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WCC supports Korean churches’ statement calling for halting military actions and choosing the path of peace

World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca expressed grave concern over the rapidly escalating tensions and military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, and also expressed the WCC’s support for a statement released on 4 November by the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) that calls for halting military actions and choosing a path toward peace.

WCC extends condolences in wake of crowd crush in South Korea

World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca expressed great sadness and extended condolences on behalf of the global fellowship in the wake of a crowd crush in Seoul, South Korea that killed more than 150 people over the weekend.

Christian Conference of Asia honours Korean Dr Sang Jung Park, Dr Ahn Jae Woong, and Dr Park Kyung Seo

In recognition of their decades-long commitment to the Asian and global ecumenical movement, and their leadership within the Christian Conference of Asia and the World Council of Churches (WCC), two former general secretaries of Christian Council of Asia, Dr Sang Jung Park and Dr Ahn Jae Woong, and a former WCC Asia secretary, Prof. Dr Park Kyung Seo, were honoured by the Christian Conference of Asia at a special function organized by the National Council of Churches in Korea on 17 October.

WCC acting general secretary visits member churches in Korea

Amid rising military tensions on the Korean Peninsula, a World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation visited member churches in Korea to express continuing solidarity of the global ecumenical fellowship with the churches of Korea searching for peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula.

WCC acting general secretary visits Korean Peninsula

World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca is visiting the Korean Peninsula this week, bringing greetings of solidarity to WCC member churches, meeting with former WCC Asian president Rev. Dr Sang Chang, attending an Ecumenical Peace Conversation, and bringing a message to the 26th Pentecostal World Conference.

Korean church leaders reflect on reconciliation: “the people’s power should be the main strategy”

The following feature begins a series of reflections from churches in different countries on "reconciliation" in the midst of conflict and division, following the theme of the World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly, Christs love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.” As the WCC commits to working together as a fellowship on a Pilgrimage of Justice, Reconciliation, and Unity,” these stories explore how deepened relationships can lead to understanding and radical change.

Squid Game and Ganggang Sullae: workshop reflects on youth poverty

During the World Council of Churches 11th Assembly, a group of Korean youth from the Korean Methodist Church hosted a workshop—and they dressed like characters from the Netflix show, Squid Game. The well-known series is a form of social commentary on how inequalities affect vulnerable people. The show addresses poverty, youth, violence, survival, and political conquest—and this provided a creative framework for looking into the current situations of not only Korean youth but also those of many other countries, especially in the Global South.

WCC 11th Assembly presents minute on building peace on the Korean Peninsula

The World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly presented a minute on ending the war and building peace on the Korean Peninsula. The minute notes that the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, South Korea, drew the attention of the worldwide ecumenical movement to the ongoing search for peace, reconciliation and reunification of the divided Korean people.