The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been in mission partnerships on the Korean peninsula for over 130 years. And, since the signing of the armistice agreement to cease hostilities on the Korean peninsula, the church has advocated for a resolution to the conflict and peace and reconciliation for both Koreas.
The most recent General Assembly (2016) called on the president and the Congress of the United States to initiate a process for lasting peace in the Korean peninsula by working for nuclear disarmament. It requested the U.S. government and the United Nations to secure a safe environment for the two Koreas to engage in dialogue and to develop a Korea-led process on healing, reconciliation, and peaceful reunification.
It is critically important that the U.S. government and the international community commence a new process of peace-building across the Korean peninsula. With so many lives at stake, the United States has a moral imperative to seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Heightening tensions with North Korea through threats of increased militarization and proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region is counterproductive and will not bring about a lasting solution to the conflict.
Please urge your members of Congress and the Administration to oppose military action toward North Korea and to pursue diplomatic means to stabilize the situation in the Korean Peninsula.