» 11/28/2013, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
Seoul: Buddhists, Protestants and Catholics united against the Park government
A thousand Buddhist monks took to the streets to denounce intelligence agency interference and criticise the president for her "inability to communicate with the public." On 16 December, a group of Protestant clergymen will begin ten days of prayer and hunger strike against the government. Tensions with the ruling party continue, as it attacks the Church in right-wing newspapers.
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Korean religions call for a true peace treaty between North and South
An interfaith ceremony held in Seongju marked the 64th anniversary of the end of the war and the proclamation of the truce, which is still in force. The president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea reiterates the Church's opposition to THAAD.
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Three days of interfaith prayers against the Four Major Rivers Restoration Project
Catholics, Protestants, mainstream Buddhists and members of the Buddhist Jogye Order are against the plan, which could put at risk the country’s environmental stability and destroy communities living along the affected rivers. They also plan to boycott all businesses that back the project, which the authorities are trying hard to sell.
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Protestants raise the stake by calling on Park to resign
A committee representing Protestant Churches opposed to interference by the secret services criticises the government for its attacks against a Catholic priest, Fr Park Chang-shin, calling on the president to take a step back before it is too late.
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Catholics and Buddhists bring aid to rain-affected North
South Korea does not allow direct shipment of essential supplies, but the floods that hit the northern part of the peninsula continue to claim victims. Civil society groups, religious and international organisations are using alternative routes to help those suffering.
Prayer and charity for the rebirth of the Church in the North, says Cardinal Cheong
On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the diocese of Pyongyang, Korean Catholics gather in Seoul cathedral to pray so that the blood of the martyrs in the North may again give the Church and the faithful oppressed by the Stalinist regime vigour and freedom.
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