North Korea has certainly been in the news this past year, first with rising tensions with the United States, then hopeful signs with North Korea’s participation in the winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Yesterday’s news of a planned meeting between the North Korean leader and the U.S. President sound hopeful, though no one knows what will eventually come of that.
As I’ve been writing, we are preparing for a visit to Iowa by Linda Lewis and Daniel Jasper from the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), who are involved with agricultural programs in North Korea. They will be talking about their work and prospects for another visit by a North Korean delegation to Iowa at Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting on Sunday, March 18th at 4:00 PM. More information here.
I hope you can attend that presentation. The following videos from AFSC might be useful in preparation for that, or just to learn more about AFSC’s work in North Korea.
Introduction to AFSC’s work in North Korea
Improving rice production in North Korea
A walk in Pyongyang, North Korea
A day on the farm in North Korea