Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Global week of prayer for North Korea

There will be a Global Week of Prayer for North Korea, organized by British-based human rights organization Christian Solidarity Worldwide and partner agencies worldwide.

The week of prayer, running from June 19-25, will include prayer and protest against the human rights violations occurring in North Korea.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide believes that Christian persecution is at it's worse in North Korea. Information has become more readily available, although there is secrecy within North Korea. Many refugees are in China, but, when they are found by the officials, they are returned to North Korea, where they face punishment or even death.

CSW is encouraging all Christians around the world to pray during this week for the Christians of North Korea. But, especially pray on Sunday, June 25th, which is the anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.

The prayer events planned for the week, CSW stated, are accompanied by advocacy and aid. Petitions, facilities to donate to aid work in North Korea and extensive resources to facilitate prayer can be found at www.prayfornorthkorea.org , or www.prayfornorthkorea.net in Korean.

In London, CSW reported the agency is encouraging people to join the protest outside the Chinese Embassy on June 22 at 3.45 p.m GMT.

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