The Coronavirus and the Shincheonji Church: True facts and fake news

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In 2019, while no one knew the Shincheonji Church outside of South Korea, Massimo Introvigne, Willy Fautré and Rosita Soryté were studying the Shincheonji Church in Seoul, meeting and interviewing the leader as well as members of that movement.

In the last few weeks, a vast amount of information - both true facts and fiction - has circulated about Shincheonji and its involvement in the coronavirus crisis in South Korea. These researchers have interviewed members of Shincheonji and Korean scholars, and examined documents from both the South Korean government and Shincheonji. They have prepared a 25-page White Paper to help international organizations, the media and other concerned parties to better understand the situation.

This White Paper will be presented during a press conference on 17 March 2020 at 14h at the Press Club Brussels Europe.

HRWF and CESNUR invite you to the following event:

Media Briefing
The Coronavirus and the Shincheonji Church:
True facts and fake news

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 14h
Press Club Brussels Europe
Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels

Click here to register for this event.

Notice: due to the COVID-19 global emergency, the event has been held online by videos

Click here for the White Paper


Massimo Introvigne
Center for Studies of New Religions (CESNUR)

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Rosita Sorytè
International Observatory of Human Rights of Refugees (ORLIR)

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Willy Fautré
Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF)

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Alessandro Amicarelli
European Federation for Freedom of Belief (FOB)

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