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Events in Northeast Asia this year “dramatise how much the region and the world still live in the shadow of mass destruction”, says the WCC.
A church-sponsored international consultation on Asian peace and security, held in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, has been looking at tensions in Korea.
The threat of military escalation in Korea and Japan was one of many topics discussed by the Second Worldwide Anglican Peace Conference, held in Okinawa 16-22 April.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “deeply concerned and troubled” by rising tension on the Korean Peninsula and has called on all parties to help calm the situation.
World Council of Churches General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed “grave concern” over the Korean nuclear test stand-off.
Dr Oh Jae Shik, an ecumenical peace activist from South Korea, died earlier this month at the age of 80. World church leaders have paid tribute.
The World Council of Churches wants young communication professionals to work for its upcoming 2013 Assembly in the Republic of Korea.
Churches "cannot challenge injustice if they cannot recognise its entrenched presence within the church itself,” a WCC working group has said.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting applications for workshops, exhibitions and side events for its upcoming 10th Assembly to be held in Busan, Republic of Korea. The deadline to submit proposals is 31 October 2012.
The Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) received congratulations from the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) as it celebrated its 100th anniversary.