“In this episode I speak with Cathlene Bell. Trigger warning: we speak on religious trauma, suicide, the treatment of special needs individuals in the Unification church and coercive control. I’ve come to realize that even when the conversations are feel good conversations, topics surrounding the Unification church must come with a trigger warning. That isContinue reading “Purity Culture in the UC: “The Buffet” with Cathlene Bell on Blessed Child podcast”
Miriam speaks to Kacey on the Cult Vault about growing up in a church nursery in England, the pressure to be a good ‘blessed child’, and example for the younger ones, her arranged marriage and eventual journey out of the church. Summary of content: 1. Intro to church and parents joining. 9. Offering children andContinue reading “The Unification Church – An English Perspective: Miriam on the Cult Vault Podcast”
In this short story Limi writes beautifully about her ‘three fathers’ : ‘I will never know the woman I might have been. Then again, I would not have existed had my biological parents not fallen completely for this “True Father.” ‘ Limi Marie Bauer, “Fathers”
In Part Two of Donna’s interview with Elgen, she talks about being kicked out of New Eden Academy and the pressure and problems of purity within the church. Summary of content: 4. Falling is worse than Hitler. 7. Camp Sunrise and older blessed kids, blessing seniority. 10. Dae no. Nim and cheong pyeong. 14. FearContinue reading “Eternity in a Box: Donna Cervelli Part 2 on Falling Out Podcast”
Teddy illustrates growing up in the Moonies in his cartoon that featured in the Nib Magazine.