UCKG? If you haven’t already you soon will. August 11, 2010Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
You may not have heard of the UCKG, but it’s paper may – even now, be dropping through your letterbox. It sure did through mine I didn’t get to scan it in time before it was thrown out, but you can see it here[This is a UK version, but it’s near identical to the Irish one].
It’s a fairly lavish production, something along the lines of those local advertising freesheets on steroids. All big brash headlines, lots of references to sex and true stories. The links into soaps are everywhere.
Clue 1 that it might not be quite what it presented itself came with a heap of ‘ads’ for UCKG services.
Clue 2 was that the initials UCKG are mentioned everywhere throughout but aren’t spelled out.
Thing is that the UCKG is the , a South American Pentecostal and evangelical organisation (actually, that ‘and’ is probably tautological). It’s a most interesting operation, well worth a perusal of the wiki page dedicated to it.
And on this side of the Atlantic it may well be this case jolts memories.
It might be interesting to know how widely this has been distributed around Dublin or other parts of the island.
Here’s an article from the Independent from some years back.