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Special Prayer Service for Peace

June 9, 2018



On the eve of the historic and high stakes summit between the United States and North Korea, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., will join Korean-American community and religious leaders, including Rev. J. Martin Lee, an ordained elder and member of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church and Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim, associate professor of Theology at the Earlham School of Religion, at a special prayer service


Monday, June 11, 2018

7 A.M.

First Korean United Methodist Church

655 E. Hintz Road

Wheeling, IL


The prayer service will be immediately followed by a news conference at 7:30 A.M., also at the church.


“We support the initiative and goal of Korea reunification,” Rev. Jackson says. “In many ways, the summit has already been a success. Talk, talk, talk is better than fight, fight, fight and threatening each other with ‘fire and fury.’ It’s better for our two nations. It’s better for the world. We pray that during the summit North Korea and the United States gain a better understanding of one another and continue on the road of peace.”




Don Terry


Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.


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