Korean church leaders welcome news of US-North Korea summit

By agency reporter
March 10, 2018

The National Council of Churches of Korea (NCCK) has commented on the news that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), while agreeing to cease missile tests, has requested a summit meeting with the United States, and that President Trump has agreed to a meeting with the DPRK by May.

The Rev Haekjib Ra, chair of the NCCK Reconciliation and Reunification Committee, said the NCCK remains convinced that dialogue is the only way to resolve military conflict on the Korean Peninsula peacefully.

“Therefore, we request that the two countries, US and North Korea, use this summit meeting to find the correct path to reconciliation and peace”,  Ra said. “Furthermore, we truly hope that the two sides will build trust with each other without threat of invasion and that this might become an opportunity to conclude a peace treaty that guarantees mutual peaceful coexistence.”

* WCC member churches in South Korea here

*The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, by the end of 2012 the WCC had 345 member churches representing more than 500 million Christians from Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other traditions in over 110 countries. The WCC works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church.

* World Council of Churches https://www.oikoumene.org/en

* NCCK https://www.oikoumene.org/en/member-churches/asia/korea-republic-of-kore...

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