Peace Forum of S. Korean Religious Organizations

Pyongyang, July 1 (KCNA) — South Korean religious organizations reportedly held a “Christians’ forum on peace” in Seoul on June 27 to mark the fifth anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration.

Present there were members of 12 religious organizations including the National Pastoral Council for Justice and Peace, the south Korean Christian Professors Council, the Christian Women’s Society, the south Korean Women Theologians Council and the Korean Nation’s Exchange and Cooperation Fund.

Speakers said the Armistice Agreement between the DPRK and the U.S. must be replaced with a peace agreement and arms cut be carried out, if peace was to be brought to this land. They called for curbs on “strategic flexibility” of the U.S. forces in south Korea.

Peaceful reunification is impossible without overcoming anti-communist, pro-U.S. flunkeyism, an offspring of the Cold War structure, they said, and called for an intensified fight against the anti-peace, anti-reunification forces within the south Korean churches.

Adopted at the forum was a declaration urging peace on the Korean Peninsula.

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