Magazine article The Christian Century

WCC Urges Korea Sanctions Be Lifted

Magazine article The Christian Century

WCC Urges Korea Sanctions Be Lifted

Article excerpt

The World Council of Churches has appealed to the international community to help lift sanctions against North Korea and to restore humanitarian aid to defeat hunger and malnutrition in the country.

"The grave humanitarian crisis of hunger, chronic malnutrition and related disease facing the North Korean people are a challenge not only to the churches, but also to the conscience of the entire international community," said the WCC executive committee after its late August meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

The Geneva-based World Council noted that churches and related agencies had addressed these problems before and helped prevent "a major catastrophe," but it urged them to continue to deal with the humanitarian needs of the North Korean people.

South Korean president Bob Moohyun had, on August 24, expressed his appreciation to the WCC for its "fundamental assistance" in support of human rights and democratization in his country. He also welcomed the contribution of the churches to the promotion of peaceful reunification of divided Korea.

The WCC called on churches to mobilize support for the Six Party Talks, started in August of 2003. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.