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As Ekklesia reported this week, Korean church and peace activists in Busan are taking part in a 40 day fasting and prayer vigil against nuclear weapons from 30 September to 8 November 2013, coinciding at the end with the World Council of Churches Assembly there – and drawing attention to the consolidated action of churches against weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
The common prayers of the Korean ministers and peace activists are as follows:
We repent that our lives that have caused catastrophic problems for the ecology and have threatened the survival of all humankind by indiscreet use of nuclear energy;
We repent that we have turned blind eyes and stopped our ears to the dangers of nuclear power generation despite the warning from Fukushima;
We pray that we can turn from the road to nuclear power generation which can be disastrous to ecology and humanity;
We pray that a world of peace is realized and the dignity of life is protected as we convert nuclear energy into renewable natural energy;
We pray that the world's Christians may abandon the great catastrophe of nuclear weapons and power plants and instead walk together toward the path of peace for all.
* World Council of Churches (WCC) project: Churches engaged for nuclear arms control - https://www.oikoumene.org/en/what-we-do/nuclear-arms-controlTweet