- Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:45 28 August 2012
- Contributed by Michael Mickler Michael Mickler
The Seminary is pleased to announce that it has obtained a $24,000 grant from True World Group, Inc. (TWG) to launch an Educational Resource Center (UTS-ERC) for the Unification Movement. It is anticipated that the UTS-ERC will play a significant role in furthering a strategic partnership between the Seminary, corporate enterprises such as TWG, and the international Unification movement.
In 2007, Dr. Hyun Jin Moon asked that UTS become the key institution for consolidating high quality educational content and providing access to that content. Since then, representatives from UTS, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), and the Unification Church International (UCI) have discussed ways of implementing this vision and taken several preliminary steps. One of these was the presentation of this grant proposal for the establishment of the UTS-ERC.
The UTS-ERC will provide both online (website) and offline (publication) services. It will manage and develop content in the areas of educational curricula, theology, ministry, interfaith peace-building, and Unification movement history. President Hendricks has designated Dr. Michael Mickler as Academic Director, Dr. Keisuke Noda as Data Services Director, Mr. Chung Hee Bessell as Web Designer, and Rev. Kyoung Hyo Kim as Field Liaison. It is expected that the UTS-ERC will provide a forum for integration, communication, and synergy among educators, educational institutions, and educational departments of the Unification movement.
FAIR USE NOTICE: This webpage contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We make such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of recent trends in faith and culture for the purpose of promoting interfaith understanding.
We understand this constitutes a 'fair use' of such material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.