“Hopes for Restoring Peace in the World” published, AZ Republic

It is amazing what this year has brought: I was in a virtual audience of over a thousand people on December 5. I was sitting in my bedroom in front of my laptop. The rest of my family were in the other room enjoying a fantastic online presentation of the third Rally of Hope. I was intermittently visible to them as a tiny square in the background video wall of the broadcast.

Over 70 million people viewed that program to celebrate the First Anniversary of the World Christian Leadership Conference. On stage were spiritual leaders ranging from Roman Catholic Cardinal Kelvin Felix (Dominica), Revelation Church of God Prophet Samuel Radebe (South Africa), Orthodox Archpriest Vladimir Federov (Russia) to US mega-church bishops Noel Jones and Don Meares. They digitally introduced the Mother of Peace, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, to the people of the world. For more info, https://wclc.org.

The Mother of Peace stated, “Everyone desires peace, but peace does not come easily. If it were as commonplace as stone on the side of a country road or trees on a mountainside, we would never have experienced the terrible wars and conflicts that plague the human world. To experience true peace, we must first practice true love without expectation of reward.”

Mother Moon continues the work of her late husband, Rev. Sun Myung Moon, to speak about God’s urgent heart to, “realize His dream on earth together with humankind.” Scripture talks about the original human couple and the loss of their intended oneness. Rather than welcoming and attending the Heavenly Parent, the worship of the incomplete image of a Heavenly Father caused men to dominate.

She stated, “Neither men nor women understood the feminine heart of Heavenly Mother and the perfect eternal love of Heavenly Parent.” It is logical that, “if there is an only begotten Son, there is an only begotten Daughter.” See the 2020 release of Mother of Peace: A Memoir by Hak Ja Han Moon, at https://motherofpeacebook.com/?id=1064

The Mother of Peace gained recognition from several heads of state while traveling the globe prior to the pandemic. She gave God’s blessing and rebirth to husband-wife couples in large arenas, whole nations, and to the continent of Africa.

Some of those leaders flanked Dr. Moon at the first online Rally of Hope, on August 9. Speakers included former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, H.E. Macky Sall, President of Senegal, and H.E. Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia. See upf.org.

The second rally on November 22d focused on gratitude. The 77 year-old peacemaker has emphasized gratitude over circumstance throughout her tumultuous life. This time she led a celebration to honor the sacrificial effort by several nations under the UN command to defend freedom during the Korean War, 70 years before. See “One Million Rally of Hope” on YouTube. 

Notwithstanding the challenges of 2020, all 400 years since the 1620 landing of the pilgrims seeking freedom of worship contained periods of struggle. The Bible reports that periods of 4, 40, and 400 are significant, such as Jesus’ 40 days of fasting and Abraham descendants’ 400 years of slavery in Egypt. It is time to honor God and bring the US “back to its original founding spirit,” to prioritize the universal transcendent realm of divine love beyond the material.

Today her true parental counsel is, “Please forgive the American politicians and work together in oneness. Please remember that the only way for the United States to maintain its existence is through harmony and unity.”


Arizona Interfaith Movement member Staffan Berg may be biased after dedicating over four decades to the vision of world peace. However, he does believe there is a unique opportunity right now to create a better world. He currently serves at the Arizona chapter of the Family Federation for World Peace and is the Pacific West director of the Universal Peace Federation. Connect at rev.berg@gmail.com or text 480.600.1764 for more information.

(c) Arizona Republic December 23, 2020