Peace at 38th Parallel North
In 1948, the 38th parallel became the boundary between the newly-created countries of North Korea and South Korea. Many years later, a Protestant Priest opened a peace school close to this border. His plan is to build 10 similar schools along the 38th parallel to anchor the spirit of peace in this much needed region. A group of WPPS members traveled to visit the school to discuss future collaboration with the principal and also planted a Peace Pole at Mt. Soi. The area around Mt. Soi is known to have experienced some of the most brutal battles in the history of Korea. There are also many land mines which the American forces dropped during the Korean War still buried and alive in this region. May Peace be in Korea!