CARP Leaders Research the Principle

CARP Leaders Research the Principle

From January 12-13, we invited student leaders, CARP mentors, volunteers, National Staff, and the National Board of Directors to join us in a Curriculum Intensive. We went in depth into new educational material for the new year!

“I originally came here to learn a lot and not make many friends, but I met the coolest people I’ve ever met in a long time. It’s a big deal for me personally. It’s insane how one organization can bring so many people together with so many different backgrounds around a core set of values. It’s an incredible and unexplainable thing.” - Andrew Hunt, CARP Grand Rapids, MI

Utah CARP & HARP Winter Retreat 2018

Utah CARP & HARP Winter Retreat 2018

On December 28th and 29th, the CARP and HARP chapters in Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted a two-day retreat focusing on the theme, Living a Principled Life.

The retreat included college, high school, and middle school aged participants with activities like ice skating, team sports, and a song session encompassing the spirit of CARP’s founders, Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon.


CARP LA's Turning Point, 2018

CARP LA's Turning Point, 2018

From December 26 to January 1 (2019!), CARP LA hosted their annual Turning Point Workshop at the International Peace Education Center (IPEC) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About 100 high school and college students attended this week-long deep dive into Unification Principle. While most attendees were from Los Angeles, few came from New Jersey, Indiana, Las Vegas, and Bay Area.

“The Turning Point for me was me asking God what is it that He wants for me. And He said Love. Love was the one thing He had throughout it all. I realized throughout my life I felt so much love, but how many times did I really give that love to people and express gratitude toward God and Jesus? My determination going back home is to share God’s love. I want to be a vessel for God’s love. I always want to think about God.” - Keisetsu Nakamura, CARP NJIT

Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life with Midwest CARP

Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life with Midwest CARP

On December 21-23, the CARP chapters from the Midwest, Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Indianapolis, collaborated to host a winter CARP retreat at Camp KOHOE in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This retreat was a follow up from the Spring Retreat. The theme of the winter event was “Find Your Purpose, Change Your Life” with the focus being on the Three Life Goals.

“The theme was: 'find your purpose, change your life.' I like that. I feel that I should be here, because I didn’t know my purpose. When people explained that it could be love, career, and other things, it allowed me to look inside and find my purpose.” - Cypreiana Carter

Abbreviated News: CARP Bay Area Gives Thanks for the Semester

Abbreviated News: CARP Bay Area Gives Thanks for the Semester

On Friday, December 7th, CARP Bay Area held an End-of-Semester Gratitude Celebration to conclude the Fall 2018 Semester with students and their families. It was a wonderful, festive evening together as a community that felt like an extended family.

“What I learned in CARP was that education is important, but not just the education we receive in school. It’s not just the science classes I have to take or the public speaking courses, but the education of heart. And that’s something that CARP has provided me with this whole semester.” - Monica Schlaepfer

Abbreviated News: Last Two Day CARP Retreat of the Semester with CARP Las Vegas

Abbreviated News: Last Two Day CARP Retreat of the Semester with CARP Las Vegas

On November 30th to December 1st, CARP Las Vegas held their final two day retreat of the semester. With CARP leaders, members, and local community members, this retreat proved to be another incredible experience for everyone. Guest speaker, Neville Labrooy, flew in all the way from Bellingham, Washington and inspired everyone with his unique twist on the Unification Principles.

CARP LA Joins ACLC Outreach to Christian Churches for Rally

CARP LA Joins ACLC Outreach to Christian Churches for Rally

On Sunday, November 18th, CARP LA participated in an event hosted by the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) in partnership with Bishop Noel Jones and the City of Refuge in Gardena, CA.

This year, CARP LA helped with outreach to different churches to invite them to this year’s event titled Christianity in Crisis. CARP LA’s involvement was part of practicing CARP’s values of bringing people together and going beyond ethnic, racial, religious, and denominational lines. For ACLC, involving CARP brought a youthful spirit to these churches which suffer a declining number of young people attending every year.

CARP Bay Area Focuses on "Growth" in Latest UP Retreat

CARP Bay Area Focuses on "Growth" in Latest UP Retreat

On November 16th to 18th, CARP Bay Area held a weekend Unification Principles (UP) Retreat in Arnold, CA. The theme of the retreat was “Growth”-- growing in our love for God, love for others, and understanding the power of prayer.

CARP Grand Rapids Inspires Students to be Ambassadors for Peace

CARP Grand Rapids Inspires Students to be Ambassadors for Peace

On November 15th, CARP Grand Rapids hosted a Campus Talk with the theme “Peace Starts with Me” on Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) campus. This event was co-sponsored by CARP and the Universal Peace Federation (UPF), a sister organization to CARP. A total of three professors, three faculty members, and 40 students attended.

The purpose of this Campus Talk was to inspire and empower students to be Ambassadors for Peace who seek points of convergence among people rather than those of divergence. We wanted to pass the message that only when I as an individual become peaceful can the society be peaceful. Hence, Peace Starts With Me.

CARP Las Vegas Hosts Third Campus Talk

CARP Las Vegas Hosts Third Campus Talk

CARP Las Vegas hosted two Campus Talks this semester titled Sexual Integrity and the Breakdown of the Family on two campuses during the first week of November. This Campus Talk would mark the third time CARP Las Vegas hosted this event.

On Thursday, November 1st, the CARP chapter at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) held its Campus Talk. This event aimed to explore how the sexual integrity of individuals greatly shapes their own marriage and families and how that in turn affects the world at large.

Following the Campus Talk on CSN Campus, the Campus Talk Sexual Integrity and the Breakdown of the Family at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) was held on Wednesday, November 7th. This event had a similar flow to the CSN event but featured different presenters.

I Left My Heart Behind in Midwest CARP

I Left My Heart Behind in Midwest CARP

From October 29th to November 4th, Jinil Fleischman and myself took a tour to four different CARP chapters in the Midwest. Our intention was to see the chapters and campuses firsthand, join activities, meet members and faculty advisors, and provide any support needed.

We started in Columbus, Ohio, and then drove to Indianapolis, Indiana, then to Grand Rapids, Michigan with a brief stop in Benton Harbor, and finally ended in Chicago, Illinois.

The trip was a deep experience. We gained new insights into what CARP is doing really well in the Midwest and how better to support them. We are so proud of each one of these unique chapters and students. Their passion, their love, and their heart all contribute to the movement of CARP.

CARP UB Joins Conversation on "Ghosts, Goblins and the Great Beyond"

CARP UB Joins Conversation on "Ghosts, Goblins and the Great Beyond"

In the spirit of the season of Halloween and the increased interest in the “Other World,” CARP at the University of Bridgeport (UB) supported the Unification Campus Ministry to sponsor an Interfaith Forum of the Afterlife (Life after Life) on October 29 at UB campus. Together with the Muslim Student Association, Indian Student Association, CARP and Unification Campus Ministry, almost 50 people attended the event.