Category Archives: Unification Church

CHINA’S BLACKLIST OF FORBIDDEN RELIGIONS – The Chinese Communist Party’s War on Religious Liberty

The Black-Lists: The Evolution of China’s List of “Illegal and Evil Cults” Edward A. Irons The Hong Kong Institute for Culture, Commerce and Religion Bublished by CESNUR: ABSTRACT: In China, departments under the central government have published lists … Continue reading

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JAPAN: Missing Japanese Man Suspected Victim of Kidnapping and Faith-Breaking

 JAPAN: Missing Japanese Man Suspected Victim of Kidnapping and Faith-Breaking “The 32-year-old man from the Nagoya, Japan has not been seen by fellow Unification Church members since September 5. Both the church and his place of work have reported … Continue reading

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 Human Rights Violations in Japan SBS TV Program – Deprgramming in Japan – Click here to Watch The deprogramming operations in the US or Europe ceased in 1980s when the deprogrammers such as Ted Patrick found themselves in jail. In … Continue reading

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Tokyo Resident Believed to be the Latest Kidnap Victim in Japan

A 30-year-old Japanese bank employee is believed to be the latest victim of kidnapping and forced confinement, according to reports from Japanese Unification Church officials. She is among five active Japanese church members believed to be held against their will … Continue reading

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Kidnapping, Confinement & Forced Conversion in Japan: UN-Human Rights Council

13th Session, United Nations Human Rights CouncilWritten Statement Item 3: Civil and Political Rights/ Freedom of ReligionJAPANSubmitted in English by: Universal Peace Federation, ECOSOC special consultative status UN Representative, Heiner Handschin, ch des la Pierreire 1c, 1092 Belmont sur Lausanne,  … Continue reading

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BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | ‘Moonies’ mull future without founder

By Christopher LandauBBC religious affairs correspondent, Seoul It is one of the most controversial religious movements of the last century. Founded in Seoul in the 1950s by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, Unificationism has attracted hundreds of thousands of members … Continue reading

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Kidnapping & Faithbreaking in Japan

Since 1966, More than 4,000 members of the Unification Church of Japan have been illegally confined by their families and “deprogrammers”  in an attempt to make them leave the religion which they, as adults, freely chose to join. Those who … Continue reading

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