Religion: Moon-Struck

For weeks his placid Korean countenance seemed to be everywhere New Yorkers looked: on commuter train posters, in full-page newspaper ads, in a flurry of broadsides handed out by earnest young men and women on the sidewalks of Manhattan. The message of his coming was brief: CHRISTIANITY IN CRISIS. NEW HOPE. REV. SUN MYUNG MOON. Last week, in Carnegie Hall, the Rev. Moon finally appeared in person to begin a four-month, 21-city "Day of Hope" tour of the U.S. His goal: nothing less than the unification of all mankind. His credentials: though Moon...

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