Cambodia warmly welcomes weird Korean religious cult, International Youth Fellowship

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Cambodia warmly welcomes weird Korean religious cult, International Youth Fellowship

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:34 am

22 March 2018
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Phnom Penh: International Youth Fellowship (IYF) has collaborated with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and BELTEI International University to organize World Camp in Cambodia with Over 3,000 students and students, of which more than 1,300 students from BELTEI participated.
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The camp was presided over by HE Sean Borat, Secretary of State and HE Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports under the theme of " Youth for Ethical and Virtuous Leadership ", held on March 22-24, 2018 at Koh Pich Theater . This program is designed to educate young people to do good deeds and to be leaders in the future, moral and virtuous. The camp was also attended by well-known speakers, including Dr. Bac Son, Founder of International Youth League, Mr. Hun Many, President of the Union of Youth Federations Cambodia, Ly Chheng, Rector of BELTEI International University and many other famous speakers.
https://kohsantepheapdaily.com.kh/article/613220.html

However, beneath the apparent moral educative benefits in the International Youth Fellowship, there lies a cult religion run by South Korean, Pastor Ock Soo Park.
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The Good News Mission and the International Youth Fellowship.
https://www.gotquestions.org/Good-News-Mission.html
Question: "What is the Good News Mission, and what do they believe?"

Answer: The Good News Mission is a ministry in Seoul, South Korea, that began as a missionary school in the late 1960s. It continues to train and send missionaries and pastors; currently, they have 600 missionaries, half of which are serving overseas in areas other than Korea. The Good News Mission also hosts conferences and operates broadcast facilities, camps, the Mahanaim Cyber College, and a youth intervention ministry called the International Youth Fellowship (IYF). The ministry has been led by Pastor Ock Soo Park since 1972.
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http://ocksoopark.com/?c=1/6
The Good News Mission is Trinitarian, Reformed, and appears to teach salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. And, as a mission, it naturally places a strong emphasis on evangelism and reaching the lost.

Several controversies surround the Good News Mission. Some people, including some pastors, have left the group and call it a cult. Most [other] complaints involve the extent of Pastor Park’s control over the organization.
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http://ocksoopark.com/?c=1/7

Cambodia is an open and welcoming country, it's true. But is a self-styled Korean Christian sect the best possible guide for Cambodia's students and future leaders ?
And were the Ministry of Education and BELTEI aware that by collaborating with International Youth Fellowship they are assisting a religious missionary group whose prime mission is to convert souls ?
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Re: Cambodia warmly welcomes weird Korean religious cult, International Youth Fellowship

Post by Gilmore » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:57 pm

Proselytizing is banned under Cambodian law, but laws don't mean much here.
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Re: Cambodia warmly welcomes weird Korean religious cult, International Youth Fellowship

Post by hanno » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:58 pm

Plenty of strange cults in Temple Town. Usually in huge mansions hidden from view by 5-meter walls and usually well in the boonies.
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Re: Cambodia warmly welcomes weird Korean religious cult, International Youth Fellowship

Post by markd » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:28 pm

stay away from the coolaid, kids :nono:
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Re: Cambodia warmly welcomes weird Korean religious cult, International Youth Fellowship

Post by Jimmy Crow » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:19 pm

They should visit the church of Satan in Battambang ran by a Chinese man!
Everyone is equal. Everyone has a place. No one is written off, because there is worth and goodness in every life... That is the Republican ideal. And if we won't defend it, who will?
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Re: Cambodia warmly welcomes weird Korean religious cult, International Youth Fellowship

Post by that genius » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:26 pm

They could just sign up for Fox News :)
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Post by Borum-Ex frm TOForum » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:36 pm

Going by the second picture, i’d warmly welcome them too!
I actually don't give a flying fuck, furthermore nice to meet you all here! :thumb:
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Re: Cambodia warmly welcomes weird Korean religious cult, International Youth Fellowship

Post by cptrelentless » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:40 pm

Love them some cults, the South Koreans, really picked up the ball and ran with it.
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Re: Cambodia warmly welcomes weird Korean religious cult, International Youth Fellowship

Post by davebodia » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:29 pm

Yea. Such terribly weird people. Giving up part of their lives to help others and all... oh the horror.
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Re: Cambodia warmly welcomes weird Korean religious cult, International Youth Fellowship

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:23 pm

Thing is that the IYF are not what they pretend to be. There is a covert religious agenda.
Some young Americans' experience on volunteering with the IYF in 2012 :

Traveling to Teach English; Getting Sermons Instead
By JIM DWYER JAN. 19, 2012
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A few weeks before Christmas, someone passed Malachy F. Cleary Jr. a flier as he rushed from the subway station to class at Hunter College on the East Side of Manhattan. It was a call for volunteers to teach at an “English Camp” in Mexico during the winter break, no experience needed; $300 would cover transportation, room and board.

Later that day, a friend of Mr. Cleary’s from high school, Nick Scherer, called from State University at Stony Brook, where he was a student. He, too, had picked up the flier on his campus. “We thought, why not?” Mr. Cleary, 18, said. “It’s really cheap.”

That, say Mr. Cleary, Mr. Scherer and others, is how they found themselves this month confined to a hotel outside Dallas, sleeping five and six to a room, and being awoken at 5:30 a.m. for a full day of what ostensibly was teacher training in preparation for the camp in Monterrey, Mexico.

In fact, they said, the volunteer teaching was tucked into a much different and larger agenda centered on the religious theories of Ock Soo Park, a Korean preacher and founder of Good News Corps, the sponsor of the “English Camp.” Mr. Park also founded the Good News Mission, which its Web site says consists of 300 churches in Korea and 120 churches in 43 other countries, and Mahanaim, a theology and music school in Huntington, N.Y.

Speaking in Korean, Mr. Park delivered talks that often ran two hours or more, to a group of 1,600 people, about 400 of whom were connected with the camp and had traveled from as far as Alaska to volunteer. Associates gave supplementary “Mind Lectures” on biblical passages as interpreted by Mr. Park, who asserts that the human heart is lodged with “filth and evil.”
Full article: https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/nyre ... ected.html
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