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Korean Christian body decries Trump nuclear-carrier decision

April 14, 2017

The National Council of Churches in Korea, a Protestant and Orthodox ecumenical body in South Korea, expressed grave concern about the Trump administration’s decision to send a nuclear carrier to the area.

Rev. Kim Young Ju, the organization’s general secretary, said that the action is “of no help” and “heightens military tensions.”

Calling upon the US to engage in dialogue with North Korea, Kim said, “We are fearful that South Korea may be facing military occupation if tensions continue to rise.”

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  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Apr. 15, 2017 11:05 AM ET USA

    That strange leader in the North, advised by a strange military, with even stranger pretensions to confrontation rather than feeding his people is about to test his biggest IBM yet - and we put an aircraft carrier in his neighborhood. What's the problem Mr. Chamberlain? Is it the word "nuclear powered"? Or are they worried about a friend protecting a friend?

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 15, 2017 6:31 AM ET USA

    "Calling upon the US to engage in dialogue with North Korea, Kim said, 'We are fearful that South Korea may be facing military occupation if tensions continue to rise.'" South Korea has been facing military occupation by the U.S., benign though it may be. Recent military actions of the Trump Administration smack of the Establishment's desire to nation build. Obama did it in Libya, attempted to do it in Egypt, and set the stage in Syria. Trump is following suit and breaking a promise to dialog.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Apr. 14, 2017 8:03 PM ET USA

    No-win situation.This world is about violence and killing.Jesus died because of the ruler's fear that he would build an earthly kingdom. This ecumenical group is asking that follow Jesus's teaching,if we are Christian,but we don't behave like true believers.