Very articulate description of microagressions; brief acknowledgement of cons
interesting (but not surprising) very few Asian American voices…except for mixed-race Asian Americans
Pretty cool, I think.
Way to honor all your significant Korean American Christian friends—-get a book by the UCLA’s Director of Asian American Studies and $50 gift card.
In the interest of promoting the history of Asian American Christianity, I’d like to announce Asian American Christian Legacy’s first blog/essay contest! (Deadline March 31, 2014)
Here are the details…
Please submit a blog or short essay about a Korean American Christianwho played a significant role in Korean American, Asian American, and/or overall American Christian history (In the future, we will seek other themes. But for this contest, we’d like to encourage more engagement in the Korean American Christian experience).
The winner of this contest will receive a free copy of David K. Yoo’s book Contentious Spirits: Religion in Korean American History. 1903-1945(2010) and a $50 gift certificate.
A Catholic perspective…
Just met with my friend Will, the editor of Inheritance Magazine—-the ONLY Asian American Christian magazine out there….
This literal labor of love is now in its fifth year, is graphically gorgeous, and earnest in heart and content!
It’s also a nonprofit—-and they literally give their current issues away for free! Consider supporting them if you are in LA, or check them out!
Things a bit crazy here—-but i am tracking with the petition that is resulting in the latest blitz of press.
My understanding is that Asian American Christians United was formed as a result of the activism over the Rick Warren Red Guard thing. Simultaneously, a conference called Exponential played a video meant to parody The Karate Kid. Updated text in italics 1-27-2013: Asian American Christians United was formed in response to a church planting conference called Exponential parodying the Karate Kid. It featured a white actor faking an Asian accent and martial arts type moves. This conference was hosted at Rick Warren’s church, Saddleback. Asian American Christians United issued an open letter and requested signatures. Exponential has since apologized.
Exponential Conference (hosted at Saddleback) apologies:
Religion News Service
(reprinted also in Salt Lake Tribune, Charisma, Washington Post)
Orange County Register (Saddle back statement here)
NPR - (reprinted NPR: Albuquerque / Sante Fe, NPR: North Country/NY, Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Evangelical Covenant Church News
When I was five I was put in a different school because there was an ESL (English as a Second Language) program there. You may be wondering, “what’s wrong with that?” Well, for starters, I was born…
Well, I think that’s it. Whew! All the updates to our main webpage, casting vision/mission and launching us into 3 months of fundraising.
Hopefully things are now clear on what we are about. We sacrificed clarity previously to give us time to build and figure things out—-but there’s no excuse for being unclear now.
I’ll guess I’ll hear soon if it’s not clear…
If ASIANAMERICANCHRISTIAN.ORG was more established, say there was five years to our name, rather than 8 measly months…
This is how I’d dream about following up on the Red Guard Rick Warren thing.
I’d host two meetings.
[Original post written 9-24-2013. Summary of post-event responses and press at end.]
[Another (shorter and clearer) summary by By Their Strange Fruit.]
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Well, today was interesting.
One goal of ASIANAMERICANCHRISTIAN.ORG is to keep an archive of Asian American Christian resources, events, etc. Being a new organization of uh, right now really just one person, who still needs to fundraise to get this thing going, obviously, we’re not quite ready for that just yet.
But this whole Red Guard Rick Warren thing is all in my head—-so while it’s fresh, let me type it out.
Rick Warren posted on his public Facebook page yesterday and tweeted a picture of a Red Guard woman, with the caption: “the typical attitude of Saddleback Staff as they start work each day.”
[Both posts have been removed is now gone, but thanks to Kathy Khang for the FB screenshot, and Daniel So for the Twitter one.*]