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Countercult ministries often concern themselves with religious sects that consider themselves Christian, but hold beliefs thought to contradict the Bible, including The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Unification church, Christian Science, and Jehovah's Witnesses.
As Martin's definition suggests, the countercult ministries concentrate on non-traditional groups that claim to be Christian, so chief targets have been The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science and the Unification Church, but also smaller groups like the Swedenborgian Church
Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church ( many of whose members were targets of deprogramming ) issued this statement in 1983:
* Deprogramming Article in Unification Church sponsored wiki-encyclopedia.
Rachel White Scheuering writes that, when SEPP began, it was affiliated with the Washington Institute for Values in Public Policy, a think tank run by Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church.
Moonie is a pejorative term sometimes used to refer to members of the Unification Church.
Church members have used the word " Moonie ", including Sun Myung Moon, President of the Unification Theological Seminary David Kim, and Moon's aide Bo Hi Pak.
In the 1980s and 1990s the Unification Church of the United States undertook an extensive public relations campaign against the use of the word by the news media, including hiring civil rights activist Ralph Abernathy to equate it with the word " nigger ".
The word " Moonie " is derived from the name of Sun Myung Moon, the founder and leader of the Unification Church.
The 2002 edition of The World Book Dictionary does not note a negative connotation, defining it simply as: " a follower of Sun Myung Moon "; nor does the 1999 edition of the Webster's II New College Dictionary, which defines it as " a member of the Unification Church established and headed by Sun Myung Moon.
The Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Japan describes it as a colloquial term to refer to a member of the Unification Church.
It became prevalent and was used both by critics of the Unification Church, as well as by church members themselves.
The word " Moonie " used within the Unification Church itself and by church members in public as a self-designation.
Defense counsel for Sun Myung Moon instead asserted use of the word in the jury selection process was necessary to identify the Unification Church and to question jurors about possible prejudice.
" Judge Gerard L. Goettel instructed the jury that the case involved the Unification Church, Sun Myung Moon, and his followers, whom the judge stated were " sometimes referred to as Moonies.
In 1984, The Washington Post noted: " Members of the Unification Church resent references to them as ' Moonies '", and quoted one church member who said " Even in quotation marks, it's derogatory ".
In 1985, the president of the Unification Church of the United States, Mose Durst, asserted there was a positive change in perception of the church after Moon's trial and his conviction on federal tax violations and conspiracy: " In one year, we moved from being a pariah to being part of the mainstream.
The Unification Church hired civil rights activist Ralph Abernathy to equate the word " Moonie " with the word " nigger ".
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, by 1989 Unification Church members preferred to be called " Unificationists " rather than " Moonies.
" The Washington Post reported that " Unification Church members are being advised no longer to accept the designation of ' Moonie ,' and to declare any such nomenclature as indicative of a prejudiced view of the church.
" In 1989 the Chicago Tribune was picketed after referring to members of the Unification Church as Moonies.
Unification Church official Michael Jenkins ( who later became president of the Unification Church of the United States ) commented in 1989 on his views of why the Unification Church was shifting its public stance regarding use of the word: " Why, after so many years, should we now be taking such a stand to eliminate the term ' Moonie?

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" In 2005 the New York Times published ( as a part of their series " Modern Love ") the testimony of former Unification Church member Renee Watabe about her arranged marriage in which her husband was selected for her by Moon.
* An essay on the use of the term Moonie by a Unification Church member
Moon is a member of the Honorary Committee of the Unification Ministry of the Republic of Korea.
In 2001, the Catholic Church archbishop Emmanuel Milingo was wed by Moon with a Unification Church member in a blessing ceremony against the will of the Pope.
Unification Church support for Islamist anti-communists came to public attention in 1987 when church member Lee Shapiro was killed in Afghanistan during the Soviet war in Afghanistan while filming a documentary.
A UPenn graduate and a member of the Unification Church said his church " helped me achieve stellar academic results ".
Orwell was a member of the Workers ' Party of Marxist Unification ( POUM ) militia and suffered suppression and escaped arrest by the Comintern faction working within the Republican Government.
* Unificationist ( religion ), A member of the Unification Church ; not to be confused with Unitarians or Unitarian Universalists
Bo Hi Pak ( born August 18, 1930, Korean: 박보희 / 朴普熙 ) is a prominent member of the Unification Church.
In 1987 at a church gathering, a Zimbabwean Unification Church member who was thought by Moon to be the continuous " channel " on earth for his deceased son Heung Jin Moon, " beat Bo Hi Pak so badly that he was hospitalized for a week in Georgetown Hospital.
Other influential supporters of the AUF include Dr. André Action Diakité Jackson, who is an AUF National Committee Member African Unification Front and chairman of the ADC & ADPA in Luanda, Angola ; John Atta-Mills the president of Ghana, Alhaji Yahaya Ndu who is also a member of the AUF National Committee and the president of the African Renaissance Party in Nigeria, Alimamy Bakarr Sankoh, head of the Sierra Leone People's Democratic League ( PDL ), and Dr. Miria Matembe ,< ref >
Neil Albert Salonen, a member of the Unification Church, was the Chairman of the University's Board of Trustees when he was chosen to serve as ninth University president in 1999.
The Montreal Convention, formally the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, is a treaty adopted by a Diplomatic meeting of ICAO member states in 1999.
Hak Ja Han ( Korean: 한학자, Hanja: 韓鶴子 ) or Hakja Han Moon ( born January 6, 1943 lunar calendar ) is an influential member of the Unification Church and the widow of the church's founder, Sun Myung Moon.
In April 1960 at the age of 17, Han, by then a member of the Unification Church ( which was officially founded in 1954 ), married Moon who was then 40 years old.
In 1979 Unification Church critic Christopher Edwards titled a memoir about his experiences in the six months he spent as a church member: Crazy for God: The nightmare of cult life.
Jung is a former member of the Unification Church.
The Vice president of the Mexican Senate, Yeidckol Polenvsky, has invited the Honduran MP Silvia Ayala, as a member of the Democratic Unification Party and leader of the manifestations in support of Zelaya held in San Pedro Sula, to attend the meeting-something that attracted the fury of the pro-current government Honduran press.
Bill has a dalliance with Scott's partner Karen Janney, a former member of the Unification Church who is married to Kim Jo Pak in a Unification Church Blessing ceremony in the prologue of the book.
Ishii was a member of the Unification Church in Japan, and a friend of Moon, and served as the film's producer.

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