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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, Mannam, Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW)

Lee Man-Hee (1931–), aka "Manhee Lee” or "Man Hee Rhee" ("the promised pastor")

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); Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), Peace Walk, Peace Letter Campaign; Peace Media Forum; Track Nepal; Coalition for Caribbean Leaders for Peace (CCLP); African Leaders of Peace Summit; World Alliance of Religious Peace (WARP) Summit; O-YES Foundation

include The Creation of Heaven and Earth (2009)

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

Online sources indicate membership of over 300,000 (as of March 2020).

Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uganda, United States, Zimbabwe

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

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