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EnglishLetter to President Rodrigo Duterte
Letter to President Rodrigo Duterte
Mr. Rodrigo Duterte President The Republic of the Philippines April 5, 2021 Dear Mr. President, On behalf of the National Council of Churches in Korea, we bring you greetings in the name of Jesus the risen Lord. As an Ecumenical body of Korean Church, for a long time we have devoted ourselves to the Korean democracy movement in solidarity with World Council of Churches and Christian Council of Asia. We have also been working together with the United Church of the Philippines (UCCP) to spread the Good News of salvation. But, on March 28, 2021, we heard the shocking news from them that your government froze their bank accounts and the properties of the Haran Center in Davao City. For a long time, as far as we know, the UCCP Haran (Home and Altar for Renewal, Action, and Nurture) has been a safe haven for Lumads fleeing from rampant militarization in their communities. According to the UCCP statement, the government’s freezing of the bank account and property stems from the malicious and unfounded allegation that the UCCP Haran’s assets have been “used to finance terrorism,” harboring the Lumads in the compound and indoctrinating them with “communist ideals”. We are also overwhelmed with anger and horrifying misery to hear that earlier in September last year, the UCCP Bishop Reuel Norman Marigza (currently, the NCCP’s General Secretary) and the Haran manager were accused of human trafficking and child abuse. Later on, it was revealed this accusation had been fabricated by the government. Above all, we define the Philippine government's attack as a grave human rights violation that jeopardizes the lives of the Lumads. Protecting the rights of the uprooted people is the nation's most important task, but the Philippine government is driving them toward death by calling them terrorists. We also define this attack as a violation of the Constitution in that it suppresses religious freedom guaranteed by the Constitution. The most important teaching of Christianity is "love of neighbor" (Mathew 12:27-29), therefore it is a serious blasphemy to disturb the missionary work of practicing love for neighbors. Strongly condemning these malicious acts of the Philippine government, we urge President Duterte to: Ensure the right to life and human rights of the Lumads Lift immediately the freeze on UCCP accounts and property Reveal the truth on the fabricated accusations against UCCP officials including Bishop Marigza, and come up with measures to prevent recurrence. We have heard that the human rights situation in the Philippines is worsening as the extra judicial killings are being committed against many innocent people including pastors. Therefore, we sincerely ask you to listen to the cries of the innocent people and bring justice to them. We believe that God will listen to the cries of the people, wipe away their tears and relieve their injustice. In addition, we will pray and act in solidarity with churches in the world so that God’s justice and peace will soon be realized in the Philippine society. "I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have overcome the world!" (John 16:33). Sincerely Yours, Rev. Lee Hong Jung General Secretary 강 용 규 Rev. Kang Yong-kyu Chair-person – International Affair Committee National Council of Churches in Korea
2021-04-09 15:46:50
North Korea policy review Faith-based letter to President Biden
April 7, 2021 Dear President Biden The undersigned faith-based organizations write in light of your administration’s review of U.S. policy toward North Korea. As groups motivated by our faith to support peace and human flourishing around the world, we affirm the need to rethink tactics of isolation and maximum pressure and advance U.S.-North Korean relations through dialogue and engagement. We also urge an approach that supports faith-based and other organizations in meeting the humanitarian needs of North Korea’s most vulnerable populations. As fellow people of faith, we ask that your policy review consider the following priorities: • End the Korean War. Although a ceasefire in 1953 brought an end to active fighting, the United States and the two Koreas never signed a formal peace treaty declaring an end to the war, and this ongoing conflict is the root of hostilities between the United States and North Korea. Korean people on both sides of the divide support an end to the Korean War, and the U.S. must support the will of Koreans and their right to live in peace. Declaring an end to the war provides the necessary security assurances to pursue denuclearization and is a long overdue and an essential first step toward a new relationship. • Agree to a step-by-step, action-for-action gradual denuclearization process. In working toward denuclearization, the United States should avoid maximalist approaches and expectations that North Korea will unilaterally disarm with no security guarantees or other reciprocal processes. • Support confidence-building measures that also address humanitarian needs. These measures include:o Reaffirming past commitments including those made in the 2018 Singapore Joint Declaration;o Strengthening exemptions for humanitarian activities so that humanitarian and relief organizations can quickly and flexibly respond to dire need in the country;o Consulting with humanitarian and peacebuilding organizations before implementing policy changes that could negatively impact their work;o Rescinding travel restrictions so that humanitarian travel can continue, including the monitoring and delivery of humanitarian aid, the recovery of U.S. service member remains, and the reunification of North Korean and Korean American families; ando Permitting Track II dialogues, private people-to-people exchanges and government-sponsored exchange programs such as the International Visitor Leadership Program which would expand opportunities for dialogue, engagement, and mutual learning. • Prioritize diplomatic engagement and avoid actions that complicate diplomacy such as large-scale military exercises, hostile rhetoric, or rejecting opportunities for engagement. • Avoid unilateral action that interferes with the engagement efforts of South Korea. Instead, give the Korean people agency to determine a peaceful future together. Religious leaders around the world have led the call for constructive dialogue and a peace regime. Pope Francis stated after the Singapore Summit, “The Holy See regards favorably the dialogues in course” expressing hope that dialogues would “lead to shared and lasting solutionscapable of ensuring a future of development and cooperation for the whole Korean people and for the entire region.” “The history of the Korean War has taught us that the reunification of Korea cannot be pursued by armed force and coercive means, given the tragic consequences of that conflict. It can only be achieved by peaceful means, through dialogue and cooperation,” reads a joint ecumenical statement issued by the World Council of Churches and signed by South Korean, U.S. and other international churches. We share this hope that sustained dialogue and engagement with North Korea can lead to meaningful change and affirm ongoing diplomatic engagement. We believe that embracing the above principles will succeed where hostility and isolation have failed. Our organizations look forward to continuing to promote peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula and hope to offer our support for a constructive U.S. policy toward North Korea. Thank you for your consideration, American Friends Service CommitteeChurch of the Brethren, Office of Peacebuilding and PolicyDC Methodist ChurchFairfield Grace UMCFriends Committee on National LegislationHoly Cross Washington Korean Episcopal ChurchJungto Society USAKorean Process Theology Study GroupMaryknoll Office for Global ConcernsMennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington OfficeNational Council of ChurchesPresbyterian Church (USA), Office of Global WitnessPresbyterian Peace Network for KoreaSt John’s Episcopal Church, MDUnited Church of Christ, Justice and Witness MinistriesThe United Methodist Church - General Board of Church and Society
2021-04-09 15:42:14
EnglishAn Appeal for Democracy and Peace in Myanmar  On Behalf of the Korean Church
An Appeal for Democracy and Peace in Myanmar On Behalf of the Korean Church
An Appeal for Democracy and Peace in Myanmar On Behalf of the Korean Church “Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in the gate.” (Amos 5:15a) Since the Myanmar military coup on February 1, we, the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK), have been praying and watching the peaceful but desperate civil disobedience movement spread like wildfire, filled the holy anger of the people of Myanmar. Along with citizens around the world, we are angry over the atrocities and vicious human rights abuses of the military, which suppresses unarmed nonviolent civil actions with indiscriminate assault, gun fire, arson, and detention. The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) have issued pastoral letters and joint statements in solidarity with the people of Myanmar protesting against the military, which has trampled on the will of the people for the past 60 years. We, the NCCK, including some of our member churches and institutions, have also issued solidarity letters and statements appealing for the suspension of the murderous suppression of demonstrations, immediate transfer of power to the civilian government, and active intervention by the international community. Nevertheless, as we witness the ever-escalating situation in Myanmar, we have now decided to engage in establishing true democracy and peace in the country. Once again, we gather our determined will and appeal to the Korean Church, the Korean government, and the global religious/civil society for the democratization of Myanmar as shown below. First, we appeal to the Korean Church and Christians. Jesus Christ showed us a model of solidarity through prayer. Christians live by the power of prayer, and prayer can change the world. At noon every day during Lent, let's share a one-minute prayer for building a society where murderous suppression of protests in Myanmar ceases immediately, power transfers to civilian authority, and democracy and human rights are respected. During Lent, let's fast for one meal and actively participate in the fundraising campaign to donate money to detainees, refugees, minorities and children. With the Korean Church eagerly awaiting the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who defeated the power of death, we sincerely appeal to the people of Myanmar whose hearts are suffering that we may unite with the practice of prayer. Second, we appeal to the Korean government and Korean corporations. On February 26, the South Korean National Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the Myanmar military coup and urging them to recover democracy and release detainees. The resolution condemned the military coup and urged the Korean government with the international community to actively engage in the crisis to pressure the military to release Aung San Suu Kyi, withdraw the state of emergency, stop using force against citizens, and restore democracy. We urge the government to respect the resolution and immediately take effective measures to pressure Myanmar's military, and thoroughly monitor South Korea's weapons and anti-protest equipment to keep it from being exported to Myanmar. Also, we sincerely appeal to Korean companies related to military industries. At this moment, the Korean companies’ well-intentioned investment and cooperation are returning to Myanmar people as weapons for the military. We appeal for the suspension of partnership and investment in Myanmar’s military until their democracy is secure. Third, we appeal to the international community. The tyranny and atrocities of Myanmar's military are fundamental challenges to a humane society. Innocent people in Myanmar who love democracy and peace are desperately appealing to the international community. Therefore, we urge the UN Security Council and the General Assembly, by the spirit of the UN's "Responsibility to Protect" principle, to pressure Myanmar's military, which is committing humanitarian crimes in killing its own citizens, and to pass arms embargoes, economic sanctions, and travel bans. The UN Human Rights Council should dispatch a human rights investigation team to monitor and prevent further human rights violations in Myanmar. We urge the Korean government, a member of the UN Human Rights Council, to put forth its best effort to persuade the UNHRC. We appeal to the International Criminal Court for active intervention in Myanmar's military, which has committed crimes against humanity for more than half a century. In particular we urge the Western colonial powers, the United States, China, and other neighboring powers that have used a divide and conquer strategy, perpetuated ethnic conflict, and kept Myanmar under military dictatorship, to lay down their desire to dominate and now actively work to democratize Myanmar. Korean church members, Korean people, and global citizens who love justice and peace, the people of Myanmar are now appealing to us, just as we have appealed to the global church and the world religious/civil society in years past. The people of Myanmar striving for their own democratization have found inspiration in our past appeals and our history of sacrifice for democratization in Korea. Now, we should become the eyes and ears, the hands and feet for the people of Myanmar. We should be a haven and a shelter. We believe that God's companionship and solidarity will accompany the people of Myanmar, their bereaved families, those in prison, those who are missing, and those who fight on the streets for democracy, human rights, and for life in this moment. We declare that we will pray and unite in solidarity with the Korean churches and the world's religious/civil society until the day when Myanmar actualizes democracy and respects the value of the people's freedom and human rights. March 11, 2021 The National Council of Churches in Korea Moderator, Peter Kyong-ho, LEE General Secretary, Hong-jung, LEE Member Churches Moderator, Jung-ho SHIN, The Presbyterian Church of Korea President Bishop, Chul LEE, The Korean Methodist Church Moderator, Gun-hee LEE, The Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea Territorial Commander, Man-hee CHANG, The Salvation Army Korea Territory Primate, Peter Kyong-ho LEE, The Anglican Church of Korea President, Mi-sun JANG, The Korea Evangelical Church Metropolitan Ambrosios Orthodox Metropolis of Korea Superintendent Young-hee YOO, The Assemblies of God of Korea President Eun-seob KIM, The Lutheran Church in Korea Member Organizations Chairperson of the Board of Directors Dal-ik SON, Christian Broadcasting System President Jin-han SUH, The Christian Literature Society of Korea Chairperson of the board of Directors, Soo-il CHAI, Korea Student Christian Federation President, In-dong SONG, The National Council of YMCAs of Korea President, Young-hee WON, The National YWCA of Korea
2021-03-16 12:03:08
EnglishGeneral Secretary's Message at a Press Conference Opposing US-SK Joint Military Drills
General Secretary's Message at a Press Conference Opposing US-SK Joint Military Drills
“The peace process on the Korean Peninsula is incompatible with the US-SK joint military exercises.” [A presentation given by Rev. Lee, Hong Jung at a civil society press conference organized by the South Korean Committee on the June 15th Joint Declaration opposing the US-SK joint military exercises on Thursday February, 25, 2021] The peace process on the Korean Peninsula is incompatible with the US-SK joint military exercises. While boasting the strongest military power and state-of-the-art military equipment, we cannot build mutual trust in building peace on the Korean Peninsula by practicing scenarios like Operation Plan 5015 that specifies preemptive attacks on and occupation of North Korea. The suspension of the US-SK joint military exercises was the key to shepherding in the Pyeongchang Spring of 2018 and opening the tightly closed iron gate of the peace process on the Korean Peninsula. The resumption of US-SK joint military exercises shows that both governments lack the true will to lead the peace process through peaceful means, despite the golden opportunity to once again create a new way out of this stalled peace process. In the name of supporting U.S. and North Korean diplomatic efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, they changed the name of the exercises to a name less likely to provoke the North and reduced their size, but unless the basic operational plan such as preemptive strikes and removal of the North Korean regime is removed, it is no better than trying to cover up the sky. The fundamental target of the US-SK joint military drills has not changed, and considering the context of the process of peace on the Korean Peninsula the negative meaning of the joint military drills has not changed. In the midst of a particularly acute battle between the Cold War hegemonies of the U.S. and China, U.S. strategic assets have been deployed near the Korean Peninsula, and the controversy over upgrading the THAAD system in Seongju has resumed; therefore, we must express deep concern for these military actions on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea, which the U.S. has incorporated into the infrastructure of its Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific including Japan, Australia, and India, lives with a geopolitical fate where it must be mobilized for alliance diplomacy and alliance wars for U.S. interests at any time, and the US-SK joint military exercises serve this purpose. The anti-life devastation and aftermath of the Korean War, which marked its 70th anniversary last year, the entrenched division of the Korean War and the spread of Cold War culture have become a symbol of anti-peace. The people who live on the Korean Peninsula both in the South and the North are victims of the 70 years of Korean War trapped under a global Cold War system. With a “holy fury” we strongly urge the immediate suspension of all military actions and hostile policies that encourage confrontation and conflict on the Korean Peninsula in order to protect the right to life and safety of the people. The leaders of the two Koreas promised to make efforts to establish a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula through the historic Panmunjom Declaration and the Pyongyang Joint Declaration. The DPRK-US Singapore Summit also shared the same spirit. Nevertheless, even in the midst of the process of visualizing and implementing the spirit of the joint agreements, the military authorities of South Korea and the United States have continued to conduct joint military exercises and to suppress the military strategies toward North Korea. We will never passively sit by and watch the logic of "war economics" led by the globalized forces of the Military Industrial Complex control the peace process on the Korean Peninsula. We urge the South Korea, North Korea, and the U.S. authorities to stop all acts of mutual hostility, to actively implement the agreements between the leaders in the Panmunjom Declaration, the Pyongyang Joint Declaration, and the Singapore Joint Statement, in cooperation with the global religious/civil society. With the belief that peace can only be achieved through peaceful means, we will pray and unite with the world's religious/civil society for a declaration of the end of the war, the conclusion of a peace agreement, a permanent peace settlement on the Korean Peninsula, and peace in Northeast Asia.
2021-03-10 11:47:44
EnglishAn appeal to Korean Church and Society:  “We Sincerely Ask for Your Prayers and Solidarity  for the Democratization of Myanmar.”
An appeal to Korean Church and Society: “We Sincerely Ask for Your Prayers and Solidarity for the Democratization of Myanmar.”
An appeal to Korean Church and Society: “We Sincerely Ask for Your Prayers and Solidarity for the Democratization of Myanmar.” The National Council of Churches in Korea, along with the Korean Church and its people send our enthusiastic support and solidarity as we see a wave of explosive national resistance and international solidarity spreading around the world after Myanmar’s military coup on February 1st. The Myanmar Council of Churches (MCC) has already issued an emergency statement calling for the restoration of democracy, the release of detainees, suspension of violence, and for peace and solidarity to Myanmar's churches and people, as well as churches and civil society around the world. The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) also sent a joint pastoral letter to their member church hoping for democracy and the safety of the people in Myanmar. We are sure that Myanmar has reached a historical point where the military must no longer trample on the people’s democratization movement with guns and swords as happened in 1988 and 2007. We sincerely hope that this democratization movement will serve as the cornerstone of Myanmar's true democratization, where the right to live and the right to autonomy of various ethnic minorities are respected. We also urge the South Korean government, preserving the spirit of our candlelight revolution, to actively join in solidarity with Myanmar’s democratization movement, and we urge South Korean companies that support Myanmar's military leadership directly or indirectly to reconsider that cooperation. In response, we declare our solidarity with the Korean Church and the global Church on behalf of Myanmar, and we urge the following: The Myanmar military should respect the results of the November 2020 general elections and immediately hand over power to the civilian government. Myanmar's military should immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi, government leaders, and civil society figures. Myanmar's military should immediately stop the violent suppression of protests, investigate the truth of the crackdown, punish those responsible, and come up with measures to prevent a recurrence. The South Korean government, preserving the spirit of the candlelight revolution, should support Myanmar’s democracy, and Korean companies should reconsider their direct and indirect support of Myanmar’s military control. We the NCCK will be in solidarity and in prayer with the global Church until Myanmar's military dictatorship ends and true democracy is achieved. Feb. 24, 2021 Bishop Lee Kyung-ho, Moderator, Rev. Lee Hong-jung, General Secretary National Council of Churches in Korea
2021-02-26 16:19:52
화해·통일2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Final: 2020 August 15th Joint South-North (North-South) Prayer  for Peace & Reunification on the Korean Peninsula
2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Final: 2020 August 15th Joint South-North (North-South) Prayer for Peace & Reunification on the Korean Peninsula
* Korean (Above) - English (Below) 8월 2주 Final : 특별기도 - 한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK) 2020년 평화통일남북공동기도주일 기도문 자비의 하나님! 이 땅이 일본의 강점으로부터 광복의 기쁨을 누린 지 어언 75년, 우리는 올해도 변함없이 8.15를 맞이하였습니다. 주님께서 한/조선 반도에 허락하신 해방의 복음에 대해 감사드립니다. 그럼에도 여전히 남과 북/ 북과 남의 그리스도인들은 분단의 현실 때문에 온전히 해방의 기쁨을 누리지 못합니다. 주님, 이 땅을 불쌍히 여겨 주시옵소서. 정의의 하나님! 오래 전 광복을 맞았지만 이 땅은 완전한 독립을 얻지 못하였습니다. 분단과 전쟁, 대결과 증오의 세월은 마치 처음부터 적대적인 두 민족인양, 우리를 찢어놓았습니다. 38도선으로 갈라놓은 외세는 여전히 이 땅의 운명을 좌지우지하고, 사죄를 거부한 일본은 건건이 훼방꾼 노릇을 합니다. 주님, 이 역사에 제국의 정의가 아닌 하나님의 정의를 바로 세워주시옵소서. 희망의 하나님! 그럼에도 북과 남/ 남과 북의 형제자매가 다시 민족의 화해와 평화를 위해 힘쓰게 하심을 감사드립니다. 올해는 처음으로 두 정상이 평양에서 만나 민족사적 합의를 이룬 6.15 남북공동선언 20주년입니다. “우리 민족끼리 서로 힘을 합쳐 자주적으로 해결해 나가기로”한 평화통일 약속은 진심어린 민족의 마음이었습니다. 주님, 이러한 희망이 시들지 않도록 도우소서. 평화의 하나님! 이 땅에 뿌리 내린 평화의 나무는 지금도 자라나고 있습니다. 때론 외압에 시달려도 삼천리 방방곡곡에서 평화의 열매를 거둘 것을 기대합니다. 바라기는 안보라는 이름으로 행하는 전쟁연습을 중단하고, 보장이란 미명으로 개발하는 모든 무기생산을 그치게 하소서. 주님, 종전을 선언하고 평화협정을 맺음으로 북과 남/ 남과 북이 평화공존과 상생의 길을 걷게 하옵소서. 구원의 하나님! 지금 온 세계는 코로나19 감염 때문에 크게 위축되어 있습니다. 우리 민족이 해방의 감동을 온전히 누리기를 소원하듯이, 온 세계가 감염병의 포로 상태에서 속히 자유롭게 되길 소망합니다. 주님, 어려울 때일수록 남과 북/ 북과 남이 서로 하나의 민족임을 자각하고 협력하게 하시며, 당당히 세계 속에서 화해와 평화, 통일과 번영의 새 언약을 선포하게 하옵소서. 예수 그리스도의 이름으로 기도합니다. 아멘. 2020년 8월 15일 한국기독교교회협의회 화해통일위원회 *2020년 한반도 평화통일 남북공동기도문은 한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK)가 조선그리스도교련맹(KCF)에 제안한 초안입니다. Final : Special Prayer - National Council of Churches in Korea 2020 August 15th Joint South-North (North-South) Prayer for Peace & Reunification on the Korean Peninsula God of mercy! As this year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from the Japanese colonial rule, we give you thanks for your marvelous gift of liberation. But the joy of liberation could not be fully celebrated for Christians in the North and South due to the Cold War relic of longstanding division and confrontation. Lord, have mercy on us! God of justice! The joy of liberation ended up being only half fulfilled as the years of division, confrontation, and hatred have torn us apart as if we were two hostile nations from the beginning. The foreign powers, who established two separate Korean nations demarcated by a border at the 38th parallel, the line of latitude that crosses the peninsula, still dominate the fate of our nation. Japan, which has continued to refuse to apologize, is the intruder for peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula. Lord, we humbly ask for the justice of your kingdom which is opposite to the injustice of the human empire! God of hope! We also give you thanks for making us your messengers of peace and justice. June 15 this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Joint Declaration between the two Koreas and held the first summit of inter-Korean leaders since the Korean War in the early 1950s.The North and South have agreed to resolve the question of reunification independently and through the joint efforts of the Korean people, who are the masters of the country. Lord, help us not to lose our hope! God of peace! Trees of peace, rooted in this land, are still growing. Even in times of external pressure from the foreign powers, we pray that the fruits of peace would be harvested throughout the length and breadth of the land all over the country. Help us to stop the military exercises and producing all weapons in the name of security! Lord, may the North and South walk in the path of peace and coexistence by declaring an official end to the Korean War and signing a peace treaty! God of salvation! We are frustrated and feel so helpless as we have faced the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as Koreans wish a full joy of liberation, may we overcome the COVID-19 and enjoy the gifts of life. May the North and South lead to mutual cooperation as one nation! Lord, may we boldly proclaim a new covenant of national reconciliation, peace, and prosperity! In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen! 15 August 2020 National Council of Churches in Korea * This '2020 August 15th Joint South-North (North-South) Prayer for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula' is a draft proposal proposed by the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) to the Korean Christian Federation (KCF). ---한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK)는 지난 68회 정기총회에서 “평화를 이루기까지 있는 힘을 다할 것”(시 34:14)을 다짐하고, 한국전쟁 발발 70년을 맞는 올해 2020년을 한반도에서 전쟁을 종식하고 평화협정을 실현하는 “희년의 해”로 선포하였습니다.이 희년운동의 일환으로 세계교회협의회 (WCC)와 함께 3월 1일부터 8월 15일까지 “한반도평화를 위한 세계기도운동”을 전개하오니, 이번 주부터 매주 보내드리는 기도문 (혹은 신앙간증문)을 가지고 교회와 가정, 직장과 각 자의 삶의 자리에서 이 기도운동에 적극 참여하여 주시기 바랍니다.
2020-08-11 15:59:00
화해·통일2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Witness #7
2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Witness #7
* Korean (Above) - English (Below) 8월 2주 증언 7 - 박종화 목사, 국민문화재단 이사장 한반도 평화와 통일을 위한 <공동기도문> 한반도의 평화와 통일을 위한 예배와 집회는 국내외를 막론하고 모두의 기원을 담은 <공동의 기도>를 예나 지금이나 필수 절차로 삼아왔다. 다만 이를 공적 형식의 <공동기도문>으로 결의하고 실행에 옮긴 사건은 평화와 통일운동의 과정에서만이 아니라 공적 예배예전에 포함되는 일은 교회사의 공의회적 결의라는 점에서도 그 뜻하는 바가 크고 깊다. 한국교회의 평화와 통일 운동의 기폭제는 세계교회협의회-국제문제위원회(WCC-CCIA) 주선으로 일본 도산소에서 열린 <동북아 평화와 정의협의회>(1983.10.19.-11.02.)였다. 물론 당시 “평화”나 “통일”이라는 용어조차 민간사용이 금기시 내지 금지되었던 한국 정치상황에서 KNCC(NCCK의 당시 약어, 이하 KNCC)가 WCC를 통하여 시도한 첫걸음이었고, 거기서 당연히 의제토론과 함께 공동기도는 필수절차였다. 이의 연장선상에서 WCC-CCIA가 주선한 남북교회 간의 첫 만남인 <스위스 글리온 회의>(1986.09.02.-05./조선그리스도교도 연맹 5인과 KNCC 6인 참여)는 공동기도는 물론 공동의 성만찬도 진행했다. 이것이 전 세계 에큐메니칼 운동과 남북 간의 교회가 기도로 시작한 평화와 통일을 향한 거보였음을 인식해야 한다. 이처럼 세계 에큐메니칼 교회들과 남북의 교회들 상호간의 공동기도와 공동의 연대를 공적 차원에서 처음으로 표명한 것은 KNCC가 발표한 시대사적 선언문인 <민족의 통일과 평화에 대한 한국기독교회 선언>(1988.02.29.)이다. 이 선언은 곧 이어 열린 <세계 기독교 한반도 평화협의회>(인천 송도, 1988.04.25.-29.)에서 전폭적으로 수용되고 세계교회가 동참케 하자는 결의로 이어졌다. 우리가 말하는 이 <88선언>은 “남북한 교회의 상호왕래가 실현될 때까지 세계교회와 협력하여 평화와 통일의 희년을 남북한 교회가 공동으로 선포하도록 하고, ‘평화통일 기도주일’을 공동으로 지키는 일과 ‘평화와 통일을 위한 기도문’을 공동으로 작성하여 사용하도록 하는 일을 추진한다.”고 결의 했었다. 여기서 유념할 사항이 있다. “공동기도문” 작성, “평화통일 기도주일” 설정, “통일 희년”의 설정이 한 묶음으로 제안되었다는 점이다. 한반도 평화와 통일 문제에 헌신적인 선두주자로 나선 WCC는 <중앙위원회>(서독 하노버, 1988.08.10.-20.)를 통하여 위에 언급한 KNCC 선언과 인천 국제대회가 제기한 “세계 기독교공동체가 남북한 기독교인들과 함께 평화적 통일을 위한 ‘함께 기도하는 날’을 연례적으로 갖도록 하자”는 제안을 수용하고, 동시에 <한국교회 여성협의회>(1988.04.28.)가 제안한 ‘1995년 통일희년’ 계획과 이를 ‘기독교 여성 향후 10년 운동’(1988-1998)과의 연계제안 등을 수용하여 차기 중앙위에서 포괄적 결의를 만들어 내기로 했다. 이어서 열린 남북의 <제2차 글리온 회의>(1988.11.23.-25.)는 남북의 교회가 ‘1995년을 통일의 희년’으로 선포하고, ‘매년 8.15 직전 주일을 동동 기도주일’로 지키며, 이 날을 위하여 ‘공동 기도문’을 채택하고, 나아가 세계의 모든 회원교회들이 이 날을 지켜줄 것을 권면하도록 WCC에 요청하기로 합의했다. 이런 일련의 남북 교회의 요청을 수용하면서 WCC <중앙위원회>(1989.07.27. 모스크바)는 아주 기념비적인 장문의 “정책성명서”<한반도의 평화와 통일/WCC Policy Statement>를 채택 하고 발표했는데, KNCC가 발표한 “88선언”을 비롯한 여타의 각종 후속 선언들을 두루 살피 고 한반도 평화와 통일에 대한 세계 교회들의 참여가 에큐메니칼 신학과 운동의 도도한 흐름 속에 중요한 위치를 점한다는 확신을 심어주었다. 특별히 강조하건데 KNCC가 발표한 <88선언>과 WCC가 발표한 <한반도 정책선언서>는 한반도의 평화 통일이라는 거대 담론과 주제를 기독교적 관점에서 가장 명확하게 해명하고 제기한 핵심 문서라고 보고 필독을 권한다. (참고자료: 1980-2000 한국교회 평화통일운동 자료집, 한국기독교교회협의회,2000, pp.102-110; pp. 159-163). WCC 중앙위원회(모스크바)는 발표한 <정책선언서>를 통하여 공동기도문을 비롯한 관련 행사에 관하여 이렇게 결의했다. : “‘한반도의 평화와 통일에 관한 글리온 선언’을 재확인하면서 세계교회협의회는 남북한 교회가 1995년을 “통일 희년”으로 지키기로 한 결정을 지지하며, 세계교회협의회의 모든 회원교회들과 에큐메니칼 협의체들이 공동기도주일을 지킴으로써 한국교회와 함께 기도에 참여할 것을 권고한다.” 이와 비슷한 결의를 같은 해에 모인 세계개혁교회 연맹총회(WARC, 1989.08.26., 참고 상계서 pp.163-164)에서도 해주었다. 이로서 <공동기도>는 남북의 교회와 세계 각국의 세계교회협의회 회원교회들의 ”에큐메니칼 공동기도“가 되었고, 기도문은 통상적으로 사전에 남북의 교회가 합의하여 채택해오고 있다. <공동기도문>의 모음집(위의 자료집, pp. 445-478)은 남북교회와 세계교회의 공동기도문이다. 그 속에 평화와 통일의 마음과 갈망과 결단이 응축되어 있다. 하나님께서 이 공동의 기도를 들으시고 한반도에 평화와 통일을 그리고 나아가 함께 기도하는 온 세계의 분쟁과 분단으로 아파하는 모든 곳에 화해와 평화의 축복이 임하시길 기원한다. 한국교회는 이 공동기도문을 들고 1988년 8월14일 첫 <평화통일 기도주일 연합예배>를 정동 감리교회에서 함께 드렸으며, 지금까지 온 누리 교회들 마다 이 공동기도의 외침이 통일과 평화의 그 날까지 울려 퍼질 것이다. Witness 7 - Rev. Dr Jong Hwa Park, Kukmin Culture Foundation Joint South-North (North-South) Prayer for Peace & Reunification on the Korean Peninsula Whether at home or abroad, the form of joint prayer has been lifted up as a necessary process in every worship and prayer service gathering for peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula. However, this particular Joint Prayer for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula, which was officially adopted and used in the public worship services, has a remarkable meaning in the process of peace and in the history of the church. The driving force for the peace and reunification movement of the Korean church was the Tozanso Process with the theme, “Ecumenical Contribution to the Struggle for Peace and Justice in North-East Asia,” convened by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches (CCIA-WCC) from 19 October to 2 November 1984 in Japan. The Tozanso Consultation was the first attempt by the WCC to bring Christians from a wide spectrum of member churches worldwide along with Christians from Korea. Even the terms “peace” or “reunification,” at that time, were prohibited from using in the church. It was the first step that the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) attempted this ecumenical peace process in cooperation with the WCC, and the joint prayer of Christians between South and North Korea was a necessary procedure. Then, the WCC convened the Glion Consultation on 2-5 September 1986 in Switzerland. It was the gathering of Christians from both North and South Korea for the first time by joining in prayer and celebration of the Eucharist. It was a powerful experience of Christian unity in the midst of division. As such, the first public expression of the joint prayer and solidarity between inter-Korean churches and churches around the world was expressed in the historical statement issued by the NCCK, “Declaration of the Churches of Korea on National Reunification and Peace (“88 Declaration”) on 29 February 1988. This 88 Declaration was soon accepted at the World Christian Peace Council on the Korean Peninsula convened by the WCC in Songdo, Incheon, 25-29 April 1988. The 88 Declaration was meant that the WCC supports the joint prayer issued by the South and North Korean churches until the realization of the inter-Korean exchanges. In other words, it was decided to promote the ecumenical efforts for peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula. There is something to keep in mind here. It was suggested that the establishment of the “the joint prayer,” “the prayer week for peace and reunification,” and “the jubilee for the reunification” are to be linked together. The WCC Central Committee, Hanover, Germany, 10-20 August 1988 claimed to observe a Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula, and decided to propose a comprehensive resolution at the next central committee which combines the ecumenical efforts of the “Year of Jubilee for Reunification in 1995” and the “Reunification Movement of the Christian Women Association for the next 10 Years” proposed by the Korean Association of Women on 28 April 1988. In the second Glion Conference, 23-25 November 1988, the churches of the North and South declared the year of 1995 as the jubilee of reunification and decided to observe the prayer Sunday for peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula on the Sunday before 15 August every year, prepared by the National Council of Churches in Korea (South) and the Korean Christian Federation (North). In response to the series of requests for peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula from Korean churches, the WCC Central Committee, Moscow, July 1989 adopted a historical statement, “Central Committee Policy Statement on Peace and Reunification of Korea.” The churches around the world recognized that participating in the ecumenical efforts for peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula as a milestone in the ecumenical movement. The 88 Declaration by the NCCK and the Central Committee Policy Statement on Peace and Reunification of Korea by the WCC are the most significant documents which present the issues of peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula from the Christian point of view (See, NCCK’s Documents of Peace and Reunification, [NCCK, 2000], pp 102-110; pp. 159-163). The WCC Central Committee in Moscow made the following resolution regarding the joint prayer and other related events: By reaffirming the “Glion Declaration on Peace and the Reunification of Korea,” the WCC supports the decision of churches in both North and South Korea to observe 1995 as the “Year of Jubilee for Unification” and recommends that all WCC member churches and associate ecumenical councils and conferences join in prayer with the Korean churches by observing the Common Day of Prayer (WCC Central Committee, Central Committee Policy Statement on Peace and the Reunification of Korea, Moscow, USSR, July 1989). A similar resolution was also made by the World Reformed Church Federation General Assembly (WARC, 1989.08.26., References, pp.163-164), gathered in the same year. As a result, the joint prayer has become the ecumenical joint prayer of the churches of the North and South and the members of the WCC around the world, and the prayers are usually adopted each year by the churches of the North and South in advance. The joint prayer is an ecumenical effort of the churches in the North and South and churches around the world. The strong desire and determination of peace and reunification are condensed in the prayers. This joint prayer was lifted up at the first ecumenical prayer Sunday service on peace and reunification, Aug 14 1988 at Jung Dong Methodist Church in Seoul. Churches in Korea and around the world will continue to pray until the day of true peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula. --- 한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK)는 지난 68회 정기총회에서 “평화를 이루기까지 있는 힘을 다할 것”(시 34:14)을 다짐하고, 한국전쟁 발발 70년을 맞는 올해 2020년을 한반도에서 전쟁을 종식하고 평화협정을 실현하는 “희년의 해”로 선포하였습니다.이 희년운동의 일환으로 세계교회협의회 (WCC)와 함께 3월 1일부터 8월 15일까지 “한반도평화를 위한 세계기도운동”을 전개하오니, 이번 주부터 매주 보내드리는 기도문 (혹은 신앙간증문)을 가지고 교회와 가정, 직장과 각 자의 삶의 자리에서 이 기도운동에 적극 참여하여 주시기 바랍니다.
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화해·통일2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #53
2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #53
* Korean (Above) - English (Below) 8월 2주 한반도 평화를 위한 기도 53 - 임종훈 안토니오스 사제, 한국정교회 주님, 우리가 평화를 이룰 수 있도록 기도하는 법을 가르쳐주십시오. 영광의 하느님, 부활하신 주님, 평화의 임금님, 우리가 오늘 조상들의 땅에서 평화롭게 살 수 있게 축복해주셔서 감사합니다. 우리가 상처가 있는 형제들과 우애 있게 살 수 있도록 사랑하는 마음을 주셔서 감사합니다. 우리가 하느님을 미워하는 이웃들에게 온유함을 보일 수 있는 용기를 주셔서 감사합니다. 주님, 오랜 세월 살고 있는 이 땅에서 벌어진 전쟁의 상처를 치유하려고 합니다. 형제들이 서로 죽이고 죽은 이 땅에서 서로 용서와 화해의 입맞춤을 하려고 합니다. 가족을 죽이도록 사주한 범죄자들의 사악한 이기심을 대면할 수 있는 용기를 가지려 합니다. 다시는 사랑하는 사람에게 고통을 주지 않을 수 있는 지혜를 찾고자 합니다. 하늘에서 오는 평화를 이 땅의 평화로 이룰 수 있도록 희생의 십자가에 올라가려고 합니다. 미워하는 형제 앞에 무릎 꿇고 그의 발을 씻어줄 수 있는 주님의 겸손을 얻고자 합니다. 주님, 구원자이시며 아버지이신 하느님, 우리를 불쌍히 여겨주십시오. 우리들은 아직 주님의 뜻에 따라 살지 못하고 있습니다. 하느님의 형상에 따라 창조된 우리들이 창조의 섭리를 깨닫지 못하고 있습니다. 하느님을 닮게 변모되는 길 위에서 우리는 헤매고 있습니다. 주님, 70년 전에 벌어진 비극을 희망으로 바꾸려는 우리에게 기도하는 법을 가르쳐주십시오. 평화와 통일을 이루기 전에도 아버지께 영광과 감사드릴 수 있는 기도를 가르쳐주십시오. 이 땅에 통일의 날이 올 때까지 남과 북이 함께 드릴 수 있는 기도를 가르쳐주십시오. 침 뱉고 모욕하여 죽인 살인자들을 용서할 수 있도록 죽은 자들을 위로할 수 있는 기도를 우리에게 가르쳐주십시오. 주님, 당신께 기도하면서, 주신 복음 말씀에 따라 살 수 있도록 우리를 도와주십시오. 평화를 위해서 우리의 마음이 가난해지도록 도와주십시오. 평화를 이루지 못하면 슬퍼하게 해주십시오. 평화를 이루기 위해서 온유하게 살 수 있게 도와주십시오. 평화를 이룰 수 있는 옳은 일에 주리고 목마르게 해주십시오. 평화를 위해 일하는 자비로운 사람이 되게 해주십시오. 평화를 위하여 마음을 깨끗이 하는 사람이 되게 해주십시오. 평화를 이루어 갈 때 옳은 일을 하다가 받는 박해를 피하지 않게 해주십시오. 주님, 우리가 평화를 위하여 일하는 사람이 되게 해주십시오. 그렇게 하면 우리가 하느님의 아들이 될 것이라는 주님의 약속을 믿습니다. 모든 영광과 찬미와 경배가 성부와 성자와 성령께 이제와 항상 또 영원히 있나이다. 아멘. Prayer for Peace 53 - Fr. Antonios Lim Jong Hun, Korean Orthodox Church Teach us, O Lord, how to pray so we may achieve peace. God of glory, Lord of Resurrection, King of Peace, Thank you for blessing us for living in peace in the land of our ancestors today. Thank you for loving us so that we can live in a agape love with our wounded brothers. Thank you for giving us the courage to show gentleness to our neighbors who hate God. O God, for many years we have been trying to heal the wounds of war on this land. In this land where siblings killed each other and died, we are also trying to kiss each other in forgiveness and reconciliation. We seek the courage to face the evil selfishness of the criminals who instigated us to kill our own families. We hope to find the wisdom that will never bring pain to our loved ones again. We are trying to lift the cross of sacrifice so that peace from heaven can be achieved through peace in this land. We want to have the humility of Jesus, who could kneel before a hateful sibling and wash his feet. God, O Lord, Savior and Father, have mercy on us. We have not yet lived up to the will of God. Though we are created in the image of God, we do not realize the providence of creation. We are wandering along the road of being transformed into God's image. Teach us how to pray, O God, so that we may turn the tragedy that happened 70 years ago into hope. Before achieving peace and reunification in this land, please teach us a prayer that will give honor and gratitude to you, our Creator. Teach us prayers for consoling the dead so that we can forgive the murderers who spit upon and insulted them. As we pray to you, O God, help us to live according to the gospel you have given us. For peace, help our hearts to be poor. Let us grieve if we fail to achieve peace. Help us to live a gentle life for achieving peace. Let us thirst for the right actions that achieve peace. Let us be people of mercy who work for peace. Let us be people with clean hearts for peace. Let us not avoid the persecution for doing the right thing when making peace. God, let us become people who work for peace. We believe in God's promise that we will be children of God if we do so. All glory, praise, and worship to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.---한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK)는 지난 68회 정기총회에서 “평화를 이루기까지 있는 힘을 다할 것”(시 34:14)을 다짐하고, 한국전쟁 발발 70년을 맞는 올해 2020년을 한반도에서 전쟁을 종식하고 평화협정을 실현하는 “희년의 해”로 선포하였습니다.이 희년운동의 일환으로 세계교회협의회 (WCC)와 함께 3월 1일부터 8월 15일까지 “한반도평화를 위한 세계기도운동”을 전개하오니, 이번 주부터 매주 보내드리는 기도문 (혹은 신앙간증문)을 가지고 교회와 가정, 직장과 각 자의 삶의 자리에서 이 기도운동에 적극 참여하여 주시기 바랍니다.
2020-08-11 15:36:53
화해·통일2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #52
2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #52
* Korean (Above) - English (Below) 8월 1주 한반도 평화를 위한 기도 52 조슈아 목사, 대만장로교 에큐메니칼 국장 나사렛 예수님, 주님은 이스라엘 땅, 제국과 이데올로기로 찢겨져 있던 그 땅을 거니셨습니다. 주님은 제국과 종교 권력에 의해 죽으셨으나, 생명으로 다시 부활하셨습니다. 주님은 제국과 이념으로 찢겨진 동아시아 사람들을 위한 최선이 무엇인지 아십니다. 주님은 동아시아에 세계 열강에 의해 고통 받는 많은 사람들을 잘 아십니다. 주님께서 선언하셨던 진정한 정의와 자유가 우리 아시아 문화에 깊이 뿌리내리기를 소원합니다. 이 곳의 교회들이 다양하게 펼쳐져 있지만 이 땅의 현실에 깊이 뿌리내려 사랑과 고난을 통해 희망의 표지가 됨으로써 당신의 복음을 살아낼 수 있게 하소서. 주님, 생명의 충만함 가운데 당신의 복음으로 한반도를 치유하여 주소서. 단지 한반도뿐 아니라 한반도를 둘러싼 죽음의 제국들을 치유하셔서 당신이 선언하셨던 이 세상을 전복시키는 하나님의 나라가 오늘 당신의 신실한 제자들의 수고를 통해 현실이 되게 하소서. Prayer for Peace 52 Rev. Lian Chin-Siong, Program Secretary for Ecumenical Relations of Presbyterian Church in Taiwan(PCT) Jesus of Narareth, you walked the land of Isreal, the land torn by empires and ideologies. You died the death of the empires and religious authorities. Yet you were raised again to life! You know best the East Asian people torn also by empires and ideologies. You know full well the many people suffering under the empires in East Asia. May the true justice and freedom you proclaim be deeply rooted in our Asian cultures. May the churches here, although manifold and varied, be able to live out your gospel by being deeply rooted in the land and through love and suffering becoming the sign of hope. Heal the Korean peninsula with your gospel in its fullness of life. And also heal not just the Korean peninsula, but the death-dealing empires around the Korean peninsula, so that the upside-down world you proclaim can become reality today through the work of your faithful disciples. --- 한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK)는 지난 68회 정기총회에서 “평화를 이루기까지 있는 힘을 다할 것”(시 34:14)을 다짐하고, 한국전쟁 발발 70년을 맞는 올해 2020년을 한반도에서 전쟁을 종식하고 평화협정을 실현하는 “희년의 해”로 선포하였습니다.이 희년운동의 일환으로 세계교회협의회 (WCC)와 함께 3월 1일부터 8월 15일까지 “한반도평화를 위한 세계기도운동”을 전개하오니, 이번 주부터 매주 보내드리는 기도문 (혹은 신앙간증문)을 가지고 교회와 가정, 직장과 각 자의 삶의 자리에서 이 기도운동에 적극 참여하여 주시기 바랍니다.
2020-08-04 18:18:49
화해·통일2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #51
2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #51
* Korean (Above) - English (Below) 8월 1주 한반도 평화를 위한 기도 51 최수산나, 한국YWCA연합회 총괄부장 생명의 주님, 70년 전 참혹한 전쟁의 비극을 겪은 한반도는, 아직 아픕니다. 전쟁의 공포와 분단의 상처가 깊게 뿌리박혀 있습니다. 피해와 고통 속에 있는 이 땅을 당신의 날개 아래 품으시고 한없는 위로와 치유로 새롭게 하소서. 자비의 주님, 우리는 하나님 안에 한 자매형제를 고백하면서도 관계를 단절했습니다. 정치적 이데올로기와 증오를 무기 삼아 두려움과 불신의 장벽을 키웠으며, 서로를 이용하여 자신의 권력과 탐욕을 채워왔습니다. 평화를 유보하며 분쟁을 조장하는 이들에게 맞서지 않고 침묵하였고, 부정의한 분단 체제에 희생당하고 아픔을 겪는 이들을 외면했습니다. 주님, 우리의 죄를 용서하여 주소서. 정의와 평화의 주님, 남과 북의 지도자가, 여성이, 청(소)년이, 시민이 마음껏 만나며 한반도 평화의 비전이 되살아나고 이 기운이 한반도를 흘러 전 세계에 퍼져나가게 하소서. 당신의 형상으로 창조된 우리가 이 땅에 화해와 일치를 이루게 하소서. Prayer for Peace 51 Susannah Choi, Director of National YWCA of Korea God of Life, The Korean Peninsula, which suffered the tragedy of a devastating war 70 years ago, is still in pain. The fear of war and the scars of division are deeply rooted. Embrace this land full of damage and suffering under your wings and renew it with never ending comfort and healing. God of Mercy, Even as we confess we are one sisterhood in God we have broken off our relationship. By using political ideology and hatred as weapons, We have raised barriers of fear and distrust, We have used each other to fulfill our power and greed. We have remained silent in the face of those who deferred peace and encouraged conflict. We have turned a blind eye to those who have suffered and been sacrificed to an unjust division. God, forgive us our sins. God of justice and peace, May the leaders of the South and North Korea, women, young men, and citizens meet together to their heart's content, Revive the vision for peace on the Korean Peninsula, And let this energy flow through the Korean Peninsula and spread throughout all the world. Let us who are created in your image achieve reconciliation and unity in this land. --- 한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK)는 지난 68회 정기총회에서 “평화를 이루기까지 있는 힘을 다할 것”(시 34:14)을 다짐하고, 한국전쟁 발발 70년을 맞는 올해 2020년을 한반도에서 전쟁을 종식하고 평화협정을 실현하는 “희년의 해”로 선포하였습니다.이 희년운동의 일환으로 세계교회협의회 (WCC)와 함께 3월 1일부터 8월 15일까지 “한반도평화를 위한 세계기도운동”을 전개하오니, 이번 주부터 매주 보내드리는 기도문 (혹은 신앙간증문)을 가지고 교회와 가정, 직장과 각 자의 삶의 자리에서 이 기도운동에 적극 참여하여 주시기 바랍니다.
2020-08-04 18:14:37
화해·통일2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #50
2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #50
* Korean (Above) - English (Below) 8월 1주 한반도 평화를 위한 기도 50 데트레브 크노헤 목사, 독일 헤센나사우 주교회 에큐메니칼 총무 주님, 우리의 삶에 베푸시는 당신의 도움과 우리 인생의 아름다운 면과 어두운 면 모두를 인해 주님께 감사드립니다. 주님은 단순한 생존 이상의 삶을 약속 하십니다. 하나님, 한국교회와 전 세계 에큐메니컬 공동체에서, 평화와 정의, 사람들의 존엄한 삶의 환경을 위해 헌신하는 모든 이들에게 힘을 주시길 부탁 드립니다. 특히 한반도에 평화의 빛을 비춰주시기를, 한반도 평화통일에 대한 희망의 표지를 주시기를 기도합니다. 경제적, 정치적 결정을 내리는 모든 사람들로 하여금 전 세계 사람들이 삶의 충만함을 나눌 수 있도록, 새로운 비전과 지혜를 개발하도록 해주십시오. 아멘! Prayer for Peace 50 Rev. Detlev Knoche, Secretary, Ecumenical Center in Hessen und Nassau Lord, we thank you for your support in our lives, for both the beautiful and the dark sides of life. You promise more than just bare survival. We ask you to give strength to all those in the Korean Churches and in our worldwide ecumenical fellowship who are committed to peace, justice and dignified living conditions for people. Especially we pray for a light of peace for the Korean Peninsula and signs of hope for a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Let all those who make economic and political decisions develop new visions and strategies so that people all over the world may share in the fullness of life. Amen! --- 한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK)는 지난 68회 정기총회에서 “평화를 이루기까지 있는 힘을 다할 것”(시 34:14)을 다짐하고, 한국전쟁 발발 70년을 맞는 올해 2020년을 한반도에서 전쟁을 종식하고 평화협정을 실현하는 “희년의 해”로 선포하였습니다.이 희년운동의 일환으로 세계교회협의회 (WCC)와 함께 3월 1일부터 8월 15일까지 “한반도평화를 위한 세계기도운동”을 전개하오니, 이번 주부터 매주 보내드리는 기도문 (혹은 신앙간증문)을 가지고 교회와 가정, 직장과 각 자의 삶의 자리에서 이 기도운동에 적극 참여하여 주시기 바랍니다.
2020-08-04 18:10:55
화해·통일2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #49
2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #49
* Korean (Above) - English (Below) 7월 4주 한반도 평화를 위한 기도 49 -솔로몬 벤쟈민 목사, 독일 EMS 국장 창조주이시며 생명의 근원이 되시는 하나님, 특별히 우리는 한반도에 사는 주민들의 삶에 평화를 주시기를 간구하며 주님께 나옵니다. 주님, 전쟁으로 인한 분단으로 상처받은 이들에게 사랑과 긍휼을 베풀어 주시옵소서. 정의와 평등, 진리의 하나님, 한반도의 분단 현실속에서도 평화를 성취하기 위해 노력하고 계획하는 일들을 귀히 보아 주십시오. 많은 나라들이 1950한국전쟁 때부터 오늘에 이르기까지 한반도의 분단에 책임이 있습니다. 그렇기에 다양한 국가와 민족, 문화를 가진 우리들이 신앙 안에서 하나된 교회들과 선교단체들로서 함께 모였습니다. 우리는 하나님께서 주신 평화의 약속을 굳게 믿으며, 성령이 정치 지도자들과 의사결정권자들로 하여금 강대국에 의해 분단된 민족의 애끓는 외침을 보고 듣게 하셔서 통일된 한반도를 위한 화합의 다리를 놓게 하시기를 간구합니다. 창조주 하나님, 우리는 주님이 평화의 창시자요, 사랑의 본보기이심을 믿습니다. 30년 전 주님께서 기적적으로 독일을 하나되게 하신 것처럼, 당신의 평화가 한반도의 주민들에게도 임하기를 기원합니다. 화해의 하나님, 우리의 모든 대화와 협상이 평화로 전환되도록 도와 주십시오. 마태복음 5장 9절 "평화를 위하여 일하는 사람은 행복하다. 그들은 하나님의 자녀가 될 것이다."라는 말씀대로 우리가 주님을 평화의 하나님으로 온 세상에 알리도록 하시옵소서. 모든 이들의 하나님이시며 평화의 왕이신 하나님, 주님의 뜻이 하늘에서와 같이 땅에서도 이루어지며 이 땅의 주민들에게 평화를 주시기를 간구합니다. Prayer for Peace 49 -Rev. Solomon Benjamin, Liaison Secretary East Asia/India Mission and Partnership Department (EMS), Germany God our infinite being, the giver of life for all. We come to you seeking your favor in bringing peace in the lives of the people especially in the Korean peninsula. Lord pour out your love and compassion on the people who are hurt by the separation through the war. God of justice, equality and truth, we seek you will honour all efforts and initiatives for peace in the context of divided Korea. Many nations have contributed to Korea´s division through war since 1950 and today, we come together as churches and missions from many nations and people of all ethnicity and cultures but united in faith. We seek to affirm your covenant of peace and pray your Spirit will influence leadership of those in power and decision making to see and hear the cry and mourning of the nations separated by powers and help build bridges of harmony for a unified peninsula. Creator God, we believe that you are the initiator of peace and the epitome of love. Just like you miraculously united Germany 30 years ago, may your peace descend on the people in the Korean peninsula. God of reconciliation help us to convert every conversation and negotiation as an opportunity for acclaiming peace. In Matthew 5:9 you say ´Blessed are the peacemakers for they are called the children of God` - we want to represent you as the God of peace. God of people and an incarnation of peace may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven and bring peace to the people of earth. ---한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK)는 지난 68회 정기총회에서 “평화를 이루기까지 있는 힘을 다할 것”(시 34:14)을 다짐하고, 한국전쟁 발발 70년을 맞는 올해 2020년을 한반도에서 전쟁을 종식하고 평화협정을 실현하는 “희년의 해”로 선포하였습니다.이 희년운동의 일환으로 세계교회협의회 (WCC)와 함께 3월 1일부터 8월 15일까지 “한반도평화를 위한 세계기도운동”을 전개하오니, 이번 주부터 매주 보내드리는 기도문 (혹은 신앙간증문)을 가지고 교회와 가정, 직장과 각 자의 삶의 자리에서 이 기도운동에 적극 참여하여 주시기 바랍니다.
2020-07-28 15:37:12
화해·통일2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #48
2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) Prayer #48
* Korean (Above) - English (Below) 7월 4주 한반도 평화를 위한 기도 48 - 한미미, 세계YWCA부회장 평화의 주님! 먼저 저희들을 이 세상에 주님의 자녀이자 화평케 하는 자들(peacemaker)로 불러 주셔서 감사합니다. 그러나 현실은 화평케 하는 자의 본분을 다 하지 못하고 오히려 평화 파괴자로 변질되어가는 저희들의 모습을 보면서 용서를 구합니다! 주님의 평화는 우리의 힘으로, 우리에 능력으로, 우리의 노력으로 이루어지는 것이 아님을 고백하며 다시 새로운 마음으로 시작하게 하소서. 한반도가 한국 전쟁으로 인해 분단과 분열 그리고 분쟁으로 지금까지 고통 받고 있는 세월이 70년이 넘었습니다. 언제까지 눈물과 혐오, 의심과 불안 속에서 끝나지 않는 한국 전쟁을 두려워하며 살아야 합니까? 오직 주님만이 아직도 진행 중인 전쟁의 사슬에서 자유롭게 해 주실 수 있기를 알기에 우리는 지금 기도합니다! 소망합니다! 그리고 믿습니다! 고통 속에 아파하는 한반도를 치유해 주시고 회복시켜 주시고 다시 세워주시옵소서! 눈물이 위로로, 혐오가 사랑으로, 의심이 믿음으로, 불안이 평안으로, 고통이 기쁨으로 전환 되는 새로운 평화의 역사가 이루어 지길 기대하며 기도하며 기다립니다! 그날을 위해 주님의 화평을 만드는 자들로 주님과 함께 일하는 우리 모두가 되게 하소서! 예수그리스도 이름으로 기도 드립니다. 아멘! Prayer for Peace 48 - Mimi Han, Vice Moderator, World YWCA Lord of Peace! Thank you for calling us as your children to be peacemakers for this world. Lord, despite your calling for us to become messengers of your peace, we have often misused the end goal of peace to promote and justify violence in the process. –Please forgive us our sins! We confess to you, Lord, that we cannot make peace by our own will, by our own power, or by our own efforts. It’s been over 70 years since the division of Korea. Our peninsula has suffered from deeply engrained doubt, fear, and anxiety. How long, Lord, are we to live with this pain of the ongoing Korean War? Yet, because of you Lord, we can hope! We pray! And we believe! Only you, Lord, can free us from this chain of continuing cycle of hatred and violence, Only you, Lord, can recover and restore us from this deep scar of unceasing war and division! Lord of Peace! Transform hatred to love, doubt to trust, anxiety to security, and pain to joy in your name! Let us proclaim and commit ourselves to be peacemakers of Korean Peninsula and World! I pray all this in the strong name of Jesus Christ, our Prince of Peace. Amen.---한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK)는 지난 68회 정기총회에서 “평화를 이루기까지 있는 힘을 다할 것”(시 34:14)을 다짐하고, 한국전쟁 발발 70년을 맞는 올해 2020년을 한반도에서 전쟁을 종식하고 평화협정을 실현하는 “희년의 해”로 선포하였습니다.이 희년운동의 일환으로 세계교회협의회 (WCC)와 함께 3월 1일부터 8월 15일까지 “한반도평화를 위한 세계기도운동”을 전개하오니, 이번 주부터 매주 보내드리는 기도문 (혹은 신앙간증문)을 가지고 교회와 가정, 직장과 각 자의 삶의 자리에서 이 기도운동에 적극 참여하여 주시기 바랍니다.
2020-07-28 15:31:36
화해·통일2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) A Declaration for the People’s Korea Peace Agreement
2020 Peace Prayer Movement (Light of Peace) A Declaration for the People’s Korea Peace Agreement
* Korean (Above) - English (Below) 7월 4주 특별선언 '민(民)의 한반도 평화협정 선언문' 1950년 발발한 한국전쟁은 수백만의 생명을 희생시켰고 한반도 산천을 폐허로 만들었다. 1953년의 정전협정은 끝내 평화협정으로 이어지지 못했고, 참혹한 재앙을 불러온 대결로 남북 간 장벽이 공고해졌으며, 이로 인해 남북, 북미 간 갈등과 군사적 대결이 증폭되어 왔다. 생명을 위협하는 소모적 갈등과 군사대결을 끝내기 위한 첫걸음은 한국전쟁 종전과 평화협정체결이다. 이는 시민의 안전을 보장하는 항구적 평화로 가는 길이며 동북아와 세계의 공존과 공영에 대해서도 희망의 빛을 던져줄 것이다. 이에 대한 확신으로 한국의 시민사회는 평화협정 체결을 촉구하는 캠페인을 한국과 미국을 비롯한 이웃 여러 나라들에서 벌여 왔고, 전 세계의 평화를 염원하는 시민들도 지지와 연대를 보내왔다. 이러한 노력은 끝나지 않은 냉전의 벽을 허물고 상생과 평화의 새 규범 위에 생명공동체의 새로운 지평을 열자는 요구이며 응답이다. 이에 우리는 한국전쟁의 종식과‘민의 한반도 평화협정’을 선언한다. 정치 군사적 이권에 연루된 이들이 기득권을 지키기 위해 평화를 향한 민중의 열망을 외면하기에 민이 스스로 바꾸어 내고자 하는 것이다. 전쟁 지속의 다른 이름인 ‘정전’체제의, 지난한 폭력과 수난의 세월을 끝내기 위해 마땅히 누려야 할 평화를 민이 선언하는 것이다. 한반도의 분단으로 이득을 취하려는 이들이 갖가지 구실로 분단의 영속화를 도모하기에, 민이 스스로 분단을 넘어 통일로 나아가려는 것이다. 이는 70년 동안 저마다 몸에 새겨진 상흔과 가슴에 고인 눈물과 대동평화 세상에 대한 갈망이 터뜨리는 함성이다. 전쟁 발발 70주년에 선언하는 민의 평화협정은 정전협정 체결 후 70주년이 되는 2023년 7월 27일 이전에 한국전쟁의 완전한 종식과 한반도와 동북아의 항구적인 평화 구축을 위한 법적 제도적 기반이 될 평화협정으로 거듭나야 한다. 관계국들은 지금 선언하는 ‘민의 평화협정’ 원칙과 내용을 반영하여 조속히 협상을 시작하기 바라며, 그 내용을 다음과 같이 밝힌다. 평화협정의 기본원칙 정전협정 서명 당사자와 교전 당사자인, 대한민국(한국), 조선민주주의인민공화국(조선), 중화인민공화국(중국), 그리고 미합중국(미국)은 한국전쟁의 완전한 종식과 한반도에서 항구적이고 지속가능한 평화를 구축하기 위하여 한반도 평화협정을 체결 한다. 협정 당사국들은 국제연합 헌장을 준수하고, 한반도 평화와 통일에 관한 기존 합의들을 존중하고, 남과 북의 평화와 통일을 위한 노력을 지지하고, 세계평화에 기여하며, 체결하는 평화협정을 성실하게 이행해야 한다. 한반도 평화협정은 남북, 북미 정상이 채택한 판문점선언과 평양공동선언, 싱가포르 공동성명에 따라, 당사국 간 관계 개선과 신뢰에 바탕을 두고 한반도 평화체제 구축과 완전한 비핵화를 동시적‧단계적으로 실현하는 과정을 포함하여 체결되어야 한다. 한반도 평화협정에 다음의 내용을 포함한다. 평화협정의 발효와 함께 한국전쟁을 완전히 종식한다. 한국과 조선은 ‘군사정전에 관한 협정’에 규정된 군사분계선을 경계선으로 하고, 정전협정에 규정되지 않은 경계선은 양 국이 합의하여 정한다. 한국과 조선은 기존 비무장지대를 평화생태지대로 전환한다. 당사국들 / 한국과 조선, 조선과 미국은 어떠한 경우에도 공격 위협을 가하지 않고 무력을 행사하지 않는다. 조선과 미국은 국교를 정상화하고, 비방, 압박, 제재를 중단한다. 당사국들은 각각 평화협정에 저촉되는 적대적 국내법을 개정하거나 폐기한다. 한국과 조선은 전면적인 정치·군사적 신뢰 조성을 위해 기존의 합의를 이행하고 이를 뒷받침할 상설 고위급회담을 운영한다. 한국과 조선은 상호 군비를 축소한다. 이를 위해 군사공동위원회를 운영한다. 조선은 핵무기를 폐기하고 한국과 미국은 핵우산을 폐기한다. 당사국들은 한반도에서 핵무기와 핵위협이 될 일체의 군사적, 기술적 조치를 금지한다. 평화협정의 발효와 함께 유엔사를 해체하고, 외국군은 단계적으로 철수한다. 이 평화협정을 이행하기 위한 한국조선 평화관리 공동위원회와 당사국조정위원회를 각각 구성하고 운영한다. 당사국들은 이 평화협정의 이행을 촉진할 국제평화감시단을 구성하고 운영한다. 한반도 평화체제는 민의 참여에 기반하여 추진되어야 한다. 우리는 이 선언의 실현을 위해 최선의 노력을 다할 것이다. 2020년 7월 24일 제안단체 한국기독교교회협의회 화해•통일위원회 (Reconciliation & Reunification Committee, National Council of Churches in Korea) 한국YMCA전국연맹 (National Council of YMCAs in Korea) 한국YWCA연합회 (National YWCA of Korea) 평화네트워크 (Peace Network) 평화와 통일을 여는 사람들 (Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea) 참여연대 (People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy) 시민사회단체연대회의 시민평화포럼 (Civil Society Organizations Network in Korea Civil Peace Forum) 국내 참여 단체 가톨릭평론독자모임(서울) (Study Group on Catholic Review) 팍스크리스티코리아 (Pax Christi Korea) 한국기독청년협의회 Ecumenical Youth Council in Korea(EYCK) 기독여민회 KIDOKYOMINHOE (KACWWM, KIYOMIN) 남북물류포럼 The Korea Logistics Forum 그리스도의 교육 수녀회 Sisters of the Christian Doctrine 평화를만드는여성회 Women Making Peace 전교조 고양중등지회 Korea Teacher's Union goyang 전교조 JeonGyoJo(Korean Teachers and Eduction Worker’s Union) 고양여성민우회 Goyang WomenLink 민주통일평화포럼 DUPF 한국信연구소 Institute of Korean Feminist Integral Studies for Faith 사단법인하나되는길 NKBP 한국여신학자협의회 Korean Association of Women Theologians 순천NCC Soonchun NCC 열린군대를위한시민연대 Civilian Military Watch 콜롬반외방선교회 Columban Mission Society 불평등한 한미소파 개정 국민연대 People Solidarity for Revision of Unequal KOREA-US SOFA 재단법인남북평화재단 SNPEACE 인드라망 생명공동체 Indramang life community 새세상을여는천주교여성공동체 Korean Catholic Women's Community for New World. 오산이주노동자센터 OSAN MIGRENT CENTER 기독교대한감리회 평화통일위원회 Peace and Reunification Committee, The Korean Methodist Church(KMC) 감리교여성지도력개발원 Korean Methodist Women Leadership Institute 한국기독교장로회 총회 평화통일위원회 Peace and Reunification Committee, The Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea(PROK) 한국기독교장로회 전국여교역자회 Women Ministers' Associaton Of PROK 한국기독교장로회 청년회전국연합회 The National Youth Association of PROK 대한성공회 통일선교위원회 Reunification Committee, Anglican Church of Korea(ACK) 대한성공회 정의평화사제단 Justice and Peace Priests' Association, ACK 평화공공성센터 Center for Peace and Public Integrity (CPPI, Hanshin University, Korea) 일본군성노예제 문제해결을 위한 정의기억연대 The Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for the Issues of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan 민주사회를 위한 변호사모임 통일위원회 MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society Committee on Reunification 민주사회를 위한 변호사모임 미군문제연구위원회 MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society Research Committee on USFK Affairs 세계 종교/사회 지지 단체 세계교회협의회 국제문제위원회 Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, World Council of Churches (WCC) 세계개혁교회커뮤니온 World Communion of Reformed Churches 아시아태평양 세계기독학생연맹 World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) Asia-Pacific 아시아태평양YMCA연맹 Asia-Pacific Alliance of YMCAs 필리핀교회협의회 The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) 대만장로교회 Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) 일본그리스도교협의회 The National Christian Council in Japan (NCCJ) 일본교단 The United Church of Christ in Japan (UCCJ) 재일대한기독교회 Korean Christian Church in Japan (KCCJ) 호주연합교회 The Uniting Church in Australia 미국그리스도교협의회 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCCUSA) 미국연합감리교회 세계선교부 General Board of Global Ministries - The United Methodist Church (UMC) 미국연합감리교회 교회와 사회부 General Board of Church and Society – The United Methodist Church 미국 제자교회/연합교회의 세계선교회 Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ 미국친구회 American Friends Service Committee 유엔NGO협의체 Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Status with the United Nations (CONGO) 위민크로스디엠지 Women Cross DMZ 캐나다연합교회 United Church of Canada (UCC) 독일개신교연맹 Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber, Rev. Ostarek Claudia/ Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) 헤센나사우주교회의 Protestant Church in Hesse und Nassau (EKHN) 독일복음선교연대 Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS) 독일동아시아선교회 German East Asia Mission (DOAM) 미션21 Mission 21 지지를 심의 중인 단체 요이치 노구치 선생(니와노 평화재단) 스티브 피어스 선생 (영국감리교회) 데이빗 그로쉬 밀러 목사(영국개혁교회) 미엔다 울리알테 목사(미국장로교회) 빅터 슈 선생 (대만장로교회)-지지 승인/ 빅터 슈는 개인 Special Declaration 'A Declaration for the People’s Korea Peace Agreement' The Korean War, which broke out on June 25th, 1950, cost millions of lives and left the Korean Peninsula in ruins. The 1953 Armistice Agreement led not to a peace agreement. Thereafter, the disastrous confrontation settled into a consolidation of the barrier between the two Koreas, which has amplified conflicts and military confrontations between the two Koreas and between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States of America (USA). Ending the Korean War and concluding a peace agreement must be the first step toward ending this conflict and the military confrontation which threatens life on the Korean Peninsula. This is the path to a permanent peace that guarantees the safety of the people. This will also shine a ray of hope on those dreaming of co-existence and the co-prosperity of Northeast Asia and the world. Assured of this, Korean civil society has campaigned not only in Korea but also in the United States of America and other neighboring countries to urge for the conclusion of a peace agreement. People around the world have also sent support and pledged solidarity with this struggle. These efforts constitute a response to the demands for breaking down the walls of the unending Cold War and opening a new horizon for a community of life based on the new standards of co-prosperity and peace. Therefore, we declare an end to the Korean War and proclaim a 'People's Korea Peace Agreement' (hereafter People’s Peace Agreement). As those connected to the political and military power centers turn a blind eye to the people's longing for peace, protecting their own vested interests, the people will seek transformation themselves. This is a declaration that the people deserve an end to the years of excessive violence and hardship, an end to the unending war now in the form of the Armistice System, and that the people deserve to enjoy peace. While those who want to benefit from the division of the Korean Peninsula attempt to perpetuate the division under various pretexts, the people themselves are trying to move beyond division to reunification. This is the amalgamation of the scars engraved upon our bodies for 70 years, the overflow of tears within our hearts, and it is the cry bursting out of a longing for a world of peace. The People's Peace Agreement, declared on the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the war, should turn into an (official) peace agreement (hereafter: Peace Agreement) that shall be concluded by the contracting parties before July 27th, 2023, the 70th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement. This Peace Agreement will be a legal and institutional basis for the complete end to the Korean War and the establishment of lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula and throughout Northeast Asia. Now we urge the concerned countries to start negotiations as soon as possible, reflecting the following principles and contents of the People’s Peace Agreement: Basic Principles of the People's Korea Peace Agreement The signatory parties to the Armistice Agreement, the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the People's Republic of China (China), and the United States of America (USA) sign the Peace Agreement on the Korean Peninsula to achieve a complete end to the Korean War and a permanent and sustainable peace on the Korean Peninsula. The contracting parties to the Peace Agreement should abide by the Charter of the United Nations, respect existing (inter-Korean) agreements on peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula, support efforts for peace and reunification between the South and the North, contribute to world peace, and faithfully implement the contents of the Peace Agreement. The Peace Agreement should be signed in accordance with the Panmunjom Declaration, the Pyongyang Joint Declaration, and the Singapore Joint Statement adopted between the leaders of the two Koreas and between the DPRK and USA, and should include the process of simultaneously implementing a step-by-step realization of a peace regime and complete denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula based on improved relations and trust between the parties. The Peace Agreement on the Korean Peninsula includes the following: The contracting parties shall completely end the Korean War with the effectuation of the Peace Agreement. The military demarcation line stipulated in the ‘Armistice Agreement’ shall be the boundary line between the ROK and the DPRK, and the boundaries not stipulated in the Armistice Agreement shall be determined by agreement between the two Koreas. The ROK and the DPRK shall convert the existing Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) into a peaceful ecological zone. Between the parties to the Peace Agreement, there shall be no threat of attack or use of force under any circumstances; neither between the DPRK and the ROK, nor between the DPRK and the USA. The DPRK and the USA shall normalize diplomatic relations and stop slander, pressure, and sanctions. Each contracting party shall amend or repeal hostile domestic laws which are contrary to the Peace Agreement. The ROK and the DPRK shall implement the existing agreements and form and operate permanent high-level talks to support those agreements in order to create overall political and military trust. The ROK and the DPRK shall mutually reduce their military spending. To that end, they shall form and operate a joint inter-Korean military committee. The DPRK shall dismantle its nuclear weapons, and the ROK and the USA shall remove its nuclear umbrella from the Korean Peninsula. The contracting parties shall ban all military and technical actions that could pose a nuclear threat to the Korean Peninsula. At the time of the effectuation of the Peace Agreement, the UN Command shall be dismantled and foreign troops withdrawn in a step by step process. To implement the Peace Agreement, an Inter-Korean Joint Committee for Peace Management and a Coordination Committee for Contracting Parties shall be organized and operated respectively. The contracting parties shall organize and operate an International Peace Watch Group to facilitate the implementation of the Peace Agreement. A peace regime on the Korean Peninsula should be promoted based on the participation of the people. We will use every endeavor to realize this declaration. July 24th, 2020 Proposed by: Reconciliation & Reunification Committee, National Council of Churches in Korea National Council of YMCAs in Korea National YWCA of Korea Peace Network Solidarity for Peace and Reunification of Korea People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy Civil Peace Forum Endorsed by: Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, World Council of Churches (WCC) World Communion of Reformed Churches World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific Alliance of YMCAs The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) The National Christian Council in Japan (NCCJ) The United Church of Christ in Japan (UCCJ) Korean Christian Church in Japan (KCCJ) The Uniting Church in Australia Center for Peace and Public Integrity (CPPI, Hanshin University, Korea National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCCUSA) General Board of Global Ministries - The United Methodist Church (UMC) General Board of Church and Society – The United Methodist Church Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ American Friends Service Committee Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Status with the United Nations (CONGO) Women Cross DMZ United Church of Canada (UCC) Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber, Rev. Ostarek Claudia/ Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) Protestant Church in Hesse und Nassau (EKHN) Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS) German East Asia Mission (DOAM) Mission 21 Pax Christi Korea Yoichi Noguchi (Niwano Peace Foundation) Steve Pearce (Methodist Church Britain) David Grosch-Miller (The United Reformed Church) Mienda Uriarte [Presbyterian Church (USA)] Victor Hsu (PCT) ---한국기독교교회협의회(NCCK)는 지난 68회 정기총회에서 “평화를 이루기까지 있는 힘을 다할 것”(시 34:14)을 다짐하고, 한국전쟁 발발 70년을 맞는 올해 2020년을 한반도에서 전쟁을 종식하고 평화협정을 실현하는 “희년의 해”로 선포하였습니다.이 희년운동의 일환으로 세계교회협의회 (WCC)와 함께 3월 1일부터 8월 15일까지 “한반도평화를 위한 세계기도운동”을 전개하오니, 이번 주부터 매주 보내드리는 기도문 (혹은 신앙간증문)을 가지고 교회와 가정, 직장과 각 자의 삶의 자리에서 이 기도운동에 적극 참여하여 주시기 바랍니다.
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