Rev. Sun Myung Moon

As a Peace-loving Global Citizen is the autobiography of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Movement. It was published in 2009 in both Korean and English by Gimm-Young Publishers of Seoul, South Korea. The book was released in South Korea on March 9, 2009 and debuted at #3 on the Businesss bestseller's list. It has ranked in various bestseller lists since then and was ranked 15th on the General bestseller's list as of October 14, 2009.

Great Opportunity in the Oceanic Era

       Very soon I began developing Yeosu, it was chosen as the venue for an international maritime exposition to be held in 2012. Together with the Olympic Games and the World Cup, international expositions are among the three largest festivals on a global scale. During the six months that Expo 2012 is held in Yeosu, 154 member countries of the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) will operate various exhibits. !is will focus the world’s attention on Yeosu, and the technology and culture of developed countries will $ow into Yeosu. Have you ever looked up at a summer sky and seen clouds blowing by at an amazing speed? Once clouds catch the wind, they move quickly over mountains and oceans. Now is not the time to be hesitating. In a way similar to those clouds, heavenly fortune will be blowing the world toward Yeosu and the Korean peninsula.

       I plan to connect all the islands along the southern coast with bridges and build condominiums where boat-loving people from around the world can come and stay. !ese will not be condominiums just for play. Americans, Germans, Japanese, Brazilians, and Africans will come. !ey may go out on di"erent boats to catch #sh, but I will have them stay in the same condominiums to show that humanity is one family.

       !e oceanic era will also be an era of outer space. !e time is coming when aeronautic technology will be an absolute necessity. It will be too late for Korea to prepare its space industry if it doesn’t start now. I am preparing an aeronautic industrial park in Gimpo, in Kyounggi Province. I plan to produce world-famous Sikorsky helicopters. Soon the day will come when helicopters bearing the Taeguk mark of Korea will $y the seas and skies all over the world.