Unification Church books and publications:
The Unification Church's main religious text is the Bible. It is seen as teaching truth, but is not viewed as truth in itself. It is only a partial revelation. Rev. Moon's interpretations of Christian beliefs and additional revelations from God are contained in the book Divine Principle, which was written in Korean in 1959 and translated into English by Young Oon Kim in 1959.
The Unification Church in the US, whose full name is the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification - US has an online weekly update newsletter at: http://familyfed.org/ and a past updates at: http://familyfed.org/news-story/ Subscriptions are free.
They operate the International Peace Education Center (IPEC) in Las Vegas, NM where workshops lasting typically 4 or 7 days are held. See: http://familyfed.org/
The Church once published the Unification News, and Today's World periodicals. We have inquired whether these are still being pubished.
They also once owned a newspaper, the conservative Washington Times. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): "The Washington Times is relatively small (circulation 102,000) and money-losing (it's been estimated that its backer, the Unification Church, has spent more than $1 billion to keep it going over the past 22 years). But its influence cannot be measured in those statistics. President Reagan once described it as his favorite paper. The first President Bush said it 'in my view brings sanity to Washington, D.C'." President George W. Bush gave a personal tour for top staff of the Washington Times during 2005-JAN.
Marian Kester Coombs, wife of managing editor Francis Booth Coombs, has had at least 35 news and opinion pieces published in the Times. SPLC quotes excerpts from some of her articles:
According to the SPLC, the Washington TImes had published articles taken from white supremacist hate groups, anti-Semitic ads for a book called "For Fear of the Jews," and an ad from a key Holocaust denial group. 1
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The author of this essay was able to attend a convention on religious tolerance and freedom in Washington during the late 1990s. The meeting was sponsored by the Washington Times, which was owned at the time by the Unification Church. Airline fares, meals and accommodation were heavily subsidized by the Times.
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