Pursuing peace in Korea

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					                                                                                   Canadian Mennonite March 2, 2009                      19


       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
                                               Christian.
                                                  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
				
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Description: According to centre administrator Kyong-Jung Kim, Canadian Mennonites can best help the centre and Anabaptist churches in South Korea by supporting them in their opposition to the megachurch model predominant in both consumerist South Korea and North America. Some South Korean Anabaptists are opting for voluntary poverty, including not having church building projects or large budgets. They are trying to build community-based congregations, rather than charismatic leader-based ones, that carry out a nonviolent and peace witness, and live in intentional community. They want to be a witness against capitalism and individualism, ideals that have fit well with Korea's Confucian philosophy, and which are rampant in the country.
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