Catherine Christie is overseas personnel serving with the long-time Mission and Service partner the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK). The PROK and the National Council of Churches in Korea are calling on political leaders to actively work for peace in the region. Catherine writes:The year 2013 was significant: it was the 60th anniversary of the 1953 Armistice in Korea that created the demilitarized zone and separated North from South Korea. And it is past time for a peace treaty.The ecumenical relations secretary of PROK said at a Bangkok meeting: We pray and plan for ways to encourage the governments involved to work for the realization of a permanent Peace Treaty, and to strive to come up with a tenable and sustainable agreement and processes that will narrow down differences in the military, political, economic, and social divide between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea.The leadership of the Korean Presbyterian Church and the National Council of Churches in Korea ask for support of partner churches as they go forward in this process, encouraging Korean Christians in a bold, wise, prophetic response to the call of God for peace and justice.Thank you for your continued support through Mission and Service, which works for peace and justice for Korean people. Please continue to give generously.
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