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

Program
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.”

Reclaiming Communication for Fullness of Life

Reclaiming Communication for Fullness of Life:
Busan Communication Statement


By Young-cheol Cheon


1.      Background: The importance of the Statement

God of life! The theme for the WCC 10th Assembly begins with these words: God of life, lead us to justice and peace. This means the theme based on the doctrine of God, the Creator of all of life, instead of Christology or pneumatology.

To reflect this theme by communication perspective, the international consultation was held in Busan, Korea, 22-25 May 2012. It organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC), World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), and the Korean Host Committee for the WCC 10th Assembly(KHC).

The consultation issued the statement called ‘Busan Communication Statement: Reclaiming communication for life, justice and peace.’ The latest statement on communication at the WCC assemblies was the ‘Communication Credibly’ at the Vancouver Assembly in 1983. Historically, WCC addressed the issue of communication at the Uppsala (1968) and Vancouver (1983) Assemblies. It shows communication does not play a key agenda in the WCC assemblies. There was more practical approach than theological one to communication.