Korean Adventist Women show Seoul Station that Adventists Say No to Violence


Adventists Say No to Violence

South Korean Adventist women shine a light on domestic abuse at busy transportation hub, Square of Seoul Station

Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD)

[Seoul] The major transportation hub connecting the metropolitan population of Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi-do in the northwestern corner of South Korea is the busy Square of Seoul Station. It serves city buses and metro subways, express railway trains and high-speed passenger trains, all bound for capital and metro business, tourist destinations, international airport connections, and overland travel to the far southeastern corner of the land.

The bustling cross-section of traffic at Seoul Station makes the Square an ideal location to reach a great number of people. That's why Korean Adventist women chose this location as the ideal place to bring awareness of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's enditnow campaign to end violence, in particular, to end domestic abuse against women and children.

Adventist Korean women distributed 600 booklets titled "Story of Hope" and leaflets urging the protection of women and children from abuse and violence. Bottles of water were also given away. The enditnow awareness event became an excellent way for the typical population to see what the Seventh-day Adventist Church looks like. The Korean Adventist Women's Association (KAWA) of both Korean Union Conference and West Central Korean Conference joined Pastor Jeonghwa Lee, Women's Ministries director of Korean Union Conference in sponsoring the activity.

Contributed by Lynn Clouzet, WM director, Northern Asia-Pacific Division

Published in Mosaic Newsletter, Spring 2018