Sun Myung Moon

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Sun Myung Moon
Mun Yong-myeong
BirthplaceJeong-ju, North P'yŏng'an, Japanese Korea (now North Pyongan, North Korea)
Religious leader, business magnate, media mogul
Known for Founder of Unification Church

Moon, Sun Myung

(sŭn yŭng mo͞on), 1920–2012, South Korean religious leader. He was an engineering student in Japan and a dockworker before founding (1954) the Unification ChurchUnification Church,
church founded (1954) in South Korea by Sun Myung Moon; officially the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification for World Christianity. Moon moved to the United States in 1971. He and his wife, Hak Ja Han, are seen by followers as "True Parents.
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 with a doctrine loosely based on Christianity as interpreted by Moon, who declared (2004) himself the "Messiah." Church teachings also included elements of Eastern philosophy and what were said to be revelations from God to Moon. He introduced the movement to the United States in the 1960s and settled there in 1972; its world headquarters are now in New York City. He also had a wide range of commercial interests in Korea, the United States, Japan, and other countries. Moon was accused of brainwashing converts and of various illegal activities; he was convicted (1982) of conspiracy to evade taxes.
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The Rev Sun Myung Moon is 81 years old and the leader of a church, or cult, whose stated aim is world domination.
Hak Ja Han Moon, wife of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon and International President of the Women's Federation for World Peace, is conducting a 12-city speaking tour in the United States, which begins in Washington D.
RELIGIOUS leader Sun Myung Moon, head of the Moonies Church, tells his followers that the path to spiritual fulfilment lies in a plain and simple life.
Funded by the wealthy Reverend Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, which aggressively proselytizes its faith worldwide (and is sometimes viewed as a cult), the Universal Ballet Company of Seoul will be seen in the United States for the first time this spring.
Sun Myung Moon, the self-styled messiah and founder of the worldwide religious movement the Unification Church, has died at the age of 92.
Sun Myung Moon -- argued about whether church funding for the newspaper had ended or not and which factions actually controlled the paper.
5 million from a front group representing controversial Korean evangelist Sun Myung Moon to ease Liberty University's financial woes.
Fishing has been an important part of the movement's beliefs since its founder Rev Sun Myung Moon said he was 'King of the Ocean' and Thompson, who was a keen fisherman, took this to heart.
Sun Myung Moon as a rival to Roman Catholicism, and charged that his latest break with the Vatican is the result of "intolerable restrictions" imposed on him over the last five years, as well as a deep "lack of appreciation" for his spiritual gifts as an exorcist.
Meanwhile, members of Congress have attended sermons by Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon in which he has declared himself the messiah.
IN I982, WHEN THE REVEREND SUN Myung Moon launched The Washington Times as a conservative alternative to The Washington Post, he spared no expense to establish his fledgling paper as a serious contender.
IN his crown and flowing robe the Reverend Sun Myung Moon was a slightly comic figure as he tossed confetti over thousands of bride and groom clones at mass weddings.