WCRC holding webinar on Korean peace efforts

An ongoing campaign to gather 100 million signatures for peace on the Korean Peninsula will be the focus of a webinar held by the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) on 20 July.

Korea Peace Appeal is an international campaign that seeks to amplify voices calling for an end to the Korean War and a transition from armistice to peace beyond the Korean Peninsula and throughout the world.

The campaign aims to end the Korean War and achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula by collecting 100 million signatures by 2023, the 70th anniversary of the armistice agreement. While active fighting ceased in 1953 with the armistice, no peace agreement was ever signed.

The Korea Peace Appeal calls for:

  • The end the of Korean War and establishment of a peace agreement
  • The creation of a Korean Peninsula and a world free from nuclear weapons and nuclear threat
  • The resolution of the conflict with dialogue and cooperation instead of sanctions and pressure
  • A break from the vicious cycle of the arms race and investment in human security and environmental sustainability

The webinar will provide more information on the state of the Korean Peninsula and the ecumenical advocacy efforts to achieve peace there.

The webinar will be held on 20 July at 21:00 (Korea) / 14:00 (CEST) / 8:00 (US EDT) through Zoom.

More than 370 South Korean civil society organizations, religious groups, and individual supporters and more than 70 international partner organizations are participating in the Korea Peace Appeal.

Collected signatures will be delivered to the United Nations and to the governments of the countries involved in the Korean War including the Republic of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the United States, and the People’s Republic of China.

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