WCC announces global consultation on Korean peninsula

By agency reporter
12 Apr 2014

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced an international consultation on peace, reconciliation and reunification of the Korean peninsula to be held in Geneva in June 2014.

The Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit mdd the announcement at a press conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 9 April 2014. The WCC is headquartered at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

Representatives from the Korean Christian Federation in North Korea, South Korean churches and other ecumenical partners committed to work for peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula will be invited to the consultation, Dr Tveit said.

This is a new initiative to follow up a call from a WCC statement on peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula, adopted by the WCC Assembly in Busan last year, he said.

The WCC will collaborate with a broad array of partners within its networks, bringing their experience to this effort in support of peace and unity among the people of Korea, said Peter Prove, newly appointed director of the WCC’s Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.

* WCC statement on Peace and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/assembly/2013-busan/adop...

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