Ambassadors for Peace Richmond, Virginia
Festival of Many Faiths-ICGR
Richmond, VA; March 29, 2012
Creating One Family Under God
About 20 faith and faith-based groups gathered at the Seventh Street Christian Church to participate in the "Festival of Many Faiths" organized by the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond (ICGR). Among them were: Traditional Christians, Muslims, Jews, Unitarians, Mormons, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Eckankars, Bahai's, Falun Gongs, Unity, and Unificationists.
(Above, right) Unification Church display table with "Introduction to the Unification Church" video playing.
The theme of the program was: "Respect and Dignity for All". President Malik Khan warmly received everyone and encouraged all to participate in a spirit of love. The purpose of ICGR, he said, "...is to develop understanding, respect, and cooperation among the various religious faiths."
New among the participating groups with their displays was the Unification Church (Family Federation for Unification and World Peace) which was founded as the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity (HSA-UWC) in 1954, by UPF's founder; Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
(Above, left) The Unification Community Choir performs "Blessing of Glory" and its 'Tongil' (Unity) song.
Six Ambassadors for Peace (AFPs) were present to assist and participate in the event. Complimentary copies of: "As A Peace-Loving Global Citizen" were given out to those attending.