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Christian School Teaches Scions of the Elite in Atheist North Korea

posted on May 30, 2017

The New York Times’s Choe Sang-Hun reports that North Korea’s Pyongyang University of Science and Technology is run by evangelical Christians, despite the country’s ban on religion. Choe writes, “Founded seven years ago by a South Korea-born American, the school has thrived because of a deal with the leadership. It provides children of the North Korean elite with an education they cannot get elsewhere.” Two American citizens who volunteered at the school have been arrested in the last month. “While the university’s chancellor, Park Chan-mo, said the arrests were not related to the teachers’ work at the school, the men were accused of ‘hostile acts,’ a charge that is often used against people accused of spying or proselytizing,” Choe writes.

Read at The New York Times