Up to date: Dec 07, 2019 15:09 IST
Seoul [South Korea], Dec 7 (ANI/Digpu): On November 29, Heart for Research on New Religions (CESNUR) from Italy and Human Rights With out Frontiers (HRWF) from Belgium hosted a seminar on human rights entitled “Intolerance and Discrimination In opposition to New Non secular Actions: An Worldwide Downside”.
This seminar, held in Seoul, South Korea, was dedicated to the safety of the rights of non secular minorities focused by the bulk teams, significantly within the context of anti-human rights conditions such because the pressured conversion that occurred in Korea.
Compelled conversion, also referred to as “Deprogramming”, is a social subject that causes human rights violations by kidnapping and detaining the members of non secular teams labelled as “cults” by their opponents in an effort to compel them to desert their religion.
Greater than 80 individuals together with authorized consultants, journalists, and civil society representatives reviewed the present scenario of pressured conversion and mentioned options to defend the liberty of religion and human rights which have turn out to be the norm of the worldwide group.
“The protests that commemorate the victims from pressured conversion had been talked about within the 2019 U.S. State Division report on spiritual freedom, together with violations of non secular freedom within the yr 2018. Nevertheless, there have been new circumstances of deprogramming even after their loss of life,” stated Massimo Introvigne, Managing Director of CESNUR.
Concerning the multi-dimensional technique to resolve such phenomenon, Willy Fautre, Founder and Director of HRWF acknowledged a number of recommendations. He pointed on the duty of the management of the Presbyterian Church, which tolerates, endorses, and perhaps encourages such a apply.
Additional, he talked about growing advocacy on the UN and in organs defending freedom of faith or perception; prosecuting those that encourage individuals to perpetrate an act of abduction and confinement.
15 worldwide NGOs together with CAP-LC and HRWF to the South Korean President Moon Jae In, signed an open letter on July 24, 2019. It stated, “South Korea might be the final democratic nation on the planet the place deprogramming continues to be tolerated” and requested the President to “examine in-depth accusations of forcible deprogramming, put a cease to this obnoxious apply, and maintain these accountable totally accountable.”
Despite the fact that the deprogramming has taken the lives of the victims since 2007, the South Korean authorities or the President has not but responded to this subject.
In January 2018, Goo, a saint of Shincheonji, the Church of Jesus died through the coercive conversion being dragged to the convent and pension by his household.
The coercive conversion has resulted in over 1,000 victims together with lifeless and with psychological trauma ranges like those that have gone by way of the warfare.
In the meantime, South Korea was elected to serve the fifth time period on the United Nations Human Rights Council on October 17. South Korea’s mission to the UN stated that it plans to take part within the worldwide efforts to answer human rights crises world wide.
Members urged the Korean authorities to answer the difficulty of pressured conversion, which continues to be threatening the human rights of its individuals.
On November 10, 103,764 individuals graduated the Bible examine program supplied by Shincheonji, the Church of Jesus after learning for six months and passing the examination. This has by no means occurred on the planet.
The graduates determined to take the theology course of Shincheonji regardless of the persecution and misunderstanding in regards to the church and voluntarily be part of the church of Shincheonji.
In accordance with the survey carried out by graduates, greater than 90 per cent of them determined to hitch the church for the “excellent phrase of God”.
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