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Peaceful coexistence of church and convenience store

by KnowingKorea

Hidden among the high buildings of an apartment complex in Daejeon, a metropolitan city of Korea, lies a sample of peaceful coexistence of a church and a convenience store.  Many big churches in Korea have stores and coffee shops in their own buildings, but this small church chose to share its home with a convenience store, for peace, convenience, and perhaps sustainability. The scene also hints how commonplace churches are in Korea: the number of churches was reported to be at least three times bigger than that of convenience store as of 2012.

Image by KnowingKorea