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Pastor Seungeun Kim 金承恩牧師

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

韓國人權倡議者與現代地下鐵道領袖

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.

金牧師是著名的人權倡議者,負責領導位於韓國南部的「迦勒使命」基督教教會。他帶著無比熱情為脱北者服務,無私地提供拯救協助,並幫助他們自立。他參與國際法和韓國法律修法的倡議工作,為脱北的北韓孤兒發聲。金牧師因其「現代地下鐵道」的工作而榮獲國際讚譽。自2000年以來,該鐵道行動已拯救了一千多名脫北者。他的工作獲得廣泛媒體報導,成為紀錄片《超越烏托邦》的主要素材,該片在2023年的日舞影展上獲得了觀眾票選獎。金牧師對北韓人民懷抱著社會正義的信念和承諾,持續啟發世人。

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