So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Happy New Year! Lunar New Year’s Day, also known as Korean New Year or Seollal, marks the first day of the Korean lunar calendar. This year, the year of the dog, the holiday will be celebrated in mid-February. Businesses and offices are closed, and subway trains and streets are less crowded. While many Koreans travel to visit family and friends, members of the Filipino community gather to celebrate the Anniversary of KASAMMAKO (The Unity of Filipino Migrant Workers Association in Korea).Read more
Responding to rising tensions and threats between the United States President and President Kim Jong-un of North Korea, the National Council of Churches in Korea on August 10, 2017 sent an "Emergency Letter To President Moon Jae-In Urging Immediate Dialogue" with North Korea in order "to independently resolve the neo-Cold War crisis in the Korean peninsula."
"We stand with our partners and the international faith community in saying this is wrong—the excessive militarization and the escalating hostility must end, before a war that is truly devastating begins."
Derek Duncan, area executive for East Asia and the Pacific
“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