Battambang is holding mass 'interfaith blessing ceremonies'

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Battambang is holding mass 'interfaith blessing ceremonies'

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:21 am

This type of mass blessing strangely resembles the Moonies or the Unification Church, and guess what, it's them, but they call themselves the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, and this celebration is known as the Heavenly Tribal Messiah Peace Blessing Festival.
The Battambang governor seems quite an adept of these Moonie mass ceremonies, with six ceremonies of this type held in Battambang in 2017.

December 27, 2017
Couples join blessing festival
More than 400 couples met in Battambang city on Sunday vowing to prove their loyalty to each other as a model for future generations to recognize the value of the family.

Dr Chu Song Yong, director of the Universal Peace Federation, said the ceremony aimed to promote the core values of marriage, family and love between spouses who transcend race and religion.
“The pure love project focuses on developing the values of pure love and sexual morality,” he said.

“We want young people to end free sex and extramarital relationships, give people high ethical standards in life that lead families toward success and prosperity in marital life.” During the Interfaith Peace Blessing Festival, the couples drink “peace water” together to remain peaceful, happy and kind in their marriages.
Battambang provincial governor Nguon Ratanak said the blessing ceremony promoted the values of peace in line with the current national peace.

He said that even though the 430 couples did not get married in the same month and had different religious beliefs, the UPF recalled the happy days of marriage with the couples promising to be loyal to each other. “This is a kind of educational gesture that makes people of different religions meet and get educated together,” he said.

Battambang and the UPF have held six blessing festivals in 2017, with nearly 3,000 couples having participated. ... -festival/

Cambodia: Heavenly Tribal Messiah Peace Blessing Festival ... ... -festival/
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