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News North Korea Religion: Open Doors warns of 'rise of the surveillance state' as North Korea tops watch list again

Published on: Wednesday 15 January 2020
Open Doors warns of 'rise of the surveillance state' as North Korea tops watch list again
News source: https://religionnews.com/2020/01/15/open-doors-warns-of-rise-of-the-surveillance-state-as-north-korea-tops-watch-list-again/

It's ranked No. 23. North Korea leads the organization’s annual World Watch List for the 18 th straight year, “because they, of course, control every element of life and church, and Christians ...

News North Korea Religion: Religion: Closer to doomsday

Published on: Friday 31 January 2020
Religion: Closer to doomsday
News source: https://www.wacotrib.com/news/religion/religion-closer-to-doomsday/article_d7dd5dfa-0fd9-5f30-8f9f-9e8613b29bd6.html

The scientists cited three primary reasons for moving the clock to 1 minute and 40 seconds to midnight: (1) the rising threat of a nuclear blunder (collapse of the Iran nuclear agreement, re-emergence ...

News North Korea Religion: Juche rules North Korean propaganda, but what does it mean?

Published on: Sunday 29 September 2019
Juche rules North Korean propaganda, but what does it mean?
News source: https://sports.yahoo.com/juche-rules-north-korean-propaganda-032003553.html

It's just a single word, but it's hard to miss in North Korea. It's splashed across countless propaganda signs, seeded through dozens of state media reports, at the beating heart of emotional pop songs and on the lips of the earnest guides who show off the grand monuments built in its honor

News North Korea Religion: Guest column: First Amendment binds all American freedoms

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Guest column: First Amendment binds all American freedoms
News source: http://www.indexjournal.com/opinion/guest_column/guest-column-first-amendment-binds-all-american-freedoms/article_6cef72a7-8168-5635-8d71-1d0fa3722c7a.html

and from religion, so the government could neither bless nor ban what anyone believes, as occurs under radical theocracies and communist regimes. The founders secured freedom of speech, to assemble ...

News North Korea Religion: Unification movement leader calls for South Korea-Japan solidarity

Published on: Sunday 06 October 2019
Unification movement leader calls for South Korea-Japan solidarity
News source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/6/hak-ja-han-moon-calls-south-korea-japan-unity-univ/

NAGOYA, Japan— About 40,000 people filled an expo center Sunday to hear calls for bridging the historic tensions between South Korea and Japan through the power of family ideals and religion. The ...

News North Korea Religion: FEATURE: ‘Juche’ rules North Korean propaganda, but its meaning eludes Western world

Published on: Monday 30 September 2019
FEATURE: ‘Juche’ rules North Korean propaganda, but its meaning eludes Western world
News source: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2019/10/01/2003723215

It is just a single word, but it is hard to miss in North Korea. It is splashed across countless propaganda signs, seeded through dozens of state media reports, at the beating heart of emotional pop songs and on the lips of the earnest guides who show off the grand monuments built in its honor.

News North Korea Religion: Pence says US to press religious freedom in North Korea

Published on: Thursday 18 July 2019
Pence says US to press religious freedom in North Korea
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/pence-says-us-press-religious-freedom-north-korea-174214482.html

Vice President Mike Pence vowed Thursday to press North Korea to respect freedom of religion, despite the narrow US focus on denuclearization in high-profile summits. Pence made the pledge to a high-level State Department conference on religious freedom, which came weeks after President Donald Trump

News North Korea Religion: 7 Figures: Trends in global hostility toward religion

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
7 Figures: Trends in global hostility toward religion
News source: https://blog.acton.org/archives/110361-7-figures-trends-in-global-hostility-toward-religion.html

(Note: North Korea is not included in the study.) 2. The share of countries with high or very high social hostilities involving religion, rose from 27 percent to 28 percent. The number of countries ...

News North Korea Religion: North Korea’s human rights: What's not being talked about

Published on: Sunday 17 February 2019
North Korea’s human rights: What's not being talked about
News source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44234505

But most North Koreans will likely never go online. The constitution promises a "right to faith" and there are Buddhists, Shamanists and followers of Chondoism - a native Korean religion - North Korea ...

News North Korea Religion: North Korea dismisses as farce US international religions freedom report

Published on: Wednesday 19 June 2019
North Korea dismisses as farce US international religions freedom report
News source: https://tass.com/world/743017

The attempts to inflict damage on North Korea by the absurd slander of the absence of religious freedoms “are absolutely senseless”, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency says Russia has no ...

News North Korea Religion: British Foreign Office Report: No Visible Improvement in N. Korea's Human Rights

Published on: Thursday 06 June 2019
British Foreign Office Report: No Visible Improvement in N. Korea's Human Rights
News source: http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?Seq_Code=145714

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News North Korea Religion: South Korean Christians launch group promoting religious freedom in North Korea

Published on: Friday 14 June 2019
South Korean Christians launch group promoting religious freedom in North Korea
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/06/14/South-Korean-Christians-launch-group-promoting-religious-freedom-in-North-Korea/4551560517149/

In a forum held during the inaugural meeting, Thae accused North Korea of "annihilating, not suppressing" religions in the communist country. "The first step toward inter-Korean reunification should ...

News North Korea Religion: U.S., South Korea taking wrong approach to North, defector says

Published on: Friday 01 March 2019
News source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/03/01/US-South-Korea-taking-wrong-approach-to-North-defector-says/4711551437979/

"North Korea has no religion for only one reason," said Ahn. "The Kims are the religion." Ahn, who fled North Korea in 1979, added people are "ashamed" to admit to the practice of religion. "One ...

News North Korea Religion: Buddhism: Indonesia’s oldest religion is also the least understood

Published on: Thursday 16 May 2019
News source: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/05/17/buddhism-indonesias-oldest-religion-is-also-the-least-understood.html?src=mostviewed&pg=news/2016/09/19/us-japan-south-korea-condemn-nuke-test-by-north-korea-.html

Despite its status as the world's fourth-largest religion and Indonesia’s oldest religion, Buddhism currently counts as a minor relig ...

News North Korea Religion: When North Korea calls Joe Biden a 'fool of low IQ,' Trump should feel insulted

Published on: Wednesday 22 May 2019
News source: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/opinion/2019/05/22/north-koreas-softball-of-a-biden-insult-is-really-aimed-at-trump.html

North Korea may lack democracy, liberty, justice, human rights, food, water, freedom, love, decency, religion, dignity and hope, but for years it has been a world leader in the export of shocking ...

News North Korea Religion: North Korean refugees speak out: 'My Hanawon experience'

Published on: Saturday 01 June 2019
News source: http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/opinion/2019/06/728_269828.html

I just wanted to be released. The main thing I remember is religion. I had heard about it but had never experienced it. In North Korea, I was forced to believe things, so it was interesting to ...