At a press conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 9 April, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), announced that an international consultation on peace, reconciliation and reunification of the Korean peninsula will be held in Geneva in June 2014.
Representatives from the Korean Christian Federation in North Korea, South Korean churches and other ecumenical partners committed to work for peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula will be invited to the consultation, Tveit said. This is a new initiative to follow up a call from a WCC statement on peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula, adopted by the WCC Assembly in Busan last year, he said.
The WCC will collaborate with a broad array of partners within its networks, bringing their experience to this effort in support of peace and unity among the people of Korea, said Peter Prove, newly appointed director of the WCC’s Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.