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Published On: February 14, 2022

Seventy years is enough. End the Korean War. That’s the message of the recently launched global campaign called the Korea Peace Appeal (where you can sign the online petition).

The goal of the appeal is to collect 100 million signatures for peace by 2023, the 70th anniversary of the armistice. The ultimate goal is peace.

The Korean War began in 1950. While open clashes ceased in 1953 with the signing of an armistice, a peace treaty has not yet been established and the war is not over. For more than 70 years the Korean people have endured a constant state of hostility and war, which has solidified the division of the peninsula.

For more than 30 years your gifts through Mission & Service have supported justice and peace work in Korea through the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK). The NCCK supports women’s programs, human rights, and peace and reconciliation efforts.

The NCCK has challenged The United Church of Canada to add 10,000 signatures to the Korea Peace Appeal by the summer of 2022. The request is urgent. Please join the Moderator and others by adding your signature today.

“The point of the campaign is to urge an end to the Korean War and establish a peace agreement,” says Patti Talbot, the United Church’s team lead for global partnership. “Sometimes it can be hard to know how to take action on large global issues. By adding our signature to this campaign, we can take a tangible step to help create a world free from nuclear weapons and nuclear threat and break the vicious cycle of the arms race.”

Your support through Mission & Service actively supports peace-making in Korea. If you would like to take another step to help, please consider signing the petition. Add your name to those calling for peace. We are stronger together.