Church: Ordained Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK)Ecumenical Engagement: Council for World Mission (CWM) delegate of PCK 2018-Present
University of Kwazulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in 2022,
Majoring in Systematic Theology of the School of Religion, Philosophy, and Classic.
Youngnam Theological University and Seminary, South Korea
Master of Theology (Th.M), majoring in Christian Ethics
Youngnam Theological University and Seminary
Master of Divinity, majoring in Theology (M.Div.)
Keimyung University, South Korea
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), majoring in Food Science and Technology
Ph.D Thesis: Systematic theology, the University of Kwazulu-Natal
“Militarisation and empire: an eco-feminist theological perspective in the context of South Korea”
The arrival of the US military in South Korea to protect the people of South Korea from North Korea has increased women’s vulnerability and environmental pollution in the context of South Korea. This study explored the challenges caused by the militarisation of the US military affecting people and nature in South Korea. This research used the qualitative research methodology to investigate the phenomenon of militarisation in the US military THAAD deployment and used an eco-feminist theological approach to critically analyse the effect of a process of militarisation by empire. It discovered that militarised dualism, militarised patriotism, and militarised Protestantism influenced oppressed women and the environment in the process of militarisation. Also, the study suggested a women’s theology for Life to respond to militarisation by empire in the context of South Korea.
Th.M Thesis, Christian Ethics, Youngnam Theological University and Seminary
“Food toward the life and peace of God: based on the food of desert fathers in the third century”
This study argued critically that the world’s food system is imbalanced and relevant to transnational corporations. So, this research asserted the contemporary food system is underlying by the ’empire’ that abuses the natural environment and humans. The study focused on the desert Father’s food in the 3rd century and found that during this time, they resisted the Roman empire’s rules which pressed Christians and experienced poverty. This study highlighted that to build the food system as God wants the fullness of life, building justice and giving peace against the empire’s anti- food life. This analysis is a microscopical approach to Roman’s food table for Christian ethical food that God wants and a comparison with today’s global market system. According to the results, the sovereignty of food on our table today is God. Second, the food is harmonious with the ecosystem, humans and nature for the fullness of life. Lastly, the food of God is eaten by all people in order to give peace.
Vice-director, Centre for Ecumenical Studies (Former KIFE)
Researcher, Korea Institute for the Future Ecumenism (KIFE)
Executive Member, Global Forum for the Future of World Christianity (GFFWC)
Assistant Pastor, Gwacheon Presbyterian Church
Director, Life-peace Village Ecumenical Institute
Non-ordained pastor, Dongchon Jeail, Daegu Jungang, and Daegu Namsan Presbyterian Church