Rumours have been floating that South Korean Ban Ki-noon is a moonie. It is possible he is the next UN Secretary General.

According to the Asia News he is not even close, but is Mukyokai.*

Ban Ki-moon was born in 1944 to a rural family in South Korea. He is married with three children. A Christian, he is member of a “group without Church”, a serious organisation that emerged in Japan at the beginning of last century. Its members, mostly intellectuals, make the Gospel a source of inspiration for their private and public life. Ban is not a politician, but a diplomat by vocation and career. He graduated with top marks from the prestigious universities of Seoul and Harvard (USA). He joined the foreign affairs ministry in 1970 and climbed the ranks until he was appointed foreign affairs minister in 2004. He speaks English and French fluently, he knows Japanese and even some German.

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The Mukyokai: (Handbook for Spirituality in North America)

The term Mukyokai, non-church, first appeared in Uchimura’s book, THE CONSOLATIONS OF A CHRISTIAN, published in February, 1893. It is important to note that Uchimura’s writings are well known in Japan, and he is still a widely read and admired writer. In the United States, none of his works are in translation or in print, perhaps partly because no organization has a vested interest in promulgating them.

Kanzo Uchimura was never opposed to the church, not even to the institutional churches that he did not choose to join. While he spent his life in ministry, he was never an ordained pastor in any church organization. He believed that the church exists wherever Christ is present, and, according to His own promise, Christ is present wherever two or three people are gathered in His name. (Matthew 18:20)

Today there are thousands of Mukyokai Christians in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Since they have no central organization, it is impossible to know how many there truly are. A rough estimate is that in Japan alone they number twenty to fifty thousand. They gather in homes and in public places of assembly. When there are larger gatherings, admission may be charged to cover the expenses. There are teachers and preachers, none of whom are ordained or paid professional church workers. Their influence is far above their numbers, for they are widely admired in Japanese society.

Uchimura wrote that the believers who do not belong to organized Christianity still need a church while living on this earth. Such people have the best of all churches: God’s universe, the world of nature. The ceiling is the blue sky, with stars as jewels upon it. The choir is the birds of the forest. Branches of the trees are the musical instruments as the wind plays them. Their music is the sweetest song because God is the composer. No church on earth is its equal, and believers who worship there can worship God in spirit and in truth.

* If you’d like to see prominent leaders associated with Sun Myung Moon, I recommend the blog: Where is Washington D.C. is Reverend Moon?

Additional information at Bartholomews Notes on Religion