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2015 Easter North-South Joint Prayer

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PC(USA) celebrates 130 years of Korean mission
Legacy continues around the world and in Korean-American congregations

Joy and ‘han’
Korea-based Young Adult Volunteers experience the beauty and tragic history of war in Korea

Researcher chronicles educational efforts of Presbyterian missionary Horace Underwood in Korea

Worship service in Pyongyang focuses on peace and reunification of Korean peninsula
A worship service in Pyongyang, North Korea, was jointly prepared by the National Council of Churches in Korea in South Korea and the Korean Christian Federation in North Korea

The National Council of Churches of Korea has called on churches around the world to join them in praying for peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula. They joined together with the Korean Christian Federation, which represents Christians in North Korea, to write a Joint Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula.  Read more.
    The PC(USA) Office of Public Witness calls on Presbyterians to urge the Obama Administration to transform its policy of hostility toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea into a policy of good will and engagement.

April 2013  PCK/PC(USA) consultation asks the U.S., South Korea, and North Korea governments to enter immediately into dialogue to ease the current tensions by ending inflammatory rhetoric, confrontational policies, and provocative military exercises; and:
• requests a season of prayer for Korea, June 25 to August 15 , for three years 
agrees to collaborate on issues of evangelism, poverty, and healing and reconciliation

Sept 14, 2012. PC(USA) congratulates the Presbyterian Church of Korea on its 100th anniversary
A delegation of 20 travels to Korea to join  the church's celebration

Rev. Robert Bohl, former General Assembly moderator, preaches at Korean seminary worship service

Turning God's whispers to shouts .. re Soongsil University


While most Koreans are followers of Buddhism or a traditional religion, the country’s Christian faith goes back 220 years, to the beginning of the Catholic mission in Korea. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) itself celebrates over a century of ministry in Korea The PC(USA) involvement in Korea is through the Presbyterian Church of Korea, the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, and the National Council of Churches in Korea.

The PC(USA) works in this northeast Asia nation through mission personnel and our partner church relationships. The PC(USA) joins Korea's Christian community in a ministry that includes higher education and youth ministries, theological education, health ministries, women's and children's ministries, and peace education, reconciliation and reunification work

South Korea Partner Churches

Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK)
Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK)

South Korea Partner Organizations

Christian Literature Society
Hanil University and Theological Seminary
Hankuk Theological Seminary
Han Nam University
Honam Theological Seminary
Keimyung University
Kwangju Christian Hospital
Margaret Pritchard School of Nursing
National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK)
Presbyterian Medical Center
Soongsil University
Yonsei University

Presbytery Partnerships

Presbytery or Cayuga-Syracuse
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
National Capital Presbytery
Presbytery of New Harmony
Seattle Presbytery
Sierra Mission Partnership (Nevada, Sacramento and Stockton presbyteries)

Learn more about Republic of Korea - South Korea

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