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“We Pray, Peace Now, End the War!” - 70 days of global prayer for Korean Peninsula to be announced

World Council of Churches invites to the event announcing 70 days of global prayer for peace on the Korean Peninsula on 6 February at 11.30 CET at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.
“We Pray, Peace Now, End the War!” - 70 days of global prayer for Korean Peninsula to be announced

People share a sign of peace with each other at the conclusion of morning prayer in the Ecumenical Centre chapel, as some 75 Korean Christians from the Bargn Nuri Community, Korea, visit the World Council of Churches. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

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06 - 06 February 2020 06 February 2020

Where

Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

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+41 79 507 6363

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World Council of Churches invites to the event announcing 70 days of global prayer for peace on the Korean Peninsula on 6 February at 11.30 CET at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

A global prayer campaign for peace on the Korean Peninsula will occur from 1 March to 15 August, lasting 70 days and inviting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to say: ““We Pray, Peace Now, End the War!”

Launch event of the global prayer campaign will take place in Seoul, with corresponding events the same day in Geneva and Washington DC on 6 February.

Representatives from churches in Korean Peninsula and worldwide will be invited to reflect on the significance of 70 years, and share their hope for the future. The campaign will also issue a clarion call for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula as part of a nuclear-free world.

The 70 days of prayer correspond with a commemoration of 70 years since the Korean War, and religious leaders worldwide will pledge to redouble their ongoing efforts for stronger peace and reunification.

Programme of the Press Event on 6th of February in Geneva at 11:30-13:30 (livestreamed)
Global Prayer Campaign “We Pray, Peace Now, End the War!”, 70 Days of Prayers, 1 March - 18 August 2020

11:30 Word of Welcome – moderator from WCC Communication
11: 35 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary WCC – We believe in Peace focus on launching the campaign “We Pray, Peace Now, End the War!”
11: 50 Panel discussion on working and praying together for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula
12:40 Update on the Plans for 2020
12:50 Presentation of the material for the Prayer Campaign
13:00 Lunch reception and time for interviews

The event will be livestreamed at: https://www.oikoumene.org/live

More information: Marianne Ejdersten, WCC Director of Communication, mej@wcc-coe.org,  +41 79 507 6363