2020: NCCK - Late Spring Update
National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK)
Newsletter from KNCC
1. "Where is the Korean Church Headed in a Post-COVID-19 Era?"
On April 27th, 2020 The NCCK's Theology Committee held a conference to explore ways the Korean Church should prepare for its future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prof. Yang Gwon-seok (SungKongHoe University), vice chair of the Theology Committee, moderated the discussion and opened by noting that many church communities around the world who suddenly had to move from in person worship (a dangerous exercise in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic) to online worship of various forms. With such massive changes to the life of the Church, they discussed both the implications and what this could mean for being the Church in the future. ....
2. "A Light of Peace" Prayer Campaign
3. Symposium on the Chosun School (Korean School in Japan)
The International Committee of the NCCK hosted a symposium on February 17th to support the Chosun School (Our School), a Korean ethnic school in Japan that has faced discriminatory policies of the Japanese government. Chosun Schools were established after Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945 to protect the language and history of the Korean people in Japan while they struggled with discrimination and poverty. After April 28, 1952, Korean residents in Japan tried to maintain the Chosun Schools until the end even after losing their Japanese nationality. The Japanese government (Abe administration) discriminated against Chosun schools. Despite this atmosphere of discrimination and disgust, many conscientious Japanese, intellectuals, and Koreans in Japan are fighting to protect Chosun schools. ...