February 05, 2023
Analysis

No god but the supreme leader: North Korea’s crusade against Christian boogeymen

The DPRK views missionaries as a threat to state ideology, which functions like a religion centered on the Kim family

Of all the “godless communists,” North Korea is the most intolerant to religious freedoms. The DPRK leadership often treats Christians worse than its sworn enemies, the “imperialist” Americans and Japanese.

Missionaries have failed to penetrate the closed world of North Korea, which is a pity because South Korea’s Christian community is perhaps the last segment of the country’s society that still cares for its northern brethren.