In Jin Moon
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Early life and education
Moon was born in South Korea and moved with her family to the United States in 1973. She studied political science and philosophy at Columbia University and pursued her graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School.
In the 1980s, Moon spoke at public rallies in support of her father who was convicted of tax fraud by the United States government. She assumed the position of CEO at New York City’s Manhattan Center in April 2008, and implemented a restructuring. She was appointed President and CEO of HSA-UWC America in August 2008 and since then she has worked to modernize the church's worship style in an effort to bring in younger members, called Lovin' Life Ministries. In 2011, she spoke at an inter-religious conference on religious freedom in Washington DC. According to Mariah Blake in her article "The Fall of the House of Moon," Moon, although married to James Park (son of Sun Myung Moon translator and former Korean CIA operative Bo Hi Pak), gave birth to a child in 2012 fathered by Ben Lorentzen, Unification Church member and singer for rock band, Sonic Cult.
- "CT Classic: With Their Leader in Prison, Moonies Pursue Legitimacy", Christianity Today, September 7, 1984.
- Unification Church Woos A Second Generation, National Public Radio, June 23, 2010
- Faith groups call for greater efforts to promote tolerance, Washington Times, July 13, 2011
- The Fall of the House of Moon, The New Republic, November 15, 2013