04/17/2012, 00.00
SOUTH KOREA
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Korean Religions: No more nuclear power, it will destroy us

by Theresa Kim Hwa-young
In conjunction with the Summit on disarmament, the Korean major religions come together to propose a more ethical and ecological future rather than one based on nuclear energy: "We choose life."

Seoul (AsiaNews) - Korean society "must open its eyes and stop the nuclear power generation and accomplish a change in our life towards ecological democracy and respect for life, if we recognize our responsibility for the next generations, let alone the unethical practice and danger in relation to the nuclear power generation" said the representative of the Catholic Church to the meeting on nuclear energy that the major religions held in Seoul in conjunction with the Summit of world powers on nuclear disarmament.

Present at meeting were representatives of the Catholic and Protestant Churches, traditional and Won Buddhism, it was held in Seoul under the theme "Life and the post-nuclear society". The seminar was held to give greater emphasis to the point of view of religion in awakening consciences to the dangers and side effects, often harmful, of the use of atomic energy.

Fr. Stephen Yang Gi-seok, secretary of the Subcommittee for Development of the Korean Bishops' Conference, Reverend Jang Yun-jae, director of the Institute for Ecology of the Korean Church, the venerable Beob-Eung, the Buddhist Association for Bioethics and the venerable Choi Seo-yeon, Won Solidarity ecologist were present. The discussion was chaired by Professor Ho-yeong Jeong, Department of Philosophy, University of Chungbuk.

 

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