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Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Children Suffered Estrangement, Death, Suicide And Reality TV

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 11.04.2012 | Religion

SEOUL, South Korea — The late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Unification Church founder who died this week at 92, had 13 children with his wife, Hak J...

Rev. Moon Performs Largest Mass Wedding In Decade Amid Cult Criticism

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ASAN, South Korea (AP) - From South Korea to South America, Rev. Sun Myung Moon married tens of thousands of couples in the Unification Church's large...

Mass Wedding: Moon Marries Thousands Of Couples In Global Wedding (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ASAN, South Korea — Brides in white gowns and Japanese kimonos joined grooms in black suits and red ties Wednesday for the Unification Church's biggest mass wedding in a decade – a spectacle church officials say involves 40,000 people around the world.

The "blessing ceremony" is the church's largest since 1999, and may well be the last on such a grand scale officiated by the 89-year-old Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the Unification Church.

Nearly a half-century after arranging the marriages of 24 couples in his first mass wedding, Moon offered blessings Wednesday for more than 20,000 people gathered at Sun Moon University, the school he founded in Asan, south of Seoul.

About half are marrying for the first time, some in marriages arranged by Moon himself; the rest are renewing their wedding vows. Twenty-thousand others are expected to watch via Internet broadcast at simultaneous ceremonies taking place from Sweden to Brazil.

The mass wedding comes as Moon is moving to hand day-to-day leadership over to his children. On Wednesday, the Rev. Moon Hyung-jin, the 30-year-old son tapped to take over religious leadership, opened the ceremony at the flower-festooned altar.

Losing My Religion & The Last TV Evangelist

Mark Joseph | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Joseph

My friend Phil Cooke knows many religious leaders, having produced programming for many of them. He believes that major changes are ahead in religious programming if it is to survive and be relevant.