The World Council of Churches (WCC) is alarmed by the escalating tensions and exchanges of fire on the Korean peninsula. “The governments of South and North Korea are engaged in a dangerous game of provocation and counter-provocation,” said director of the WCC’s Commission of the Churches on International Affairs Peter Prove, “which puts the lives of the people of the peninsula into jeopardy.”Read more
Greetings from the National Council of Churches in Korea,
After 4 days of consecutive talks between South and North, 4 high-level government officials came up with the following agreement which we are all waiting for.
In a statement issued by the NCCK, we expressed sincere appreciation to the patient work by government officials to achieve a peaceful solution through the tense meetings. We also declared that “this agreement would be a cornerstone through which the new era will open for true reconciliation and reunification in the Korean peninsula.” We also expressed our heartfelt appreciation to all our partner churches around the world for their continuous concerns and prayers.Read more
Greetings from the National Council of Churches in Korea.
As you are aware, the landmine explosion in the DMZ (Aug. 4th) has aggravated the already deteriorated North/South relations. North and South have blamed each other even though the whole truth of the tragic accident is still in mystery. The South alleged that the landmines had been planted by the North, but the North insisted that the explosion was a manipulation of the South and urged to stop war games. To retaliate the landmine attack of the North, on Aug. 10th the South Korean military resumed the propaganda broadcast to North Korea using giant speakers. In turn the North gave strong warning against the broadcast condemning it as a psychological warfare. Actually the broadcast to North Korea stopped 11 years ago during Noh’s administration as it had antagonized the North: Even in the time of Cheoan warship crisis, the South did not broadcast against the North as it provokes extreme hostility. Meanwhile on Aug. 17 the US and the South began the UFG military drill.Read more
The actions of the Japanese government are very destabilizing and disturbing to the North East Asia region as they bid to change their constitution which, since the post-war constitution was written up to this time, has ensured peace and non-aggression as a national policy. To see the present action of the United States in supporting this revision is very disheartening and extremely alarming and the consequences will be severe.Read more
Rev. Dr. Kim Young-ju, General Secretary of the NCCK, released a statement of protest in response to actions taken by the United States Forces stationed in South Korea.Read more
The National Council of Churches in Korea statement of solidarity with justice-seeking people of the United States
The wolf will live with the lamb; the leopard will lie down with the young goat.
They will neither harm nor destroy on my holy mountain (Isaiah 11: 6, 9)
Conectados por medio de Cristo
Y sabemos que a los que aman a Dios, todas las cosas les obran a bien. Esto es, a los que conforme a su propósito son llamados. Romanos 8:28Read more
The NCCK is a faith movement which confesses only God in Christ, is a movement of solidarity and unity among churches for mission and is working on building a common evidence for bringing about a sense of social responsibilities and realization of social justice within society.Read more
Seventy years since the joys of incomplete independence were reduced to the pains of separation
On this morning when we reminisce of the jubilance of resurrection
The voice of forgiveness and reconciliation resonates in our hearts
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to God’s purpose. Romans 8:28
The first ten students enrolled in the Studies of Ecumenism and Social Transformation (SEST) program at the Graduate School of Theology at Hanshin University graduated last June. The students, from six Asian countries, each earned a Masters in Theology degree after writing and defending their master’s thesis.Read more