Statement on the situation on the Korean peninsula
22 November 2017
WCC Executive Committee, Amman, Jordan, 17-23 November 2017
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9
The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Amman, Jordan, celebrates on the one hand new steps taken towards the global elimination of nuclear weapons, while on the other hand fearing that the next turn in the cycle of confrontation and escalation on the Korean peninsula might result in an uncontrollable slide into nuclear-armed warfare. The death and destruction that would inevitably result from any conflict in such a highly militarized environment cannot and must not be contemplated. The gravity of this situation calls for our most profound words of wisdom and our deepest commitment to work for peace...