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Christian faith groups

Part 3 of three parts:
The Unification Church, founded by
Rev. Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012)

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Internet web sites that discuss the Unification Church:

bullet The Unification Church's official home page is at:  http://unification.org/

bullet A slide presentation titled "Divine Principle - An Introduction: Revelations for the New Millennium and Beyond," is at: http://members.tripod.com/~jho2/

bullet Some unofficial Unification Church home pages are:
bullet Damian Anderson: "Unification Home Page," at: http://www.unification.net/

bullet HSA-UWC, "Welcome to the Unification Church," at: http://www.tongil.org/

bullet "Welcome to the Unification Theological Seminary," at: http://www.uts.edu/

bullet Gary Fleisher, "True Parents Organization," at: http://www.tparents.org/

bullet An analysis by CESNUR -- an agency which studies new religious movements:
bullet "Reverend Moon's Unification Church," http://www.cesnur.org/testi/se_moon.htm

bullet Some counter-cult, anti-cult and anti-Unification sites of varying degrees of objectivity are:
bullet Craig Maxim, "My Life with Sun Myung Moon," at: http://www.xmooinies.com

bullet New Covenant Publications at: http://www.newcovpublications.com/

bullet We once included CultWatch.com in this list, but they apparently no longer regard the Unificationist Church as a cult.

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Although the constitution of Singapore guarantees religious freedom to its citizens, it has banned the Unification Church since 1982, alleging that it was a "cult." See the 2015 Report on International Religious Freedom by the U.S. State Department at: http://www.state.gov/

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Unification Church books and publications:

The Unification Church's main religious text is the Bible. It is seen as teaching truth, but is not viewed as truth in itself. It is only a partial revelation. Rev. Moon's interpretations of Christian beliefs and additional revelations from God are contained in the book Divine Principle, which was written in Korean in 1959 and translated into English by Young Oon Kim in 1959.

The Unification Church in the US, whose full name is the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification - US has an online weekly update newsletter at: http://familyfed.org/ and a past updates at: http://familyfed.org/news-story/ Subscriptions are free.

They operate the International Peace Education Center (IPEC) in Las Vegas, NM where workshops lasting typically 4 or 7 days are held. See: http://familyfed.org/

The Church once published the Unification News, and Today's World periodicals. We have inquired whether these are still being pubished.

They also once owned a newspaper, the conservative Washington Times. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): "The Washington Times is relatively small (circulation 102,000) and money-losing (it's been estimated that its backer, the Unification Church, has spent more than $1 billion to keep it going over the past 22 years). But its influence cannot be measured in those statistics. President Reagan once described it as his favorite paper. The first President Bush said it 'in my view brings sanity to Washington, D.C'." President George W. Bush gave a personal tour for top staff of the Washington Times during 2005-JAN.

Marian Kester Coombs, wife of managing editor Francis Booth Coombs, has had at least 35 news and opinion pieces published in the Times. SPLC quotes excerpts from some of her articles:

bulletAmerica  has become a "den of iniquity" because of "its efforts to accommodate minorities."

bulletWhite men should "run, not walk" to wed "racially conscious" white women and avoid being out-bred by non-whites.

bulletLatinos are "rising to take this country away from those who made it...[the] Euroamericans."

bulletMuslims are "human hyenas" who "smell blood" and are "closing in" on their "weakened prey," meaning "the white race."

bulletBlacks, are "saintly victims who can do no wrong."

bulletBlack solidarity and non-white immigration are imposing "racial revolution and decomposition" in America.

bulletThe whole of human history as "the struggle of ... races."

bulletNon-white immigration is "importing poverty and revolution" that will end in "the eventual loss of sovereign American territory."

bulletMuslims In England "are turning life in this once pleasant land into a misery for its native inhabitants."

According to the SPLC, the Washington TImes had published articles taken from white supremacist hate groups, anti-Semitic ads for a book called "For Fear of the Jews," and an ad from a key Holocaust denial group. 1

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The author of this essay was able to attend a convention on religious tolerance and freedom in Washington during the late 1990s. The meeting was sponsored by the Washington Times, which was owned at the time by the Unification Church. Airline fares, meals and accommodation were heavily subsidized by the Times.

References used:

The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.

  1. Heidi Beirich & Mark Potok, "The News That Fits. Long criticized for its brand of journalism, The Washington Times makes a habit of publishing the work of extremists..." Intelligence Report, Southern Poverty Law Center, 2005-FEB-09, at: http://www.splcenter.org/

Copyright © 1996 to 2012, by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2016-OCT-05
Author: B.A. Robinson

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