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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When he's not bashing environmentalists, Arnold occupies himself with his duties as a registered agent of the American Freedom Coalition, the political arm of Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church.
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The letter, written by Michael Marshall, the editor emeritus of UPI and an advisor to the Times, indicates that Preston Moon, son of the Times founder The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, had never planned to close the daily and in fact has pumped money from other ventures into the newspaper in order to keep it afloat.
Milingo married Korean Maria Sung in 2001 in a group wedding conducted by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Church.
In 1982, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Korean-born leader of the controversial Unification Church, was convicted on charges of income tax evasion and subsequently served a term in a federal prison.
Mayor Marion Barry; and Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the ultra-conservative leader of the Unification Church, who helped bankroll the event.
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United Press International (UPI) CEO Arnaud de Borchgrave claims the Rev. Sun Myung Moon exerts less influence over The Washington Times than Katharine Meyer Graham used to exercise at Newsweek magazine.
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Moreover, Vinogradov himself has now become a controversial figure--not least for his founding in 1990, with money from the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's organization, the Universal--now Kirov--Ballet Academy in Washington, D.C.
We are off to Seoul, South Korea late next week to deliver a speech before the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) World Summit 2019, together with UPF President Thomas Walsh, Madame Hak Ja Han Moon, widow of UPF founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon, and our co-chairman of the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP), former senior US Congressman Dan Burton.