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Summer experience in South Korea builds students' capacity to affect global peace

Pfeiffer students Morgan Barnes, Lindsay Sisco and Sarah Hill are spending part of their summer teaching vacation bible school. This might seem ordinary but because they are doing so in South Korea, their experience promises to be extraordinary. In addition, the group will participate in a Peace Seminar with others from the U.S. and Korea as well as Hong Kong and Japan.

“As each of us is shaped by our own history of war and culture, the Peace Seminar offers an opportunity for teaching and learning from others,” said Dr. Philip Wingeier-Rayo, professor of Religion, who accompanied the students. “Discussing war and peace in Korea, a nation still divided more than 60 years after the Korean War, will be profound.”

The overall goals of this leadership experience, coordinated with partners National Network of Korean United Methodist Women, Japan Wesley Foundation and Chung Dong First Methodist Church, are to gain a concrete view of global peace, grow as global leaders, develop leadership skills and build relationships through global networking.

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