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Be a Peacemaker!


Peace Seminar

The Scranton Women's Leadership Center (SWLC) will hold its annual peace program for young women in Seoul, Korea, on July 7 - July 17, 2014. U.S. women (ages 18-30) will be joining other participants from Korea, Japan, China, and other Asian countries. The purpose of the seminar is to learn about peace issues in Northeast Asia as they relate to the United States and the world, and gain an understanding on how to practice being a peacemaker in our globalized society. The seminar will use Korea's historical war and peace movement and the U.N. resolution 1325 to contextualize our understanding of "Global Peace." Women will learn the connection of oneself to the larger world as they practice dialogue with oneself and with others and engage in the empowerment of inner and outer peace.

Program Content:

  • Workshops and lectures relating to the United Nations pillars of peace
  • Learn about the United Nations Resolution 1325 and the role of women working toward nonviolence
  • Lectures on Korean history and its current peace and conflict issues
  • Daily devotions and meditations focusing on inner and outer peace
  • Explore the city of Seoul through various visits to historical and cultural sites
  • Visit different NGOs founded and/or run by Korean women
  • Develop relationships with peer participants
  • Immerse in Korean traditional culture and experience hands-on agricultural life in Inje, Korea

Mission Opportunity: Vacation Bible School (optional)

This mission opportunity will be an expression of one’s own leadership through planning, designing, teaching, playing and being challenged to work with children from diverse cultural backgrounds. It will be held from July 18 to July 24, 2014. Vacation Bible School is for elementary school kids who come from all over Korea, especially from poor villages, and is sponsored by Scranton Women's Leadership Center. Participating in mission opportunity is optional but is highly encouraged. By spending one more week in Korea, participants will experience the Korean culture at a deeper level.


Total Cost for the entire program: $3,200/person    
This cost includes air travel, room and board for 17 days, seminar program fee, and ground transportation in Korea.
1) Scholarship granted by Center: $2,500/person
2) Registration Fee (paid by participants): $700

This money can be raised through each participant’s community of support, including church, friends and relatives, and organizations in which the participant is involved.


Peace Seminar:
Korean Women Society for Christian Service Building (Seoul)
Korea DMZ Peace Life Valley (Inje: a border town to DMZ)

Mission Opportunity:
Elim House (Seosan)

How to Apply

  1. Download Application Components (Application Form and Recommendation Forms)
  2. Fill out the application and submit to Scranton Women's Leadership Center (scrantoncenter@gmail.com)

Deadline: January 15, 2014
Not all who apply may be accepted. Space for U.S.A participants is limited to 15 persons.
Priority will be given to members of United Methodist Women.

Acceptance to the program will be notified by January 31, 2014.
Once accepted, participants will have to pay the registration fee by February 15, 2014, in order to purchase airline tickets by the end of February. U.S. participants have to fly out on July 6 to arrive in Korea on July 7.

For more information: www.scrantoncenter.org

Contact Person:
Kelly Lee
2014 Peace Seminar Program Coordinator 
Scranton Women’s Leadership Center
Seoul, Korea
Tel. 82-2-3276-3747
E-mail: scrantoncenter@gmail.com

Last Updated: 03/20/2014

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