Rev. Kang Young-Sup dies at the age of 80

23 01 2012

Rev. Kang Young-Sup, the Chairperson of the Central Committee, the Korean Christian Federation in North Korea, passed away on the 21st of January 2012 at the age of 80.

Kang, a family member of late Kim Jong Il, was the son of Kang Ryang Wook, the sixth cousin of Kang Dong Wook, Kim Il Sung’s maternal grandfather.

The National Council of Churches in Korea sent its letter of condolence to the Korean Christian Federation. The following is the Letter of Condolence written by Rev. Kim Young-Ju, General Secretary of the NCCK dated January 23rd, 2012.

Dear Rev. Oh Kyung Woo, General Secretary of the Korean Christian Federation,

The National Council of Churches in Korea express its sincere condolences on the death of Rev. Kang Young-Sup, Chairperson of the Central Committee of the Korean Christian Federation, and send our deepest consolation to his bereaved family and the members of the KCF.

The NCCK expresses its deepest gratitude on his devotion and sincere commitment for peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula through various exchanges and cooperation of christians between North and South Korea. Remembering of his desire, the NCCK will do our best in our journey toward peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula as the great task of our nation through continuous cooperation in solidarity of the KCF.

We pray that God’s consolation be with his bereaved family and member of the Korean Christian Federation who are in the midst of grieving and suffering.

Rev. Kim Young-Ju

General Secretary

The National Council of Churches in Korea

Rev. Kang Young-Sup attended the International Consultation on Peace, Reconciliation and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula: Towards an Ecumenical Vision beyond the Tozanso Process in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, 21-23 October 2009.

See the video clip of Rev. Kang Yong-seop (Head of NK Delegation) speaking there…

Also, see “통일위해 뜨거운 눈물로 기도하자”조그련 강영섭 위원장, 최초 CBS 단독인터뷰




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