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.

Riding the Wave

Riding the Wave

The new CARP North Lake team asked themselves one question, “What would we like to experience in CARP?” From there, they set to work on a new program: The Wave. The Wave was founded on activity-based learning to understand the principles of CARP.

It’s a smash hit!

Chapter Leader Spotlight: Marcus Orlando Fuller, Jr.

Chapter Leader Spotlight: Marcus Orlando Fuller, Jr.

My name is Marcus Orlando Fuller Jr and I'm a CARP Las Vegas member. I think many people exaggerate when they say that “so and so saved my life”. Still, I think that's the only way to describe the immense and deep impact that CARP has had on me. Over the last two years, I have had countless other experiences with the CARP members, each one showing me time and time again that the culture we have in CARP is one of family and love. Even though I have an older sister and three younger brothers, I believe that once I met CARP, I finally understood what it meant to have a family.

CARP Alumni Teaches the Unification Principle

CARP Alumni Teaches the Unification Principle

For CARP Las Vegas’s monthly two-day retreat, Staff Member, Jinil Fleischman, had an opportunity to teach the Unification Principle.

“Having experienced giving Unification Principle lectures to new guests and CARP members myself, I really believe that other CARP members can benefit from this kind of experience. I’m excited to see how we as young people can change the world by living Principled lives!“

What We Learned at Princeton University

What We Learned at Princeton University

This past weekend from October 26th to 27th, CARP staff and student leaders attended the Sexuality, Integrity, and the University (SIU) conference by the Love and Fidelity Network at Princeton University in New Jersey.

“It was amazing to connect to different kinds of people. People from different backgrounds were sharing similar values and fighting the same fight which was encouraging for me.” Kailey Teo, CARP UNLV

Cypress Colloquium Bridges Hopes of Professor and Student

Cypress Colloquium Bridges Hopes of Professor and Student

“I believe that this [event] will propel us forward in creating a more supportive community for professors and students on campus. I think it helped us to get on the same page in regards to our vision for an ideal classroom and campus community.” - Harumi Muranaka, CARP CSULB President

Chapter Leader Spotlight: Benjamin Andrade

Chapter Leader Spotlight: Benjamin Andrade

“I can honestly say this is what CARP does for its members: clarify the division within ourselves and, more importantly, offer, with open arms, solutions to this problem and an understanding that we are all in this together. CARP has created an atmosphere where I’m able to discover more about my purpose and give others this same hope.”