Korea

Theology and Education
Participants of the African and Asian Women Theologians Conference visited Ehwa Womans University, Seoul, Korea. From left are the Revs. Elaine Goh, Elvira Moises, Memory Chikosi, Ruth Daniel, Beauty Maenzanise, HiRho Park, Maaraidzo Mutambara, Kathy Armistead, Elizabeth Tapia and Yani Yoo. Foreground: Helena Guidione and HyunJu Lee. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UM News.

Women theologians: Following in the footsteps

United Methodist theologians from Africa and Asia gathered to discuss their interpretations of the Bible and find common ground.
General Church
Delegates and bishops join in prayer at the front of the stage before a key vote on church policies about homosexuality during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UMNS.

Korean clergy offer diverse perspectives on GC2019

While many support the Traditional Plan adopted by General Conference, some expressed concerns with the plan, disappointment over treatment of LGBTQ community.
The Rev. Hannah Ka. Photo courtesy of Hope UMC, San Diego.

Commentary: The Body of Christ can disagree

In moving from a homogeneous cultural tradition in Korea to multicultural faith communities in the U.S., the Rev. Hannah Ka came to appreciate that people of different views can still be in worship together.
General Church
The Rev. Sungho Lee.  Photo courtesy of the Rev. Sungho Lee.

Commentary: The best scenario for the Korean church

Adding a graceful exit clause to the Book of Discipline would be the best way to keep the denomination together, one of the leaders of a Korean American pastors' group writes.

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