Religion: Christians in Korea

A few weeks ago, there were 250-odd Protestant and 35 to 40 Roman Catholic missionaries in Korea. By last week nearly a hundred of the Protestant missionaries had been evacuated to Japan. In Manhattan, an emergency meeting of the Korea Committee of the Foreign Missions Conferences agreed that most of the Protestant missionaries should wait out the fighting in Japan, that a few volunteers should stay in the field to do what they can for their Korean fellow churchmen.

Korea was once rated one of the most Christianized of Far Eastern lands; in 1914, 1% of the 15,500,000 population were Christians. Since...

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