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Japan Given Bottom Rank

Japanese archipelago

Renowned Italian sociologist of religion Dr. Massimo Introvigne states that Japan is experiencing the most dramatic crisis for religious freedom in a democratic nation. Introvigne made his claim in an opinion piece in The Washington Times 24th May 2023, where he commented the U.S. Department of State’s yearly report on religious liberty. He praises the […]

Canada: Dangerous Advocacy Journalism

It goes without saying that objective reporting about a religion involves not getting a large part of your information from an organization founded in order to destroy that religion. And yet that is exactly what reporters Brigitte Bureau and Sylvie Robillard from Radio-Canada actually have managed to do. Their long report titled “Canadian Friends of […]

New International President

Yong-cheon Song

In a communiqué from the International Headquarters of the Family Federation 20th May 2023, it was announced that South Korean Dr. Yong-cheon Song, has been appointed as new International President of the Family Federation. He replaces Dr. Young-ho Yun, who held the position of Director General of the Family Federation’s International headquarters. Dr. Song will […]

France Bedfellow with Chinese Communists

Sinopsis, a project run by Czech scholars to monitor Chinese influence in the Czech Republic and other countries, reveals in an article 11th May 2023 how France gets money from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to fund its most important diplomatic project – Roadmap for Influence – launched by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

Media Echoing Communist Anti-Religious View

Kevin M. Doak

Kevin M. Doak, author and professor of East Asian languages and cultures at Georgetown University, Washington DC, says that the Japanese communists are doing their best to exploit the Abe assassination to “smear the former Unification Church and the LDP”, the governing party. Doak, whose current focus of research is questions connected to politics and […]

Mother Moon’s Peace Message

A speech Mother Moon gave at a special plenary of Peace Summit 2023, an international peace conference with dignitaries from around the world, held at the Lotte Hotel, Seoul, South Korea from 2nd to 6th May 2023. Respected leaders from Korea and overseas, I warmly welcome you. Today we are speaking about peace – peace […]

8000 Couples Blessed in Marriage

About 8,000 couples from 150 countries received the Marriage Blessing on Sunday 7th May 2023 at events organized simultaneously around the world by the Family Federation. Mother Moon officiated at the main ceremony in Hyojeong Global Arts Center in Gapyeong, South Korea, where 1,300 couples from 56 nations took part. In Europe, ceremonies were held […]

Grand Celebration of 80th Birthday

Mother Moon’s 80th birthday was celebrated in grand style in the large indoor stadium Hyojeong Global Arts Center in Gapyeong, South Korea on Sunday 7th May 2023 with more than 25,000 participants. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had sent a congratulatory message accompanied by a large floral display, that was presented to Mother Moon. According […]

Top U.S. politicians voice concern about Japan

At a special plenary of Peace Summit 2023, an international peace conference drawing former heads of state and leading political and religious leaders from around the world, held in Seoul 3rd May 2023, several of the distinguished speakers voiced their concern about severe attacks on religious freedom in Japan in the wake of the assassination […]

Media Hostility to Religion

“Journalists have a duty to report truthfully, impartially, and without bias.” Media hostility to religion and religious minorities was one of the topics examined at an International Forum on Peace and Human Rights 9th April 2023, this year held at National Taiwan University in Taipei. A leading sociologist of religion, Massimo Introvigne, one of the […]