JERUSALEM (Aug. 7)
Fifty Christian clerics from South Korea received certificates attesting to their completion of an intensive three-day course on “The People, the Book and the Land” at the Martin Buber Institute for Adult and Continuing Education of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This was the largest such contingent to participate in this program at the University since it was begun 13 years ago.
The certificates were distributed by University Vice President Bernard Cherrick, who pointed out that it was important for the Christian leadership of Korea “to learn of our culture, our people and something of our problems.”
He expressed the hope that this exchange would help promote the cause of peace and understanding in the world. In the course, Hebrew University professors lectured to the group on subjects related to the overall topic, with simultaneous translations being provided into Korean.
The Korean group was led by Dr. Joon-Surh Park of Yonsei University, who was a visiting professor of Bible at the Hebrew University in 1983-84. The program was organized through Yonsei University and Galilee Tours of Israel.