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Ecumenical Consultation on the Korea Crisis In Search of a Korea Road Map
June 16-18, 2003
Jurys Washington Hotel,
Washington D.C.

Consultation Program

Monday June 16
9:00 - 10:00 Opening Worship Preacher: Peggy Billings, United Methodist Church
10:00 - 10:30 Welcome Statements,
Robert Edgar, General Secretary, NCCCUSA,
John L. McCullough, Executive Director, CWS
Appointment of Consultation Message Committee
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00 Presentation: Korea Crisis: Opportunity for China, Maurice Strong, The Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations
12:00 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 2:45 Presentation: US - Korea Relations in the Current Crisis, Selig S. Harrison, Author of Award Winning Book, Korea Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and US Disengagement
2:45 - 3:15 Discussion
3:15 - 3:45 Coffee Break
3:45 - 4:15 Presentation: Japan’s Role in Resolving the North Korea Problem, N. A. Namkung, Independent Consultant on Korean and East Asia Issues
4:15 - 5:15 Discussion
5:45 Depart for Reception: Rayburn House Building Rm B338.
6:00 - 8:00 Remarks by Mr. Maurice Strong
Tuesday June 17
9:00 - 9:30 Presentation: Korean Crisis and Korean Churches, Park Jong-Hwa, Vice Moderator, National Council of Churches in Korea
9:30 - 10:00 Discussion
10:00 - 10:30 Briefing on North Korea Church Situation*
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:05 Greetings: Park Sang -Jung, Former General Secretary, Christian Conference of Asia
11:05 - 11:45 Presentation: The Humanitarian Crisis in the DPRK, Speaker (to be announced) World Food Program*
11:45 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 2:05 Greetings: Toshimasa Yamamoto, General Secretary, National Christian Council in Japan
2:05 - 3:00 Panel on the Compassion Ministry of the Church, Kang Youngsook, Deputy General Secretary, General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church Kim Insik, Associate for East Asia and the Pacific Presbyterian Church USA
3:00 - 3:30 Panel on Humanitarian Assistance in the Health Sector, Heidi Linton, Executive Director, Christian Friends of Korea, Young Chun, General Secretary, Institute on Strategic Reconciliation
3:30 - 3:35 Greetings: Clement John, WCC International Affairs
3:35 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:30 Panel on Humanitarian Assistance continued, Randy Ireson, DPRK Development Assistance Officer, American Friends Service Committee, Betsy McCrae, East Asia Program Director, Mennonite Central Committee
4:30 - 5:30 Discussion on Humanitarian Assistance
6:15 Depart for Evening Event (Bus Provided)
7:00 - 9:00 Dinner and Worship hosted by the Korean American Sharing Movement
Wednesday June 18
9:00 - 9:15 Presentation of the Draft Consultation Message
9:15 - 9:30 Briefing on Pending Congressional Initiatives on the DPRK, Karin Lee, Senior Associate, Friends Committee, On National Legislation
9:30 - 11:00 Discussion of the Message in Groups
11:00 - 12:30 Adoption of Consultation Message
Closing Formalities
Departures
1:30 - 2:00 Press Conference

*Due to SARS, flights have been suspended between Pyongyang and Beijing and Moscow, respectively. The Korean Christians Federation and the WFP Country Director are unable to participate. They sent their deep regrets to the Consultation.


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