Archive for June, 2016

Support a Global Cause!

Hello Everyone!

This year, CARP is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and we are very excited to be able to host Global Momentum in Las Vegas from July 27th-31st. As CARP America’s International Liaison, I have invited participants from all over the world to attend. However, some of them need our support to make it there.

As America, let’s be the ‘elder brother nation’ and and answer the call to support our international brothers and sisters in any way we can. I have worked with several chapters to create GoFundMe campaigns so they can attend the training. They are looking forward to gain new tools, experiences, and global connections. Time is short…but when we work together, anything is possible!

Your support, no matter how small, will go a long way to empower CARP in Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Congo, and Uganda. 🙂 Click the pictures below to learn more about these chapters. 

Thank you for your support. Don’t forget to share this cause with your friends!

Sincerely, 

Nina Urbonya

CARP America International Liaison, nina@carplife.org

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Meet the Intern, Yeol-Shim Bell

Welcome to the CARP Team, Yeol-Shim!

Welcome to the CARP Team, Yeol-Shim!

Lovely to imagine meeting you!

My name is Yeol-Shim (pronounced yol shim) and I’m CARP’s new intern. A little bit about me: I’m an 18-year old bibliophile from New Jersey. In case you didn’t know, a bibliophile is someone who loves (or, in my case, obsesses over) books.Though I have enjoyed devouring many novels, two of my favorite novelists are Tolkien and Brontë. I enjoy and am moderately good at frisbee, biking, playing the guitar, and speaking French.

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#TBT: Editorial from 1976 World Student Times

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Written by By Thomas Azar in the April 1976 Edition of the World Student Times

“The tradition of American youth should be the tradition to serve mankind with enthusiasm. America is the representative of Christian culture yet we are in no state to accomplish religious ideals. It was two hundred years ago that these ideals began centered on doing God’s will in America. Today these ideals have shrunk and are leaving people without hope.

To elevate and redirect our nation we need not only the faith of our Founding Fathers, but a greater determination to give ourselves to others.

The spirit of 1776 is too small to raise up America’s youth. They are angry and without direction. The individual, his family, and social order has broken and their thinking is just for their own desire. The purpose of life cannot be fulfilled by living for oneself. The youth of today are searching for a new tradition that is effective and unchanging. This tradition begins by pursuing the noble ideals that every man has always desired; secondly it seeks the love of God and a deeper love towards one’s neighbor; and finally this ideal and love are multiplied in a more stable and unified family structure.

Today youth must recreate themselves because only they can pass on a new tradition into the family. The future will collapse unless new love is expressed in an unselfish family relationship. Moreover, it is the young students who, in their purity, have the opportunity to learn the ideals and quickly fulfill them with passion and sincerity.

We need to ignite a spiritual revolution that will unify and give purpose to all in order to build one nation under God. We can afford only to advance forward. To believe just in our own self purpose will lead to the destruction of families and society. Man needs to recreate himself, go beyond himself and all limitations to build the ideal and live in peace. But in order for this conversion to take place and for America to enter her third century with hope and an unextinguishable light, a period of sacrifice is necessary. Without sacrifice, there is no growth, and to relax and expect others to do our work is a grave mistake.

All life and all history is aimed toward one goal and purpose- to raise up the dignity of mankind.

To attain this, religion, philosophy, and history gave the ideas and logic necessary for man to be fulfilled. But today, materialism has hampered our growth. There should be an honest look at ourselves, to change what is wrong and to act upon the new eternal goal. America must be the arena in which all religions, ideologies, resources, and personalities embrace in the spirit of cooperation to exemplify to the world the tradition of love and sacrifice. Upon this new and deeper foundation, the youth of today can once again take up the responsibility and leadership necessary to save mankind.”

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Essay Writing Competition on “As A Peace Loving Global Citizen”

This inspiring story is sent to us by the Tirana CARP chapter in Albania. 

We started an essay competition together with Mrs. Suzana Rexhepi, the principal of a middle school in Tirana, Albania. Mrs. Rexhepi first came to Albania as a missionary and has continued her love and concern for the country by educating students. Outstanding students between the ages of 13-15 years old gathered to listen to a short presentation about CARP and the founder’s, Dr. Sun Myung Moon’s, autobiography titled, “As a Peace-Loving Global Citizen.”

These are the students and administrators of the essay writing competition based on Father Moon’s autobiography, “As A Peace-Loving Global Citizen.”

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Reflections on my 2-Month Internship with CARP

Here is a reflection of Takanari Wakayama’s internship experience with CARP. You may remember him from ‘Meet CARP’s New Intern’ article back in April. 

From April 25 to June 13, I had the amazing opportunity to intern at CARP America in New York City. It has been a very enriching and empowering experience. I’ve always wanted to know what it was like to work with a team that has the same agenda – to make the world a better place. It was really inspiring and I enjoyed it a lot.

Working with the CARP America team. We decided to hold one of our meetings outside in Bryant Park.

The CARP team decided to hold one of our meetings outside in Bryant Park.

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