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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De acuerdo con un reportaje reciente de The Washington Post, la influencia religiosa de la organizacion ha decaido tanto que el viejo Sun Myung Moon estaria pensando cerrar la Iglesia y dedicarse solo a los negocios.
Followers of Lyndon LaRouche, John Birch, and Sun Myung Moon have one thing in common: they abhor government regulation, especially when it concerns environmental law.
Thousands of people tied the knot in South Korea Sunday in the first mass wedding organized by the Unification Church since the death of its controversial founder Sun Myung Moon in September.
Sun Myung Moon, self-proclaimed messiah, founder of the Unification Church and founder of various Religious Right political causes, died Sept.
Tens of thousands of followers said farewell to self-proclaimed messiah Reverend Sun Myung Moon at his funeral yesterday.
Sun Myung Moon, best known for conducting mass weddings involving thousands of couples, including Filipino women and Korean men, was a self-proclaimed messiah, but he was at least as good at attracting dollars as he was at drawing converts.
Seoul, Sep 3 ( ANI ): Sun Myung Moon, founder and spiritual leader of the South Korea-based Unification Church, has died in Seoul at age of 92.
The church's leader, Sun Myung Moon, and his wife were there to bless the mass ceremony.
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.
What church was founded in Korea in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon, his followers being known as the Moonies?
The Reverend Sun Myung Moon reports that he has met and talked with Jesus, Moses, and Buddha.
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