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Seeing myself in the eyes of a North Korean

Grace Ji-Sun Kim on pursuing peace on the Korean Peninsula.
“But peace won’t come if we remain afraid. It’s hard to overcome the kind of prejudice and cultural bigotry that perpetuates a vicious cycle of fear and hatred across generations. I experienced how hard it can be as I prepared to meet with Ambassador Jang. But when I saw myself in him, I was able to see both of us as reflections of God’s love for the world. This moment was the beginning of a fruitful conversation. Embracing our neighbors is not a voluntary act but something that God requires of us. Why are we afraid?”

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Read my new piece, “Seeing myself in the eyes of a North Korean” for The Christian Century. Please do share!

picture of Korean border fence Fence of the military demarcation line, South Korea (Getty images).

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Purple flowers, Whitestone 3

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9 May 2018
Whitestone, New York

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Memory Has No Statute of Limitations: Women Do Not Forget Sexual Assaults Against Them

Grace Ji-Sun Kim reminds us that memory and truth have no statute of limitations. She reflects on ways that powerful people can help silence women whose truth we need to hear.

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Inter-Korean Summit and the Hope for Peace

Korea is always on my friend Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s mind. She reflects on the Inter-Korea Summit and the hope for peace.
“Koreans live in hope. Hope that the wall of war, tension, and distrust that has separated families, friends, and neighbors and scarred the peninsula will one day be a remnant of history. Hope that the Korean War can be ended, and peace can be restored, and justice can be established. Hope that this beautiful peninsula can one day be reunited.”

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Let us pray for peace in the Korean peninsula.

Below is my reflection on the Inter-Korean Summit happening on April 27, 2018.

We all live with hope for peace.

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Purple flowers, Macy’s 2018 Flower Show 5

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26 March 2018
Macy’s
Manhattan, New York

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Purple flowers, Macy’s 2018 Flower Show 3

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26 March 2018
Macy’s
Manhattan, New York

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Liberty Student Co-authors Book With Mother

Check out this book by my friends Elisabeth Lee and Grace Ji-Sun Kim. “Learning to appreciate and care for the people around you is an irreplaceable feeling. This book took a whole village to create and the process was not exactly an easy one. Nevertheless, it formed a special bond and it evolved into a piece of memorabilia that my mother and I now get to treasure.”

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

My daughter, Elisabeth Sophia Lee, is a writer for her school newspaper “Liberty Life”. This is her latest article, “Liberty Student Co-writes Novel With Mother” (Feb 2018 issue) in which she describes what it meant to cowrite her book, Mother Daughter Speak

Buy the book to see why I am so proud of my daughter. Please read and share this article. 

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