"At the invitation of the Anglican Province of Korea, over 30 members of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network (APJN), representing 24 Provinces of the Anglican Communion, met on the grounds of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, from April 14 to April 21, 1999. .... In this summary of the meeting, the committee reports are presented first, followed by in-depth reports from the Provinces and some Dioceses of the Communion. .... There are also the immediate, active concerns of the APJN as a collective sounding board for the Communion. There are two papers on`Alternatives to War', in light of the international involvement in Kosovo and potential involvement elsewhere. And there is attention paid to problems in Korea, the host country. The group considered the problem of `Korean Re-Unification', and lifted up the ways in which the Christian churches are attempting to become partners in a healing process. Members of APJN made a visit to the DMZ, the dividing line between the estranged nations of the peninsula. And they considered ways to continue the dialogue, launched at Lambeth in 1998, of the church with its gay and lesbian members in a `Panel on Homosexuality'." -- Coming to Seoul, p. 3.
Contents divided into three sections: Introduction -- Section 1: Areas of Concern -- Section 2: Reports from the Churches.
Contents of Introduction section: Coming to Seoul -- Welcome Address / Matthew Chung -- Bishop Prado's Sermon Luiz Prado / -- Minutes of APJN Business Meeting [April 20, 1999] -- APJN Participants..
Contents of Section 1: Areas of Concern: Korea Re-Unification -- Urbanization: Peace, Sustainability, and Justice towards Holistic Mission -- Migrant Workers -- Asian and African Women -- Globalization -- International Debt Burden and Jubilee 2000 -- Regional Conflicts: The Great Lakes Region -- Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process -- On an Alternative to War (Paper 1) -- On an Alternative to War (Paper 2): Kosovo Situation -- On Landmines, Weapons and Violence -- The New Dimensions of Age -- Panel on Homosexuality.
Contents of Section 2: Reports from the Churches: Brazil -- Burundi -- Anglican Church of Canada -- Diocese of Egypt and North Africa -- Church of England -- Episcopal Church USA -- The Church in the Province of the Indian Ocean -- Iran -- Jerusalem -- Kenya -- Myanmar -- The Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Holy Catholic Church in Japan) -- Episcopal Church in the Philippines -- Rwanda -- Church of the Province of Southern Africa -- Sri Lanka -- Tanzania -- Wales.
The Anglican Church of Canada was represented by Ms. Joy Kennedy.
The author visited Korea in June 2006 to represent the Anglican Communion at the World Methodist Council meeting in Seoul. "The days after the Council Meeting were given over to a Conference of Reconciliation, a central topic and major issue in the life of Korea today with the great divide of North and South and the separation and pain that brings to so many people". While in Korea he also visited the Anglican Church there attending worship a the Cathedral in Seoul, visiting the Anglican University and Vision Training Center. "Meetings with the Primate and other clergy underlined the importance of reconciliation in this divided nation. Each and every Korean lives with that pain each day, and all pray for a way forward".
See also photo on page 44 with caption: "Canon Kenneth Kearon at the national headquarters in Korea".
Photo with caption. "A delegation including the Primate and clergy from the Anglican Church of Korea, recently met Archbishop Rowan Williams at Lambeth Palace. The conversation sought ways to take forward the resolution on peace in Korea that came from the ACC [Anglican Consultative Council] 13 meeting. Included in the meeting were ACC Chair, Bishop John Paterson and the Anglican Observer at the United Nations and Clare Amos of the ACO [Anglican Communion Office]".