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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Inside North Korea





If you are near our mountain, come see us June 29th at 7 p.m.






First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton will host a screening of the National Geographic documentary “Inside North Korea”. The screening is free and open to the public.

Four college students (nomads) are coming to Elizabethton to tell us about what is happening in North Korea, why they care, and why we should as well. Here is a flier to download and information from the LINK website:

Hosted by Lisa Ling, field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and sister of Laura Ling, one of the two American journalists recently detained in North Korea, this powerful documentary looks at what life is like inside North Korea.

LiNK is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to the work of raising awareness about the human rights and humanitarian crisis in North Korea through the use of media and grassroots support. We help those who have fled their country because of this crisis – refugees – by sheltering them, advocating for them to governments all over the world, helping them resettle in countries that will accept them, and ultimately empowering them to live new lives.

LiNK exists so that one day the crisis in North Korea will not. We operate under a mandate that does not allow us to remain silent about the human rights and refugee crisis that is a result of this emergency. We educate, protect, advocate, provide and empower the North Korean people so that one day they will have the opportunity to live in true freedom.

Spread the word. See you Tuesday.

4 comments:

  1. @John

    An interesting question to ask on this subject is where food aid goes when given to North Korea. World Vision learned a long time ago that the government there prefers to take the food and feed the soldiers. So World Vision made a deal that says they get to watch the food go from the ship to the bakery to the table.

    Tough place, North Korea. And more than a little weird too.

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  2. That is a good question, Bob. I will ask them. Have you heard about this organization, LiNK?

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  3. No this is the first I've heard of it. I'm glad that they have one of the reporters who were arrested for daring to cross into North Korea.

    One of the things that concerns me is the China doesn't want the refugees and has taken to sending them back. I wish our government would allow them to come to the US. After all we are supposed to welcome refugees here in America aren't we? I guess the good folks in Washington don't consider refugees from North Korea to be people who will be persecuted if sent back.

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  4. This is a good thing John, thanks for posting it.

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