Korea

Mission and Ministry
Grace Choi, current Global Ministries missionary in residence and a Yonsei alumnus, stands by a pile of donated masks. Choi worked at Yonsei Severance Hospital before she became a missionary. Photo courtesy of Grace Choi, Global Ministries.

Korean hospital sends 10,000 masks for missionaries

The gift to the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries recognizes the contributions of missionaries around the world, including Korea.
Evangelism
A global prayer campaign for peace on the Korean Peninsula will occur from March 1 to Aug. 15, 2020, inviting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to say: “We Pray, Peace Now, End the War!” The campaign began Feb. 6 with a live-streamed event hosted by the World Council of Churches in Geneva, with corresponding events the same day in Washington and Seoul. Photo by Ivars Kupcis, World Council of Churches.

Churches call for peace on the Korean Peninsula

The year 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The United and Korean Methodist churches will join Christians throughout the world to call for peace and reconciliation.
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.

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