Our last article presented True Father’s 1950s viewpoint that the providence would be completed centered on the bride who ends all historical grudges and speaks God’s perfect Word.
His viewpoint didn’t change. In the last public speech of his life, July 16, 2012, True Father exalted Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon as the center of world peace.
True Father exalted Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon as the center of world peace.
The event was the launch of “the Abel Women’s UN.” Let’s begin with Father’s prepared speech.
First, he identified his couple’s mission as God’s original mission for Adam and Eve: “From our early days, my wife and I have upheld Heaven’s will and proclaimed the vision of the peaceful world originally envisioned at the time of the Creation.”
He then described two shortcomings in the fallen world’s striving for peace until now.
One, it is managed mostly by men utilizing the reins of government: “In history up to now, we have depended on governmental organizations mostly managed by men to bring about global peace.”
He responded by calling for “a new system to resolve problems” through non-governmental organizations mostly managed by women.
Two, turning to women’s striving for justice, women have adopted the masculine model, creating “an external, political and aggressive women’s rights movement mainly targeting men.” As a result, “Men and women …confront or contend with each other, because they [seek to] imitate the characteristics, dispositions or roles of the other [and] to covet those things and take them by force.”
In other words, women’s strategy to find peace was based upon war—confronting, contending, coveting, taking. Rev. Moon then set forth a new model, based upon peace.
With true love, women will obtain all things naturally and effortlessly.
My reflection on this: This world’s women’s movement seeks women’s rights to knowledge, power and wealth, but this puts the cart before the horse. Knowledge, power and wealth do not lead women to happiness any more than they lead men to happiness.
It is wonderful for women to gain education and take leadership in the political and economic system, but that all is “epiphenomenal,” as Marxism puts it. It will bring happiness to women, as well as to men, only on the foundation of true love.
And with true love, women will gain all things naturally and effortlessly.
That’s what Father’s Abel Women’s UN speech was about, and True Mother is putting into action.
(Citations: “Keynote Speech at the Inauguration of the Abel Women’s UN,” in Pyeong Hwa Gyeong, pp. 976-981.)