Happy 25th Anniversary to the 3.6 Million Couples and 36 Million Couples Blessed on November 29th, 1997 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC! Read a contemporaneous report here.
Cheon Seong Gyeong 2362
Upon restoring the same level of unity that the Christian cultural sphere had established worldwide after World War II, we must set the direction the world needs to take in the next seven years. These seven years include this year. Because this time has finally arrived, the Family Federation can be founded after my forty years of public ministry, and we can stand and line up horizontally. In the same way that world unity was attempted after the war, if your families will only unite, you can indemnify all the past failures. Therefore, before you can recite the Family Pledge, your mind and body should be one, husband and wife should be one, and parents and children should be one. Without achieving this oneness, you still belong to the satanic world. You recite the pledge on the foundation of having united your mind and body, husband and wife, and parents and children. That’s why we have the Family Pledge. The Family Federation will govern the world based strongly on the Family Pledge. You must have pledge services in your families on the first and the middle of every month. We have two groups, Cain and Abel. (265-249, 1994.11.23)
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1402
With the fulfillment of the Blessing of 360 Million Couples, all barriers will collapse. Barriers for individuals, families, tribes, peoples, nations, the world, and cosmos in the satanic realm, as well as the walls in the realm of God’s heart, will all be broken down. (292-54, 1998.3.28)
2. Racial Equality
Have you not seen how that God sends down water from the sky, and therewith We bring forth with it fruits of diverse hues? And in the mountains are streaks white and red, of diverse hues, and pitch black.
Men too, and beasts and cattle are of diverse colors. Even so only those of His servants who have understanding fear God.
I dream of the day when all Americans will be judged, not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Christianity)
Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
“Are you not like the Ethiopians to me,
O people of Israel?” says the Lord.
“Did I not bring up Israel from the land of Egypt,
and the Philistines from Caphtor and the
Syrians from Kir?”22
The Prophet said to Abu Thur, “Look Abu Thur, you are not favored over a black man or a red man unless you are more righteous than they.”
Algama’ Alsaghair 3.2740 (Islam)
Lord God of glory is He to whom both the Aryans and the outcastes belong.
Rig Veda 8.51.9 (Hinduism)
They approach me in a half-hesitant sort of way, eye me curiously or compassionately, and then, instead of saying directly, “How does it feel to be a problem?” they say, “I know an excellent colored man in my town”; or, “I fought at Mechanicsville”; or, “Do not these Southern outrages make your blood boil?” At these I smile, or am interested, or reduce the boiling to a simmer, as the occasion may require. To the real question, How does it feel to be a problem? I answer seldom a word.
And yet, being a problem is a strange experience, —peculiar even for one who has never been anything else, save perhaps in babyhood and in Europe. It is in the early days of rollicking boyhood that the revelation first bursts upon one, all in a day, as it were. I remember well when the shadow swept across me… In a wee wooden schoolhouse, something put it into the boys’ and girls’ heads to buy gorgeous visiting cards—ten cents a package—and exchange. The exchange was merry, till one girl, a tall newcomer, refused my card,—refused it peremptorily, with a glance. Then it dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others; or like, mayhap, in heart and life and longing, but shut out from their world by a vast veil. W. E. B. Du Bois
Among four-footed animals, whatever the size, you can see that they are of different kinds and species. Now look at the creatures that crawl on their bellies… at the fish and water life, the birds and the breeds that fly—you can see they are of different kinds and species. Yet there is not among men differences in kind or species in the manner that they are found among other species.
Unlike in other species there is not among men differences with regard to their eyes, ears, mouths, noses, lips, eyebrows and even their hair—all are the same type. From the neck to the groin, from the shoulder to the hip, from the back to the chest—is it all of one kind with men. Hands, feet, fingers, nails, calves and thighs are all standard… they do not have the variety of inherited features that other creatures have. Differences among human beings are differences only by convention.
Sutta Nipata 603-611 (Buddhism)