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A Light of Peace - for the Korean Peninsula and a world free from nuclear weapons

In a global campaign, the World Council of Churches invites people across the globe to extend “A Light of Peace” for the Korean Peninsula and for a world free from nuclear weapons.
A Light of Peace - for the Korean Peninsula and a world free from nuclear weapons

A girl sets a floating candle lantern on the river in Hiroshima, Japan, 2015. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/WCC

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03 - 10 December 2017

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Worldwide

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In a global campaign, the World Council of Churches invites people across the globe to extend “A Light of Peace” for the Korean Peninsula and for a world free from nuclear weapons.

On the first Sunday in Advent - 3 December - the WCC invites the global Christian fellowship to express solidarity for the Korean people and to support efforts to ease tensions and sustain hope.

On the second Sunday in Advent - 10 December - one of WCC’s partners, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons - will receive the Nobel Peace Prize at an award ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

By lighting candles during special prayers and worship services two Sundays in a row, people in many nations from many faith traditions can unify and amplify voices of peace.

Throughout the campaign, the WCC will release special prayers, social media photos, and news and video releases.