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North Korea Freedom Week 2015

April 26, 2015 by Kristin Wright in ,

Throughout this week, April 26 – May 4, people from around the world will meet in Washington DC to recognize the plight of North Korean refugees and prisoners of conscience.

North Korea Freedom Week (NKFW) is part of an annual effort to raise awareness for the tragic human rights violations carried out against the North Korean People.  NKFW is sponsored by the North Korea Freedom Coalition, a group of more than 40 non-partisan NGOs, of which Open Doors USA is a member. The Coalition members are from all political parties and religious faiths, but share the view that promoting human rights for North Korea should be the primary focus of all policy decisions involving North Korea.

Among those joining the North Korea Freedom Week events in Washington DC is a delegation of North Korean defectors, individuals who have suffered under the regime and will be sharing their firsthand experiences.

NKFW takes place in Washington D.C. and includes several activities including prayer vigils, Congressional hearings and a rally. North Korean defectors will share their stories at various events throughout the week. If you live in the Washington D.C. area, I encourage you to attend one or more of the several public events. Check out the North Korea Freedom Week Schedule of Public Events.

For the 13th consecutive year, North Korea is ranked No. 1 on the 2015 Open Doors World Watch List. The god-like worship of the leader, Kim Jong-Un, and his predecessors leaves little room for any other religions, and Christians face unimaginable pressure in every sphere of life. Please continue to pray for the 50,000-70,000 Christians imprisoned in North Korea’s labor camps.

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