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Corée du Sud: Intolérance contre l’église de Shincheonji après l’incident du coronavirus

Les médias du monde entier concentrent leur attention sur l’église de Shincheonji, un nouveau mouvement religieux chrétien sud-coréen, après que des membres de la congrégation de Daegu ont été infectés par le coronavirus.

En tant qu’expert qui a étudié Schincheonji, je suis préoccupé par le fait que les médias internationaux qui ne savent manifestement rien à son sujet ont «découvert» cette église pendant la nuit en raison des incidents de coronavirus en Corée et ont répété des informations inexactes trouvées sur Internet.

Plus inquiétant encore est le fait que les membres de Shincheonji qui ont contracté le virus, qui sont les victimes de cette histoire, sont traités injustement par les médias coréens et décrits comme  «sectaires». Pire encore, certains membres de Shincheonji ont été insultés, discriminés et forcés de quitter leur emploi, et sont les boucs émissaires de ce qui est devenu une hystérie nationale et internationale à propos du virus.

Pour autant que je sache, Shincheonji coopère avec les Centres coréens de contrôle et de prévention des maladies (KCDC) pour contenir le coronavirus, en se conformant à toutes les indications des autorités et même en testant le virus sur tous ses membres, à ses propres frais. Certains politiciens et médias en Corée du Sud font de Shincheonji le bouc émissaire de l’épidémie, afin de détourner l’attention du public des critiques qui leur ont été adressées pour n’avoir pas interdit l’entrée en Corée du Sud de ceux qui arrivaient de Chine, malgré les préoccupations exprimées par l’Association médicale coréenne.

L’agence de presse publique sud-coréenne, Yonhap News, a évoqué la relation possible entre l’arrivée de 1 000 étudiants chinois lors d’un voyage scolaire à Daegu le mois dernier et le déclenchement des épidémies. Au lieu de cela, Shincheonji est injustement blâmé, même si, 24 heures après qu’un de ses membre ait été identifié comme infecté par le virus, il a fourni aux autorités une liste complète de ses membres. Les membres ont également été encouragés à dire à leurs collègues et à leurs patrons qu’ils appartenaient à Shincheonji – ce qui n’est pas un petit pas, car en raison des campagnes anti-Shincheonji, ils restent normalement discrets sur le lieu de travail et se mettent désormais en danger d’être insultés, menacés et même de perdre leur emploi.

Le sentiment anti-Shincheonji en Corée du Sud est alimenté par des groupes chrétiens fondamentalistes, qui sont beaucoup plus influents dans ce pays qu’ailleurs dans le monde et sont perturbés par la croissance rapide de Shincheonji. Ces groupes ont des antécédents de propagande au vitriol et même de violence physique contre Shincheonji, dont les membres sont régulièrement kidnappés et confinés pour être soumis à une conversion forcée (déprogrammation), et sont maintenant allés jusqu’à accuser Shincheonji de propager intentionnellement le virus et d’appeler à la dissolution forcée de Shincheonji. Diffuser de fausses nouvelles dans un moment de crise nationale est dangereux et irresponsable.

L’atmosphère est davantage empoisonnée par le fait que des élections politiques auront lieu en Corée du Sud le 15 avril et que les discours de haine contre les nouveaux mouvements religieux sont utilisés à la fois comme un outil électoral et un moyen de détourner l’attention des critiques publiques des politiciens qui ont très mal géré la crise des coronavirus et le fait que le révérend Jeon Kwang-hoon, président du Conseil chrétien de Corée et chef de la principale coalition anti-Shincheonji en Corée du Sud, a été arrêté le 24 février pour avoir enfreint la loi réglementant campagnes électorales.

Certains groupes fondamentalistes utilisent les épidémies de virus comme prétexte pour intensifier leur campagne contre Shincheonji, dans l’espoir que le virus pourra réaliser ce qu’ils n’ont pas réussi à accomplir, c’est-à-dire mettre un terme à la croissance spectaculaire de Shincheonji, qui se produit en grande partie à leurs dépens. Alors que Shincheonji a certainement une théologie particulière, et il est normal que d’autres ne soient pas d’accord avec cela, les protestants coréens « anti-sectes » fondamentalistes sont maintenant en train de profiter honteusement de la situation. Les médias internationaux responsables doivent se garder de coopérer par inadvertance avec eux.

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La conversion forcée qui viole les droits de l’homme devient un problème international

Dakarmidi- Le 29 novembre 2019, le Centre d’Études sur les Nouvelles Religions (CESNUR) d’Italie et les Droits de l’Homme Sans Frontières (HRWF) de Belgique ont organisé un séminaire sur les droits de l’homme intitulé « Intolérance et discrimination à l’égard de nouveaux mouvements religieux: un problème international ».
Ce séminaire, qui s’est tenu à Séoul, en Corée du Sud, était consacré à la protection des droits des minorités religieuses visées par les groupes majoritaires, en particulier dans le contexte de situations contraires aux droits de l’homme telles que la conversion forcée survenue en Corée.

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Forced Conversion in South Korea Should Be Put to an End: An Open Letter to President Moon Jae-in

Dear President Moon:

We represent international NGOs and scholarly organizations specialized in researching religious pluralism and new religious movements throughout the world, and advocating for religious liberty.

South Korea is a democratic country in an area where several totalitarian regimes persecute believers of all religions. We commend your government’s efforts to speak out for human rights and religious liberty in Eastern Asia.

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HRC 41 writen statement : Forcible Deprogramming of Members of Shincheonji in Republic of Korea

Forcible Deprogramming of Members of Shincheonji in South Korea

In the last decades of the 20th century, the international flourishing of new religious movements (NRMs) caught unprepared both the traditional religions and the secular media that had predicted the demise of religion. The simplistic, pseudo-scientific explanation of this growth was that the NRMs converted their followers through a sinister form of mind control called “brainwashing.”

If they were “programmed” through “brainwashing,” their opponents argued, members of “cults” needed to be “deprogrammed.” A new private profession was born. “Deprogrammers” kidnapped members of the “cults,” after having been paid significant sums by their parents or relatives, kept them imprisoned, and submitted them to heavy physical and psychological pressures until they agreed to renounce their faith.

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CESNUR and Human Rights Without Frontiers Release White Paper on Shincheonji and Coronavirus

" We are scholars, human rights activists, reporters. and lawyers, all with a substantial experience in the field of new religious movements (derogatorily called “cults” by their opponents). Some of us have studied the Korean Christian new religious movement known as Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (in short, Shincheonji).

We are concerned with the vast amount of inaccurate information circulating about Shincheonji and its involvement in the coronavirus crisis in South Korea. We have interviewed members of Shincheonji and Korean scholars, and examined documents from both the South Korean government and Shincheonji. We have prepared this white paper to help international organizations, the media and other concerned parties to better understand the situation. None of us is a member of Shincheonji, nor do we adhere to its theology. But theological criticism should not be confused with discrimination or violation of human rights.

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ACTIVITES CAP LC 2018 / 2020

HRC 43 A coalition of NGOs questions the People’s Republic of China at the United Nations March 2020

HRC 43 Oral Statement on Religious Freedom in Russia  March 2020

HRC 43 Prolonged discrimination of religious minority in Germany March 2020

HRC 43 Status report Ezidis for the General Director of the United Nations (UN) March 2020

HRC 43 SOUTH KOREA – Coronavirus and Shincheonji: Stopping the Witch Hunt – Urgent Appeal from Human Rights Groups March 2020

HRC43 | Support consensus renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders March 2020

religious freedom situation in India February 2020

Multifaith letter regarding Huma Younus February 2020

Recognizing Freedom of Conscience and Religious Objections to State Mandated Vaccination and Ending the Persecution of the Unvaccinated People of Faith February 2020

End The Persecution of The Church of Almighty God Now! February 2020

Human Rights in Thailand and Malaysia : The case of the Ahmadis refugees in Thailand and Malaysia March 2020

Declaration of Principles for the International Religious Freedom Alliance February 2020

2019 Annual Report on the Chinese Communist Government’s Persecution of The Church of Almighty God Released Today January 2020

2019

FORB Roundtable meeting 10 December

Human Rights : Where are we at ? Past and Future

Universal Periodic Review pre-session Spain

Signin letter 2019

Sign On Letter: USCIRF Reauthorization

Eelam  Tamils  Genocide  in  Sri  Lanka

Another Minority Religion Under Threat in Russia: Who Is Afraid of Sri Prakash?

NGOs write to international Govt leaders to alert on 45 reporters of Bitter Winter arrested in China

Persecution of Chinese Refugees of The Church of Almighty God in South Korea Should Not Start Again

seekers from The Church of Almighty God (CAG)

Re: Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

OSCE 2019

Is Religious Freedom ever possible in the Russian Federation ?

COMPILATION OF WRITTEN RECOMMENDATIONS

OSCE HIDM 2019 Prasun Prakash

OSCE HIDM 2019 : Is Religious Freedom ever possible in the Russian Federation ?

Prasun Prakash Is Religious Freedom ever possible in the Russian Federation ?

From Warsaw to Paris: MIVILUDES will cease to exist on 1 January 2020

FOB at the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting 2019 in Warsaw

40th session of the Human Rights Council

Universal Periodic Review of China: NGOs Strike Back

HRC40 | States should defend environmental human rights defenders

Oral statement on China General Debate Item 6 – 40th HRC session

rejection of asylum in Japan for a persecuted religious minority in China

Human rights situation of Uyghur minority in Xinxiang region in China must be criticised

The Church of Almighty God’s Refugees in Japan: A Statement at the United Nations

North Korean Overseas Workers

Persecution of Uighur people in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (UAR), China

Limitations of religious freedom in China are now worse than they even were since the Cultural Revolution

Asylum Seekers from The Church of Almighty God in Japan

U.N. religious freedom expert seeks visit to China’s Xinjiang

The ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Russian Federation

40th Human Rights Council Session : Clustered interactive dialogue with: Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

41st session of the Human Rights Council

HRC 41 written statement : Misuse and Abuse of the Pre-trial Detention and the FIES System in Spain & the Kokorevs Case

hrc 41 written statement : Call for International Support against Norway’s requirement for the wearing of religious headgear for ID photographs

HRC 41 written statement : The case of the Ahmadis refugees in Thailand and Malaysia

HRC 41 writen statement : Forcible Deprogramming of Members of Shincheonji in Republic of Korea

HRC 41 oral statement : Forcible Deprogramming of Members of Shincheonji in Republic of Korea

42nd session of the Human Rights Council

International Peace Day Conference: Emerging religions persecuted by the CCP are making efforts for world peace

International Day of Peace UN Geneva : Totalitarian Regimes Are the Biggest Hindrance to World Peace

Nazioni Unite (ONU): “International Day of Peace”

Broadening the impact of Peace Wave

Written statement submitted by Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status : Misuse and abuse of the pre-trial detention and the FIES system in Spain & the Kokorevs Case

Written statement submitted by Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience, non-governmental organizations in special consultative status : Give Kashmiris a voice for self determination

Written statement submitted by Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience, non-governmental organizations in special consultative status : Dalibor Mocevic v. Croatia: denial of justice and ethnic discrimination in a property right case

Written statement submitted by Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status : Religion-based Refugees in France: The Church of Almighty God

Joint Statement of Ukrainian and Georgian Women at the UN “Women. Peace. Strategic Partnership. Joint Activities”

100 NGOs at UN Blast China’s Anti-Muslim Racism, Protest Silencing of NGOs

UN 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council ITEM 4 join oral statement FUNDACION VIDA – GRUPO ECOLOGICO VERDE – CAP LIBERTE DE CONSCIENCE – German sect filters

UN 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council Item 6 outcomes NORWAY Protection of Human Rights in Norway

UN 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council Oral Statement about the misuse and abuse of the pretrial detention and the FIES system: the Kokorev case

United Nations General Assembly : DAFOH Discusses Role of Forced Organ Harvesting as a Tool of Religious Persecution and Genocide in China

UNSG Guterres For China Now Censors In Geneva As He Has In NY For 429 Days Banning Press For CEFC China Energy

2018

 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – A Commitment from Civil Society December 2018

Eelam Tamils Genocide in Sri Lanka December 2018

side-event 39th HRC session : FORB IN EU AND RUSSIA september 2018

side-event 39th HRC session : THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS INVALIDATES APPLICATION OF THE RUSSIAN LAW ON EXTREMISM TO PEACEFUL RELIGIOUS GROUPS september 2018

side-event 39th HRC session : RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AND STATE NEUTRALITY: THE CASE OF HUNGARY september 2018

Oral statement 39th HRC session : Protection for the Religious Minorities of Afghanistan september 2018

Oral statement 39th HRC session : UPR OUTCOMES ON RUSSIAN FEDERATION september 2018

Oral statement 39th HRC session : UPR OUTCOMES ON GERMANY september 2018

39th HRC session joint written statement : It is time the Russian Federation ceases all persecutions against Religious Minorities september 2018

39th HRC session written statement : The denial of the religious plurality by Russian Federation september 2018

39th HRC session written statement : Religious persecution of a new religious movement in China september 2018

39th HRC session written statement: Protection for the Non-Muslim Religious Minorities of
Afghanistan september 2018

Side-event OSCE HDIM 2018 : How Universal is “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights September 2018

OSCE HIDM 2018 Working session 7 RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AND STATE NEUTRALITY: THE CASE OF HUNGARY September 2018

Side-event OSCE HDIM 2018 : Freedom of Belief, No Discrimination and Telorance in the OSCE area September 2018

OSCE HIDM 2018 Working session 6 : The Denial of Religious Plurality in Russia September 2018

Side-event OSCE HDIM 2018 : The Religious Freedom in Eastern OSCE countries September 2018

OSCE HDIM 2018 : COMPILATION OF WRITTEN RECOMMENDATIONS September 2018

Faith and Freedom summit June 2018

Religious persecution in China denounced at the European Parliament June 2018

Chine : 1,5 million de personnes emprisonnées pour leur foi – La violation de la liberté de religion en Chine dénoncée au Parlement Européen juin 2018

Déclaration aux Nations Unies 38em session du Conseil des droits de l'homme: Principe de la laïcité et liberté de religion en France juin 2018

Joint oral statement at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council : Religious Freedom in the Russian Federation June 2018

38th session of the Human Rights Council Written statement submitted by Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience. The Russian Federation's religious freedom at the crossroads: barriers for indigenous nomadic shamanism June 2018

38th session of the Human Rights Council Written statement submitted by Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status The Role of FECRIS and Anti-Cult Organization in Russia June 2018

Join oral statement 38th session Human Rights Council :
Religious Freedom in China June 2018

38th session Human Rights Council Written statement submitted by Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience. Arbitrary Detention – China June 2018

 Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Right to Asylum: The Case of China June 2018

The Russian Federation and Religious Freedom : The hidden factor behind the bad religion concept may 2018

United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review Germany May 2018

United Nations 30th UPR session : The Russian Federation and Religious Freedom May 2018

Deterioration of Religious Freedom in Eastern Europe at the United NationsMarch 2018

CAP LC organise à l’ONU une conférence sur la détérioration de la liberté religieuse en Europe de l'Est March 2018

Oral statement at the 37th session of the Human Rights council : Universal Periodic Review Czechia March 2018

Déclaration orale de CAP Liberté de Conscience à la 37ème session du Conseil des Droits de l’Homme aux Nations Unies (Genève) : Liberté religieuse et persécutions en Chine : Le cas de l'Église de Dieu Tout-Puissant March 2018

La France livrera-t-elle des réfugiés à leurs bourreaux ? March 2018

Conférence sur le refus des demandes d'asile en France pour les
réfugiés religieux chinois membres de l'Eglise du Dieu Tout-Puissant
March 2018

Le déni de la liberté religieuse en Chine et le cas de l'Église du Dieu Tout-Puissant exposés à la 37e session du Conseil des droits de l'homme aux Nations Unies March 2018

The denial of religious freedom in China and the case of The Church of Almighty God exposed at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations March 2018

Written statement submitted by Coordination des associations et des particuliers pour la liberté de conscience. CAP Liberté de Conscience expresses its concerns regarding the situation of minority religions in Hungary February 2018

Written statement* submitted by Coordination des associations et des particuliers pour la liberté de conscience, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status : Religious refugees (Church of Almighty God) from China denied asylum in Europe February 2018

International Convention «Law and Freedom of Belief in Europe, a difficult journey» January 2018

Laïcité and religious freedom: A coalition of NGOs questions France at the United Nations January 2018

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