National Parents’ Day* was proclaimed by Congress as a national day of commemoration in 1994, after ACLC co-founder Mother Moon had proposed its creation, and has been celebrated annually ever since. This year the 22nd annual Parents’ Day banquet was co-hosted by ACLC, along with FFWPU USA, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF USA), Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP USA), and The Washington Times Foundation, and held on August 5, 2016, at The Washington Times in Washington, D.C. Over 250 people gathered to honor finalists and recipients of the National Parents of the Year Award. [Read more…]
Rev. Dr. Michael Sykes facilitated discussion with 9 clergy guests at our July 8, 2016, pastors forum at United Missionary Baptist Church, taking a fresh look at the mission of John the Baptist and at recognizing our own ministry. [Read more…]
“In order for children to grow spiritually, marriages must be kept holy and sacred.” Our prayer breakfast keynote was given by Pastor Mabel Korley of Lighthouse Chapel International as part of a heartfelt presentation on building and keeping successful marriages. Thirty clergy and guests gathered on July 9, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio at the Family Federation chapel. [Read more…]
“Let us rise up and remember that we must not hide our light. We must keep our light on top so the world knows we are coming. We must be kind, considerate, compassionate and help each other. We are ambassadors for the one true God.” So Archbishop Sulanch Lewis-Rose helped begin the ACLC Women In Ministry retreat in Washington, D.C. area, June 10-12. Over 70 women and men gathered from as far as New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Chicago, Oklahoma, Arizona, Philadelphia, Indiana, as well as Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. [Read more…]
Race relations in America were severely challenged by riots and the destruction of property in Ferguson, Missouri (2014) and Baltimore, Maryland (2015). However the response of the survivors to last year’s shooting in Charleston, S.C. offers a hopeful example of the power of forgiveness.
Pastor Clementa C. Pinckney and eight members of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church were murdered while bowed in prayer during a Bible Study. Immediately after the slaying, survivors of the incident shocked the world by forgiving the shooter. Their trust in a loving and forgiving God, won the respect and the attention of people across the globe. [Read more…]