Ecumenical gathering in Atlanta issues statement calling for peace on Korean Peninsula

Posted Nov 19, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Ecumenical leaders, led by the United Methodist Church and joined by the World Council of Churches, met in Atlanta, Georgia, this month to discuss ways of bearing Christian witness to Korean peace efforts.

The Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula, from Nov. 9 to 11, was the third such annual gathering, which included renewed calls for denuclearization of the region. Participants concluded the roundtable by releasing a statement declaring its aims and issuing six calls to action.

“This urgent and critical moment is an opportunity for God’s transformative redemption,” the statement says. “Fostering replacement of the old system of division and power will enable the peace of Christ to flower on the Korean Peninsula.”

Read the full statement here.