SEOUL, South Korea (RNS) — After a sharp decline in Chinese visitors, South Korea is adding halal restaurants and providing prayer rooms in a government-led effort to attract more Muslim tourists.
(AP) — A South Korean bishop says a visit by Pope Francis to North Korea would mark a “gigantic step” for peace on the peninsula but that there are many issues about religious freedom that must be resolved.
Many Christian South Koreans see reunification of the Korean peninsula as a religious goal as much as a political one. And if reunification, as opposed to reconciliation, seems an uphill struggle, they believe that with faith anything is possible.
TAEBAEK, South Korea (RNS) — In the Taebaek Mountains near Korea’s eastern coastline, American missionary Ben Torrey prepares South Korean students for their country’s reunification.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (RNS) — Teams of Christians — Baptists, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses and more — aim to save souls at the Winter Games.
(RNS) — I hope Vice President Pence has some private conversations with the high-level North Korean government officials who are accompanying their athletes.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis said Asian governments should not fear Christians who did not want to "come as conquerors" -- a message clearly targeted at countries including China, North Korea and Vietnam.
(RNS) Catholics are a minority in South Korea, representing just over 10 percent of the population. But their numbers have doubled since 1990, and the pope wants to encourage them.
(RNS) Upcoming trips to Asia highlight Pope Francis’ push to globalize and reform a Catholic Church that is still very much centered on what happens in Rome.
LONDON (RNS) A new report says eight current and incoming member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council were among 24 countries to imprison believers and atheists in 2013 for violating local laws that restrict freedom of religion or belief.