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Cérémonies de Mariages Interculturelles et Internationales pour la Paix dans le Monde
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World Peace Blessing and Banquet Biel 11.11.2017

World Peace Blessing and Banquet Biel 11.11.2017 | Mariages pour la Paix |
Saturday 11 Nov. 2017 in Biel / Bienne, Switzerland, the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU Switzerland) and other Faith-based organisations convened an intercultural and interreligious World Peace Blessing Ceremony.

As Biel / Bienne is a Swiss multicultural city, the program was in English, French and German, the topic was:
• To Promote the values of a true family / Promouvoir les valeurs d’une vraie famille / Förderung der wahren Familienwerte
• Renewing of fidelity woes for a lasting marriage / Renouveler les vœux pour un mariage durable / Erneuerung der Eheversprechen für eine dauerhafte Ehe
• Contribute to a world peace ideal of "a Family under God"; / Contribuer à «une famille humaine unie en Dieu» / Beitrag für eine «Weltfamilie unter Gott»

These events have been conducted in the whole world and hundred of thousand of couples have pledge to dedicate their intercultural family to world peace. more information:
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Vous croyez au vrai amour? alors prononcez à nouveau vos voeux de mariage en 2013 !

Vous croyez au vrai amour? alors prononcez à nouveau vos voeux de mariage en 2013 ! | Mariages pour la Paix |

Votre couple est invité à recevoir la Bénédiction de Dieu lors d'une prochaine Bénédiction interreligieuse et interculturelle pour la paix qui auront lieu dans différentes villes de Suisse, le 14 février à Genève, le 16 février à Bienne, le 17 février à Zürich et le 27 janvier à Lugano au Tessin.
De tels festivals se dérouleront dans le monde entier en 2013, organisés par la Fédération des Familles pour la Paix, active depuis 1996 dans le domaine d'éducation et promotion des valeurs familiales.
Information:, Tel. 022 550 0734

Michel Reymond's insight:

Partout dans le monde, dans l’enseignement de toutes les religions, l’institution de la famille joue un rôle primordial. C’est la famille qui a la responsabilité de créer et d’éduquer les êtres humains. La qualité de la vie familiale est de la plus haute importance pour le bien-être de toute la société. Lorsque les familles d’une société souffrent de déséquilibre, il y a de grands risques pour que cette société souffre elle-même de déséquilibre et de violence.

L’idéal serait que chaque personne soit conçue comme le fruit d’un amour véritable entre ses parents. Dès la naissance, chaque enfant devrait être aimé et protégé par des parents réellement affectueux et épanouis, des parents pleins de sagesse et d’amour. De tels enfants grandiraient et deviendraient des individus à la personnalité équilibrée, qui rencontreraient un jour leur propre conjoint et créeraient leur propre famille.

Le monde dans lequel nous vivons est malheureusement loin de cet idéal. Beaucoup de familles se caractérisent non pas par l’amour mais par une certaine médiocrité, voire la souffrance et la cruauté. Les parents transmettent ainsi à leurs enfants leurs propres qualités en même temps que leurs imperfections. Les enfants naissent innocents et aiment spontanément leurs parents ; ils sont profondément influencés par leurs expériences, bonnes et mauvaises, au sein de leur famille.

Tous ceux qui consacrent leur vie à résoudre les problèmes mondiaux et qui œuvrent pour établir un monde d’amour et de paix, ne peuvent trouver tâche plus noble que la sanctification du mariage. Tel est le but principal des «Bénédictions interreligieuses, interculturelles et internationales pour la paix».

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Demande d'information:, Tel. 022 550 0734

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Journée Internationale des familles le 15 mai

Journée Internationale des familles le 15 mai | Mariages pour la Paix |
Proclamée par l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies dans sa résolution du 20 septembre 1993, cette est une manifestation qui reflète l'importance que la communauté internationale attache à la famille, cellule de base de la société, ainsi que...
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True Family Values - a book by Joong Hyun Pak and Andrew Wilson

True Family Values - a book by  Joong Hyun Pak and Andrew Wilson | Mariages pour la Paix |

America was built upon the dream of a free society in which all could pursue the utmost happiness. But there should be no doubt in people's minds that America is beset by a number of frightening ills. Its decline has been both precipitous and alarming. As the World War II generation ages and dies away, so dies a set of rarely articulated but strongly held values which made America a highly desirable society in which to live. The West's social decline should concern people everywhere. All over the world people still look up to America and avidly imitate its culture of freedom and democracy. Any illness in American culture thus spreads rapidly to all the nations of the world.

The defining American value is freedom. Yet freedom as we currently conceive of it is only a part of the story. Our country is certainly not "free" from intangibles like fear or despair. We are not free from crime. We are not free from negative images and degrading words being flung into our consciousness by the entertainment industry. We are not free of the helpless anxiety that comes from reading newspaper stories of ever greater degradation of human life. So much of the freedom we take for granted is based on trust. Yet trust is becoming one of the rarest commodities. Can we implicitly trust our neighbors? Our local merchant? The person passing us on the street? Our children are in danger in their own neighborhoods, their own schools, sometimes in their own homes. The tacit, shared set of values which binds a society together is in grave question in America today.

More and more objective scientific research points to the fact that the host of ills that beset our society-crime, drugs, poverty, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.-are rooted in the breakdown of the family. Good families produce good citizens, who produce good nations, which ultimately impact upon the world in a good way. Bad families produce deeply troubled citizens who form a deeply troubled nation, hence a deeply troubled world. The perilous condition of the American family is illustrated by these statistics:

Within six months of their marriage, half of all newlyweds begin to doubt their marriage will last; ultimately 60% of American families are in danger of divorce.

In 1970, 87% of all families were headed by married couples; by 1990 the number had declined to 79%; it is still decreasing.

In 1970, only 17% of American children grew up without a father; today the number had increased to 36%.

Almost one-third of America's children are illegitimate, born to single mothers; among children born to inner-city blacks the figure rises to two-thirds. 85% of teenage fathers abandon the girls they impregnate.

Each year, 2.5 million children are victims of domestic violence. A child is sexually abused every two minutes.

Two-thirds of America's 10th graders have had sexual experiences; one-third are sexually active. Every day, 2,756 teenage girls become pregnant and 1,100 of them have abortions.

Sexually-transmitted diseases have increased by 200% since 1960.

Since 1960, the juvenile crime rate is up 600%. More than one-third of all murders are committed by someone under the age of 21.

One young person attempts suicide every 80 seconds; suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers. Family breakdown is the main cause of suicide by young males.

Yet relief is in sight. A consensus is slowly forming. The 1995 report of the Council on Families in America, a bipartisan, diverse body of researchers, concluded that the answer to many of America's problems lies in the restoration of cultural values relating to marriage and the family. It recommends that we change the subject of our collective national conversation, moving away from accepting and managing divorce and family breakdown towards a new emphasis on marriage: "Our society's current topic might be termed managing family decline or ameliorating some of the worst consequences of a divorce culture... the new discussion we propose might be termed recreating a marriage culture." 1

The Family is the School of Love

Only by strengthening our families can we hope to have a prosperous, safe, and healthy society. But how do we strengthen the family? The crucial question, one that is rarely asked is this: Does the family exist only for itself, or does it exist for a higher purpose? When we conceive of the family as an end in itself, our efforts to buttress it will inevitably fall short. The secret to reviving the family is to discover its relationship to the larger wholes of society, the nation, the world, and God-its significance as a microcosm of universal love. We must understand the dynamics of a well-functioning family that is truly, as Martin Luther termed it, a "school of love."

Almost the entirety of human life is lived in the context of a family. From birth until we are teenagers, we live in our parents' home. A few years later we marry and start families of our own. Though modern society with its extended schooling has stretched the period during which people experience single life, traditionally most people do not remain single for very long. In the family we have our first experiences of love from our parents. This love molds our character. No matter what-the position we achieve in society, our level of education, wealth or fame, how healthy we become or happy we become-through all the ups and downs of life, the family we are born into and the family we later create should form a permanent set of relationships to care for us and challenge us to grow from within. The family is the school of love. The family is also the school of ethics and morality, and the source of our most deeply-held values.

We hear much these days about family values and strengthening the family. Yet in fact, most families are far from ideal. As one reporter quipped, "Everybody talks about traditional family values. But nobody knows what they're talking about.2 Many people remember their families as a source of pain and suffering as much as a place of love and joy. Why? The quality of love in the family is not as it should be. Can there be an ideal family? What would it look like? We have the examples of our parents, but were they adequate models? The traumatized American family is often a school of neurosis, dysfunction, hatred and bitterness-nurturing criminals rather than good citizens. To become a school of love, the American family needs an infusion of life and strength and goodness which can only come through values which have stood the test of time and have proven to be universally true and good. We must find true family values.

True Family

Where is the blueprint for the ideal family? From a biblical perspective, God created the family as the primordial human institution (Gen. 2:22-24), wherein human beings could fulfill His blessing to "be fruitful, and multiply... and have dominion." (Gen. 1:28) This means that God's children were to reach perfection as individuals and form true families, which would propagate God's love in the created order: the society, nation, world and cosmos. Nevertheless, when Adam and Eve fell away from God, their family relations were poisoned by sin, as can be seen in Adam's self-serving excuse before God, "The woman made me do it." (Gen. 3:12) This dysfunctional pair bore sons, Cain and Abel, who committed the first murder. Humanity's families have been compromised ever since. The natural world, too, has suffered under a curse (Gen. 3:17), without the grace of God's love.

Religious teachings offer some guidance for recovering a godly family. Unfortunately, the highest exemplars of holiness in the eastern religions-the Buddha, Hindu sages and Taoist immortals-lived as celibate monks. In Christianity, the exemplar of human value was Jesus Christ. Yet to the end of his life, Jesus never married and established a family. Christian ethics remain primarily individual ethics. They provide a general guide for behavior, but do not encompass the heart of family life.

Until now, human wisdom has understood the source of human suffering to be either within the individual or within the society. Therefore, efforts for improvement have focused either on individual salvation or social reform. Humankind has overlooked and neglected the avenue of human salvation through the regeneration of marriage and family life. The world is ready for this today. On January 1, 1996, Pope John Paul II called the family, "the school of peace." In his State of the Union Address later that month, President Clinton called the family, "the foundation of American life." Yet, the churches, which are expected to provide guidance on these matters, are in a quandary about how to revive the faltering American family. Many churches are as confused as the society at large about what constitutes a family and whether it should be broadened to include unconventional unions. Neither have the churches been spared from the scourge of family breakdown. Therefore, it is time to re-examine the Bible and other religious teachings from the perspective of the family. What is God's design for the family? How can we have true love in our lives? What is the meaning and purpose of sexual love? Today, God is providing new insights into these matters.

This book is a manual for family life, explaining God's design for the family, and the family's role in building a world of true peace and freedom. It is based upon the teachings and example of the Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon. For fifty years, Rev. Moon has pursued a messianic mission for the establishment of true marriages and families. Having built the foundation for his own marriage through a lonely, tortuous path, he has dedicated his ministry to elevating all marriages and families with the blessings of God's true love. His teachings clarify the nature of true love and how to cultivate it in the matrix of family relationships. A family where God's true love graces the conjugal love of husband and wife and the parents' love for the children is called a true family. Rev. and Mrs. Moon, as the exemplary parents of the first true family, are called by the title True Parents. On behalf of God, they offer the Blessing of holy marriage to create families of true goodness and freedom which enjoy God's unreserved approval. Ultimately, every family can overcome the propensities to false love and practice the principles of divine love. Every family can become a true family.

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Love Is A Choice - L'amour est un choix

Why America should socially accept arranged marriages by Miwha Geschwind, video cartoon

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Une explication sur les bienfaits du mariage "arrangé" et ce que cela peut apporter à l'Amérique (et au reste du monde également).

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Marking the UN International Day of Families 2011 in Geneva

Marking the UN International Day of Families 2011 in Geneva | Mariages pour la Paix |

Commemorating the UN International Day of Families. Video of the morning session that took place at the Chapel of the World Council of Churches, in Geneva, May 13, 2011. Organised by the Universal Peace Federation and Womens' Federation for World Peace Int.

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Misunderstandings about Love

Misunderstandings about Love | Mariages pour la Paix |

How is this notion of family different from the conventional family? Surely, everyone dreams of finding and keeping true love. The true desire of every man is for a woman with whom to share love forever. Deep in his heart is an image of a special someone, an ideal counterpart. His heart yearns to find and cherish her in body and soul. As long as she is absent, he is not whole. When he finds her and loves her, no greater satisfaction is possible. A woman, likewise, desires above all else for a man to love her and be her eternal partner in life. Yet is it possible for two people to live out their entire lives in love with other? Typically, people experience the ecstasy of love and despair as it fades away. In the Bible, Jesus prophesied that in the Last Days people’s love will grow cold. (Matt. 24:12-13) In love’s fading embers, we come to the belated realization that our love was not true love.
(from True Family Values, Third Edition, Joong Hyun Pak and Andrew Wilson) 

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Questions sur le mariage pour tous, en France

Questions sur le mariage pour tous, en France | Mariages pour la Paix |



Lettre aux parlementaires et Maires de France, 31 octobre 2012:
Concerne l'état et les évolutions majeures de notre société, en particulier la multiplicité des formes de familles et des liens affectifs et sexuels entre les personnes, hétéro, homo, bisexuelles, transsexuelles…
Cette proposition 31 du Président Hollande n'a jamais fait l'objet d'un débat national, ni lors de la présidentielle, ni lors des législatives.
En résumé, les arguments en faveur de ce projet se résument à :

- l'amour que se portent les couples de même sexe, systématiquement opposé aux difficultés bien connues de couples hétérosexuels.
- la discrimination qui ne donne pas les mêmes droits à tous les individus, et à fortiori à tous les couples.
- l'homophobie, très souvent assimilée à une forme d'intégrisme pour toute personne qui n'adhère pas à la proposition 31.

Face à ces trois constats, le mouvement Familles de France ose poser les questions suivantes, très peu évoquées par les média et en attend des réponses officielles.

1/ Pourquoi interdire la parité homme-femme dans la seule famille, quand elle est prônée à juste raison dans toutes les institutions nationales ?

2/ Quels seraient les critères officiels pour empêcher un enfant adoptable à sa naissance d'avoir un père en lui donnant deux mères, ou inversement ?

3/ Comment sera exprimée à l'enfant la présence biologique cachée du troisième parent nécessaire à sa conception ?

4/ Pourquoi faire subir à un enfant, déjà délaissé ou abandonné par ses parents biologiques, une deuxième peine en lui retirant le droit d'avoir un père et une mère, comme la plus grande majorité de ses camarades d'école qui risquent de le discriminer ?

5/ A qui sera confié l'enfant en cas de divorce d'un couple masculin, quand on sait que, pour les couples hétérosexuels, le plus souvent il est confié à sa mère et de plus que la fidélité entre deux partenaires de même sexe masculin est beaucoup moins respectée qu'entre un couple homme-femme ?

6/ Que dira t'on à l'enfant sur les relations sexuelles de ses parents sans risquer d'être homophobe à l'âge de l'éveil de la sensualité et de la sexualité ?

7/ L'adoption restera-t-elle un moyen d'aider des enfants ou deviendra-t-elle une manière d'institutionnaliser un droit à l'enfant ?
8/ En cas de procréation médicalement assistée, celle-ci devra-t-elle être remboursée par la Sécurité sociale puisque la stérilité n'est pas liée à une maladie, mais à un choix de vie ?


Comme vous le voyez, Mesdames et Messieurs les députés, sénateurs et maires un large débat de société s'impose, où tous les arguments doivent être défendus sans agressivité, avec courtoisie et réalisme. Il s'agit en effet de savoir si le droit des enfants qui ne peuvent pas s'exprimer, est secondaire par rapport aux désirs et aux droits des adultes.

En conséquence, Familles de France vous demande d'agir par tous les moyens en votre possession auprès du Président de la République, seul décideur en la matière, pour qu'un Référendum soit organisé en distinguant très clairement les trois questions suivantes :
- Êtes vous pour ou contre le mariage des couples de même sexe ?
- Êtes vous pour ou contre l'adoption d'enfants par les couples de même sexe ?
- Êtes vous pour ou contre la procréation médicalement assistée pour les couples de même sexe ?

En choisissant le Référendum, expression citoyenne par excellence, le Président de la République se montrerait à la hauteur du peuple qui l'a choisi.


Pour Familles de France Henri Joyeux Président


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