Rise up, Daniels and Esthers! (Updates on South Korea)

There will be an important update on Passion Talks coming within the next month. The call for participation will go out late February. For now, I wanted to share an amazing story from Diane Lee at Stanford. Her PhD is in Education, and she was able to use the Gospel to help with serious problems of bullying in Korea. Read her story from the Reclaim International blog.

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Messages on a bridge in Seoul are meant to remind residents of their family and friends. This one says, “Have you eaten yet?” Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

South Korea, also known as the Republic of Korea, is the southern part of the Korean peninsula in the East that holds about 50 million people.  Behind the country’s progress as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world is a story of great heartbreak.  South Korea has the highest suicide rate of all OECD member countries.  These graphs only begin to tell of its long struggle…



Suicide is the leading cause of death among 10- to 19-year-olds in South Korea.  Most young South Koreans who commit suicide are believed to do so because of bullying and family problems, and every day, 219 cases of school violence are reported.

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This past summer, I had the opportunity to go back to South Korea through a program that…

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