|March for Korea Peace July 2014|
On July 25th-26th 2014, members of many ecumenical groups and others, including the National Campaign to End the Korean War, gathered in Washington DC, to call for a real peace in Korea.
An ecumenical conference, meetings with legislators and a screening of the film "Memories of Forgotten War" were held Friday, and a march and vigil for peace were held on Saturday.
Hundreds attended, commemorating the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice - which did not end the Korean War. The group called for negotiations and a peace treaty. This gathering was particularly impressive, given the large numbers of young Korean Americans and the range of ecumenical groups represented. Those gathered vowed to work for peace and to prepare for even larger demonstrations in 2015 - the 70th anniversary of both the liberation and division of Korea, and the 65th anniversary of the start of the Korean War in 1950.
Sponsors of the peace vigil and march included the Reconciliation & Reunification Committee of the National Council of Churches in Korea, the World Council of Churches, the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society, General Board of Global Ministries Korean Ministry Plan, United Methodist Women and the Committee on Reunification of Korean American Assembly of The United Methodist Church.
Other sponsors were the Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), United Church of Christ, and the Presbyterian Church USA–Office of Public Witness.For more information on this event.