Rev. Moon lauded for efforts to reunify Koreas

It’s just one floral tribute among hundreds here, but the stand of white paper chrysanthemums draped by a ribbon of Korean characters bears some unique political and diplomatic weight. The wreath expresses the condolences of new young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the death of Unification Church founder and spiritual guide the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who devoted much of his life and ministry to seeking an end to the long standoff that has divided the Korean Peninsula for more than 60 years.

Members of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), which was founded by the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, including the Rt. Hon. Gen. M. Masheke of Zambia, talk to The Washington Times about the reverend and his mission for world peace during a meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Seoul, Korea on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Members of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), which was founded by the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, including the Rt. Hon. Gen. M. Masheke of Zambia, talk to The Washington Times about the reverend and his mission for world peace during a meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Seoul, Korea on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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