The Reverend Dr Sun Yung Moon flew into Barbados on Sunday on a whirlwind 100-nation 100-day mission to inaugurate the Universal Peace Federation, which is being hailed as the model for world peace.
As he delivered a keynote address at the Sherbourne Conference Centre last evening, Dr Moon noted that the 20th century was one of ceaseless struggle.
He stressed that the Universal Peace Federation was a new organisation to renew the existing United Nations, and provide a new level of leadership around the world.
In doing so, Reverend Yung Moon noted that world peace could only be achieved through love and commitment to family values.
While he acknowledged that the UN had made important contributions for peace, the 85-year-old South Korean said there was consensus both within and outside of the organisation that it had failed to fulfill its original purpose.
He emphasised that peace among nations could never be achieved when those entrusted with the task had not resolved the relationship between their own minds and bodies.
This weekend’s visit to Barbados by Dr. Sun Moon has come under fire from the Clement Payne Movement.
President David Comissiong says it’s part of ongoing efforts by Rev. Moon’s organisation to establish a base in Barbados.
He has accused Rev. Moon’s Unification Church of preaching a blasphemous theology which he says accuses Jesus Christ as having failed in his mission because he died without marrying and conceiving children.
Mr. Comissiong has charged the church in Barbados of remaining dangerously silent on the issue of the establishment of the Moonie church here and failing in its duty to protect the spiritual health of the nation.
The Clement Payne Movement has called on church leaders to investigate Rev. Moon and his organisation and to take a principled religious stand against any further penetration by this organisation.