Uproar regarding Shincheonji, Unfairly Blamed for COVID-19

Religious Leaders in North and South America Mobilize, Call for an End in the Mistreatment of Shincheonji Church in South Korea

DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA, July 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Faith leaders from North and South America advocate for Shincheonji and its Chairman Man Hee Lee against false media portrayals and excessive government measures during the Coronavirus outbreak in South Korea in February.

In April, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) issued a statement “condemning” the stigmatization of Shincheonji during the pandemic.

The USCIRF cited the government’s excessive measures to exaggerate Shincheonji’s role in the outbreak, ranging from criminal charges, to a lockdown of the church and its activities.

“Governments around the world are undoubtedly busy responding to the public health crisis, but they still have an obligation to respect and protect religious freedom, especially for minority communities during and following this crisis,” USCIRF Vice Chair Gayle Manchin added.

To understand why Shincheonji was heavily stigmatized and targeted during South Korea’s outbreak, one must understand the country’s…

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