To Love All Life Given by God

Acts 17:25b

Resurrection, That Is “After All.” (Matthew 28:5-6)

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. (Matthew 28:5-6)

We celebrated Easter for the second time in the COVID-19. In the fog of the novel coronavirus that lasted for more than a year, what we had been cultivating collapsed one after another. We experienced many such “after all.” Many people are overwhelmed by the “after all” that what they have accumulated steadily is torn apart.
Easter was celebrated with the bloody cry of the people in Myanmar. Myanmar’s people are about to experience such a “final” that democracy, which has risen in pain for the past ten years and has finally taken shape, is being crushed and destroyed at once.
Are our painful “after all,” their sad “after all” the human “after all”? No, we want to believe that it is by no means “after all.” That the resurrected Lord has risen, stood up, and walked ahead of the tomb, a place where everything seemed empty. In Myanmar, “this is not the end” and “this should not be the end”, and on the people who believe that and go on the path of CDM (nonviolent disobedience), the resurrected Lord Jesus will surely shed light. The women heard in front of the grave the truth for all people’s lives that “darkness could not overcome the light, life could not be trapped in the grave, and death was swallowed by life.” Today, we are listening to the very sound of that morning.

Kano Yoshitaka, Moderator

Consultation of NCCK and NCCJ

Consultation of NCCK and NCCJ

The National Council of Churches in Korea and the National Christian Council in Japan held a joint consultation on "Peaceful Reunification of Korean Peninsula and the Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution" June 11. This was a part of NCCK's campaign for a Korea Peace Treaty in Northeast Asia. 20 participants from Korea, 9 from Europe and North America, and 9 from Japan participated in this half-day consultation. Rev. Ra Heak Jib, Chair of NCCK Committee on Reconciliation and Peaceful Reunification, talked about the importance of this campaign for reconciliation and peaceful reunification of Korean Peninsula. From Japan side, Ms ...
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The Eyes That Gaze at Peace (Luke 12:32)

The Eyes That Gaze at Peace (Luke 12:32)

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Kim Sungjae, NCC General Secretary There was God's plan that was beyond people's thought in the time of 40 years Moses and the Israelites, the people of Exodus, journeyed for Canaan. The pillar of cloud in the daytime and the pillar of fire in the night were their guides, and Moses and his people didn't lose them. When the people asked God that they reach the land of Canaan and be protected by God until they get there, God asked the people that they would not lose the guide He gave even in the midst of trouble in the desert, ...
Statement regarding Summit meetings on Korean Peninsula

Statement regarding Summit meetings on Korean Peninsula

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NCCJ has published a statement regarding Summit Meetings at Panmunjom and Singapore. See PDF. [pdf-embedder url="http://nccj-n.sakura.ne.jp/2018/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/84.pdf"] ...
Hiroshima Declaration

Hiroshima Declaration

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The 6th Global Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9 that was held from June 13th (Wed.) to 15th (Fri.) at the International Conference Center in Hiroshima, Japan, finished successfully all its programs with 187 participants from 47organizations, 12 countries. We published the Hiroshima Declaration. See the PDF in English and Korean (Hangul). Hiroshima Declaration (English) Hiroshima Declaration (Hangul) ...
6th Global Inter-religious Conference on Article 9 (

6th Global Inter-religious Conference on Article 9 (

The 6th Global Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9 will be held from June 13th (Wed.) to 15th (Fri.), 2018 in Hiroshima, Japan. Download the PDFs for further information. Invitation to the 6th Conference Concept Paper Tentative Program Registration Form ...
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