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God at work in the World together with secular partners, has begun in South Korea would serve the whole area
to be involved in restorative justice cases with an opportunity to learn about peace,
Cover Story with the Korean judiciary. reconciliation and mediation.
• The centre is also receiving funding from According to centre administrator
Pursuing peace Mennonite Central Committee to establish
the Northeast Asia Peacebuilding Institute
Kyong-Jung Kim, Canadian Mennonites
can best help the centre and Anabaptist
in Korea in South Korea.
That’s a heady amount of activity for
such a small church and centre. About half
churches in South Korea by supporting
them in their opposition to the mega-
church model predominant in both con-
Korea Anabaptist Center seeks
to influence Korean church Korean anabaptists, while not against planting new
By Dave Ro gal sk y
congregations, would rather influence existing churches
eastern Canada Correspondent and the society at large, with Jesus’ gospel of peace.
seoul, south koRea
of Koreans would call themselves religious, sumerist South Korea and North America.
T ucked away in an alleyway off a busy
thoroughfare, the Korea Anabaptist
Center in Seoul has influence and dreams
with half of those identifying themselves as
Lee makes the point that many Christian
Some South Korean Anabaptists are opt-
ing for voluntary poverty, including not
having church building projects or large
far beyond its appearance or the size of the churches tend to be highly evangelistic, budgets. They