Peace Network for Korea in PC(USA)

You are invited to the founding and visioning meeting of the possible PC(USA) Peace Network for Korea (PNK)!

Dates: October 6th, 7th (Friday evening and Saturday morning and lunch)
Location: Stony Point Center, NY

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A number of my colleagues have thought about how we are needing some kind of network or some way to connect US Presbyterians to peace work going on throughout the Korean peninsula. I am especially interested in an effective way to create a network that might be easily mobilized in connection to the peace movement activities of our partner in the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and their Reconciliation and Reunification Committee. For example, when our Peace Treaty Campaign has some activity or is asking people to write letters to US government representatives we could easily connect people to those actions alerts. We are open to other suggestions and visions. This network will likely connect to PC(USA) World Mission as a mission network and maybe also the PC(USA) Peacemaking Program as a kind of action network. We are exploring possibilities.

I am also dreaming about one day setting up some Peacemaking Travel Study Seminars to Korea that could connect US Americans to Koreans working for peace throughout South Korea (at least for now). That could be based on a workshop I helped the NCCK create in 2015.

Room and board at Stony Point will be covered by the Korean Mission of the PC(USA). We have spots for 10 people. We are unable to cover travel to Stony Point, unfortunately. Details of the schedule will be posted soon, we hope.

If you are able to join us for that one night in October, please email Kurt at kurt.pcusa.ncck {at} gmail.com. Also email any inquiries and we can talk about times for arrival or departure as well. If you cannot make the event but you would still like to join the network for future actions you may email that request as well!

Hope to see you there to help us dream of peace in Korea!

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US Trip Schedule – so far

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Yeah, we also found ourselves in the path of totality this week!

Greetings friends, our family is currently settling into our 6-month stay in the US (due to Soc Sec payment stuff) and we will soon be heading around the country to visit many of you. We have set up many visits around the US, and if we haven’t set up a visit with you yet you can see if we are coming near your area. Feel free to ask and check to see whether we might be able to swing near you as well. Throughout this time our home base will be Mission Haven in Decatur, GA. You can find us there in the in-between days. We will continue updating as we go along:

Sept. 9th-11th – St. Peter & Minneapolis, MN (whole family)

Sept. 17th-21st – Lincoln & Hastings, NE (just Kurt)

Sept. 23rd-Oct. 1st – Boston & Lowell, MA (whole family)

Oct. 6th-7th – Stony Point Center, NY – Peace Network for Korea (whole family)

Oct. 8th – NY, NY (whole family)

Oct. 13th-16th(ish?) – Austin College Homecoming (Kurt & Sahn)

Oct. 22nd-29th – Detroit, MI (just Hyeyoung)

Nov. 2nd-5th – Upper New York Presbyteries (whole family)

Nov. 12th – Chicago, IL (just Kurt) first visit

Nov. 15th-21st(ish?) Birmingham, AL & Shreveport, LA & Athens, TX & ??? (whole family – big drive)

Dec. 1st-4th(ish?) Chicago, IL (Presbytery Meeting) (whole family)

Dec. 10th – (holding for Indiana churches)

Christmas break somewhere in there

Jan. sometime – looking to visit to Los Angeles for two weeks or so, mabye do a big Western swoop?

Feb. – heading back to Korea sometime mid-February once we pass 6 months to maintain a Soc Sec exemption.

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Healing after a Massacre

I sat down in a row of chairs with our Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) waiting for the memorial service to begin. The sun was warm, but our chairs were covered by tent canopies so the several-hundred people gathered there could enjoy the shade. The speaker, Yang, Hae-Chan expressed some frustration, “Some are asking us to forget what happened. How can we forget when we still have the scars? When some were made orphans? When some were disabled? We shouted, ‘We are civilians!’ but the soldiers continued shooting. We have only been having this memorial for 19 years, but I don’t know how to console my fellow survivors.”

Chung, Koo-Do director of the No Gun Ri Peace Park and Yang, Hae-Chan, a survivor, light incense in honor of family members they lost under the bridge. Picture by Lim, Jae Geun.

On June 2nd, we attended the annual memorial for the victims of the No Gun Ri Incident where the YAVs learned about an unsavory event during the Korean War of 1950. Before moving to Korea as a mission co-worker, the only Korean War massacres I had heard or read about involved North Korean forces and served as legitimation for how horrible they were and how necessary it is for us to continue fighting them.

This story, however, involved US forces coming upon a village as they moved south away from the oncoming North Korean forces. On July 23 US soldiers told the villagers of Jugok-ri to evacuate in preparation for the coming North Korean forces. As the village packed up, most physically capable young men left early so that the main village party would seem less of a threat to US soldiers; unaware of what would happen to their families before they met again. The remainder eventually headed south to a second village where they met another group of US soldiers who asked that they move once again. On July 26th, they were stopped by another division of US soldiers who searched their belongings for weapons and then ordered them up onto rail tracks. One soldier was seen radioing a message and soon several US fighter planes swooped in to strafe and bomb the village group.

The villagers left the rail tracks and headed to a bridge near the No Gun Ri village under which to hide. US soldiers set up a perimeter on both sides of the bridge and began firing into group under the bridge. The attack lasted for three days and four nights, ending on July 29th. Some of the villagers, including Yang Hae-Chan the speaker mentioned above, survived under the bridge by covering themselves with the dead bodies of others hoping the US soldiers would assume everyone was dead. With this and other methods some of the villagers lived to tell their versions of the story, such as the wife of Chung, Eun Yong.

Chung, Koo-Do stands next to survivors from under the bridge, sharing the difficulties of the struggle for truth, human rights, and for peace.

As South Korea suffered under decades of dictatorship after the Korean War, the survivors were forced to keep their stories to themselves. Whenever the subject of such incidents came up, the official response of South Korean officials was to label the entire village as “communist” thus legitimizing such immense force. Even after the war ended, the survivors continued to suffer ostracization in their communities. Nonetheless Mr. Chung felt his Christian faith calling him to bring the truth to light, and he tried collecting stories from the few willing to speak to him. He petitioned the US government in 1960. The US responded by saying, “There were no US soldiers present at that location at that time.” When military dictator, Park Chung-Hee took over South Korea, he made it illegal to mention any wrongdoing of the US military. Refusing to give up, Mr. Chung wrote a fiction novel based on the actual story.

Once military dictatorship fell to democratization protests and a degree of democracy opened opportunities for appealing to the government, with the help of a journalist publishing his story, he was finally able to pressure the South Korean and US governments to hold an investigation of the incident. Unfortunately, the two militaries could not agree on a joint investigation. They released separate reports and finally admitted that US soldiers killed non-combatants under that bridge near No Gun Ri. However, the US stopped short of admitting any mistake was made and simply expressed regret that civilians were killed. Officially, the fault still seems to lie with the villagers. The South Korean government’s Committee for the Review of No Gun Ri Incident Victims and Restoration of Honor eventually confirmed at least 226 victims died either on the rail tracks or under the bridge from the attack.

Hyeyoung Lee and Dia Griffiths in conversation with human rights activist, Lim, Jae Geun.

I appreciate the words of Mr. Chung’s son, Chung, Koo-Do, who said this was not a matter of declaring anyone in the US to be evil monsters, even the soldiers who fired the guns. “We are still happy that the US military stopped North Korea from conquering us. This is one friend telling another friend, hey you made a mistake when you were trying to help us. Somehow we must repair our relationship by revealing the truth.” Chung, Koo-Do describes his father’s vision as wanting to unite the soldiers who were there with the remaining villagers so that they could hold a service of healing, where the villagers are no longer remembered as a threat, and the soldiers can be released from their guilt by forgiveness. He explains that both he and his father have been driven by Christ’s call to reconciliation. They also have begun hosting conferences on education around peace and human rights, teaching others make sure such horrible events do not take place again. On of our YAVs, Dia Griffiths later reflected, “Here are men and women whose lives were completely broken. But their tragedy does not begin and end with their story. Their strength as they tell their stories of pain and use their empathy to create seeds of peace and justice in the world beyond themselves is reshaping my understanding of hope.”

YAVs join a women’s activists’ group inspecting the bridge under which villagers were trapped for three days in 1950. Bullet holes are marked by gov’t inspectors: circle=empty hole and triangle=shell still intact.

The villagers of No Gun Ri and the soldiers are running out of time as both are getting older. Even with those already gone, bringing the truth to light can heal lingering wounds on both sides. The last General Assembly passed an overture, number 12-01 On Acknowledging and Reconciling for Killing Korean Civilians in July 1950. This kind of step helps bring us closer to reconciliation.

Through your support we are helping to connect these relationships and issues to US Presbyterians for opportunities of raising awareness and cultivating reconciliation. We thank you for coming on this journey with us through your financial gifts, reading our letters, and praying for us. If you are considering joining us, we welcome you! It is a journey filled with painful stories, but we also believe it is filled with hope!

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YAVs and Political Participation

“I learned more about the U.S.A. than I did about Korea while I was a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV),” has been a recurring theme during the four years we have seen participants come through the Korea site. In his self-reflective blog post, Simon Doong has arrived at a similar realization. Simon was with us last November when we walked past Gwangwamum Square in downtown Seoul the night 2 million people gathered with candles to demand a full investigation into then president Park Geun Hye’s alleged corruption and bribery. Simon and our four other YAVs noted that while living in the U.S. they had never participated in a public political demonstration. This began a conversation among them about their own political participation as U.S. citizens.

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Hyeyoung, Lauren, Simon and other YAVs attend a March 1st Korean independence celebration and demonstration for “Comfort Women” survivors of WWII sexual slavery

While living in Korea, our YAVs have seen a president impeached and removed from office as Korea’s constitutional court upheld the National Assembly’s impeachment on March 10. Participating in a buddy and cultural exchange program through Hannam University (our main site partner) has given Simon and his fellow YAVs opportunities to engage in conversations with Korean young adults about how they are reacting to the news about their president. In a blog post earlier this year, Simon recounted how one of his “buddies” was feeling about the Korea situation and considered its implications. “I could sense his disappointment, frustration, and embarrassment at the whole ordeal. It made me wonder, what does this mean for our society? Even developed countries experience political issues. Maybe modern society hasn’t progressed as far as we like to believe.”

I believe this is part of what makes the YAV program so special. We do not focus on how young U.S. adults are helping poor and needy Koreans with their resources or intelligence. The Korea YAV site is also not simply a fun tourist encounter through which one gets to experience Korean art and food and have “something different” before going back to life in the U.S. to continue living as before. YAVs come to Korea to learn about and understand the world outside the U.S. better, to see what life is like for Koreans who are struggling against poverty, for justice in the system, and for reconciliation amidst a persistent conflict. YAVs take that new understanding back with them to the U.S. to share with their communities, families, and friends. They are not only better equipped to address similar issues in their home country, but they come to understand how our U.S. foreign policy affects countries like Korea. We hope that this better understanding leads to a healthier relationship between the U.S. and the Korean peninsula as well as other nations around the globe.

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Hyeyoung interprets for Peace Village activists on Jeju Island with Simon and other YAVs

Simon added another reflection to his post: “Further, maybe I have been blind to the plight of fellow Americans in other parts of the country. As a YAV, I live in a house with four other American volunteers. Though we are from different parts of the country, we all are college-educated and committed to our work in Korea. We also share similar political views. Yet even in our small community we have communication issues. Sometimes people feel misunderstood or misinterpreted. This can cause them to feel alone. And we must work out those issues through dialogue and clear communication. It’s not easy. We don’t always succeed. Maybe these communication issues occur in our larger society as well.”

Simon’s story with the YAV program will not end when he finishes in Korea in July. He has accepted a placement at the New York national YAV site, where he hopes to work at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. It will be exciting for us to see Simon take all that he has learned about international relationships around the Korean peninsula and apply it to an international cooperation organization such as the UN. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations explains that it “helps Presbyterians witness for justice and peace, in the name of Jesus Christ, within the United Nations community based on the policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly.” Simon has experienced aid work at the city administration level in Korea working in ground level programs at the Seonglak Welfare Community Center and says he is interested in seeing what it is like to advocate for justice at the top international policy-making level. All of our YAVs have determined to be much more active in their participation in the U.S. democratic process after their experience this year.

*Since this was posted on the pcusa.org site, South Korea has held special elections and have elected a new president, Moon Jae In of the opposition Minjudang party. For his first few weeks he has been reversing many of his predecessor’s policies and is enjoying an approval rating of over 80%. We hope his efforts lead to a flourishing of democracy in the wake of its recent erosion.*

We are excited about the future possibilities for Simon and his fellow YAVs as they complete the rest of their year in Korea. We also hope that you will help us pray for them and for the Spirit’s inspiration in their continued discernment.

We thank all of you so much for continuing to support our work in Korea. Your prayers, support, and financial donations help to make sure we can provide this transformative work with a new group of young adults every year. You are helping us plant seeds that will one day bear glorious fruit for our entire global community. Please consider continuing your donation this year, or if you have never supported us before, we’d love to have you on board! May God’s garden continue to grow.

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Taking Time to Blossom (Waiting)

Greetings to you in the name of our hope, Jesus the Christ. As the days grow darker and the colder weather kicks in now is the time we look to our hope in the form of a child born with promise. There was a time of waiting for the child to be born. Then, even after that moment of birth, there was more waiting. The lives of everyone all over the world did not dramatically flip upside down immediately! This is also the reality for our community working to counteract the forces of poverty and the forces of conflict around the world. Sometimes the relationships we cultivate take time to blossom, and we may not see someone escape poverty right away. The change in them, and in us, may be just a seed that does not sprout until many years later.

alyson-jejuThis is especially true for the Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) who come to live next to us in Daejeon, Korea working with children and families amid the struggle with poverty. Alyson, a YAV from last year recently reflected on her year and wrote a story about one of the most meaningful aspects of her work. You can find the entire blog story here. She wrote:

“With a door shut in my face, kids laughing and yelling in Korean on the other side, the Korean volunteer who came with me that day looked at me hesitantly and said, ‘He said, ‘go home.’ He was very rude.’ One of the 12 students at the center, this small seven-year-old boy had not spoken to me much until this point. I could see the distrust in his eyes whenever I spoke to him. This was weeks into my time at Gospel Happy Home School Children’s Center, and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this student. He was rough and didn’t get along well with the other children. The older boys would bully him, but he also frequently tried intimidation tactics with kids he felt he could get away with.  It was tempting to just say he was going to be a problem child and leave it at that. But my teachers assured me that it took time for him to warm up to people. He was very shy, and the things we did to show we cared were not lost on him. It would just take time.”

alyson-good-newsWe always encourage the YAVs to avoid perpetuating the power dynamic of being the wealthy/powerful/intelligent ones coming from the West to fill the needs of poor/needy/uneducated Asians. We encourage them that even when they are leading activities that teach English language, they make this a tool toward building a relationship with their children so that everybody gets to know each other better. This cultivating a relationship is the purpose toward which all activities should lead. Alyson also tried a variety of activities, jokes, even sleight of hand tricks to build bridges her young boy. Alyson writes about having to hold on to even the faintest notion of cultivating a connection: “Eventually he spoke to me more – calling me ‘Ddong-lyson’ (which is like Poop-lyson instead of Alyson). I decided to take this name calling as optimistically as possible – after all he was talking to me. I kept at it, trying to include him in games whether he played or not.”

Little by little, working against poverty and against systems that perpetuate it, we must find ways to appreciate even the slightest hint of change. In the meantime, we simply continue to push toward a growing relationship as best we can. We often need to remind ourselves that, when truly working a Critical Global Issue like addressing the root causes of poverty, learning about those root causes and the people affected by them might not give us immediate gratitude or feel-good moments. Through this relationship, both the YAV and the children are transformed. This transformation eventually comes not in feeling good about “having done good works,” but in the expanded understanding of how our lives are connected all the way across the globe. We also find it in the expanded understanding of how decisions we make in the USA, for example for whom we voted, can have significant impact on the lives of Koreans depending on which policies our elected leaders enact.

Alyson eventually found her moment of a relationship breakthrough, as sleight as it was, just before she finished her year:

“By mid-year, this small boy, who slammed doors in my face and told me to go home was coming to me to play tag. Though he never stopped calling me ‘Ddonglyson,’ I can still hear him yelling, ‘Can you? Can you?’ his way of asking ‘Can you catch me?’ so I could run after him – always calling ‘Time!’ right before I caught him. It didn’t matter to me that he always “won.” I was delighted that we were playing.

“When the new school year started, he stopped coming to the center. I asked the teachers about him, and they said he wasn’t doing well academically and would be back later. I wasn’t sure I would see him again, and I wondered what was going on in his life. Sure enough though, months later as summer break started for the kids and a few weeks before my work at the center ended, I was relieved to see him show up again – spunky as ever and calling me ‘Ddonglyson’ again. I told him I missed him and he asked me to catch him again.”

We thank all of you for your continued support of our work with YAVs like Alyson and the new group that arrived last September. With your donations, prayers, and care packages we are even more encouraged to hold on to that sliver of hope as we continue to work and to wait for the transformation in the Christ Child to one day be fulfilled for all the earth. Let us continue to wait, pray, and work together.

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NCCK Peace Treaty US Tour Report

Dr. John Merrill addresses the NCCK delegation.

Dr. John Merrill addresses the NCCK delegation.

“There is a hidden history of Korea that most US Americans know nothing about. Even I learn something knew all the time although I stopped working for the State Department a long time ago,” remarked Dr. John Merrill of the US-Korea Institute of SAIS. “Because this context is lacking [in the US], it is harder to reduce tensions in Korea.” He spoke this to our delegation sitting around a table as we met to share with him our hope for Korean peace at the end of a week-long campaign for peace across the US. This comment encapsulates will the complicated task on which we set out to labor.

In late July the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) sent me along with a delegation of 21 pastors, professors, and staff to tour the US on behalf of the Reconciliation and Unification Committee petition campaign for a Korean Peace Treaty. Our crew traversed the USA from Los Angeles to Washington, DC in 4 mini vans driving over 3,083.8 miles in 12 days to share our need for a peace treaty on the Korean peninsula. We responded to God’s call by meeting with Korean church leaders, US denominational staff, and government officials bearing witness to the need for an end to the Korean War.

We began after landing in Los Angeles with a dinner hosted by Korean church leaders of the L.A. community and a press conference for our campaign. Members of the NCCK and the US partners shared passionate conversation over dinner and articulated the dire need to an end to military conflict. We bore witness to the hope that securing peace through dialogue, rather than new weapons like the THAAD missile defense, will bring greater security to all nations in East Asia.

Father HyeonHo Kim on Trail Ridge Road lookout.

Father HyeonHo Kim on Trail Ridge Road lookout.

From LA, we made the long drive over several days to our next event in Chicago, Illinois. Along the way, we broke up the many kilometers with a few stops at national parks such as Trail Ridge Road in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado where our crew stepped out to take in the view at 3,659 meters above sea level. We took in the fresh air and beauty and then continued on our way to eventually reach Chicagoland.

There our delegation met church leaders from the Korean immigrant community again for dinner and presentations. That Sunday morning our group split up to worship and preach at three different congregations around Chicagoland, including Holy Covenant United Methodist Church within the city of Chicago.

Rev. Moon Sook Lee gives a sermon encouraging us to become magpies.

Rev. Moon Sook Lee gives a sermon encouraging us to become magpies.

Rev. Moon Sook Lee gave a sermon there urging us to reclaim a Korean bird and symbol of reconciliation, the magpie, which had been overshadowed by the dove through Western and Abrahamic culture and spirituality. As we reclaim the magpie, we reclaim the hidden stories of struggle against militarism and violence and we remove obstacles to building bridges across intractable conflicts as in Korea, she asserted.

Our next stop took us to Indianapolis, Indiana where we met with staff of Global Ministries, a joint ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ denominations. There we celebrated that the Disciples denomination had just passed a resolution at their assembly supporting the NCCK peace campaign, similar to Overture 12-13 passed by our PC(USA) General Assembly.

Our delegation finished its journey with several days in Washington, DC hosted by the National Council of Christian Churches in the USA (NCCCUSA). We met with a Colorado senator’s office and a House subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

 

NCCK General Secretary Kim hands Ambassador King a gift with laughs.

NCCK General Secretary Kim hands Ambassador King a gift with laughs.

We presented our petition and signatures to date to Ambassador Robert King, ambassador for North Korean Human Rights and to White House staff on July 27th, the anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement of 1953, which failed to end the war. During the meeting with the White House staff, a group of us took signs and songs outside to call for peace in Korea in front of the same building.

That afternoon, Dr. John Merrill of the US-Korea Institute at SAIS also hosted our delegation for the conversation mentioned above. We discussed the urgent need to decrease tensions in Korea immediately.

NCCK delegation marches, sings, and prays outside the US White House.

NCCK delegation marches, sings, and prays outside the US White House.

On the final day, the NCCCUSA hosted a consultation with other ecumenical partners involved in the Korean conflict and reconciliation, and then a press conference broadcast on the internet, which included participation from Rev. J. Herbert Nelson new Stated Clerk of PC(USA) and former director of our DC Office of Public Witness. The press conference announced a Washington Appeal adopted by the consultation that called upon the US and other governments to make immediate moves toward dialogue and negotiation on a peace treaty in Korea. We still have a lot of work to do in order to fill the gap in knowledge of Korea’s hidden histories and context.

The NCCK has asked me to continue working alongside them as they continue this peace treaty campaign for at least another two years with a visit to partners in Europe in 2017 and a possible trip to partners in East Asia in 2018. Your prayers and financial contributions help make it possible for me to draw up itineraries and driving directions, etc. for actions such as this. We thank you for your generosity during our first three years of service, but we still have not raised the full cost of working in Korea yet. Would you consider lifting us closer to that goal? We cherish all gifts large and small, new and increased. Thank you for your continued support.

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2016 Joint North-South Prayer for Peace

ncck peace campaignEvery year the Christians in South Korea and the Christians within the official church of North Korea write a joint prayer for overcoming conflict and moving to respectful reconciliation. Today in Korea is August 15th, the anniversary of both liberation from Japanese Occupation and division into two competing systems (US v. Soviet) in 1945. Pray with us that Koreans may one day overcome this division now lasting more than 71 years. This prayer below was written and edited by both the National Council of Churches in Korea (South Korea) and the Korean Christian Federation (North Korea). You may also add your name to an online petition for a KOREA PEACE TREATY.

2016 Joint Prayer for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula

God, ruler of history!

Thank you for letting the churches of the South and the North share the joys of independence with the same longings again this year. The Lord’s grace that led us to share this common prayer filled with yearnings from past promises for a peaceful unification is indeed great and amazing. Please accept our earnest desires for you Lord.

Seventy one years ago, our country again found its once lost country and welcomed the joys of independence. Having patiently waited with righteous efforts, we trusted God, the ruler of history, and hoped that the day would one day come.  With shouts of victory resonating over the whole of Korea, how can we ever forget that overwhelming day when the triumphs of independence surged up in thirty million souls?

Gracious God!

Such a short-lasting joy, our people came to a dead end of a harsh road filled with division, separation, war and armistice. Through meetings and talks, paths to reconciliation were created and through economic cooperation, dreams of common prosperity were once built. But now, the walls in our hearts have become higher than ever. There is no knowing of the depths of the rivers of mistrust and the valleys of anger that we would have to cross. Lord, take pity on this misfortunate country.

Though the Lord has given the church a responsibility to take care of peace, the people did not serve such command fully. Christians were called to be apostles of peace but instead they have created conflict. As they do not even acknowledge each other as their own people, they do not bother to bear hearts to love. Lord, we confess our wrongs and sins, please forgive us.

God of love and peace!

The distance between the North and South has become unfathomable, but we believe that the day will come when we will need each other. Though our hearts have been ripped to pieces, we realize that it is not far to where we would heal each other’s pains and encourage one another. Amongst the tension of the great powers, we are certain that the day will come when we sing songs of self-existence and independence.

Lord, make one this separated country and gather all those families who have been scattered everywhere. Let the children of North and South eat from one bowl, and youths to sing songs for a hopeful humanity from one desk. Let the footsteps of the people’s coexistence lead from Hallah to Baek-du and the waves of peaceful co-prosperity surge from Dokdo to the West Sea.

Thus let the people in this safe and peaceful peninsula nourish the happiness that should be granted to all the seventy million people. And from that oneness, let the people serve all over the world with greater vigor and spirit. We pray in Jesus’ name.

August 15, 2016

National Council of Churches in Korea (South)             Korean Christian Federation (North)

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