In Memoriam: KANG Yong Sop

Chairman of Christian Federation of Korea Dies of Heart Attack

Pyongyang, January 22 (KCNA) -- kang yongsup_01
Kang Yong Sop, deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and chairman of the Central Committee of the Christian Federation of Korea, died of a heart attack on Saturday at the age of 80.

His obituary was released on Sunday in the name of the SPA Presidium, the Religious Believers Council of Korea and the Central Committee of the Christian Federation of Korea.

Kang worked as a deputy since the 10th SPA and made positive efforts for national reconciliation, unity and reunification till the last moments of his life, the obituary said.

Even though he died, his feats for national reunification will remain long, stressed the obituary.



Vom KNCC erreichte uns folgende Nachricht (Seoul, 23. Januar 2012):

I am very sad to inform you that Rev. Kang Young-Sup, the Chairperson of the Central Committee, the Korean Christian Federation in North Korea, passed away yesterday on the 21st of January in his age of 80.

The National Council of Churches in Korea sent its letter of condolence to the Korean Christian Federation this morning. Attached you find the letter.

I request our partners and friends all over the world to pray for the bereaved family and the KCF.
Sincerely yours,   Heawon Chae
Executive Secretary/ Department of Reconciliation and Unification
The National Council of Churches in Korea.

Letter of Condolence written by Rev. Kim Young-Ju, General Secretary of the NCCK

January 23rd, 2012

Dear Rev. Oh Kyung Woo, General Secretary
The Korean Christian Federation

The National Council of Churches in Korea express its sincere condolences on the death of Rev. Kang Young-Sup, Chairperson of the Central Committee of the Korean Christian Federation, and send our deepest consolation to his bereaved family and the members of the KCF.

The NCCK expresses its deepest gratitude on his devotion and sincere commitment for peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula through various exchanges and cooperation of christians between North and South Korea. Remembering of his desire, the NCCK will do our best in our journey toward peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula as the great task of our nation through continuous cooperation in solidarity of the KCF.

We pray that God's consolation be with his bereaved family and member of the Korean Christian Federation who are in the midst of grieving and suffering.

Rev. Kim Young-Ju
General Secretary
The National Council of Churches in Korea


Geschichte der DOAM

4. Juni 1884 Gründung des Allgemeinen Evangelisch-Protestantischen Missionsvereins AEPM

1929 Umbenennung in Ostasienmission

Der AEPM benannte sich 1929 offiziell in "Ostasienmission" oder OAM um. Der Titel hatte schon seit 1921 als Untertitel Verwendung gefunden. Das sollte aber nicht bedeuten, dass der Verein für alle Zeiten sich auf Mission in Ostasien beschränken wollte... Im Jahresbericht von 1911 schreibt Missionar Emil Schroeder zu Kirche und Mission: "Nur die Kirche ist stark, die Mission treibt. Nur dort ist sie wirksam als Macht, wo sie Mission treibt."

1945 Trennung des schweizerischen Zweiges und Gründung der Schweizerischen Ostasien-Mission (SOAM)

1952 Gründung der Deutschen Ostasienmission (DOAM)

1972 Gründung des Evang. Missionswerkes in Südwestdeutschland EMS

1973 Gründung des Berliner Missionswerks BMW

1992 Vereinigung von OAM (im Bereich der ehemaligen DDR) und DOAM (im Bereich der ehemaligen BRD) zur Deutschen Ostasienmission DOAM.

2002 Vereinbarung zu enger Zusammenarbeit von SOAM und DOAM

2007/2008 Satzungsänderung

2009 Neugründung der Stiftung "Christian East Asia Mission" in Kyoto, Japan

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