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Aggressive Propagation of Religion Raises Eyebrows Both At Home and Abroad

Aggressive Propagation of Religion Raises Eyebrows Both At Home and Abroad

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Earlier this week, up and coming South Korean actor Park Bo-gum was embroiled in a scandal surrounding his questionable affiliation with the controversial Jesus Centered Church, after a post was uploaded on his Twitter account promoting an event tied to what many consider to be a religious cult. The controversy [...]

Conscientious Objector Receives ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict at Court of Appeal

Conscientious Objector Receives ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict at Court of Appeal

GWANGJU, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The first verdict in a case of conscientious objection due to religious beliefs has been made at the Gwangju District Court of Appeal, with the judge declaring the defendant innocent of the charges. The ruling is expected to trigger controversy over the implementation of alternative forms of mandatory service.   [...]

Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

JEJU, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) – April 8 on the lunar calendar is Buddha’s Birthday. Converted to the solar calendar, this year’s celebration falls on May 14.  To kick-start the festivities, lantern processions celebrating Buddha’s 2560th birthday took place in multiple cities across Korea on Saturday. According to a 2014 Hankook Research study, 18.1 percent [...]

New survey shows Canadians continue to believe in God but many are indifferent toward organized religion

New survey shows Canadians continue to believe in God but many are indifferent toward organized religion

TORONTO, July 8, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–The United Church Observer (The Observer) is reporting the results of a new, groundbreaking survey that spotlights Canadian attitudes toward organized religion. As church attendance declines and landmark church buildings close, The Observer, an award-winning independent monthly magazine, is helping to clarify the reasons behind the diminishing role of organized [...]