Thursday June 14, we held a press conference on the Singapore Summit at the Rainbow PUSH Convention.
Lots of work is ahead of us to reach peace in the Korean Peninsula.
At a Thursday morning press conference, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of Rainbow PUSH, was joined by representatives from the Korean community, who addressed the recent talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
“We have a keen interest in what’s happening in Korea,” Rev. Jackson said. “It’s our world. Learning to live together is part of our challenge. We’re meeting with our Korean brothers and sisters today to affirm our kinship with them.”
Jong-Kook Lee, consul general of the Republic of Korea in Chicago, also attended the press conference and commented on the summit, saying, “this is the beginning of a very tough negotiation.”
But Lee conveyed cautious optimism, saying he still had vivid memories of past negotiations that were not successful.
Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim, associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion, thanked Rev. Jackson for his interest in Korea and pointed out that he was not a newcomer to efforts to bring peace to the region. Rev. Jackson visited Japan and South Korea in the 1980s advocating against finger printing and other biased treatment of Koreans in Japan.
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We need to keep praying for peace in the Korean Peninsula. It will many steps to denuclearization and to end the Korean War.
For more literature please read the following
****Watch a portion of the prayer service vimeo.com/274576592.
****Here is The Korea Times Chicago article of today’s Prayer Service.