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Chicago clergy, Rev. Moon join forces

Thursday, 1 March 2001 11:11 (ET)

Chicago clergy, Rev. Moon join forces

 CHICAGO, March 1 (UPI) -- Chicago ministers and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon
are joining forces to help address the issues confronting and tearing apart

 Moon, 81, told about 3,000 people attending a foot-stomping service at
Life Center Church of God in Christ he is "making my utmost effort to revive

 The gathering Wednesday night marked the fourth stop of Moon's 50-state
tour to find common ground among racial, ethnic and religious groups.

 "The reason I like the Reverend Moon is that he brings black, white,
yellow and brown together," said the Rev. A.I. Dunlap of Mount Olive A.M.E.

 Moon began his "We Will Stand" national tour on Sunday in New York.

 "Unless we have true love relationships between a man and a wife, we
cannot have God's love," Moon preached through an interpreter. "No divorce
or free sex."

 Moon started his Unification Church a half-century ago in Korea. The
church has been criticized for its recruiting practices. It currently claims
some 3 million members in 190 countries and may be best known for its mass

 Moon's next stop is Atlanta.

 United Press International is a subsidiary of News World Communications
Inc., which also owns a number of publications and broadcast operations
begun by Moon but is not directly owned by the Unification Church.
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