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It Takes a Village to Create a Culture

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The DP Life Team
The DP Life Team

culture (n): the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group

Have you ever thought about culture not just as something that’s been passed to you for generations, but as something you can build? What might the benefit be of taking your culture into your own hands, and molding it into what you want it to be? And furthermore, is it possible to build a world culture? What kind of culture would you wish to someday see practiced around the world?

According to Father and Mother Moon, creating a new culture of heart is essential if we’re ever to concretely attain world peace. When it comes to changing the world for the better, they say start with the culture. It’s like what life coaches might tell you when aiming for your goals: start with the habits, the lifestyle you live each day.

As Mother Moon said on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of her and Father Moon’s ministry, building a culture takes work. You can’t just dream it; you need to go out there and exemplify it to make it a reality.

God does not have a magic wand that simply transforms this world. God’s providence always demands the fulfillment of the human portion of responsibility.”

-Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, September 17, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Mahatma Ghandi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

It might seem lonely to go against the grain, to practice a culture that doesn’t yet have much ground among the majority. But, it turns out, there’s already an entire community around the world who is committed to building this culture!

In pursuit of the foundation of a heavenly culture, Father and Mother Moon set out on an intentional course toward building a global culture where we not only respect each other but love each other as one family. Of course they’ve opened this mission to all people on earth, and those who answer that call call themselves Unificationists.

As nations celebrate their independence day or founder’s day, Unificationists celebrate Foundation Day each year to celebrate this culture in the making, and as a way to constantly redetermine ourselves to doing this work, together.

So will you join us in building this culture? Give a shout out in the comments and let us know how you plan to contribute to creating a culture of heart in your relationships the world around you, or if you need some help getting started.

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  • Shuya Araya

    totally love this article!
    Im second gen from Singapore. I was doing HDH earlier and was reading how blessing of the 2nd gens has not been done just limited for ourselves, but also to love the brothers and sisters in the Cain world and bring them into the realm of God’s love.

    I feel this article kind of joints the HDH. In order to bring brothers and sisters out there to come into our culture of pure love, we have to show them our daily lifestyle. The daily lifestyle of CIG where of which makes ignorant people to realise this is the where pure love is existed.

    It can be hard sometimes to practice the daily-life which God ideally want us to spend in this world where culture of drinking, smoking, and free-sex are being normalise, especially when people find it that is where they find a happiness. But I think by loving them with forgiveness and having a non-judgmental mind, and continue to hang out with them and make a good friendship with the people WHILE STAYING PURE may one day makes the people find an respect in you and some how let them become curious where you came from. At least that is what I believing and doing it 🙂

    • The DP Life Team

      Thanks for sharing, Shuya! Glad you enjoyed this article!

  • edutap

    Every word said in the article shines a brighter light on how the new generations of this civilization must proceed to achieve a saner world.
    I love this planet dearly and will not be happy if any damage come upon it by the present crop of world views and leaders across the span of its frontier.
    God bless daddy and mummy Moon for the effort in working very hard to give us this insights.