(Mennonite Church USA) — People across MC USA are invited to learn more about the history of the Korean Peninsula and the dynamics of tension and conflict there by joining a webinar on Tuesday, May 15, 7:30-9:00 p.m. EST.
The webinar will be led by Sue Park-Hur, MC USA’s denominational minister for Leadership Development, and special guest Dr. Inyeop Lee, assistant professor of politics and history at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. Lee is originally from South Korea and has master’s degrees from Seoul National University and George Washington University. His doctoral dissertation focused on the U.S. foreign policy toward North Korea, and he recently co-wrote the book “Politics in North and South Korea: Political Development, Economy, and Foreign Relations.”
The webinar will look at the significance of the present moment for the Korean Peninsula and provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about:
- The history of the division, the Korean War, and the decades long confrontation in the Korean Peninsula
- The development of nuclear weapons in North Korea
- The significance of the inter-Korea summit in April 2018
- The hopes and challenges of the United States and North Korea summit on June 12
- Actions Christians can take to promote peace
To participate in the webinar, email Sue Park-Hur at SuePH@MennoniteUSA.org, and she will provide the information to join by computer or phone.
The webinar is part of MC USA’s Korean Peninsula: Learn, Pray, Join initiative, an effort to encourage congregations to learn about the history, participate in a churchwide day of prayer on May 20 and join the effort to support peacemaking projects happening in North and South Korea through Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).
Learn more about the Korean Peninsula: Learn, Pray, Join Initiative at http://mennoniteusa.org/korea.