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The Light of Peace

Churches in Solidarity with the Korean Peninsula
Edited by:
Anne Casparsson
Marianne Ejdersten
Rev. Dr Jin Yang Kim
Ivars Kupcis
Peter Prove
Rev. Seung-Min Shin
Lyn van Rooyen
Translated by:
Rev. Dr Jin Yang Kim

This is a collection of resources WCC member churches can use to recognize 70 years of unresolved conflict on the Korean Peninsula during 2020. 
The second publication in the series, the content is drawn from a variety of contributors, each with their own experience of, or expertise in, the Korean journey.
Emphasizing the importance of the spiritual response, every chapter again starts with a spiritual reflection, followed by a text, and ends with a prayer.
The publication will serve as an educational, spiritual, and formation resource and encourage churches and individuals to pray for peace, reunification, and an end to the war and division on the Korean Peninsula. It could be used in Bible study or for Korea interest- and other groups.

Specs: 183 pages; perfect; 4-colour cover
ISBN: 978-2-8254-1734-8 
Shelving/Topics: Religion/Korea
Rights: World, all languages
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Editorial support: Mark Beach, former WCC Director of Communication 

Time to embrace a life of reconciliation and unification

In the preface, Rev. Dr Sang Chang, WCC Asia president, reflects that it is time for the Korean Peninsula to embrace the life of reconciliation and unification. “This book traces the 70 years of modern Korean history, offering historical and geopolitical background on the division of Korea, as well as the spiritual and theological meanings of the global ecumenical initiatives for the peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula,” writes Chang. “Each chapter will foster an awareness of the pain and suffering caused by the 70 years of Korean War, enlivened by personal stories, interviews, and prayers, beginning with a spiritual reflection that serves as a theological introduction to the chapter.”