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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That said, Rev. Moon is an important member of the coalition that brought the movement to where it is today, though no one will admit it.
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The Rev. Moon, 78, has reportedly been moving large sums of money out of America, much of it to Uruguay.
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He didn't even know who Rev. Moon was when I first brought it up."
could involve the influence, or the potential presence, of the Rev. Moon," he said.
Jenkins concluded that Rev. Moon is the second coming of Jesus.
According to the report, Stalin was especially enthusiastic, telling his fellow communists, "Please receive the will of Rev. Moon completely; open your minds and build churches for the worship of God and hold services.
"How can pastors accept Rev. Moon as the messiah one day after they preach Jesus being raised from the dead on Easter?" he asked.