How Christians in the Koreas Are Building Peace | Sojourners

How Christians in the Koreas Are Building Peace

Discovering a shared empathy for the vulnerable.
Illustration by David Plunkert.

N ANY DEEP national division, political peace is critical. The absence of a formal peace treaty between North Korea and South Korea and the U.S. is an enormous barrier to a new future. Yet easily overlooked is that lasting peace also requires decades-long work of people-to-people engagement.

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has spoken of “the danger of a single story.” In few places is that danger more real than between North Koreans and Americans who are profoundly misinformed about each other after 70 years of mutual isolation.

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