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News South Korea » Religion: At the Olympics, thousands of missionaries compete for souls - Religion News Service

News channel or source: http://gazette.com/at-the-olympics-thousands-of-missionaries-compete-for-souls-religion-news-service/article/1621517
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — To those watching on TV, religion may seem absent from the Winter Olympic Games. Away from the spotlight, though, an estimated 3,000 missionaries are on hand. About 2,000 missionaries — South Korean and international — are ...

News South Korea » Religion: A look at the religion of South Korea

News channel or source: http://nbc4i.com/2018/02/16/a-look-at-the-religion-of-south-korea/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

SEOUL, South Korea (WCMH) — From the world’s largest Pentecostal Congregation to a Buddhist temple of female monks, South Korea has much to offer in terms of religion. In Seoul, you’ll find the Yoido Full Gospel Church, which includes about half a ...

News South Korea » Religion: Once barred from practicing religion, North Koreans find faith and family in LA church

News channel or source: https://www.scpr.org/news/2018/02/16/80767/once-barred-from-practicing-religion-north-koreans/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

May Joo, far left, sings along in Korean to worship hymns at a Los Angeles ministry for North Koreans. Josie Huang/KPCC Sarah Cho's family started the ministry a decade ago after they immigrated from South Korea. She said the goal was to create a place ...

News South Korea » Religion: What it’s like to be Jewish in South Korea

News channel or source: https://www.jweekly.com/2018/02/12/like-jewish-south-korea/
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Christianity is the largest organized religion in South Korea, with nearly 30 percent of the population identifying as Christians. Unlike many Chabad emissaries, Litzman said he and his family do not have to deal with safety concerns and anti-Semitism.

News South Korea » Religion: South Korea: The Olympic Games Amid Large-Scale Human Rights Protests

News channel or source: https://www.newswire.com/news/south-korea-the-olympic-games-amid-large-scale-human-rights-protests-20188473
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

The South Korean people historically have held large-scale demonstrations ... The purpose of the demonstrations is to petition for legal framework criminalizing religion-based violence. According to reports from Human Rights Association for Forced ...

News South Korea » Religion: While Korean tensions ease, 3 Americans remain ‘prisoners of war’ in the North

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/three-americans-are-still-being-held-asprisoners-of-war-in-north-korea/2018/02/22/834683a8-1722-11e8-930c-45838ad0d77a_story.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

But as he went to leave Pyongyang on April 22 last year, Tony Kim, who was born in South Korea but is a naturalized ... often for Christian-related activities. North Korea bans all outside religion, viewing Christianity in particular as a threat to the ...

News South Korea » Religion: From North Korea to Catholicism: Mi Jin’s answered prayer

News channel or source: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/from-north-korea-to-catholicism-mi-jins-answered-prayer-66654
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Seoul, South Korea, Feb 16, 2018 / 09:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During her childhood in North Korea, Mi Jin Kang never believed in the existence of God, until one person began to spark her curiosity. “From school education, I learned that religion is a ...

News South Korea » Religion: A sad representation in South Korea: Letter to the editor

News channel or source: http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/02/a_sad_representation_in_south.html
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

a coming together of different nations and the individual support of fellow participants no matter what religion, ideology or gender. Why attend something so amazing if you have nothing to contribute but negativity and disrespect? If South Korea ...

News South Korea » Religion: Life in North Korea a horror. Why are we so hesitant to tell the massive Olympic audience about this reality?

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/16/life-in-north-korea-horror-why-are-so-hesitant-to-tell-massive-olympic-audience-about-this-reality.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

As one defector told The Washington Post last year, "It's like a religion. From birth ... CNN gushed how, "With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea's presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public."

News South Korea » Religion: Why North Korea Shouldn't Have Even Been Allowed To Participate In The Olympics

News channel or source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliviaenos/2018/02/16/why-north-korea-shouldnt-have-even-been-allowed-to-participate-in-the-olympics/
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Apartheid-era South Africa was barred from the Olympics on the ... freedom of movement, and freedom of religion. For example, North Korea is known as the world’s worst persecutor of Christians. Mere possession of a Bible is often grounds for death.