Wednesday, September 19, 2018

THE TRUE PARENTS WAY LIBRARY OF ARTICLES

GOVERNMENT

Self-government, family-government, community-government and beyond follow the same principles of creation. Peace in the family leads to peace in the nation and world. That’s why the Family Federation is not a religion; it is the design of peace, freedom, unification and happiness essential to all religions. Learn more in this series.

ARTICLES SORTED BY SERIES

THE CHEON IL GUK CONSTITUTION

For decades, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, our True Father, outlined a constitution for God’s Kingdom on Earth. Under True Mother’s guidance, the Cheon Il Guk Constitution has been written. What does it say? How is Cheon Il Guk supposed to work? Is it democracy? Is it theocracy? This series of twenty-three articles explains in detail.

The Cheon Il Guk Constitution

America’s Original Sin

Some, such as President Obama, say America’s original sin is slavery. Unificationists know better; America’s original sin is the same as every other nation’s—the misuse...

Out of Many, One

The United States has a divine ideal: e pluribus unum, “out of many, one.” Why have we fallen short? The answer comes from God: before...

The King of Heart

The Divine Principle teaches there is no freedom without results based on heart. Father Moon had aspirations for great results: millions of members, the...

How Well Do You Know Your Constitution?

In the Family Pledge we commit to build a world of “freedom, peace, unity and happiness.” Freedom comes first, but before freedom come results,...

The Nation of Freedom

We Americans are proud to live in the land of the free. We define freedom in terms of rights. The Declaration of Independence set...

A Circle Around Father and Mother

Because external form reflects internal nature, our political government will reflect our self-government. If we are a people of true love, so will be...

A Declaration of Independence and Constitution

What the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution did for the United States, the Heavenly Constitution does for Cheon Il Guk. It tells the...

The Noblest and Most Generous Model of Government

Father Moon said that true love brings about spiritual order, peace and happiness. His ideal for true love was that of parent and child:...

The Kingdom of Families

As does the American Declaration of Independence, the Cheon Il Guk Constitution contains a pledge. Those fifty-six signers, whose pledge inaugurated an individual-centered nation,...

The Divine Architecture of Cheon Il Guk

What the U.S. Declaration of Independence calls “self-evident truths,” the Cheon Il Guk Constitution calls “General Provisions.” What exactly are “provisions”? The Latin root of...

The Sovereignty of Happiness

The second chapter of the Constitution is entitled “Citizens of Cheon Il Guk.” Anyone who attends God and True Parents and follows True Parents’...

God’s Government is a Garden

The Principle states that government should model itself on “a perfect individual.” The mind and body of such an individual possesses six functions. The...

The Buck Stops Here

The Cheon Il Guk Constitution assigns responsibility for final decisions on earth to the Supreme Council. The Council is responsible for decisions regarding the...

The Offering of the Office Holder

The Heavenly Constitution specifies a small number of public offices. The Supreme Council has 13. The Jeong Won (executive) has an International President, Vice-President...

The Jeong Won: Boldness and Teamwork

The Principle states that government should model itself on “a perfect individual.” In such an individual, with all systems functioning, the mind commands and...

PARLIAMENTARIANS FOR PEACE

Among the organizations for peace that our True Parents created, none has developed more quickly around the world than the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace. Legislators in dozens of countries have created national chapters. Find out the inspiring goals of this organization, and what it has accomplished already, through this series of four articles.

Parliamentarians for Peace

The Ideal Nation Is at Hand

As the International Leadership Conference in Washington DC approaches, I want to reflect on a component of its program, the International Association of Parliamentarians...

The Original Parents’ Government

In our last post, we proposed that any nation that officially adopts and implements pure love education for adolescents and Blessing education for adults...

Parliamentarians for Peace Global Trajectory

We propose to have a clear standard to define a Cheon Il Guk nation: Any nation whose government officially adopts Pure Love Education for its...

When Families Combine as a Federation

Is it true that only through having our own political party can we establish Cheon Il Guk? We have presented an outline of a...

SACRIFICE, COMPASSION, AND GLOBAL CHANGE

Over the decades, the seed of Kingship and Queenship that God planted in True Parents blossomed. With it blossomed one world of blessed families, uniting all races, nations and religions in Heaven and on Earth.

Sacrifice, Compassion and Global Change

The Tipping Point of Peace

Tomorrow, our True Mother will lead the Global Rally for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula. I’d like to offer a biblical reflection...

The Sacred Formula on November 11

Father and Mother Moon hail from villages 18 miles apart in what is now called North Korea. The communist takeover of the North left...

True Mother Breaks Through Korea’s Twin Dead-Ends

On November 11, True Mother did not give a political speech. Instead, she presented the leaders and peoples of Korea, north and south, a...

True Mother and the Global Civil Religion

Our True Mother's gathering of religious leaders at the World Cup Stadium was more than an interfaith event. She embraced political leaders; she spoke...

A Woman Will Lead Them

Together with diverse religious and political leaders, True Mother is founding a global realm of multi-dimensional peace. This is a remarkable accomplishment for anyone,...

Principle and Providence, Not Politics and Pragmatics

Over the past week, we have been examining True Mother’s World Cup Stadium event. Its purpose was to bring peace to the Korean peninsula,...

True Father Prophesied Today’s Struggles

Let’s examine True Mother’s approach to the unification of Korea. Her speech barely mentioned North Korea. She talked about God working through religious leaders...

The Antidote to Individualism

At the November 11 gathering for peaceful unification, True Mother launched no diatribe against communism. She is deeper than that. She knows that today’s...

The Historical Han of Korean Women

True Father explained that Korea is chosen because of a particular kind of suffering called “Han.” Korea, he said, is “the Han nation because...

Womankind’s Cross, Womankind’s Resurrection

How can we comprehend True Mother’s declarations that she is the only daughter of God? First of all, men-folk, just accept it. True Father...

What Did They Say to Jesus?

In a measured tone, True Mother stated to 80,000 at the World Cup Stadium, “just as two thousand years ago, when God called Jesus...

The Blessing Will Unite Korea

To the crowd of 80,000, with interfaith clergy at the center, True Mother testified to True Father and True Parents:   “The numerous leading religious...

The Sacrifice that Changes the World

How can sacrifice and compassion bring global change? To answer this question, we first must realize that the only real global change is that...

The Meek Will Inherit the Earth

For True Father, compassion means loving one’s enemy: “As in the example of Jesus Christ, we must not hate our enemies or hate the...

THE THIRD REFORMATION

The Divine Principle states, “From our examination of the progress of history, it is evident that a third reformation will occur following the third renaissance. Indeed, the state of today’s Christianity desperately calls for such a reformation.” The third renaissance was communism. The third reformation is the international, interfaith movement centering on True Parents. This explains why.

The Third Reformation

How Does the World Prepare for the Messiah?

In the Exposition of Divine Principle historical analysis, the Messiah comes on the foundation of “the Third Reformation” that occurs during “the period of...

A Reformation Based on Heart

True Father had a two-step approach to the Left. On Monday we talked about the first—victory over communism. The first step followed the Cain-Abel...

Cain’s Surrender Liberates Parents

True Parents’ first step was to support democracy’s victory over communism; the second was to “unite the two worlds,” and this had to come...

International Conference on the Unity of the Sexes

Parents’ elevation happens when men and women obey the commandment. Men just say no to fallen or immature Eve. Eve resists playboys and stops...

Husband and Wife Unite Left and Right

In True Parents’ internal providence of 1989-91, Cain surrendered, Eve was liberated, and the parents were elevated, with husband and wife in equal positions....

Government by Parents

The Principle explains, “The religion founded upon truth will lead all of humanity to become one with God in heart. Such people will...

NEW VIDEO SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT: A Constitution Based on Love Alone

Beginning next week, True Parents Way will present a video exposition of the Cheon Il Guk Constitution. Why study the Constitution? At this time, by...

Third Opportunity for a Miracle

In 1945-52, True Parents could have restored the world. It would have been an absolute miracle, and it didn’t happen. Forty years later, True...

The Fulfillment of Prophecy

Our True Mother, God’s only begotten Daughter, is uniting parliamentarians, religious leaders and blessed couples in the task of world restoration. Without knowing it,...

God’s Only Daughter Is Unifying Korea

The chosen individuals, families, people, religion and nation did not receive Jesus, nor did they receive the one he called, Sun Myung Moon. As...

Peace Through the Family or War on the Family?

One thing all governments want is a peaceful and cooperative populace. How do this world’s leaders achieve this? One way is by regulation and...

True Mother’s Perfect Power

God is the origin of absolute power. To become a parent is to be granted that absolute power. The image of absolute power used...

Models for Cheon Il Guk: Catholicism

The Vatican governs a global institution comprising 1.2 billion people. What is its model of governance? At the center of church life and governance...

Models for Cheon Il Guk: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) headquarters in Salt Lake City governs a global institution comprising 16 million people. How...

The LDS Model: Connecting Spiritual and Physical

We are continuing our exploration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). Like the Catholics, the LDS has a robust...