“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”
“Tw ⚠️⚠️ trafficking, sexual assault, violence, victim blaming, religious trauma. Part 2 of “The everlasting gobstopper” where Second gen Ex-Moonies meet to deconstruct the trauma of growing up with purity culture in the Unification Church. Together, we are finding the words to describe the hidden complexities of growing up Moonie. Thank you @mightybrecca for joiningContinue reading “Purity Culture in the UC: “Your genitals are not your own” on Blessed Child Podcast”
‘⚠️⚠️⚠️tw: grooming, child abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, self-harm, murder. Join in on a panel of survivors talking about purity culture within the Unification church. We do a deep dive into the intersections of purity culture, lack of autonomy, lack of boundaries and what that means. Part 1 of a multi-series. We dive deep withContinue reading “Purity Culture in the UC: Mother’s Milk on Blessed Child podcast with Renrobot”
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 part one of this interview Yousei describes his turbulent early years in the church – moving home eleven times in eleven years and dealing with a string of challenges along the way. Summary of contents: 1. Qanon connections. 3. Intro Yousei. 5. Origin of Yousei’s name. Early years. 14. New York and moving houseContinue reading “‘Cha Cha the True Dog’ and ‘Survive, Any Way You Can’: Yousei Sama on Falling Out Podcast (Parts 1 & 2)”
‘More than a decade after leaving the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church (the “Moonies”), filmmaker Cara Jones attempts to finally break free from the religious movement which dominated her childhood in an attempt to unpack the legacy of the decisions her parents made while challenging assumptions – hers and ours – about cults andContinue reading “Blessed Child the Documentary: Cara Jones”
In this heartwrenching episode, Elgen Strait talks to Limi about her experience growing up in a nursery for ‘Blessed Children’. Featuring a recording of her voice as a child, with other children in the nursery, Limi describes the difficult separation from her parents at such a young age. Part 2 covers Limi’s experience of raisingContinue reading “‘A Chorus of Sorrows’ and ‘A Million Dreams’: Limi Bauer on Falling Out podcast”
Teddy Hose gives an in depth personal account of growing up in the church in USA, and why he eventually left. On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU-sdKuzleA On Spotify: Subjects covered in this episode: 6. Summery of church. 8. Pikareum and blood lineage. 13. Holy wine and candy blessings. 14 similar to om shin rikkyo. 16. parents join. 18.Continue reading “Teddy Hose on The Cult Vault podcast”
Jen speaks about the mythology of the Unification Church, her experience growing up in it, being labor-trafficked, and having an arranged marriage blessing. Her recovery is explored through powerful photographic self-portraits and the value of art as therapy.
In Part 1, Ares speaks to Elgen Strait about his experience growing up as a ‘Jacob’s Child’ in the Unification Church. In Part 2 Ares and Elgen discuss the Blessing, Special Task Force, Washington Times, dating after the church and the ‘indemnity stick’ ceremony.