Hak Ja Han

Wife of Sun Myung Moon and Co-leader of the Unification Church
Born Jan 6, 1943

Hak Ja Han or Hakja Han Moon is an influential member of the Unification Church and the widow of the church's founder, Sun Myung Moon. They married in April 1960 and have 13 children and over 40 grandchildren, as well as a growing number of great-grandchildren. They are viewed by Unification Church members as the "new messiahs," and are referred to as the "True Parents"; she is called the "True Mother" and regarded as the "perfect woman".… Read More

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  • Sun Myung Moon
    The Economist - Sep 06, 2012
  • Moon And Wife 'true Parents' But Children Suffered Estrangement, Tragedy And Reality Tv
    Yahoo News - Sep 05, 2012
  • Rev. Moon Oversaw Large, Often Bickering Brood
    Yahoo News - Sep 04, 2012
  • Feuds A Concern As Children Inherit Rev. Moon's Empire
    Fox News - Sep 03, 2012


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1943 Birth Born in 1943.


1960 17 Years Old 1 More Event
They married in April 1960 and have 13 children and over 40 grandchildren, as well as a growing number of great-grandchildren. … Read More


1984 41 Years Old …  In 1984, Han spoke at a Unification Church sponsored academic conference in Washington, D.C. to a crowd of 240 which included professors from Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, University of Michigan and the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1993, U.S. Senator Trent Lott supported the bill True Parents Day in the U.S. Senate and in 1995 U.S. President Bill Clinton signed a bill into law called Parents Day; children are to honor their parents on this day. … Read More
1992 49 Years Old In 1992, Han established the Women's Federation for World Peace with the support of the Unification Church, and traveled the world speaking at conventions on its behalf. … Read More


1993 50 Years Old 1 More Event
According to the Unification News, Han organized a Unification Church conference held in Tokyo in 1993, which was the first anniversary of the Women's Federation for World Peace. … Read More
1996 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Han went on a world tour, speaking on behalf of the Unification Church under its alternative name: the Family Federation for World Peace. … Read More
1997 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Han and Moon together preside over the mass wedding ceremonies for which the Unification Church is noted. (See: Blessing ceremony of the Unification Church.) In 1997, they donned crowns and gold-trimmed robes to lead a mass wedding and marriage rededication ceremony in Washington, D.C. for 20,000 couples, 2,500 of them Unification Church members whose marriages had been arranged by Moon. … Read More


2003 60 Years Old In 2003, over 8,000 Unification Church members attended a ceremony in South Korea in which Han and Moon were remarried. … Read More
2009 66 Years Old In 2009 author Jacob Neusner reported that church members believed that Han would continue to lead them after Moon's death since she is considered to jointly be the Messiah, with him.
2010 67 Years Old In 2010 National Public Radio reported that Unification Church services in the United States invoked the name of Han along with Moon in their opening greetings to congregants. … Read More
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