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Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula

The World Council of Churches invites all the member churches to observe a Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula on 11 August.
Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula

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11 - 11 August 2019 11 August 2019

Where

Worldwide

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The World Council of Churches invites its member churches and all people of good will to observe a Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula on 11 August.

Each year, Christians are invited to join in a prayer for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Prepared by the National Council of Churches in Korea and the Korean Christian Federation, the prayer is traditionally used on the Sunday before 15 August every year.

The 15th of August, celebrated as Liberation Day in both North and South Korea, marks the date in 1945 when Korea won independence from Japanese colonial oppression, yet ironically it also was the day when the peninsula was divided into two countries.

The Korean Christian Federation Central Committee (North Korea) and the National Council of Churches in Korea (South Korea) have composed their annual joint prayer for peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula for 2019.

Churches are encouraged to translate this prayer into their national languages and share it with their congregations.

Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula in English and Korean

Peace forum: “there must be no more war on the Korean Peninsula”, WCC press release 12 July, 2019

Communiqué of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification and Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula

The National Council of Churches in Korea