First National Congress for Life
The CBCK Pro-Life Activities under Committee for Bioethics (President: Most Rev. Gabriel Chang Bong-hun) and Committee for Life of Archdiocese of Seoul (President: Most Rev. Andrew Yeom Soo-jung) held the first National Congress for Life from July 9, 2010 to 11 in Kkottongnae, a christian community which provides the homeless and the abandoned with care and love in the hope that they will realize the love of God and find peace as the children of God. The theme for this congress was "Towards the Culture of Life", with the sub-theme "I Will Protect Embryos and Donate Organs." There were a variety of events through the Congress.
Almost 150 including priests, religious, specialists and activists on Life, groups and representatives of each diocese participated in the Forum of Life from July 9 to 10.
150 Korean youth took part in the Camp from July 10 to 11. They themselves organized the Korean Pro-Life Youth, making a resolution to put more effort to lead the culture of Life in Korea.
On July 10, there was an unveiling ceremony of the memorial stone for the National Congress for Life followed by the Night of Life, the liturgy of the word, rosary, and the procession with candles.
The day of life resolution on July 11 was aired through Internet. Everyone participating this congress pledged to exert himself or herself to lead the culture towards life.