The World Council of Churches sponsored a meeting of international group of church leaders from 34 countries, including North and South Korea, in Switzerland to advance reconciliation and peace on the Korean peninsula.

It was the meeting of its type since 2009.

According to the official statement released at the end of the meeting, the group agreed to ‘seek new initiatives to advance peace, such as increasing visits between churches in North and South Korea, inviting younger people around the world to become involved in working for peace on the peninsula and calling for an annual day of prayer for peace on the peninsula.’

It is important to note that North Korea does not allow church leaders outside government-sanctioned official churches.

Source: Anglican News