Ham Seok-heon

Pacifist, Deceased Person

1901 – 1989

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Who was Ham Seok-heon?

Ham Sok-hon was a notable figure in the Religious Society of Friends movement in Korea, and was nicknamed the "Gandhi of Korea." Ham was an important Asian voice for human rights and non-violence during the 20th century, despite numerous imprisonments for his convictions. He was a Quaker who concluded that all religions are on common ground in terms of human beings, a view shared by many Quakers.

In 2000, Sok-Hon Ham was selected by the Republic of Korea as a national cultural figure.

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Born
Mar 13, 1901
Ethnicity
  • Korean people
Nationality
  • South Korea
Profession
Died
Feb 4, 1989

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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