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EXPLORE GROUPS: Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony

Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony

Shinchonji Church of Jesus (SCJ); Shinchunji; Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light; Xintiandi, Parachristo

Lee Man-Hee (1931–), aka "Manhee Lee”

Lee Man-Hee (1931–), aka "Manhee Lee,” chairman

South Korea (1984)

South Korea

Zion Christian Mission Center, Open Bible Seminars

Mannam Volunteer Association (Mannam International); Healing All Nations; Shinchonji National Olympiad; International Peace Youth Group (IPYG)

The group is alleged to use deceptive and high-pressure tactics to recruit, especially among evangelical Christians.

One online source indicates an overall membership of 150,000. One of the group’s own sites claims that "Currently, there are about 300 Shinchonji Zion Christian Mission Centers in 13 different countries."

Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Uganda, United States

The group does not publish a comprehensive list of countries in which it has an active presence.

Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish;wap2

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