Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold leads group in prayer in Korean DMZ
In Korea's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold leads group in prayer for reconciliation and peace at landmark bridge looking from South Korea to North Korea.
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Seoul’s newly consecrated Bishop Coadjutor Paul Keun Sang Kim
Pursuing peace and reunification for the Korean peninsula is a high priority for the Anglican Church of Korea, and staff of The Episcopal Church, who participated in discussions in Seoul on May 23 on ways to strengthen ACK’s mission in the region. The primate, the Most Rev. Francis K. Park, center, and Kirsten Laursen Muth, third from right, reached agreement on Episcopal Relief and Development funding of a nutrition program for children and mothers in North Korea. From left, participants were Key Thomas Jun, adjunct professor at Sungkonghoe (Anglican) University; Canon Margaret Larom, the Episcopal Church's program officer for international justice and peacemaking; Seoul’s newly consecrated Bishop Coadjutor Paul Keun Sang Kim; Park; Kirsten Laursen Muth, ERD’s senior program director for Asia and New Initiatives; Peter Ng, the Episcopal Church’s program officer for Asia and the Pacific; and the Rev. Joachim H. Kim, coordinator of the TOPIK (Towards Peace in Korea) office of the ACK.
Consecration of Paul Keun-sang Kim
Bishops from Korea, Japan, and Malaysia participated in the consecration of Paul Keun-sang Kim, center left, as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Seoul, Anglican Church of Korea, on May 22. The Most Rev. Francis Kyung-jo Park, center right, bishop of Seoul and primate, presided over the service at the Cathedral of Saints Mary and Nicholas.