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December 11, 2006, 05:37:56 AM
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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:

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 (down)
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)

Translators: google, babelfish

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.

(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


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。




Google Translate - Not perfect, but mostly understandable.

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.

性侵犯三港女 周五遺返南韓




Google Translate again:

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


[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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« 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.