Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily at 12:00 AM until 11:45 PM from February 18, 2013 until March 3, 2013
Location: Korean Church of Bloomington Normal, 213 S. Grove, Normal, IL
North Korea: Beyond the Headlines on March 2nd, 7pm, at the Korean Church of Bloomington Normal, 213 S. Grove, Normal, IL
With the current situation with North Korea, this is a very timely event. Beyond the bluster and high-living of the leadership, is a people severely oppressed.
The North Korean people have been living under a brutal dictatorship since 1948. A report in January, 2013, states that even though Kim Jung-un (3rd generation of Kim dictators) has been spending a lot of time burnishing his image, the government is cracking down on Christians. For decades, the North Korean people have been denied all contact with the world outside what they are told is "Paradise." However, news and truth have been leaking in and the people are beginning to see past the brainwashing.
North Korea is the most difficult place on earth to be a Christian1 ... it also has one of the lowest-ranking human rights records of any country in the world.
An estimated 50,000-70,000 Christians are in concentration camps today ... three generations of a family are put into camps for the 'sins' 2 of one person; they have been required to attend public executions; torture is common; some are born, grow up, and die in these brutal camps, never knowing anything else.
Death or being sold into slavery can await the thousands who try to cross the border into China to escape brutality and starvation.Only half of the people who tried to leave the country last year were successful in doing that, compared with previous years according to Open Doors. If they are caught in China, they are repatriated to North Korea where they are tortured, sent to camps, or killed.
An estimated three million souls died of starvation in the 1990s, and it continues today.
Central Illinois has a rare opportunity to hear facts and up-to-date information regarding the most reclusive country in the world directly from Dr. Suzanne Scholte, who is heavily involved in work in Washington, DC, Seoul, South Korea, and around the world, to promote the freedom, human rights and dignity of the North Korean people.
We will be joined by two North Korean defectors, who will share their family stories of starvation, death, and escape.
After the Holocaust, the world said, 'Never again' ...
friends, it's happening again …
Please join us on March 2nd!
More information is also available here:
Dr. Scholte and possibly the defectors would be available for interviews.
Please feel free to contact me if I you might wish to have an interview.