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« on: December 11, 2006, 05:37:56 AM »
Someone, probably from HK, posted the following on the wiki page:

    The church in Hong Kong is named "月明教會" (The Bright Moon Church) and was founded there a few years ago. They target university students and in particular Christians to recruit on university campuses. A former member told the press that in church services Jung leads through an Internet video stream, and that the church offers Jung's photos to the members and asks them to worship the photos. The member finally left the church, and he was threatened and harassed by student members of the church.

    Though the church has been in Hong Kong for years, the slow development made it fairly unknown until its media exposure to the public. To attract youth, the church tried to create an organisation to run various community activities, known as the United Culture and Arts Network (UCAN). The organisation's webpage was deleted in May of 2005.

    It is believed that the church consists of about 100 members, mostly students from two colleges of medicine, and several lecturers. These colleges (listed below) refused to comment.

    There was one recognized case in which parents of a female student sought help from local religious groups. The girl's behavior changed completely after joining the church and she never came back home. Instead, she devoted herself to church's development and donated all her income to it. Her family found a photo of Jung in her wallet.

        * University of Hong Kong
        * Chinese University of Hong Kong

Most of it was translated from a HK news article named "Over 100 core members of the South Korean cult in Hong Kong" (decent google translation), and the English was later cleaned up a little by me.

Most news articles only focus on the rape claims, so it's nice to have media backup on claims of harassment/weird cult behaviour. What the article describes happens in all the other countries. I've found very few things that are true for particular countries and not for others, all the churches seem to operate pretty much the same way. That's the defining feature of a cult: lack of individuality.

From the old forum:

Author: exjmsman
Date: Feb 3, 2004

    >:(
    There is a JMS Church in Hong Kong. From my friend who is now still a loyal member there told me that they paid a lot to their "Teacher".
    What makes me angry is they always used different type of social and leisure activities to attract the boys and girls. They later on get familiar with them and teach them those "spiritual" message.
    And last year JMS lived in HK for nearly a year and many HK members just pay $$ for him.

    Is there anyone know where JMS is now? Call the Interpol to catch him!

    A Ex-JMS member

Author: exjmsman
Date: Feb 20, 2004

    Their webpage:
http://www.ucan.org.hk/main/main.html

They call themselves UCAN (You Can)

They have many groups, which actually target at recruiting people from different professional fields such as engineering, business and medicine into their organization.

Almost all the person in-charge in the webpage are the loyal followers of JMS.

What a terrible cult!

They actually have morning service daily (except Sunday) started at 3 am in their "centre" (they never call their church as church, instead they call it centre to avoid being traced by outsiders)

Since I don't have the mean to reveal it, I hope anyone would help to spread it out to the mass media.[/list]

According to an EXODUS press release Jung fled to HK from Taiwan in September 2001 following the negative Tai media attention. He was also arrested in HK for visa violations in July 2003 but fled on bail of US$100,000 (HK$780,000). Interpol requested he be transferred to HK Interpol but was still released on bail...

HK front group websites:
UCAN http://www.ucan.org.hk (down)
UCAN soccer http://www.pword.net/ucan/soccer/ (down)

Hong Kong news articles (in Chinese):
淫邪教主招徒亂港 性侵犯三港女 周五遺返南韓 (July 30 2003)
Over 100 core members of the South Korean cult in Hong Kong (October 2 2006)

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January 10, 2018, 08:52:24 AM
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Re: Hong Kong
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 08:52:24 AM »
Over 100 core members of the South Korean cult in Hong Kong (October 2 2006)

That article is archived on The Internet Archive here.

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韓邪教港核心成員逾百
(東方) 10月 02日 星期一 03:00AM
【東方日報專訊】近年以月明教會之名入侵本港的韓國攝理教會,以大專學生為主要吸納對象,一名前月明教會信徒向本報披露該教會的核心成員逾百人,做禮拜時會由化名為Joshua Jung(又名Jousha
 Lee)的鄭明析透過視象會議帶領信徒祈禱。一直追查鄭明析下落的韓國組織則指他藏匿內地,並於酒店作為基地招攬信眾。

教主鄭明析視象會議祈禱

該名已脫離月明教會的信徒阿強(化名)本身是基督徒,於大學飯堂被就讀其他學系的同學游說到其教會。「初到教會時,已經覺得他們的行徑神神秘秘,禮拜由一個叫Joshua Jung?『老師』以視象會議形式帶領,整體感覺與一般教會很不一樣。」

期後阿強發現教會鼓勵教友在家中供奉Joshua Jung的照片以供膜拜,才覺不妥,加上在網上無意中發現涉及多宗性侵犯案件的韓國攝理教教主鄭明析正是Joshua Jung,令阿強與另一同學決定離開教會,但他表示在脫離教會初期,經常在學校遭其他學生教友滋擾及恐嚇。

疑藏匿內地酒店遙控運作

阿強又指,月明教會只會在大學校園低調招攬基督徒學生,而逾百名的核心成員中,不少是醫學院畢業生,當中更有大學講師。據阿強所知,月明教會為增加影響力,以其他組織名義參加不同的社區活動,並自設網頁招攬教徒,但有關網頁已於○五年五月被刪除。

多年來鍥而不捨追查鄭明析的韓國民間組織Exodus一名成員早前接受本報查詢時表示,得知鄭明析與其助手藏身內地,以酒店作為大本營操縱各支部運作,Exodus在掌握了鄭的行蹤後曾向內地公安舉報,疑因走漏風聲而被他逃脫,其助手在扣查後亦已釋放。該成員表示,Exodus會不惜一切將鄭繩之於法。

Google Translate - Not perfect, but mostly understandable.

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Han cult more than 100 core members of Hong Kong
(Eastern) Monday, October 02 03:00 AM
[Oriental Daily News] In recent years, the Church of the South Korean invasion of Hong Kong in the name of the Church of the Churches in order to college students as the main object to be absorbed, a former YMCA church members disclosed to the newspaper the core members of the church more than 100 people, Will be pseudonym for Joshua Jung (aka Jousha
 Cheng Ming-Lee of Lee led the believers to pray through a video conference. Tracing the whereabouts of South Korea's Cheng Ming organization refers to his hiding in the Mainland and attracting followers at the hotel as a base.

Founder Zheng Ming video conference to pray

The Ahn'Qin (a pseudonym), a believer who has departed from the Yue Ming Church, is a Christian in his own right, lobbying his church with students from other departments at the university canteen. "When they first arrived in the church, they thought their actions were mysterious and were led by a video conference called Joshua Jung?" Teacher. "The overall feeling was very different from that of the churches."

After AQiang discovered that the church encouraged Joshua to worship Joshua Jung's photos at home for worship, he felt that it was wrong to do so. In addition, it was exactly the unnamed Korean Protestant leader Zheng Ming analyzed on the internet that involved multiple sexual assault cases Joshua Jung, which led Ah Qiang and one of his classmates to leave the church, said he often was nuisance and intimidation by other church members in his early days in the church.

Suspected hiding inland hotel remote operation

A strong also means that the church in Yue Ming will only solicit Christian students on a low-key campus. More than a hundred of the core members of the school are medical school graduates, of whom more are university lecturers. As far as I know, the church in Yue Ming increased its influence and participated in various community activities in the name of other organizations. It also solicited its own web site for its members, but the website was deleted in May 2005.

For many years, a member of the South Korean non-governmental organization Exodus who persevered in tracing Cheng Ming-pao's earlier interview with this newspaper said when he learned that Cheng Ming-shan and his aides were hiding in the hinterland and operated the branches with the hotel as their base camp, Exodus mastered the whereabouts of Jung After reporting to the police in the Mainland, he was escaped from escape because of leaks and his assistant was released after the investigation. The member said Exodus will at all risk to Zheng law.

January 10, 2018, 08:58:27 AM
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Re: Hong Kong
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 08:58:27 AM »
Hong Kong news articles (in Chinese):
淫邪教主招徒亂港 性侵犯三港女 周五遺返南韓 (July 30 2003)

Article archived here on The Internet Archive.

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淫邪教主招徒亂港
性侵犯三港女 周五遺返南韓

    30/07/2003

【靜態組報道】涉嫌在亞洲多個國家及地區假借攝理?名義,淫辱逾五百名女信徒的南韓籍?主鄭明析,原來早在去年底已經匿藏本港,靜悄悄地在港招收會員,最少已有三名香港女子懷疑曾被侵犯。至於本月初鄭明析在西貢清水灣豪宅被捕時,正與兩名身穿性感泳衣的女郎歡聚,當時屋內尚有多名少女,其中有香港女子,據悉她們都是跟從鄭明析多時的女信徒。


據了解,本月初遭入境處以非法居留罪名拘捕的鄭明析,獲准以約七十八萬港元保釋後,須每周向入境處報到,而本周五報到後,只要南韓駐港總領事館向鄭補回護照文件,入境處便會根據《入境條例》將鄭押上飛機遣送返南韓。入境處及南韓駐港總領事館昨日均拒絕評論事件。
聲稱會員以醫生律師為主
消息透露,鄭明析近月一直居於清水灣豪宅,他曾出席鄰居聚會,期間鄭向街坊透露,自己屬於一個國際組織,該組織在港成員約有一萬人,以專業人士為主,例如醫生、律師等,鄭曾邀請一些街坊參與該組織舉辦的活動,但未有人應邀。
一直追蹤鄭明析下落的南韓民間組織EXODUS,一位在港聯絡人姜小姐估計,鄭明析所講的近萬成員只是誇大其數,但相信鄭明析確曾在港招收會員,初步已得知有三名香港女子受侵犯,但基於家醜不出外傳的傳統觀念,受害的女子一直未有向警方舉報。
姜小姐續稱,鑑於香港與南韓沒有引渡協定,鄭明析目前牽涉的非法居留指控,即使起訴成功也會被判以輕微懲罰,她擔心鄭明析或會潛逃他國,繼續藉?派名義傷害其他人,故此EXODUS正積極鼓勵受害人挺身而出舉報。
消息透露,鄭明析目前在本港代表律師安排的一個豪宅單位居住。至於鄭明析曾經居住的清水灣豪宅,昨日所見,窗戶已經拉上白色的布簾,門外擺放多件行李及雜物,有六名青年男女受託前來搬走行李,準備搬到寄存物件的貨倉。他們聲稱不知悉行李內藏有甚麼物品。至於寓所花園草叢,現場遺留兩張白色藤椅、綁紮帳篷用的繩及一張地蓆,與鄭明析被捕時遭拍下的環境相若。
信眾曾達20萬倡性交救贖
資料顯示,鄭明析在一九七八年成立攝理?,部分?義源自統一?,?會人數曾多達二十萬人。而鄭明析向信徒灌輸思想,指女人因引誘男人偷吃禁果而帶有原罪,救世主必須透過?主的身體來「救贖」女人,所謂「救贖」就是發生性行為。
香港天主??友培育辦事處執行秘書賴煜清指出,假借宗?名義淫辱女信徒的事件,很多時是靠?派領袖的個人魅力,加上宗??義的包裝去吸引信徒。他提醒市民,這些宗?很多時窺準信徒心靈空虛,假意關心接近,取得信徒信任使他們不能自拔,然後提出荒唐的要求,令信徒無法拒絕,故此對於陌生的?派,要特別留心。

Google Translate again:

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Prodigal leader trick chaos Hong Kong
Sexual assault Three Hong Kong women left to South Korea on Friday

 30/07/2003

[Static Report] The alleged involvement of more than 500 female believers in the name and insult of many South Asian countries in various Asian countries accused South Korea's Cheng Ming-chih, who originally concealed Hong Kong as late as the end of last year and quietly recruited in Hong Kong Members, at least three Hong Kong women suspected of being violated. As early as this month, when Cheng Ming-pak was arrested at the Clearwater Bay mansion in Sai Kung, she was gathered together with two girls in sexy swimsuits. At that time, there were still more girls in the house, including Hong Kong women. It was reported that they were all following the pro- Female followers

It is learned that after being released on bail at about HK $ 708,000, Cheng Ming-chih, who was arrested by the Immigration Department earlier this month for illegal residency, will have to report to the Immigration Department weekly. After Friday's report, as long as the consul general of South Korea's consular mission to Hong Kong After Zheng returned his passport documents, the Immigration Department deported Zheng to the South in accordance with the Immigration Ordinance. Both the Immigration Department and the South Korean Consulate General in Hong Kong rejected the comment yesterday.
Claim that members are mainly doctors and lawyers
According to the sources, Cheng Ming-pai has been living in Clear Water Bay mansion for months in recent years. During his meetings with neighbors, Zheng Chengjie revealed that he belonged to an international organization with about 10,000 members in Hong Kong, mainly professionals. For example, Doctors, lawyers, etc. Zheng invited some residents to participate in the activities organized by the organization, but no one was invited.

The South Korean non-governmental organization EXODUS, who has been tracking the whereabouts of Cheng Ming, has been tracking down. Miss Jiang, a Hong Kong-based contact person, estimates that the nearly 10,000 members of Cheng Ming-chih's analysis merely exaggerate the number, but I believe Zheng Ming did indeed recruit members in Hong Kong and initially It was learned that three Hong Kong women were violated. However, based on the traditional notion of housekeeping, the victimized woman has not been reported to the police.

Miss Jiang continued that in view of the fact that Hong Kong and South Korea did not have extradition agreements, Cheng Ming-ch'u analyzed the allegations of illegal stay currently involved and would be sentenced to minor penalties even if the prosecution was successful. She fears that Cheng Ming-shan would either flee to other countries and continue to use its name to hurt Others, so EXODUS is actively encouraging victims to come forward to report.

According to the information, Cheng Ming-ch'eng is living in a mansion unit currently arranged by lawyers in Hong Kong. As for the clear-water mansion in which Cheng Ming-pai once lived, yesterday saw that the window had been draped with white drapes and many pieces of luggage and sundries were placed outside. Six young men and women were escorted to carry luggage and were ready to move to store goods Warehouse. They claim they do not know what is in the baggage. As for the apartment garden grass, the scene left two white wicker chairs, tied with ropes and a tent seat, and Cheng Ming was arrested when captured the same environment.

The letter has reached 200,000 redemption redemption

According to the information, Cheng Ming-pao was established in 1978. Some of the righteousness stems from the unification. As many as 200,000 people attended the meeting. While Cheng Ming-ch'in instils into his followers his thoughts that a woman has original sin by inducing men to eat the forbidden fruit, the Redeemer must "redeem" the woman through the body of the Lord. The so-called "redemption" means that there is sexual activity.

Lai Yuk-ching, executive secretary of Hong Kong Catholic Friendship and Incubation Office, pointed out that in many cases the incarceration of female believers under the pretext of sectarianism is often based on the charisma of the leader and the packaging of the deceased to attract believers. He reminded members of the public that these cases are often overlooked when believers are emptied of their hearts. When they are hypocritically concerned with approaching interests and believers make them unable to extricate themselves, they then make absurd demands so that believers can not refuse them. Therefore, they should pay special attention to strangers.




January 10, 2018, 09:39:05 PM
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Re: Hong Kong
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 09:39:05 PM »
Thanks for linking the articles, even if they are in Google Translate-ese. (Perhaps it should be it's own language? I'm joking by the way)

Hope your day's been going well, Peter!

Wonder how many JMS members are in Hong Kong now.

January 11, 2018, 01:16:28 PM
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 01:16:28 PM »
Thanks Katie. My went well and it's almost over here. I'm just about to finish a 3-week stint of extra winter classes, so I'm very ready for a break!

Yes, I am curious about Hong Kong. I find it really interesting that a cult like JMS can get a lot of media attention at some stage and then years later, it drops off everyone's radar. But of course, the cult continues under an umbrella of ever-changing front groups. If you happen to dig up anything on JMS in Hong Kong, that would be much appreciated.