Ecumenical delegation of world church leaders visits North Korea

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A six-person international ecumenical delegation with representatives of the World Council of Churches and the World Communion of Reformed Churches leadership has visited Pyongyang in North Korea.

WCC general secretary, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit and WCRC general secretary Rev. Chris Ferguson, the North Korean capital from May 3-7 at the invitation of North Korea’s Korean Christian Federation.

After the visit they released a statement saying, “We celebrate and affirm the joint declaration of commitment to realizing, through complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.”

This they said is, “in the context of our efforts for a nuclear-free world through advocacy for universal ratification and implementation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).”

The visit took place just a few days after the historic events of the Inter-Korean Summit at Panmunjom on April 27, where South Korean President Moon Jae-in his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un met. Ecumenical News.

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