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Asian pastor leading Whites? — May 18, 2019

Asian pastor leading Whites?

In years past, Korean pastors like myself were told that few white people would sit under a non-white pastor. This has largely proven true with only a few exceptions here and there. But a new generation is rising…one that not only is more tolerant of other (non-white) perspectives, but is actually seeking them out so as to enrich their own. What this means for us is that whereas in the past a truly multicultural church was mostly wishful thinking, the possibility of such a thing is much more likely now.

via https://www.facebook.com/Andante/posts/10154349529776763
Free Resources for Chinese churches, pastors and church leaders — February 2, 2019

Free Resources for Chinese churches, pastors and church leaders

Learn more about the history and learnings from the earlier English ministry pastors and church leaders that were in the ethnic Chinese churches of the United States. EM pastors of Korean American churches and other Asian American ethnicities will find these articles as a reference of research.

The following resources are free downloads at open.djchuang.com

Fellowship of American Chinese Evangelicals (FACE)

FACE published a quarterly newsletter, AboutFACE, from 1979-2003 and entire archive can be downloaded.

Alternatively, this collection of articles was adapted and published as a book in 2009, “Completing the FACE of the Chinese Church in America: the ABC Handbook: Promoting Effective Ministries to American-Born Chinese” by William L. Eng, Joseph C. Wong, Wayland Wong, David K. Woo and Peter Yuen.

Chinese American Christians (CAC) Forum

The CAC Forum was an active discussion forum that ran from 1995 to 2002. The CAC Forum archives provide a historical knowledge base about Chinese/Asian American Christianity.

Venn Diagram: Asian American Identity, Christianity, and Politics — January 19, 2019

Venn Diagram: Asian American Identity, Christianity, and Politics

Venn Diagram is an event for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Christians organized by the InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries. Yes, Asian American Christians and politics. Hashtag #aapijesuspolitics. Its 5th time was at Fuller Seminary on Saturday, January 19, 2019; this is excerpted from the Facebook event facebook.com/events/347443382696361 —

Join us for our fifth forum to explore the complexities and gifts of the AAPI Christian experience! Our theme for this forum is “Being Faithful Amidst Polarizing Chaos”. Come find a space to be fully Asian American/Pacific Islander and Christian in our current sociopolitical context.

Featured Faculty Presenters:
SueJeanne Koh, ThD, Theology & Ethics, UC Irvine ASAM/RS
Ji Son, PhD, Cognitive Science, CSULA
Szu Wang, PhD, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Irvine

We are excited to have Rev. Dr. Jeff Liou facilitate the faculty panel and discussion. In addition to a faculty panel, we will gather around practitioners for workshops geared towards practical next steps.

… Hosted by: InterVarsity’s Faculty Ministries Southern California

Tweets from Venn Diagram events

Previous Events

Venn Diagram II - July 2018

3 great Vancouver restaurants for hand-pulled noodles — May 10, 2018
Watching The Laundromat Documentary 2013 — January 1, 2018

Watching The Laundromat Documentary 2013

Where can you watch The Laundromat Documentary, an award-winning film created by Vanessa Yee? The answer is not yet known.

About the Laundromat Documentary

IMDB has a page for The Laundromat Documentary. There is a Facebook page and a Kickstarter page that has information about the making of The Laundromat Documentary; and there used to be a community website. Vanessa Yee’s description of the film:

The Laundromat is my thesis film at UCLA’s film school. In this doc, I hope to begin breaking the Asian American community’s cycle of silence and shame. When people are unable to find a space to take care of their “dirty laundry”, this film will empower different generations to address the prevailing silence and find they are not alone in emotional struggle and shameful circumstances.

People Love Movie Trailers

There’s this trailer for The Laundromat Documentary with a few clips strung together—

Daily Bruin wrote about the film in its 2011 article— Washing Away the Silence: Documentary “˜The Laundromat’ explores Asian American stigmas surrounding mental health.

Podcast about Asian American mental health

On SoundCloud there is The Bull and the Badger Podcast, which is “an offshoot of Vanessa’s documentary called The Laundromat. April and Vanessa started this podcast to demonstrate by example that talking about mental health issues, especially ones specific to the Asian American community, does not have to be scary or sad – it can be fun and enlightening and interesting.”

Postscript

I know I’m a few years late in tracking this down. I’ve heard good chatter about it. I think it’d be a very valuable film to be made available for on-demand viewing. I’ll contact the producer and see if there’s more info to share.

Like the Facebook Page for Updates

Okay, I’ve contacted them via the Facebook page for The Laundromat Documentary and got a quick response—

Hi DJ, unfortunately, my film is not yet available to view online. We’re working on a plan for that in the coming year, so if you’ve already liked this page, then you’ll receive an update once it becomes more widely available. … Thanks for your interest and hope to update the page with good news in 2018.