Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Urge the United States to Sign an Unconditional Korean Peace Treaty Now

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The 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) directed the PC(USA) to join its ecumenical partners, especially the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK), the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK), the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK), the Korean Christian Federation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the National Council of Christian Churches in the USA (NCCCUSA), and the World Council of Churches (WCC) in efforts to pursue peace in the Korean peninsula.

The Assembly urged members of the PC(USA) to actively participate in the global signature campaign for a Korean Peace treaty that is being led by the NCCK and NCCCUSA with a goal of delivering 100,000 signatures of U.S. citizens to President Obama on July 27, 2016, the day that marks the 63rd anniversary of the armistice agreement.

Click here to join the signature campaign for a peace treaty!

This is the longest running and the costliest war in US history. The people of Korea are suffering under conflict and division for over 70 years. Continuing conflict redirects valuable resources away from the welfare of people. US policy has only increased distrust and fear for 70 years.

The US holds a special responsibility for peaceful resolution of the conflict as it occupied the South in 1945 and signed the armistice in 1953. Call on President Obama to build trust by entering negotiations now for a peace treaty to end this war without demanding disarmament as a precondition.

Please click here for more information and to sign the campaign!