South Korea

  • May 26, 2011

    The National Council of Churches in Korea has been threatened with legal action by the Seoul government after sending food aid to starving North Koreans.

  • November 26, 2010

    The WCC has said that "force and military power will not resolve the problems" in its statement of concern over tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

  • November 11, 2010

    The G20 nations are flying in to Seoul in South Korea today for the start of the two-day summit which will see a new development agenda discussed.

    Tonight, heads of state will gather for a working dinner before meeting tomorrow around the negotiating table proper. But for many of them it will only have been days since they saw each other last, with the US courting India and Cameron skirting the human rights elephant in the room during trade tête-à-têtes with the Chinese supremo.

  • June 18, 2010

    South Korea's national church council is marking the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the 1950 to 1953 Korean War with a week of national reconciliation.

  • September 4, 2009

    The election of a new General Secretary and the choice of Korea for its 10th assembly were key moments for the World Council of Churches Central Committee meeting ending this week.

  • June 28, 2009

    A South Korean grouping of churches is urging its member churches and organizations to join a campaign to give North Korean children milk and bread "without any precondition".

  • May 27, 2009

    The secretive hard-line communist regime in North Korea has reacted angrily to global condemnation of its recent nuclear weapons test, declaring that its ‘truce’ with South Korea may be over and that it will not back down.

  • July 2, 2008

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has urged South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to "take urgent measures to strengthen inter-Korean relationships without any pre-conditions".

  • August 13, 2007

    As two hostages are released today, the general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), the Rev Dr Ishmael Noko, calls on the international community to South Korea in its efforts to secure the safe release of the remaining hostages still held by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

  • August 11, 2007

    Taliban militants in Afghanistan say they have freed two women from among the 21 South Korean hostages they are currently holding, claims a news report on the BBC. Two others have already been killed.