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A journey towards Our Common Home,
a world where all global citizens live in harmony

Today, however, we have to realize that a true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. (Clause 49, ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS)

We take care of Our Common Home, the earth. We deliver God’s love of living together to poor and isolated neighbors who share this home. All humankind is one sibling and one family. We ask you to become the hope to people around the globe who suffer from famine and disease. Our dream to share, save lives, and create a peaceful world will make the changes happen.

One Body One Spirit (OBOS), since its establishment in 1988, has been working with the world’s poorest people to build the Common Home we all dream of through more than 600 projects in about 70 countries.


Per the spirit of the Eucharist, work to make a righteous and peaceful world so everyone can break away from poverty and live a humane life.


  • For the better life of the most impoverished neighbors worldwide, work with local organizations to overcome their difficulties and plan for sustainable development (growth).

  • Take an interest in what is happening in the Earth, Our Common Home. Then, think and act to resolve any issues.

  • Through the cooperation with organizations sharing a common vision, based on the principles of solidarity and subsidiarity (social assistance), advocate the voices of the poor and join themtogether.

What We Do

  • International
    Development Cooperation

    Development Cooperation

    We support the projects as a supportive partner to overcome poverty and disaster crises with the communities by cooperating with local partners working at the international development site.

  • Global Citizenship Education

    Global Citizenship Education

    We are interested in various global problems such as human dignity and diversity, poverty and inequality, environmental climate change, conflict, and peace, and educate them to think and practice ways to solve them.

  • Solidarity and Partnership

    Solidarity and Partnership

    We participate in Catholic solidarity and civil society networks, including Caritas, to come up with policies and systems for a better world.

Overview of International Development Cooperation Work

Year Number of countries Number of Projects Fund (KRW)
1990 ~ 1988 (9yrs) 33 133 1,359,282,838
1999 ~ 2007 (9yrs) 46 172 4,639,750,405
2008 ~ 2014 (6yrs) 32 192 14,353,145,160
2015 ~ 2020 (6yrs) 36 169 12,634,727,654
Total 666 32,986,906,057