The United Church and Korean partners welcome the Panmunjom Accord.

Two men walking in conversation together
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walk together at the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone.
Credit: Korea Broadcasting System via Associated Press
Published On: March 12, 2019

On April 27, 2018, Kim Jong Un described "an age of peace, at the starting point of history" in the guest book at Panmunjom, the location of a historic summit in Korea’s demilitarized zone (DMZ). The United Church of Canada, its Korean partners, and the World Council of Churches are encouraged by the momentous peace talks between North and South Korea that have resulted in the Panmunjom Accord.

The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK – a United Church partner) welcomed the accord, which promises that the Koreas will cooperate to establish a lasting peace on the peninsula. This includes reducing military tension and seeking shared prosperity and self-reliant unification.

The NCCK is calling on the people of the United Church to keep the Korean Peninsula in their prayers. Another summit between Korean leaders is planned for Pyungyang in the fall.

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