Korea

Social Concerns
Wisconsin Conference Bishop Hee-Soo Jung. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

My pursuit and dreams of Korean peace

More than 70 years since Korea split into North and South, Bishop Hee-Soo Jung still dreams of reunification for his homeland.
Evangelism
The Rev. George E. Ogle (center) in an archived July 4, 1971 photo in front of the Soongeui Methodist Church in Incheon, Korea, where he was a clergy member. Next to Ogle is the Rev. Ho-moon Lee (elected as a bishop of the Korean Methodist Church.)  File photo courtesy of Soongeui Methodist Church in Incheon, Korea.

Former missionary to South Korea dies at 91

A well-loved missionary, the Rev. George Ogle, was honored earlier this year by the government of the Republic of Korea.
General Church
Bishop Hae-Jong Kim blesses the elements of Holy Communion during opening worship at the 2000 United Methodist General Conference in Cleveland. Kim died Nov. 3 at age 85. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Former bishop Hae-Jong Kim dies at 85

A pioneer of the Korean United Methodist Church, former bishop Hae-Jong Kim passed away on Nov. 3.
Evangelism
A composite of historical photos from the Korean Methodist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. Clockwise (from left), The Honolulu Korean Methodist Church, Korean Methodist Mission and the SS Gaelic. Photos courtesy of Christ United Methodist Church, Honolulu, HI. Composite by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

New statistics provide snapshot of Korean United Methodists

The project, 10 years in the making, shows that Korean clergy are younger on average than previously thought and reveals a significant gender gap in appointments to Korean churches.

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