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Pastor Seungeun Kim 金承恩牧師

Korean human rights activist and leader of a modern-day underground railroad


Pastor Kim is a prominent human rights advocate and the head of Caleb Mission, a Christian church based in South Korea. He passionately serves North Korean defectors and works tirelessly on their behalf, rescuing and helping them become self-sufficient. By working in support of improved international and South Korean laws, he also advocates for homeless North Korean orphans who have fled the country. Pastor Kim has gained international recognition for his work with a modern-day “underground railroad” that has rescued over 1,000 defectors since 2000. His work has been featured in various media outlets and was prominently showcased in the film “Beyond Utopia,” which won the Audience Award for US Documentary at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Pastor Kim’s faith and commitment to social justice for North Koreans continue to inspire people around the world.


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