Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony

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Shincheonji, Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony
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The 6th Shincheonji National Olympiad in Olympic Stadium, South Korea
Classification Cults
Region Worldwide
Origin 14 March 1984
South Korea
Congregations 12 tribes with several hundred churches in the world
Members about 160,000
Other name(s) SCJ

Shincheonji, Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (SCJ), commonly known as Shincheonji (Korean: 신천지, Hanja 新天地, "new heaven and earth") is a religious organization established on March 14, 1984 in South Korea by Lee Man-hee.



Shincheonji Activities

Shincheonji is a controversial organisation frequently accused of being a cult[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] It has also operated various other volunteer groups, some of which have been accused of being front organizations, including Mannam Volunteer Association (MVA), Mannam International Youth Coalition, International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), International Women's Peace Group (IWPG), and Heavenly Culture, World Peace, and Restoration of Light (HWPL).[8][9][10][11]

References

  1. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/lee-364527-cathedral-hear.html
  2. http://www.thenational.ae/uae/mystery-surrounds-visit-to-uae-of-alleged-religious-cult
  3. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/culture/2015/09/293_164816.html
  4. File, Curtis (28 October 2012). "Mannam Volunteer Association faces criticism from foreign residents". Yonhap News. Retrieved 29 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Controversial religious group holds int'l peace event in Seoul". Korea Times. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Valdez, Matt (10 September 2012). "Shinchonji National Olympiad To Take Place In South Korea – Sept. 16". Anaheim Connected. Retrieved 29 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Controversial religious group holds int'l peace event in Seoul". Korea Times. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Dunbar, Jon (17 September 2014). "Alleged cult leader Lee Man-hee hosts world peace summit in Seoul". Korea Observer. Retrieved 4 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Twitch, Jon (16 June 2014). "From Mannam to IPYG: another Shinchonji cult front". Asia Pundits. Retrieved 4 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Bergsma, Martijn. "How I ended up in a Korean religious cult". YEU-International. Retrieved 4 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Contentious Christian group hosting world peace summit in South Korea". Ecumenical News. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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