The United Methodist Korea Peace Table, together with other faith and secular peace organizations, held a Korea Peace Festival and Vigil in Washington, D.C., from July 26-28. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the renewed sense of peace and reconciliation around the Korean Peninsula and to learn what and how ecumenical and civilian partners can do to help this renewed peace process being fulfilled into a lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula.

The first night included opening worship and a plenary titled, “History of Korea Peace Journey.” The second day had a plenary titled, “People to People Diplomacy: Humanitarian Works in the North Korea/The Past and the Present” and a briefing from the U.S. Administration/State Department.

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung attended and participated in the event. He was one of three speakers for the final plenary, “What’s Next?”. In the march to Farragut Square, he and Thomas Kemper helped carry the banner that said, “Prayer to end the war, reunite families, and bring peace to Korea.” During the vigil, Bishop Jung was the final speaker.

Photos of Bishop Jung at the event can be found in this Flickr album. Additionally, the Korean Church Facebook page has posted many more photos in this album.