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Religious leaders urge national participation in March 1st movement

Religious leaders urge national participation in March 1st movement

Posted February. 12, 2019 07:56,   

Updated February. 12, 2019 07:56

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Leaders of the seven major religions in Korea including Buddhism, Christianity and Catholicism have called on Korean citizens to join a commemorative event for the 100th anniversary of the March 1st movement and uphold relevant spirits.

Religious leaders at the Korean Conference of Religion and Peace issued a joint statement to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the March 1st independence movement at a press conference on Monday at the Korea Press Center in central Seoul.

Catholic Archbishop Kim Hee-jung said that the spirits of the March 1st movement led Korean people to preserve the years under suppression and pain, asking Korean citizens to demonstrate the strength used to lead the independence movement 100 years ago.

The religious community will hold a prayer service among 33 world religious devotees to promote peace. It plans to strike a bell at religious facilities such as Buddhist temples, churches, and cathedrals for three minutes starting from the noon of March 1.


Gab-Sik Kim dunanworld@donga.com