Following the inauguration of the Universal Peace Federation in New York on September 12th 2005, Reverend and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon have visited 67 nations and 100 cities until December 24th. The tour was a remarkable success and greatly energised and advanced the Federation's work in the nations visited. World leaders welcomed them with unprecedented warmth and honour and everywhere they went the profound message of peace that they brought was received with great respect. In several nations they were welcomed like visiting Heads of State and introduced by some of the nation's highest dignitaries.
They spoke in 13 European capitals and even amended their tour schedule to return to Europe and held the inauguration of the Federation on the European level in a special convocation of 1,200 European leaders in Geneva, Switzerland.
Since this they have redoubled their efforts for peace in key trouble spots such as the Middle East and the divided Korean Peninsula and are also more committed than ever to the resolution of such pressing problems as poverty, family breakdown, HIV/AIDS prevention, youth alienation, interreligious and interracial conflict, UN reform and human rights abuse.
For the founders the Federation has a key role to play in resolving all these problems and women have a very special role in fostering all aspects of World Peace. Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon has therefore begun a follow up tour to further reinforce their message and to give added impetus to the Federation's development. Mrs. Moon's will be supported by a number of the couple's 13 children, especially their sons.
Mrs. Moon will speak on the topic "Gods ideal family and peace kingdom" and will also preside over a special marriage rededication ceremony for all those who wish to participate. Cultural performances will round up the event.
We very much look forward to seeing you at this occasion.
European Invitational Committee
Mr. Gaqo Apostoli, Albania
Rev. Joseph Binguimalé, France
Dr. Christian Brünner,
Prof. Dr. Francis Dessart, Belgium
Dr. Nihad Fahmy, Switzerland
Maria Chiara Forcella,
Mr. Joseph Grima,
Amb. Robert Harencár,
Dr. David Hart,
Prof. Dr. Johannes Heinrichs,
Prof. Milan Kalal, Czech Republic
Eva Latham, The
Prof. Joaquim Letria, Portugal
Prof. Dr.Rexhep Meidani, Albania
Prof. Roger Mellet, France
Dr. Sonia Mendes, Portugal
Imam Khalil Merroun, France
Rev. Lauri Oinonen, Finland
Prof. K. Pakbaz, France
H.E. Charalambos Papadopoulos, Greece
Imam Abdul Wahid Pedersen, Denmark
Prof. Dr. Bertil Persson, Sweden
Dr. Elke Preusser-Franke, Germany
Mario J. Saban,
Dr. Yvonne von Stedingk, Switzerland
Dr. Marco Tarle, Croatia