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  • Funeral for Rev. Moon a time of reflection for church

    Hak Ja Han Moon, widow of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, told 15,000 Unificationists on Monday that she will "be faithful" to his life and tradition and that the worldwide movement should "march forward without pausing" to build God's ideal world.

  • Mourners leave messages Wednesday for the family of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon at Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center near Seoul. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    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.

  • Followers pay respect to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon at a Unification Church in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who founded the church, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at a church-owned hospital near his home in Gapyeong County, northeast of Seoul, church officials said. He was 92. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Unification succession plan announced

    The succession plan for the Unification movement has been spelled out for several years, with leadership moving to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's 69-year-old widow and his youngest son, church leaders said Monday.

  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon (Courtesy of the H.S.A.-U.W.C.)

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of The Times, dies at 92

    The Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the Unification Church and founder of The Washington Times, died early Monday in South Korea. He was 92.

  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon on one of many fishing trips. Courtesy H.S.A.-U.W.C.

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon a man of sports who loved soccer

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who passed away early Monday in South Korea, was an avid sports fan who sponsored fishing tournaments, founded South Korea's most successful soccer club and created an international soccer event that attracted such famous clubs as Spain's Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur of England, and the Los Angeles Galaxy.

  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Courtesy H.S.A.-U.W.C.

    EDITORIAL: Rev. Moon, Rest in Peace

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon died in Korea on Sunday at the age of 92. He founded The Washington Times in 1982, and through it maintained a strong voice at the highest levels of national and international affairs. Over 30 years, the preeminent challenges of the day have changed, from the Communist threat during the Cold War to the contemporary dangers posed by suffocating debt.

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