Rev. Sun Myung Moon
New Hope Farm Declaration
April 3, 1995
New Hope Farm, Brazil
True Parents made the New Hope Farm Declaration at 5:00 am on April 3,
1995, in front of representative leaders of 160 nations gathered at the
New Hope Farm in Brazil. This is one of the specific projects geared to
the practical application of the Sao Paulo Declaration. It details the
establishment of a model for an ideal society and ideal nation. Following
is the essential content of what was proclaimed:
Today's world is confronting a human crisis of sexual immorality,
breakdown of families, and surging individualism. In addition,
environmental pollution threatens the very existence of human life on our
All mankind needs, now more than at any time before, a movement of people
living together in mutual cooperation and true love, and a movement to
protect the environment; that is, to love and preserve nature. Most
importantly, this movement should be led by religious people.
From the early days, True Parents have taught us that "Unless a person
loves nature, which was created for mankind, he cannot say that he loves
mankind. And unless he loves all people, who are created to be the true
children of God, he cannot say that he loves God." It is natural that
whoever loves God must love human beings, who were created to be God's
children. Furthermore, how can a person say that he loves mankind and God
unless he loves nature which was created for mankind?
In an ideal society or nation, the people, transcending national and
racial barriers, will cooperate with each other to live harmoniously and
in happiness. They will be conscious of being God's sons and daughters and
one extended family which can meet as brothers and sisters centered on
True Parents. This is the place where all the blessed families who have
restored their blood lineage, the realm of ownership and their hearts
under True Parents' language and culture, will accomplish a world of
freedom, peace and unity. All people will coexist in coprosperity and
common cause in this culture of God's heart. Therefore, this world will
have nothing to do with corruption or injustice, or with war or crime.
Mankind will eliminate the causes of pollution in the global environment,
and love and protect nature as a true owner.
In this ideal model world, all of life's activities and labors will be
expressed in the practice of joyful service for the sake of others based
on a heart of love. Therefore, there will be equality in standards of
living. For education, all the modern facilities of civilization will be
utilized. On the foundation of blessed families, education of heart and
norm will take priority over academic education, physical education and
technological education. Accordingly, this will be education for the
purpose of raising up people of goodness who will follow the heavenly way.
The realization of ideals in this way is impossible without True Parents'
thought, namely, the ideology of true love for the sake of othem. Adam
lost faith through the fall, and all people are destined to pass through
the way of restoration for which they need absolute faith, absolute love
and absolute obedience. God's providence has been working through religion
to accomplish this. The absolute faith of providential figures such as
Noah is therefore precious.
True Parents became the embodiment of absolute faith, absolute love and
absolute obedience, gaining victory in the severe battles they faced not
only on earth but also in the spirit world. True Parents are bequeathing
their victorious foundation to us. We must imitate this tradition of True
Parents in practice and resemble True Parents in the way they love the
world, all things, mankind and God, so that we can establish the model of
an ideal nation.
The New Hope Farm is the training camp for practicing precisely these
things. It is where we invest and invest our love again, loving the earth,
the water and nature. Many people of the world will come together as
brothers and sisters here and practice the building of God's nation. By
showing all people what we accomplish here we can educate them in how to
establish a community of love transcending skin color, culture and nation.
We can also show the standard of how to love and care for the creation. At
the same time, we can awaken everyone to the fact that the global
environment needs to be controlled internationally under this ideology.
Here on this farm we can show mankind a model of how to rid the world of
war, hunger and crime, and how to live in happiness and peace.
The 160 mission countries of the world will support this project with
materials and manpower, and also with prayer. Youth from around the world
will receive training and gain practical experience here. Then, they will
return to their home countries and become the front line leaders in
building ideal nations. At first this project will be supported at the
continental level. As a first step, five people from each of forty nations
will be sent. From May 1 of this year, the first two from each nation will
go to participate in this historic movement.