Evangelical leaders and pastors from across the political spectrum call Christians everywhere to pray for peace on the Korean Peninsula
In these challenging times, leaders across the country are calling all Christians to be in prayer for just peace on the Korean peninsula. Ron Byler, Executive Director of MCC U.S. joined with more than 70 prominent faith leaders inviting people to pray for our political leaders and for a just a peaceful resolution of a conflict that has worn on for decades. The letter states:
“As American Christians with diverse approaches to force and nonviolence and yet all committed to pursuing peaceful relations among people and nations, we unite in prayer for permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula. We do this mindful of the millions of lives, including more than 230,000 Americans, that would be threatened by an escalation of conflict there.
We are heartened by proposals for dialogue between our national leaders at a time when increasing tensions seemed to be marching our countries perilously in the direction of greater conflict, if not war. We call on all Christians everywhere to join us in praying for a just and peaceful resolution.
We pray for wisdom for our political, diplomatic and military leaders as they work across differences toward a goal of peace, security and freedom. We pray that God will bless the efforts of citizens who seek to bridge the vast differences between our countries.
Decades of people-to-people contact between North Korea and the United States- through business, educational and other humanitarian exchanges – have put a human face on those who are sometimes characterized by one another as enemies. So, we pray with empathy and in a spirit of friendship, noting the image of God in every human being. However profound the differences between our governments, we do not view the North Korean people as our enemies. On the contrary, we desire only the best for the people of North Korea.”
Read the full letter and list of signers here and include your name on the letter!
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