The following report is from Dr. Robert Kittel, UTS ’93, who was in Kathmandu on April 25 and whose wife remains there. Dr. Kittel is temporarily visiting the United Statesand serves as the Universal Peace Federation Director for Education in Asia.

The Unification Theological Seminary welcomed two new trustees to the Board in April, Dr. Hugh Spurgin, UTS President announced.  “We are looking forward to the energy and talents of Dr. Thomas Ward and Dr. Christine Hempowicz of the University of Bridgeport,” Spurgin said.

RichardPanzerIn America, we often take our 1st amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion for granted. It is shocking to learn that in the modern democratic nation of Japan such religious freedoms are being violated every day, with the knowledge, and even support, of representatives of the Japanese government.

Sadly, Chris Antal's article in the Journal of Unification Studies, "Forcible ‘Deprogramming,' the Japanese State, and International Human Rights," written in 2003, is still applicable today.

Richard A. Panzer, Ph.D.
President, Unification Theological Seminary

Journal Of Unification StudiesRead:
"Forcible ‘Deprogramming,' the Japanese State, and International Human Rights," by Chris Antal
online in the Journal of Unification Studies HERE.

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