Canadians think of our country as a multicultural society. Migrant populations arriving in Korea are a relatively new phenomenon. In 1997 there were only about 380,000 foreigners living in Korea. By 2011 that number had increased to 1.4 million.
Some migrants are coming to Korea to work, especially in small- or medium-scale factories. Others are arriving as marriage migrants. Whatever their reason for coming to Korea, Mission & Service partner the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK) is welcoming newcomers and helping them adjust to the realities of life in a new land.
The PROK is responding to the many social service needs facing new immigrants by
- providing cultural orientation and language training
- helping immigrant workers understand their rights and advocating for workers when those rights are not upheld
- helping workers who become ill or unemployed
- staffing hotlines for marriage migrants who find themselves in situations of domestic violence and abuse
The PROK’s Migrant Workers Centre addresses needs that are as many and varied as the people they serve.
We sing thanksgiving for the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, our Mission & Service partner that reaches out to people in need!
If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!