“Let Us Pursue What Makes for Peace and for Mutual Upbuilding”
On August 13 you can join the churches in the world in celebrating the “Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula” using the following prayer prepared by the churches of North Korea and South Korea.Read more
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, DC
Please join the Korea Peace Network (KPN) and Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) for a daylong conference on promising policy options that can defuse tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, while helping to heal those most impacted by the legacies of the Korean War.Read more
Both the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) in South Korea and the Korean Christian Federation (KCF) in North Korea worked together to prepare this Joint Easter Community Prayer.Read more
Warm greetings from NCC-Korea.
Today, 10th of March, 2017, the Constitutional Court of Korea shared it's decision to uphold President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment. This is a monumental moment in our history that shows the strength of Korean people and the power we hold to make change.Read more
Lectionary Selection: John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9
Prayers for Korea:
Thank you for your unfailing love, grace, mercy, and gift of salvation. For you loved us so much, that you gave your one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. By faith, we receive this gift and know that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus.
Lord, we honor you. For you are the master and we are the clay. Mold us and let your Spirit continue to guide us, and touch our hearts that we may have the zeal to walk in the light of your presence each day. Purify and renew our hearts that, from the depth of its abundance, we can speak words of love, not hate; trust, not fear; peace, not discord; inclusion, and not exclusion; encouragement, and not destruction. Enable us to empathize with the plight of others and see them with the heart and mind of Christ.
In the name of Jesus, we pray,
새해 복 많이 받으세요 Happy New Years! Lunar New Year’s Day, also known as Korean New Year’s or Seollal, marks the first day of the Korean lunar calendar. It’s one of the most important and widely celebrated national Korean holidays. This year, the year of the red rooster (정유년), the holiday was celebrated over 4 days, January 27- 30. Businesses and ecumenical offices were closed, and subway trains and streets were a little less crowded. Therefore, to the joy of many of foreigners, one could easily find a seat on the buses and subway trains.Read more
It’s that time of the year! Thermal underwear, heavy winter coats, and hot chocolate... The freezing, cold temperatures, coupled with a strong gush of wind and the occasional slight snow, signals that winter is here! With the presence of winter, it begins to look a lot like Christmas.Read more
International Ecumenical Conference on a Peace Treaty for the Korean Peninsula
Hong Kong SAR, 14-16 November 2016
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. 15 He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, 16 and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. 17 So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; 18 for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, 20 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.
Ephesians 2:13-20Read more
Lectionary Selection: Matthew 24:36-44
Prayers for South Korea:
You are our strength and our song. Thank you for each day in which you allow us to experience, trust, and receive your unfailing love. From the depths of our hearts, we sing praises unto you. God of love and peace, guide us by the wisdom, power, and truth of your word.
Lord, quietly whisper in our ears and give us a gentle nudge to remind us to take time out to reflect on your truths throughout the course of our day. Speak to our consciousness, so that we will never forget to remain watchful because no one knows the day or hour of the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ. Ignite our hearts and minds to always be in the state of preparing so that we will be ready for the day of His return.
Let us not fall asleep on our duties thinking, “Oh, I have plenty time.” Empower us to be purposeful in spending time in your presence, walking in obedience and in our purpose, loving our neighbors as ourselves, living out the Great Commission, standing against every form of injustice, and being the voice for the voiceless.
Lord, we thank You and honor You. In Jesus name we pray,
October 6, 2016
Written by Xiaoling Zhu
Global Ministries Area Executive for East Asia and the Pacific
In the summer of 2015, both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ passed a resolution: "A Call For Peace, Justice And Reunification In The Korean Peninsula." Since then, Global Ministries has worked with our global partners and engaged with advocates across the U.S. to advance this goal. This work is more important and urgent than it has been in decades, with North Korea recently firing missiles despite international pressure against such a move and tensions ever increasing between the two nations.Read more