Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony in South Korea organised by the Unification Church. Japan has set up a panel to investigate “spiritual sales” by the church. Photo: AFP
Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony in South Korea organised by the Unification Church. Japan has set up a panel to investigate “spiritual sales” by the church. Photo: AFP
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Japan to investigate coercion in ‘spiritual sales’ by Unification Church, but is it too little, too late?

  • New panel to examine how Unification Church obtained financial support from members, amount earned through sales of items such as urns and statues
  • Lawyers’ group, magazine dispute church’s claims it is no longer pressuring members to make donations or buy its trinkets

Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony in South Korea organised by the Unification Church. Japan has set up a panel to investigate “spiritual sales” by the church. Photo: AFP
Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony in South Korea organised by the Unification Church. Japan has set up a panel to investigate “spiritual sales” by the church. Photo: AFP
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