north korea

  • October 3, 2017

    Churches in Korea and in the USA continue to appeal for peaceful dialogue and an end to the threat of military action that has caused profound concern across the world.

  • September 5, 2017

    The top United Nations political official has urged the Security Council to remain united and to take appropriate action against Sunday's nuclear explosive test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

  • August 11, 2017

    The United States Embassy in London  has declined to accept a letter presented earlier today by a delegation of journalists, writers, and peace activists. The letter called on the United States government to stop its nuclear brinkmanship in the crisis with North Korea.

  • August 11, 2017

    A delegation will today deliver a letter to the US Ambassador in London, calling for a de-escalation of the current tensions with North Korea.

  • August 7, 2017

    In response to the launches of ballistic missiles of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the United Nations Security Council has moved to strengthen sanctions on the Northeast Asian country's exports.

  • July 29, 2017

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned yesterday's launch of a ballistic missile of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

  • July 6, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has reiterated the urgent appeal issued by its Executive Committee in June for “all states engaged in the perilously escalating military confrontation in the [Korean] region to refrain from further escalation and to pursue instead initiatives to reduce tensions and to create a window for new dialogue initiatives.”

  • June 26, 2017

    China should immediately release five North Korean refugees held in Chinese detention and agree not to return them to North Korea, where they would face grave danger, says Human Rights Watch.

  • May 2, 2017

    Trustees of the Northern Friends Peace Board have agreed to send a letter to the Prime Minister  and the Foreign Secretary calling for de-escalation in regard to the tension over North Korea. The letter will also be sent to leaders of the main opposition parties.

  • April 14, 2017

    The World Council of Churches has joined the National Council of Churches in South Korea in expressing grave concern at the redeployment of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group to the seas surrounding the Korean peninsula.