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Financial Stability an Elusive Dream for S. Korean Ballerinos

Financial Stability an Elusive Dream for S. Korean Ballerinos

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — What do male ballet dancers do after they retire from the Korean National Ballet (KNB)? A recently published master’s thesis written by Lee Sun-jae from Kangwon National University exposes the fragile life of retired ballerinos. The author conducted interviews with 13 former and current members of the KNB, according [...]

S. Korean Religious Groups Postpone Buddha’s Birthday, Easter Celebrations over Virus Spread

S. Korean Religious Groups Postpone Buddha’s Birthday, Easter Celebrations over Virus Spread

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Buddhist community and an umbrella group of Protestant churches said Wednesday they will postpone upcoming Buddha’s birthday and Easter celebrations to join the nationwide fight against the novel coronavirus. “The ritual to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, scheduled to be held on April 30, will be put off [...]

Free Temple Stay for Medical Staff and Health Officials

Free Temple Stay for Medical Staff and Health Officials

SEOUL, March 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Buddhist monks are offering free temple stays for medical staff and public servants working in the health sector to help them find ease after the troubles they have gone through fighting the coronavirus. The Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism (CCKB), an affiliate of the Jogye Order, announced Tuesday that [...]

S. Korean Protestant Churches Defy Social Distancing Directives

S. Korean Protestant Churches Defy Social Distancing Directives

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As cases of mass coronavirus infections are breaking out at a number of churches around Seoul, people are criticizing Protestant churches that insist on holding services despite the current outbreak. Recently, a case of mass infection at the River of Grace Community Church in Seongnam, just south of Seoul [...]