August 24, 2018

WACC proudly names 12 new Honorary Life Members including Rev. Dr Cheon, Young-cheol

WACC’s Board of Directors is celebrating a dozen individuals whose lives are dedicated to advancing communication rights.

Since 1995, WACC has publicly recognised the work of communicators who have upheld its principles and values while working for greater social justice.

WACC’s 50th anniversary was an occasion to recognize a further six women and six men who have significantly contributed to WACC’s life and work.

Each new Honorary Life Member has a lengthy career. More complete biographical information can be found on WACC’s web site here.

The Rev. Dr Young-cheol Cheon is an ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK). He received a PhD in Media, Religion and Culture at the VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2011. He served as a WACC Officer (Treasurer) 2006-11 and as an Asia Region-WACC Officer (Treasurer) 2003-08. He was a director of communication and public relations of the Korean Host Committee for the WCC 10th Assembly for 2011-2014. Since 2015 he has been a Visiting Professor of Christian Communication at the Presbyterian University & Theological Seminary in Seoul, South Korea. Currently, he is the General Secretary of Korean Diakonia.

November 16, 2016

[Book] World Council of Churches 10th Assembly Report

World Council of Churches 10th Assembly Report

Copyright Korean Host Committee for the WCC 10th Assembly
All rights reserved.

Editor: Young-cheol Cheon

This book is a report of the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, 2013. Edited by the Korean Host Committee for the WCC 10th Assembly.

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Language: English

September 4, 2014

2014 Christian Journalism Seminar

Seminar on Christian Journalism

Dates: October 24 and 31, 2014
Time: 14:00 - 17:00 
Place: FilmForum, Seoul

Co-host: Institute of Communication for Life, 
                Center for Cultural Communication, 
                Korea Christian Media Forum

Opening Prayer
Session 1. Christian Communication Ethics and Journalism by Rev. Dr Young-cheol Cheon
Session 2: TV News Reporting by Sang-wook Byun (CBS)
Session 3. TV Program Production by Sung-cheol Lee (C-Channel)
Session 4. Newspaper Reporting & Interview by Hong-cheol Ahn, (PCK Newspaper)
Session 5. News Writing by Sang-hyun Paik (Kukmin Dailiy Newspaper)
Closing Plenary

Seminar Poster

August 8, 2014

Interview with Newly Appointed WCC Asia Communications Secretary Rev. Cheon Young-chul

Rev. Cheon Young-chul (47, photo), recently appointed by the World Council of Churches’ Communications Department as its Asia region communications secretary, said in an interview on March 31 at his office in Chongno-gu, Seoul, “I will work for harmonious communications between the Korean church and the world churches.”

Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Cyberspace

Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Cyberspace:
A Communication Perspective

Young-cheol Cheon

1.     Features of the WCC 10th Assembly

The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches took place in Busan, Korea, from 30 October to 8 November 2013. The theme of the assembly was a prayer: “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”