NCCK Statement on SK-NK-US Meeting in Panmunjom

Let Us Prepare for a New Day of Peaceful Coexistence: A Statement on the Meeting of Leaders at Panmunjom We at the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) welcome positively this meeting of South-North-U.S. leaders at Panmunjom. The third summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un at Panmunjom was a gateway through whichContinue reading NCCK Statement on SK-NK-US Meeting in Panmunjom

Defector from North Korea: The Story of Mr. Hong Gang Chul (1/2)

To put things short, the Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS)’s Protection Center for North Korean Defectors (previously called the Central Joint Interrogation Center) is a jail without bars equipped with “good” facilities like shower stalls and beds. …and I did as told, not knowing that it would later be used as evidence against me inContinue reading Defector from North Korea: The Story of Mr. Hong Gang Chul (1/2)

International Conference in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 88 Declaration

Communique for “International Conference in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 88 Declaration” Cultivating Peace, Proclaiming Hope 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. (Ephesians 2:14) God’s vision for this world sees swordsContinue reading International Conference in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 88 Declaration

88 Declaration International Ecumenical Conference Report

Cultivating Peace, Proclaiming Hope The National Council of Churches in Korea hosted an international conference revisiting the Korean Church’s 1988 Declaration from March 5th – 7th, 2018 in Seoul. The conference welcomed about 140 participants with 100 participants attending from inside Korea and 40 participants joining as delegates from international church and civil society partners.Continue reading 88 Declaration International Ecumenical Conference Report