Japan passes funds law amid ‘cult-like’ church controversy

Published By with Comments

Categorized as Uncategorized Tagged , , ,

The new law, approved at this year’s closing parliamentary session, bans religious and other groups from using coercion or threats to solicit funds from followers.

Many Unification Church followers claim they were forced to join, left in poverty, or neglected because of their parents’ devotion to the group.

Believers, other donors and their families will now be able to seek the return of donations when organizations play on their fears or link their cash to spiritual salvation.

Organizations will also be banned from asking donors to borrow money or sell real estate and other assets.

Although the law doesn’t name the Unification Church, its passing follows public pressure after Abe’s assassination, which lifted the lid on the group’s practices.

Content retrieved from: https://www.dw.com/en/japan-passes-funds-law-amid-cult-like-church-controversy/a-64055591.

1 comment

  1. Is this the beginning of the end for the Unification Church in Japan? For decades the organization called a “cult” has relied upon Japan as a “cash cow.”

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trenton, New Jersey 08618
609.396.6684 | Feedback

Copyright © 2022 The Cult News Network - All Rights Reserved