Trump-Kim summit – hope for NoKo's persecuted?

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump and Kim shaking handsIn looking back at President Trump's recent historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, the leader of a Christian persecution watchdog organization says he was glad to hear that Trump brought up the plight of Christians in the communist country.

David Curry, president of Open Doors USA, believes the June 12 Singapore summit was just the beginning of a dialogue that must be deep and rigorous, revolving around human rights.

"Because the atrocities have gone on for so long and the violations of dignity are significant, I don't think we can solve this all at once," he shares with OneNewsNow. "I think it's a step in the right direction, [but] there's still so much we don't know. [Still] I'm encouraged that the president did raise the issue of persecution of Christians."

Curry explains the Trump-Kim summit was an opening introduction to a series of conversations that must take place – and he offers his advice on what should be at the forefront of such discussions.

"The ability to have freedom of conscience is going to need to be discussed," he says, "[as well as] the outcomes for a regime that has had total control over the way people think. And the dogma – that's going to be a very open question. It will take some adjustment – I would perceive many years. But I'm happy that the summit happened, and I think we're yet to see where it's all headed."

Curry says one thing that's clearly known is that for the 17th consecutive year, North Korea is the most dangerous place to be a Christian – and that's according to the Open Doors World Watch List.

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