Reblogged with permission from: Love letter to Friends on Jeju Island | by Dr. Hakim and the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul * See also this related link. Thanks so much, Dr. Hakim for sending this thoughtful and beautiful letter!   To our dear friends on Jeju Island who have involved in your noble struggle at South Korea’s Gangjeong Village, […]

 Update: Dr. Song Kang-Ho was released on Nov. 29. Please see here. And Mr. Kang Bu-Eon was released on Dec. 3. Regis Tremblay, a movie director of ‘The Ghosts of Jeju,’  thankfully made these images for the English speakers. Bruce Gagnon writes in his blog: “These good people are right now languishing inside the jail house on Jeju Island, South […]

On Oct. 22, some people in Gangjeong had the chance to talk with Afghanistan peace volunteers through skype interview. See the link here.  The talk was thanks to the bridge efforts by Regis Tremblay, Kathy Kelly, and Hakim Young.  Many of the Afghanistan Peace Volunteers are youths and they are eager to have peace talk with the youths in Gangjeong […]

Re-blogged from here: The Irish Catholic, 2013. Irish Missionaries lead Korea military protest (Fwd by John Whipple). Though it does not necessarily reflect Save Jeju Now’s own view, the re-blogged article is helpful to glance on the degree of international solidarity opposing the Jeju naval base project. The role of Catholics worldwide, especially Irish Catholic’s, represented by Fr. Pat Cunningham, is […]

See also Rev. Bill Bichsel, S.J., REFLECTION: Daily resistance to the forces of militarism on Jeju Island, Pax Christi USA, Oct. 31, 2013. Video: FR. William “BIX” Bichsel, S.J. On His Jeju Trip Video: Fr. Bix interviews Bishop Kang Photos: 2nd anniversary of the launch of the Catholic Solidarity for the realization of the Jeju, Peace Island ………………………………. Re-blogged from the blog of Disarm Now Plowshares, […]

Fwd by Pamela K Brubaker, Professor Emerita of Religion, California Lutheran University To see the  PFPL statement, ‘In Solidarity with Gangjeong Villagers Say No to the Jeju Naval Base!’ go to HERE.   Affirming Life Together in the Face of Belligerent Empire   We the participants of the 3rd Peoples Forum of Peace for Life gathered at the April 3rd Peace Park in […]

From October 30 until November 8, The World Council of Churches (WCC) will hold its every 7-years global assembly in Busan on the southern tip of the mainland of Korea. According to the WCC website: “The WCC brings together churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 500 million Christians and […]

In this month’s issue: 100,000 Books arrive in Gangjeong for the creative transformation to a “book village”, National Assembly inspections on the base, Solidarity from Italy and Western Europe, Gangjeong at the Busan WCC Assembly 2013, Trial updates, outrageous imprisonments, police disrupt prohibit catholic Eucharist and more! Download PDF

Reblogged with permission from: Jeju Island-Tragic Destruction of Pristine Marine Area for Another Naval Base for the US Missile Defense System | by Ann Wright * Two years ago when I visited Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea, the one-half mile ancient, solid volcanic slab of a spiritual and cultural rock known as Gureombi was still intact. The marine […]

Reblogged with permission from: Mayor Kang from Jeju speaks about the struggle against the US naval base | by Gangjeong Mayor Kang Dong-Kyun * See also this interview with Mayor Kang by Asian Global Impact on Oct. 18 From Oct. 8 to 17,  2013, Gangjeong village mayor has joined the Human Rights defenders’ forum in Dublin, Ireland, as well as […]