Sunday, May 30, 2010

South Korea - #1795 - Koreans Call for Prayer as North - South Tensions Rise - Baptist Press

Christian leaders on the Korean Peninsula are calling for prayer as tensions escalate between North and South Korea. A 1,200-ton South Korean warship, the Cheonan, sank March 26 after a North Korean submarine launched a torpedo attack, killing 46 South Korean sailors in one of the South's worst military disasters since the 1950-53 Korean War. During her May visit to Seoul, South Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised the full support of the U.S. government as South Korea seeks U.N. sanctions against the North. As the South Korean government weighs its response, political and military posturing is on the rise between the two countries. Amid the turmoil, a North Korean refugee is calling on South Korean Christians to join a prayer movement.  Read more.......

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