Churches Call for Dialogue and Nonviolent Resolution with North Korea

World Council of Churches Reports on the Work of Member Churches

In an August 17th post on the World Council of Churches’ website, concern for the situation developing between North Korea and the United States is voiced.

 

As the recent developments of nuclear weapons and increased tensions between United States and North Korea leaders can bring the world to the brink of war, churches around the world are calling for bilateral dialogue, expressing their commitment to peace and nonviolent resolution.

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At this time of heightened tension around the Korean peninsula, United Church of Canada stands with its global partners in their calls for dialogue to reduce tensions and renew international efforts to promote peace and reconciliation.

“The United Church of Canada has a long history of mission relationships in Korea spanning well over 100 years”, says Patti Talbot, who is responsible for United Church Partnerships in Northeast Asia. “When peace is threatened, Christians and other people of faith need to be present and active.” The United Church affirms the courageous witness of its global partner, The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK), which continues to urge the South Korean and other governments to engage in dialogue, de-escalation, and disarmament, rather than taking steps toward military action.

Read the entire article here to get a sense of how other churches and church organizations are responding to this crisis.

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