Dr. Sun Myung Moon to Speak in Nigeria at Historic Peace Conference
July 14, 2011
Dr. Sun Myung Moon, revered as a peacemaker by millions worldwide, will be the keynote speaker at a meeting of African diplomats and political, religious and civil society leaders across the Continent at a conference sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) on July 17, 2011 in Abuja, the Nigerian Capital.
The program in Abuja, the eleventh city of Dr. and Mrs. Moon’s 2011 World Tour, begins July 15th with an International Leadership Conference, which will consider some of the major challenges and opportunities facing Nigeria and all of Africa in the decade to come, including health, food and agriculture, good governance and the need for inter-religious cooperation and unity among Africa’s many different faiths and traditions.
Organizers say that 3,000 people from throughout Africa are expected to attend Father Moon’s speech at the Abuja Conference Center, as well as large delegations from Europe, Korea, Japan, and the United States.
Dr. Hyung Jin Moon, the UPF International Chairman, will be the keynote speaker at the conference’s opening plenary session on July 16th, and Rev. In Jin Moon, President and CEO of HSA-UWC in the United States, is also expected to provide welcoming remarks.
In a separate program, the Lovin’ Life Ministries Sunday service will be held for the first time in Nigeria on the morning of July 17, 2011. More than 500 members from around the continent of Africa are eagerly looking forward to attending the service, which will feature Rev. In Jin Moon’s first sermon in Africa, and performances by the Lovin’ Life band, Sonic Cult.
Unification Church members throughout Africa are very excited about the arrival of Father and Mother Moon, whom they considered the True Parents of mankind. “Our African church members have been longing to welcome True Parents and their family to their home continent,” said George Ogurie, the national pastor of Nigeria. Members are also excited to experience Lovin’ Life Ministries live. “As Rev. In Jin Moon visits nations worldwide, she brings True Parents’ love. This is a ministry that is becoming world level and really bringing people closer to God through the extraordinary medium of music,” Rev. Joshua Cotter, Executive Vice President of HSA-UWC, says.