I was in Qatar last week presenting a paper on “Comfort Women and Women’s Rights” when Rabbi Bob Kaplan of New York approached me after my paper presentation (Feb 21, 2018). Continue reading
I helped organize our second meeting: International Forum for Addressing Peace on the Korean Peninsula and Beyond
일시: 2월 7일(수) 3:30~ 5:00
장소: The Sheraton Hotel in Time Sq. (3rd Floor , Riverside Rm)
811 7th Avenue 53rd Street, New York NY, 10019
My latest Huffington Post co-written piece with Rev. Jesse Jackson, “Peace And Reconciliation On The Korean Peninsula”. Jan 13 is #KoreanAmericanDay.
“Let us be those creative dissenters who will call our beloved nation to a higher destiny. To a new plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of humanness.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Here is my latest Huffington Post, “A Cry for Peace: Reunification of North and South Korea”.
Despite rising tensions between President Trump and Kim Jung Un, the annual military exercises by the U.S. and South Korea remain scheduled for August 21-31, 2017. This drill will be a coordinated naval, army and air force involving tens of thousands of American and South Korean troops. President Trump has raised the temperature by warning, “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States, They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen”. North Korea quickly responded by threatening to fire missiles at the United States’ territory of Guam. Continue reading
This is my new article “Hope for Peace in a Broken World: 1 Chronicles, Exile and Building Walls” for Religions 9 (2016): 136-146.
The 9th issue will be about “Peace in a World of Conflicts”. The stated goal of the great world religions is to establish peace both within the world and between God and human beings. It is not a small paradox that today religion is frequently portrayed as a great disturber of peace both insides the communities and in international affairs at large. The forthcoming issue of Religions/Adyan will reflect upon the ways world religions conceive peace and can contribute to restore it in our trouble times. Continue reading
Today marks Korean-American Christian missionary Kenneth Bae’s 500th day in a North Korean prison. Bae was arrested in November 2012 while leading a tourist group. State-run media reported that he was convicted of attempting to lead a religious anti-North Korean Continue reading