South Korea

Partner Churches

The Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK)

The Presbyterian Church of the Republic of Korea (PROK)

Partnership History

  • Presbyterian involvement in Korea came through the work of PCUSA missionaries, who expanded from their work in Manchuria into Korea in the 1880s
  • The Korean War between 1950 and 1953 caused enormous suffering, and the ongoing division of the country is a source of tension
  • Today the PCK is the largest Presbyterian church in Korea, with around 2.5 million members

Twinnings and Projects

  • Working with PCK, PROK and World Council of Churches to raise awareness of issues affecting the Korean peninsula
  • Promoting prayer for peace, reconciliation and reunification between North and South Korea
  • Campaign for a Peace Treaty to replace the ceasefire agreement that ended the 1950-53 Korean War

To see some photographs of our work in South Korea please visit our Flickr account.