- Condolences on the Passing of the Former Moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee, Dr. Agnes Abuom.
- Condolences on the Passing of the Former Moderator ofthe World Council of Churches Central Committee, Dr. Agnes Abuom. The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) expresses its deepest condolences to Dr. Agnes Abuom, the former moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) central committee, and shares its consolation with the world's ecumenical community, who are all saddened by her sudden death. The NCCK will long remember Dr. Agnes Abuom's dedication and passion for the church unity movement, which she personally lived out in her life. In particular, as the first woman and the first African to serve as moderator of the WCC central committee, she led the international ecumenical community on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace and demonstrated deep spiritual leadership amid the crises of COVID-19 and church division. This greatly contributed to the fulfillment of Christ's prophetic mission and accompaniment of the church community in each region with a relationship of heartfelt cooperation, and will be recorded as a great achievement and legacy of the ecumenical movement. Furthermore, the constant spirit of sharing and solidarity with the many practical legacies of the church unity movement, the poor and marginalized neighbors, migrant workers, refugees, and women who cried out against injustice and gender-based violence, has become a deep echo and model for all friends of faith around the world. On this pilgrimage path of justice and peace that we must take, we will forever remember her as a respected female leader who has led the church from structured ideas to new alternatives and actions toward hope, whose life and theology were formed in unity with the location of those suffering and marginalized, and whose beautiful and rich heart of life has practiced Christ's true love and fellowship. Once again, we deeply mourn the passing of Dr. Agnes Abuom with all our friends of faith who walk the pilgrimage path together in the Korean Church's ecumenical heritage and history, and pray that she enjoys a peaceful rest forever in God's arms. “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24 (NRSV) June 2nd, 2023 National Council of Churches in Korea
- NCCK Letter of condolences on the passing of His Holiness, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
- NCCK Letter of condolences on the passing of His Holiness, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI The National Council of Churches in Korea expresses its deep condolences on the passing of Pope Benedict XVI, and we offer our consolation to all the members of the global Catholic community who will be grieving at this moment. We will long remember the teachings of the Pope and the life and practices of the priest who led the conversation and cooperation between the Catholic Church and the Ecumenical Faith along with. In particular, he devoted himself to harmonious dialogue between Catholics and Protestants, along with the Faith and Order Commission, which will be recorded as a great achievement and legacy in the ecumenical movement for Church unity throughout the world. In addition, the theological legacy of the Pope, the pure heart of Christ's love and peace he modeled, and his spirit of humility toward low places will be remembered as part of the legacy of all the Ecumenical faith communities and the trajectory of life, a model that we must continue to practice. Once again, we deeply mourn the passing of Pope Benedict XVI alongside all our friends of faith who walk this path of pilgrimage in the Korean Church's ecumenical tradition and history, and we pray that the Pope will enjoy a peaceful rest in God's arms forever. “Let him be as helpful as rain that refreshes the meadows and the ground. Let the king be fair with everyone, and let there be peace until the moon falls from the sky.” Psalm 72:6-7(NRSV) January 3rd, 2023 National Council of Churches in Korea Rev. Lee, Hong Jung, General Secretary 베네딕토 16세 전 교황 선종, NCCK 애도메시지 [Korean]