to Nov 30

15 Day Campaign


Ready to journey and walk with ReconciliAsian in 2019? Participate in our crowdfunding campaign and get ready to give ❤️ We are grateful for donations that keep our organization sustainable and be able to promote a culture of peacemaking and reconciliation in our communities.

From Nov 15th-30th, we are launching a 15 day fundraising campaign to raise $15,000 on Facebook and Instagram. Please share with friends and family who may be interested in supporting ReconciliAsian and help us reach our goal. Thank you!

1. Give online via Paypal:
2. Make a pledge via email: and send your check to:
PO Box 70466 
Pasadena, CA 91117

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10:00 AM10:00

ONE-DAY CONFERENCE: Reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula


We are excited to have Dr. Inyeop Lee as a main presenter for the Reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula Conference. Dr. Lee is an assistant professor of politics and history at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. He recently co-wrote a book entitled, Politics in North and South Korea: Political Development, Economy, and Foreign Relations (2018).

Dr. Lee is originally from South Korea and earned his two master’s degrees from Seoul National University and George Washington University. He finished his doctoral dissertation on the U.S. foreign policy toward North Korea at the University of Georgia. His research interest is East Asian Security and Politics and U.S. foreign policy, and he teaches various courses in International Relations, Comparative Politics and American government.

Location: California International University 3130 Wilshire Blvd. #313 Los Angeles, CA 90010
Time: 10am-3pm (light lunch provided)

-Dr. Inyeop Lee will address "Past, Present, and Future of Peacemaking process in US-NK relationship"
-Dr. Barnabas Park will address "Religions in North Korea"
-Dr. Taehyung Ahn will facilitate discussions and close the conference 

We hope you can join us! The events are FREE but donations are welcomed.



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to May 18

Four-week seminar on North Korea


You must have been praying! What looked like an inevitable stand-off between North Korea and the U.S. has, in just a few weeks, transformed into the possibility of an unprecedented summit between the two countries. Is there a real possibility of peace in the Korean Peninsula? Can we dare to hope for reconciliation?

Come join us for four Wednesdays to learn more about North Korea-U.S. relations. What is the history and ideology of North Korea that keeps them resilient despite all odds? What has happened in North Korea after the travel ban and severe sanctions have been imposed? Come and hear from practitioners, researchers, and professors to gain a deeper understanding of North Korea and its people.

The seminars are in English, but translation in Korean is available.


California International University

3130 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90010

(half a block from the Vermont/Wilshire Metro stop)



4 Wednesdays: 7:00-9:00 PM, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9

One-Day Conference: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, May 19

REGISTER: Please email us at or call 213-255-8886.

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2:00 PM14:00

Open House in Our New Office


Our office has moved to Koreatown! Drop by the new office located at 3130 Wilshire Blvd. #410 Los Angeles, CA 90010 on January 28th (Sun) anytime from 2:00-5:30pm. We hope some of you who are local can stop by so we can personally thank you for your encouragement and support contributing to the birth and expansion of this ministry.

This month also marks the 5th anniversary of ReconciliAsian- a signficant milestone for us. There will be cake, fruit, and coffee to celebrate this special occasion. We hope to see you on the 28th!

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7:00 PM19:00



Friends, it's time to pray. As the tension increases between North Korea and the US, we need to come together and call out to God and seek the way of peace. We are holding a special prayer gathering for the next 4 Tuesdays. If you are around the Pasadena area, we would love to have you join us at the Hur residence. Please call 213-255-8883 or email for the address.

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7:00 PM19:00

WATCH & PRAY: a peace gathering for the Korean Peninsula

Friends, no matter where you stand regarding North Korea, we must not respond with "fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Even without nuclear weapons, over 11 million people will die in North and South Korea within hours if there are missile strikes. Please take a moment to pray for the Korean Peninsula. Pray also for the leaders of NK and the US that they would take the path of peace, not annihilation. 

But we must also pray on our feet. We need to educate and organize as well. 

If you are near Pasadena this FRIDAY (8/11), please consider joining us for an evening to "Watch and Pray." We will WATCH a 30 minute documentary to give us a historical context of the country that has been officially divided since 1953. Then we will PRAY together- lamenting and hoping together- in Korean and English. PM us at if you would like to RSVP and get the location of the meeting. If you already know where the Hurs live, come on over.

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to Apr 8

429: "Remembearing" and Renew

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprising

The Way Church @4050 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, A 90019 on April 7-8, 2017

Join us for a two-day forum to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the L.A.Riot- highlighting the impact on Korean-American, African-American, and Latino communities.

April 2017, marks the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprising. The uprising began after a jury in Ventura County, California, acquitted four Los Angeles police officers who were caught on camera beating Rodney King, a young African-American man. What are the trauma we still carry? How have we been resilient? What are the issues we still need to name and address? How do we move with hope for the future? These are the questions we want to wrestle with our brothers and sisters from the community.

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10:00 AM10:00

Biking for Boots

When was the last time you rode your bike by the scenic local beaches for a good cause? Join us Saturday morning on December 3rd for a beautiful bike ride from Redondo Beach Pier to Dockweiler Beach, and help raise funds to send winter boots to orphans in North Korea.

For the last couple of years, ReconciliAsian has partnered with Ignis Community ( to send boots to North Korean orphanages. This year, we made a shoe verification trip to ensure the children received their snow boots.  This winter is expected to be one of the coldest winters in North Korea so your help is greatly needed.

We invite you to come and ride with us, or sponsor a rider.

On December 3rd, meet us at Redondo Beach Pier at 10am and ride up 7.5 miles north to Dockweiler Beach where a simple hot dog lunch will be provided. After lunch, we will ride back to Redondo Beach Pier completing a 15 mile ride.

Date: December 3, 2016 @10am-3pm

Starting location: Redondo Beach Pier

Participation fee: minimum $100 per family; minimum $50 per individuals; minimum $25 per student under 18 (lunch included)

Things to bring: your bike, helmet, bottled water

RSVP: Hyun@ 213-255-8883 or email


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to Jul 23

We Are LA

WE ARE LA! Peace Camp

Mountain View Mennonite Church, 1120 W 13th, Upland, CA 91786

July 21-23, 2 nights at Mountain View Mennonite Church

Teens going into grade 9 through 12.

Teens look up! ReconciliAsian is hosting “We Are LA,” a camp promoting peace, diversity, and racial reconciliation. In remembrance of the 1992 LA riots, we will have discussions on immigration, racism, cultural awareness, as well as a variety of other topics. We’ll touch on questions such as: how do we learn about different cultures, how do we define being American, and, what’s the role of faith within the stories? Campers will have the opportunity to explore their own story and culture while learning about the multiple cultures surrounding LA. Interwoven between these conversations, we will have the opportunity to learn and explore historical landmarks in LA, hear stories from our community leaders, and visit our multi-ethnic neighborhoods.


Osheta Moore of Shalom in the City

Kenichi Yoshida of Pasadena Church

Activities include:

  • Travelling to historically and culturally rich neighborhoods (Koreatown, South Central, Chinatown, DTLA...)

  • Meeting and hearing from local community leaders

  • Trying different types of LA cuisine

  • Visiting service organizations

  • Movies, games and more!

By sharing and telling stories, eating food together, as well as playing games and exploring the LA neighborhood, you will have the awesome chance to experience to define what being an Angeleno in LA is all about. Sign up online HERE.

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to Feb 12

STAR Level 1 training offered in Upland, CA

STAR Training: We've been waiting for this for a long time!

ReconciliAsian is co-sponsoring a training with West Coast Mennonite Central Committee and Anabaptist Resource Center for February 8th – 13th, 2016 in Upland, CA.

STAR Level 1 is a five-day trauma awareness and resilience training program originating from EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. STAR brings together theory and practices from neurobiology, conflict transformation, human security, spirituality, and restorative justice to address the needs of trauma-impacted individuals and communities. For more information, please see the event flyer.

Contact us if you are interested as space is limited to 25. Scholarships are available through ReconciliAsian, but you must sign up before January 7th!

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11:00 AM11:00

ReconciliAsian Reunion and Raffle

  • 992 East Topeka Street Pasadena, CA, 91104 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are invited to our 3rd annual gathering to meet up with old and new friends interested in the ministry of ReconciliAsian. We will eat (bring a dessert or drinks to share) and hear about the newest projects ReconciliAsian has been involved in this year. It is also our annual fundraising event with raffle prizes and opportunities to support the ministry. We hope you can join us!


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to Oct 17

Strategic Peacemaking Book Club Retreat in Santa Clarita

<전략적 평화 세우기> 2차 북클럽 일정을 10월 16일-17일(금, 토)로 해야 할 것 같습니다. 산타클라리타에 사시는 이동철/백동희(Becky) 가정에서 1박 2일 리트릿 형식으로 모이려고 하는데, 그 날짜가 가장 적절할 것 같습니다. 

모임은 금요일(10월 16일)저녁식사부터 시작해서 금요일 저녁에는 주로 재미있게 놀고 삶을 나누는 시간을 갖고 토요일 오전에 책나눔, 그리고 점심식사 후에 공식적인 모임을 마치고 원하시는 분들에 한해서 5-10분 거리에 있는 Vasquez Rock으로 놀러가는 일정입니다. 준비물은 세면도구와 침낭(가능하면), 회비는 1인당 10불 입니다. 인원 확인을 위해 참석 가능하신 분들은 속히 알려주시길 바랍니다.

<Strategic Peacebuilding> Book Club II
Time: Oct. 16 6:00PM to Oct. 17 1PM(After lunch, optional trip to Vasquez Rock. 5-10 min. drive from the Lee's )
Place: Dongchul and Becky Lee's House (11163 Lewis Hill Dr. Santa Clarita, CA 91390)

6:00PM-8:00PM Dinner Party
8:00PM-10:00PM Special Activity
10:00PM- free time

Saturday (17th)
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00-10:00 AM Free time
10:00-12:00 PM Book Club discussion
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Dismissal

Please RSVP. Hope you can come!

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Collaborative Preaching Workshop with Allan Rudy-Froese on September 10-11


Calling all pastors in the Los Angeles area:  

Preaching is hard work and pastors often feel most isolated in preparing for sermons. How can we prepare for messages more collaboratively? What are different ways we can deliver the message? Do we usually preach identifying ourselves as a Herald, Pastor, Storyteller or Witness?

Join us September 10-11 for a preaching workshop with Dr. Allan Rudy-Froese, the Assistant Professor of Christian Proclamation at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (


September 10: Maga Church locate at 2515 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057 (9:45-12:45)

September 11: Ray Anderson Seminar Room Fuller Theological Seminary located at 135 N. Oakland Ave. Pasadena, CA 91182 (9:45-12:45)


$10 per workshop

For more information, contact Sue Park-Hur at 213-255-8883 or email

작년에 이어 AMBS 신학교 설교학 교수이신 Allan Rudy-Froese 교수님의 워크샵이 9월 10일과 11일 열립니다. 이번에는 회중이 함께 준비하는 설교에 있어서 설교자의 자기인식(Herald, Pastor, Storyteller or Witness)과 그에 따르는 설교방식의 차이에 대해 배우고 실습하는 시간이 될 것입니다. 워크샵 I과 II는 다른 내용입니다.

워크샵 I
시간: 2015년 9월 10일(목) 오전 9시 45분-오후 12시 45분
장소: LA 마가교회 (2515 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057

워크샵 II
시간: 2015년 9월 11일(금) 오전 9시45분-오후 12시 45분
장소: 풀러신학교 Ray Anderson 세미나실 (135N. Oakland Ave. Pasadena, CA 91182)


대상: 누구나 (강의는 영어와 한국어 통역으로 진행됩니다)
등록비: $10/workshop
강사: Allan Rudy-Froese 강사약력:


주최: 풀러신학교한국어선교학부, ReconciliAsian, 뉴스 M, 가디나장로교회, Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference
문의: 허 현 213-255-8886

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10:30 AM10:30

Fall Book Club: Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding

9월 5일 토요일에 Labor Day 연휴를 맞아 저희가 새로 이사한 집에서 파티겸 집들이를 하려고 하는데요... potluck으로 하고, 바베큐 고기는 저희가 준비하려고 합니다... 그리고 모임 중에 <전략적 평화세우기> 책나눔을 하려고 하는데요... 참석 가능하신 분들은 가능한한 빨리 참석여부를 알려주시길 바랍니다... 제가 가지고 있는 책이 모자랄지 몰라서요...


일시: 2015년 9월 5일(토)  오전 10시 30분-오후 2시 30분

장소: 992 E. Topeka St. Pasadena, CA 91104

대상: 누구나

시간계획: 10:30-12:00 책나눔

                 12:00-2:30  점심식사 및 교제

RSVP with Hyun: 213-255-8886

Fall Book Club begins on September 5th:
Please join us as we introduce our fall book, Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding by Lisa Schirch.

Location: 992 E. Topeka St. Pasadena, CA 91104
10:30-12:00 noon: book discussion
12:-2:30: lunch and fellowship
Everyone is welcome
Bring a potluck dish if you are able
RSVP: 213-255-8883

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Winter Boots Fundraising Event for North Korea
to Jun 30

Winter Boots Fundraising Event for North Korea


Bike Tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles (June 8-13, 2015)



70 years have passed since Korea has been divided. We believe that the peace and reconciliation between the North and South is the task that God has given to the Korean Christians for this generation. This is the ministry of reconciliation that God has entrusted us.

A small group of Korean Americans have committed to this 530 mile challenge biking from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Their goal is to raise money to send winter boots to North Korean orphans. Like using two feet to pedal a bike towards a destination, we envision the two Koreas to collaborate in building a peaceful future together.

The boots will be made by a non-profit company, Sunyanghana. With $10, you can help one orphan to have warm feet during the harsh winter.

ReconciliAsian, in collaboration with Sunyanghana, is supporting this fundraising bike tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The goal is to send boots for orphans in North Korea.


  • Donate funds to help pay for the purchase of the boots.  You can click the Paypal button:  Please note on the memo: BOOTS

  • You can also make a check out to ReconciliAsian and mail it to P.O.Box 70466  Pasadena, CA 91117.  Please note on the memo:  BOOTS

  • You can purchase the cool t-shirt for $10 designed by Alex Her. Supply is limited.

Please also pray for the safety of all the participants! Thank you.


70년이 흘렀습니다, 조국 산천 허리가 끊어지고 우리 마음도 끊어진지. 남과 북의 평화와 화해는 이 시대 우리 한국 그리스도인들에게 하나님께서 맡겨주신 숙제라고 믿습니다. 주님은 우리에게 화목케 하는 직분을 맡겨주셨기 때문입니다. 북녘 땅에 살아가는 어린 고아들에게 추운 겨울을 날 수 있는 신발을 보내고자 미주에 거주하는 목회자들을 중심으로 제 2회 SF-LA 자전거 타기를 합니다. 2015년 6월 8일부터 13일까지 6일동안 샌프란시스코에서 로스엔젤레스까지 530마일의 여정입니다. 두 발로 페달을 힘차게 밟을 때 자전거의 두 바퀴가 같은 목적지를 향해 나아가듯, 남과 북이 서로를 향한 적대감에서 해방되어 하나님의 나라를 함께 꿈꾸는 평화의 한반도가 되길 기도합니다. 여러분의 많은 성원 부탁드립니다. 겨울 털 신발은 <선양하나>라는 북한 지원 단체를 통해 함경북도 라진에 있는 신발공장에서 북한의 현지인들에 의해 제작됩니다. $10이면 따뜻한 겨울 털신발 한켤레가 만들어져 한 아이가 추운 겨울을 떨지 않고 따뜻하게 지낼 수 있습니다. 주님께서 잡히시기 전날 밤, 제자들의 발을 씻겨주신 것을 기억하며 우리도 그들의 발에 따뜻한 신발을 신겨주고자 합니다. 그들을 섬김의 대상으로 보기 때문입니다. <선양하나>의 가치관과 활동내용 및 신발 프로젝트에 관한 자세한 내용은 웹사이트 sunyanghana.com에 가시면 보실 수 있습니다. (또는 페이스북 검색란에 “선양하나”라고 치셔도 됩니다.) 성금은 남가주에서 정의/평화 사역을 하고 있는 ReconciliAsian(허현 목사)이라는 단체를 통해 <선양하나>에 전달될 것입니다. 따라서, 지원하실 분들은 Check를 Payable to 이라고 쓰시고 메모란에 성함과 “북한 신발 보내기”라고 반드시 적으셔서 아래 주소로 보내주시기 바랍니다.  -Sungwhan Kim, Sunyanghana board member

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