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The Director of Dialogue Ireland, Mike Garde was interviewed on Cork 96FM The Opinion Line with PJ Coogan on Thursday June 5th, 2014.
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“The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is in Ireland 3 years. It recently leafleted Cork to get established here. Based in Hotel Isaac. Controversy in Brazil, the US, the UK and Belgium, but nothing was proven. Mark of the church was offered airtime but declined. He says there is nothing to hide and all people need to know is on www.uckg.ie
Mike Garde 0872396229 is Director of Dialogue Ireland Trust http://www.dialogueireland.org/
One of our readers had a leaflet put through her door (pictured below).
These are the concerns she expressed!
Leaflets have been dropped in letter boxes around the north Dublin area regarding the “I believe you can event” at Croke Park this Sunday. The small print indicates this is UCKG.
It is a very clever leaflet targeting the vulnerable. They have pictures of people claiming they were saved from “years of addiction, family problems, ulcerative colitis (!!),spiritual problems, loneliness & unemployment.”
How many people will innocently get sucked into this tomorrow unaware of what it is ??
We have been receiving reports for over 8 years about this Church. They are clearly very active in Phibsboro where they have a rented building near Doyles Corner. Continue reading →
Edir Macedo is 5-foot-6, slight, and 68 years old. He has deformed fingers, a sparse crown of graying hair, and more than 5 million followers, whose donations over the last 36 years have made him a billionaire. In Brazil, where he was born and raised, he is a major national figure, the subject of dozens of criminal inquiries, and the owner of Rádio & Televisão Record, a media conglomerate that runs the country’s second-largest television network. He is known to most everyone by the title he created for himself: He is O Bispo—“The Bishop.” Macedo is the founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, a Pentecostal denomination specializing in prosperity theology, which links faith to financial success. Continue reading →
The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) was formed in 1977, in Brazil. It owes its origins to a Canadian missionary, Robert McAlister, with a Pentecostal tradition. An early convert was Edir Macedo who has been a key figure in the growth of the movement. Continue reading →