Stop the UBF Campus Shepherding

Stop the UBF Campus Shepherding

September 6, 2016
Petition to
General Director Moses Yoon and 2 others
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Started by Brian John Karcher

There are "campus shepherds" on over 300 colleges and universities from a new religious group called University Bible Fellowship.

We, the undersigned, call on the leaders of the UBF shepherding system to stop the following:

1. Stop appointing personal, lifelong moral supervisors (aka "shepherds") over students' young adult lives.

2. Stop arranging marriages between UBF members, a practice called "marriage by faith".

3. Admit and acknowledge (and put and end to) the mountain of eye-witness testimony regarding many kinds of abuse the UBF shepherding system has allowed, including, but not limited to:

  • Demanding unnecessary sacrifice of students, including ordering abortions as a requirement to become a missionary, cutting off ties with family and friends, and pressuring students to offer money.
  • Training students to obey through "dead dog training", such as by having them walk barefoot 5 miles, to drive 3 hours every week to attend meetings, and to stand in ice water.
  • Intruding into students' lives through undue religious influence, excessive daily, weekly and monthly meetings, and unhealthy indoctrination.

More information about University Bible Fellowship, a Korean campus ministry, can be found here:


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Decision Makers

  • Moses YoonGeneral Director
  • Augustine SohnPresident
  • James RarickVice President