In Jin Moon

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In Jin Moon, the head of Unification Church-USA, in the U.S. Capitol

In Jin Moon is the president of the Unification Church of the United States and the daughter (the third of 14 children) of Unification Church founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon. She was born in South Korea and moved with her family to the United States in 1973. She married Dr. Jin Sung Park in 1984 and went on to study political science and philosophy at Columbia University and pursued her graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School. During this time she also raised and homeschooled her four sons and one daughter.

She assumed the position of CEO at New York City’s Manhattan Center in April 2008, and implemented a restructuring. She was appointed President and CEO of HSA-UWC America in August 2008 and since then she has worked to modernize the church's worship style in an effort to bring in younger members, called Lovin' Life Ministries. She continues to serve as the senior pastor of the Unification congregation nationwide and as the chief executive of HSA-UWC and its many subsidiaries.[1][2]

Two of her children, Rexton and Ariana, attend Harvard University and have been identified as musical prodigies. They have toured the world to perform at concerts and international competitions. It was during this period that Rev. In Jin Moon created the Youth Concerts for World Peace and Ideal Families in Japan. They raise money for academic, sports and performing arts scholarships to award to deserving students.[2]

In the 1980s, Moon spoke at public rallies in support of her father who was convicted of tax fraud by the United States government.[3] In 2011, she spoke at an inter-religious conference on religious freedom in Washington DC.[4]

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