Koreans have been divided through a harsh post war armistice for more than 70 years. Families have been separated, not knowing the whereabouts of their loved ones. This session aims to promote resources and tools of faith-based organizations (FBO) which could be instrumental in fostering peace, rapprochement and ultimately reunification of the divided Korean people.
As religion sees humanity as one large family under a benevolent God, FBOs have a natural mandate to remedy this troubled situation. There are tools and resources for conflict resolution, reconciliation, peacebuilding, and reconstruction that are unique to a faith-based approach. The session will also make the case for a broader cooperation among faith-based organizations in the pursuit of de-escalation and a bright future for the divided Korean people.