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Ecumenical Consortium
for Peace Building and Social Development
on the Korean Peninsula
 

On December 8, 2006 in Hong Kong the "Ecumenical Consortium for Peace Building and Social Development on the Korean Peninsula" (otherwise referred to as the Ecumenical Consortium) was launched through its first meeting, attended by 25 participants representing churches and ecumenical bodies around the world.
Mr. Erich Weingartner, an independent consultant on international and humanitarian affairs, specializing in the DPRK, and the first NGO representative to achieve residency in Pyongyang, and Dr. Park Kyung-seo, former WCC Executive Secretary for Asia, participated as key resource persons. Unfortunately, due to the recent political developments resulting from North Korea"s nuclear test on early October, the delegates from the Korean Christian Federation (KCF) in North Korea could not attend the meeting while sending a greeting message of "we hope that  it will be a precious opportunity for all christians in the North and the South as well as in overseas to work wholeheartedly for peaceful reunification movement.
Since North and South Korean Christians first met in 1986 in Glion, Switzerland under the auspices of the WCC, the ecumenical community around the world has played an important role through  prayer and cooperation for reconciliation and peaceful reunification in the Korean peninsula.  We believe that these efforts have brought with the result that threats of war on the Korean peninsula has decreased, dialogues and mutual visits between the North and the South through various channels has increased, and the way of reconciliation and cooperation has been opened.   In 1995 when serious floods ravaged North Korea, many churches and church agencies including South Korean churches began to respond to appeals for food assistance. However, after years of experience in providing food aid, the churches and agencies began to realize that the causes of the food shortage in North Korea went beyond natural disaster and agricultural input, and that there must be basic rehabilitation of the infrastructure and revival of every sector of the economy in order to overcome North Korea"s chronic food shortage.  These days, many organizations supporting North Korea are interested in the way of supporting the North through social development projects with emergency relief. They prefer supporting alternative agricultural method than food, medical factory than medicine itself, fostering environment-friendly forest protecting from long-term disaster.    Until now, however, most of the projects implemented by churches and church agencies of the ecumenical community have been reactive, responding with emergency humanitarian aid such as food assistance.

Therefore, it is in this context that the Ecumenical Consultation on Peace proposed the establishment of the Ecumenical Consortium in order to consolidate the ongoing work as well as future projects of the ecumenical community with a long-term vision of social development in North Korea. The Ecumenical Consortium aims to:

1.  strengthen information-sharing within the ecumenical community and promote ecumenical participation in the peace and reconciliation movement in the Korean peninsula as well as in North-East Asia

2.  encourage the ecumenical community around the world to share their resources

3. mobilize the limited resources of the ecumenical community in a more systematic and effective way(ensuring mutual transparency and accountability) to support social development in the DPRK

4. seek the possibility to work with any other organization in DPRK to promote sustainalble projects and assist the DPRK to build its own capacity for sustainable and alternative social development

5. support the Christian community in North Korea to make its life more visible in that society

In the Hong Kong meeting of the Ecumenical Consortium, the participating churches

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