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U′nifica′tion Church′(n.)

  1. an eclectic religious sect founded by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon in 1954.

    Category: Religion

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  1. Unification Church(noun)

    a Christian church (with some Buddhist elements) founded in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon and known for staging mass weddings and other communal activities

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  1. Unification Church

    The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, also known as the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and commonly called the Unification Church or Unificationism, is a new religious movement founded in South Korea in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon. Since its founding, the church has expanded throughout the world. It is most prominent in East Asia. Unification Church beliefs are based on the Bible and are explained in the church's textbook, Divine Principle. It teaches that God is the creator, whose dual nature combines both masculinity and femininity. The Blessing ceremony of the Unification Church, a wedding or marriage rededication ceremony, is a church practice which has attracted wide public attention. The church has engaged in interfaith activities with other religions, including mainstream Christianity and Islam, despite theological differences. The Unification Church has sponsored many organizations and projects over the years; including businesses, news media, projects in education and the arts, and political and social activism. The church was led by Moon until his death on September 3, 2012, at which time, it was reported that his wife Hak Ja Han and their American sons Hyung Jin Moon and Kook Jin Moon would assume the leadership of the church.

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