on towards fulfillment.

As the great American poet laureate, Carl Sandburg, articulated so succinctly, "A tree is best measured when it is down -- and so it is with people."The world has yet to discover, realize and appreciate the genius, selflessness, humility and true love of a man of God and the driving force behind everything that he sought to achieve and accomplish in his earthy life: namely, to realize in concrete and visible ways "the hope of all ages – a unified world of peace.” That vision and hope live on in those who believe in and embrace him as the True Parent, True Father, True Teacher, servant and lover of all humankind.

May he rest in peace.

Archbishop George Augustus Stallings, Jr.
Founder and Patriarch
African American Catholic CongregationCo-PresidentAmerican Clergy Leadership Conference


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