DMZ peace sign

A sign displayed in the area close to the Korean Demilitarized Zone.


The conference is being organized by the Korea Peace Appeal Campaign. The WCC has accompanied the search for peace on the Korean Peninsula and for the peaceful reunification of the divided Korean people for almost 40 years, supporting the efforts of Christians from both South and North Korea to promote dialogue, encounter, and cooperation rather than provocation and confrontation,” the message reads. I take this opportunity to pay special tribute to the faithful work for peace carried out over these several decades by and through the National Council of Churches of Korea, as well as through the wider Korean peace movements.”

Tensions and confrontation in the region are once again on the rise. For this challenge, you have strong networks of support and accompaniment internationally, including through the World Council of Churches,” reads the message. I pray that you will never give up hope for peace on the Korean Peninsula despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles on this path, but that we will continue to work together for peace, until God willing, it is achieved.

Read the full message of the WCC general secretary