Support for The United Church of Canada Korea Peace Appeal is growing: 1,776 signatures and counting!

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Published On: May 18, 2022

Support for The United Church of Canada Korea Peace Appeal 10,000 Signature campaign continues to grow. Our colleagues at the Korea Peace Appeal in Korea tell us the number of Canadian signatures collected is now 1,776.

Forty-two individuals within The United Church of Canada, across Christian denominations, and in communities across Canada have publicly endorsed this campaign and continue to promote it as Korea Peace Appeal Champions.    

On May 25 at 2:00 pm ET, the United Church Korean Network will hold a Story and Song program in support of the Korea Peace 10,000 Signature Campaign. This Asian Heritage Month event will feature Kay Cho, Sun-Young Sunny Kim, and Hannah Kim-Cragg who will present a historical background to this peace initiative. In addition to offering our prayers and music renditions, participants will share their stories of the Korean War and how their families were affected because of the division that the war has caused. All will be encouraged to join the Korea Peace Appeal effort.

As opportunities to gather are increasing, all are encouraged to collect signatures on the paper petition and enter the information into the online petition. You can also email if you would like assistance entering the information. As well, please continue promoting the online petition.

E-mail to become a Korea Peace Appeal Champion.

8,224 more Canadian signatures to go!

Korea Peace Appeal Champions (as of May 17, 2022)

Moderator Right Rev. Dr. Richard Bott
Rev. Dr. Kyongja (Kay) Cho
Rev. SunDo Hyun, Korean United Church Network
Rev. YoonOk Shin, Korean United Church Network
Hannah Kim-Cragg, Richmond Hill United Church, ON
Thea Sheridan-Jonah, St. Paul’s United Church, ON (studying at UBC)
Rev. Catherine Christie, Abbey-Lancer-Portreeve Pastoral Charge, SK
Sandy Hwang, Vancouver School of Theology, BC
Treena Duncan, Executive Minister, Pacific Mountain Region, BC
Rev. Cari Copeman-Hayes, Past President (BC Conference), BC
David Lim, WEUC and Korean Community in Toronto, ON
Ken Dean, Aldergrove United Church, BC
Kaitlyn Ostrander, Arden Pastoral Charge, ON
Min-Goo Kang, Fort Garry United Church, MB
Nam Cho, East Central Ontario, ON
Tina Conlon, Davenport Perth Community Ministry, ON
Diane Matheson-Jimenez, Horseshoe Falls, Western Ontario Waterways, Antler River Watershed, ON
Kathy Douglas, Horseshoe Falls, Western Ontario Waterways, Antler River Watershed, ON
Patti Talbot, United Church General Council staff, ON
Lori Neale, United Church General Council saff, ON
Scott Kell, Thorndale United Church and Camp Bimini, ON
YongSeok Baek, St. David’s-Queenston United Church, ON
Sung Ran Kim, Countryside United Church, ON
Ha Na Park, Immanuel United Church, Winnipeg, MB
Amy Yea Kyong Lee, Davenport Perth United Church and Co-Chair United Church Korean Network
Nam Ok Yoo, Willingdon Heights United Church, BC
Andrew Lee, York United Ministries, ON
John Egger, United Church Mission Co-Worker with PROK in Seoul, Korea
Hae-Bin Jung, Alpha Korean United Church, ON
Lyall Campbell, St. Andrew’s United Church, Outlook, SK
Lark Kim, ON
Emo Yango, United Church General Council Staff, ON
Rev. Mi Yeon Kim, For Macleod-Granum Pastoral Charge, AB
Rev. David Kim-Cragg, St. Matthew’s United Church, ON
Pastor Peter Noteboom, General Secretary, Canadian Council of Churches
Rev. Susan C. Johnson, National Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate, Anglican Church of Canada
Jeanette Hanson, Director, International Witness, Mennonite Church Canada
Rev. Dr. Daniel Scott, Moderator of the 146th General Assembly, The Presbyterian Church in Canada
Aisha Francis, Executive Director, KAIROS Canada
Lynn Walker and Milford Lantz United Church, NS
Rev. Dr. Jonathan Schmidt, Associate Secretary, Canadian Council of Churches


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