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“They’re coming, they’re coming,” shouts a young women, looking toward the train pulling into platform 6 at Busan Station. When the doors open, people get off with large suitcases.
A Peace Train has started its journey from Berlin, Germany through Russia and China to northeast Asia and the WCC 10th assembly in Busan, Korea.
A church-sponsored international consultation on Asian peace and security, held in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, has been looking at tensions in Korea.
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.
Civil rights groups are calling on the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea.
World Council of Churches General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed “grave concern” over the Korean nuclear test stand-off.
North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’, the centenary of founder Kim Il-sung’s birth, is a chance to shed light on a dismal human rights record, Amnesty says.
Caritas has urged the international community not to neglect millions of hungry people in North Korea.
A visit to North Korea by representatives of several South Korean religious bodies is a sign tensions may be easing between the two nations.
Advocacy groups are calling for North Korea to step down from the presidency of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament.
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