Behind Barbed Wire in North Korea

The 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall passed with some fanfare on November 9. Speaking as someone born in the 1980s, I admit that it is difficult to remember much about the divided Europe that this wall symbolized. Stories of the oppressive Communist rule in East Germany strike me as far-removed, not the grim reality for millions as recently as 1989. I remember much more clearly the exultant speeches delivered by Western politicians as Communism collapsed elsewhere in the following years. Today, it is easy for all of us to forget that many millions live in worse conditions than even the East Germans endured. Indeed, the totalitarian government of North Korea imprisons an entire nation that once enjoyed the blessing of revival.
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Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

One thought on “Behind Barbed Wire in North Korea”

  1. Impresionant..
    E greu de stiut ce e acum acolo. Se spune ca sunt 100 mii evanghelici in lagare de munca.
    Numai Dumnezeu stie exact unde sunt copiii Sai. El sa-i pazseasca!
    PS -Mi-am adus aminte de dobitocul de, Kim Ir sen I, Dumnezeu sa ma ierte, care atucni cind l-a primit pe Billy Graham i-a spus ca-si aduce aminte cu simpatie (ptiu drace) de misionarul din satul lui… Sotsia lu B. Graham s-a nascut (sau a crescut) in Coreea unde parintsii-i erau misionari.


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