NCCK calls for humanitarian aid to North Korea

The National Council of Churches in Korea has drafted an open letter to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak calling for a resumption of food aid to North Korea. Open letter included below. Korean-language version can be found here.

President Lee Myung-bak,

We pray that God’s Grace be with you and your ministry.

Expressing our deep regret on the situation of escalating tension between the two Koreas and of cutting off dialogue, exchange and cooperation, the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) which has been praying and working for peace, reconciliation and well-being of people on the Korean peninsula prays for reopening of dialogue and cooperation based on the spirit of agreements and joint statements by South Korea and North Korea for improving their relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

NCCK concerned about the Korea-US Joint Military drills

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mi...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen is shown a map of the Demilitarized Zone

The National Council of Churches in Korea has issued a statement requesting an end to the joint Ro Korea-US military drills. The statement reads:

The Unification Committee of the National Council of Churches in Korea is informed that the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercises will be continued for 2 months starting from today February 28th till the end of April.

Having declared of stopping military exercise by both North and South Korea within 40km from North and South border at the center of the demilitarized zone. this committee has expressed its deep concern and seriously urged as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

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