Posts Tagged ‘Korea’

New Zealand born Columban priest working with marginalised in Korea

Friday, September 14th, 2012

New Zealand born Columban priest Father Robert Brennan has been in Korea since 1966.  He has been working with credit unions, which lend money to those in need at low borrowing costs, as he continues to devote himself to helping families marginalised by the ruthlessness of capitalism. He studied Korean for two years before being Read more

“Seize the moment:” religious and world leaders unite on North Korea

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Rights activists have joined Catholic bishops, Christian groups, diplomats and statesmen in urging the North Korean regime to use the death of Kim Jong-il as an opportunity to reverse decades of isolation and oppression. Kim’s successor, Kim Jong-un, and his military backers have an “unprecedented opportunity” to “turn a new page on the human rights Read more

Investigation: Aborted foetuses sold in capsule form

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Seoul and Beijing have launched investigations into hospitals in China’s Jiln province, after reports in South Korea media have alleged capsules containing human remains are for sale in South Korea. The capsules are reportedly being sold for therapeutic purposes such as boosting stamina. According to South Korean broadcaster SBS, some hospitals in China apparently sold aborted foetuses Read more