Engaging North Korea

AFSC staff who work in North Korea, Linda Lewis and Daniel Jasper, will be talking about their work.  Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting, 42nd and Grand, this Sunday, March 18th, at 4:00 pm. They will also be exploring ways that we can build on the history of the previous visit in 2001 of a North Korean agricultural delegation to Iowa, to see if we can arrange for another North Korean visit now.

AFSC has worked in Korea for over 65 years, and we know that, in the words of Nelson Mandela, “if you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” Opportunities exist for cooperation between the U.S. and DPRK even in today’s climate. Contact Congress and the Trump administration and urge them to pursue diplomacy, not war, with North Korea. https://www.afsc.org/engagingnorthkorea

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are reaching new heights, and the possibility for military conflict is growing. The U.S. continues to avoid direct dialogue with North Korea, instead favoring sanctions and a strong-arm approach to bring North Korea to the table. At the same time, North Korea continues to progress its nuclear and missile capabilities. One small misstep by either side could ignite, in the words of General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, “a loss of life unlike any we have experienced in our lifetimes.”

Contact Congress and the Trump administration and urge them to pursue diplomacy, not war, with North Korea.  https://www.afsc.org/engagingnorthkorea

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