A Faith of Our Own

Author: Sharon Kim
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813547261
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Second-generation Korean Americans, demonstrating an unparalleled entrepreneurial fervor, are establishing new churches with a goal of shaping the future of American Christianity. A Faith of Our Own investigates the development and growth of these houses of worship, a recent and rapidly increasing phenomenon in major cities throughout the United States. Including data gathered over ten years at twenty-two churches, it is the most comprehensive study of this topic that addresses generational, identity, political, racial, and empowerment issues

Korean American Evangelicals New Models for Civic Life

Author: Elaine Howard Ecklund
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198041586
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Studies of religion among our nation's newest immigrants largely focus on how religion serves the immigrant community -- for example by creating job networks and helping retain ethnic identity in the second generation. In this book Ecklund widens the inquiry to look at how Korean Americans use religion to negotiate civic responsibility, as well as to create racial and ethnic identity. She compares the views and activities of second generation Korean Americans in two different congregational settings, one ethnically Korean and the other multi-ethnic. She also conducted more than 100 in-depth interviews with Korean American members of these and seven other churches around the country, and draws extensively on the secondary literature on immigrant religion, American civic life, and Korean American religion. Her book is a unique contribution to the literature on religion, race, and ethnicity and on immigration and civic life.

Singing the Lord s Song in a New Land

Author: Su Yon Pak
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664228781
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Singing the Lord's Song in a New Land is one of the first books to address ministry in Korean American contexts and the first from the highly regarded Valparaiso Project to explore how faith practices work differently in a racial ethnic community. The groundbreaking work identifies eight key practices of the Korean American culture: keeping the Sabbath, singing, fervent prayer, resourcing the life cycle, bearing wisdom, living as an oppressed minority, fasting, and nurturing.

Growing Healthy Asian American Churches

Author: Peter Cha
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830875429
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The Asian American church is in transition. Congregations face the challenges of preserving ethnic culture and heritage while contextualizing their ministry to younger generations and the unchurched. Many Asian American church leaders struggle with issues like leadership development, community dynamics and intergenerational conflict. But often Asian American churches lack the resources and support they need to fulfill their callings. Peter Cha, Steve Kang and Helen Lee and a team of veteran Asian American pastors and church leaders offer eight key values for healthy Asian American churches. Drawing on years of expertise and filled with practical examples from landmark churches like Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, NewSong Church and Lighthouse Christian Church, the book provides soundly biblical perspectives for effective ministry that honors the Asian American cultural context. Insights from such pioneering leaders as Ken Fong, David Gibbons, Grace May, Wayne Ogimachi, Steve Wong, Nancy Sugikawa and Soong-Chan Rah make this an essential guide for Asian American church leaders wanting to help their congregations achieve health and growth. Produced in partnership with the Catalyst Leadership Center, a resource organization for Asian American church ministry.

Identity Youth and Gender in the Korean American Church

Author: Christine J. Hong
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137488069
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This book studies Korean American girls between thirteen and nineteen and their formation with regard to self, gender, and God in the context of Korean American protestant congregational life. It develops a hybrid methodology of de-colonial aims and indigenous research methods, aiming to facilitate transformative life in faith communities.

SANACS Journal 2010 1

Author: Russell Yee
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0981987842
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This issue of the SANACS Journal is a collection of the seminars and panels from the Asian American Equipping Symposium, jointly sponsored by ISAAC Southern California and Fuller Theological Seminary, in Pasadena, CA (Nov. 4-5, 2009).

Second Generation Korean Experiences in the United States and Canada

Author: Pyong Gap Min
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498503632
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Pyong Gap Min and Samuel Noh compile a comprehensive examination of 1.5- and second-generation Korean experiences in the United States and Canada with contributor chapters focusing on important topics related to younger-generation Koreans. The volume provides insight for studies of minorities, migration, ethnicity and race, and identity formation.

Asian American Religions

Author: Tony Carnes
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 081471630X
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Nervous, inexperienced, confused. For most, losing your virginity is one of life's most significant moments, always to be remembered. Of course, experiences vary, but Laura Carpenter asks: Is there an ideal way to lose it? What would constitute a “positive” experience? What often compels the big step? And, further, what does “going all the way” really mean for young gays and lesbians? In this first comprehensive study of virginity loss, Carpenter teases out the complexities of all things virgin by drawing on interviews with both young men and women who are straight, gay or bisexual. Virginity Lost offers a rare window into one of life's most intimate and significant sexual moments. The stories here are frank, poignant and fascinating as Carpenter presents an array of experiences that run the gamut from triumphant to devastating. Importantly, Carpenter argues that one's experience of virginity loss can have a powerful impact on one's later sexual experiences. Especially at a time of increased debate about sexual abstinence versus safe sex education in public schools, this important volume will provide essential information about the sex lives of young people.

Preserving Ethnicity Through Religion in America

Author: Pyong Gap Min
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814795854
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In Critical Race Feminism, Anita Hill, Lani Guinier, Regina Austin, Patricia Williams, Emma Coleman Jordan (Anita Hill's lawyer) and over three dozen other women seek to ensure that their perspectives on race, power, law, and politics in America will never again be distorted or ignored. Revealing how the historical experiences and contemporary realities of women of color are profoundly influenced by a legacy of racism and sexism that is neither linear nor logical, the book offers a panoramic perspective on American women's lives, illustrating how women of color derive strength from oppression. Both a forceful statement and a platform, the volume addresses an ambitious range of subjects from life in the workplace, motherhood, and parenting to sexual harassment, the O.J. Simpson trial, and criminal justice. Extending beyond national borders, it also takes on such global issues as female genital mutilation with sensitivity and eloquence. In a foreword that discusses relations between black women and men in the wake of the Million Man March, Derrick Bell argues that there is a singular focus, and thus a unique power, in Critical Race Feminism that makes this anthology relevant for women and men of all colors.

How the Ae Deul Second Generation Korean Americans Can Become Responsible Christian Adults

Author: David Ahn
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In this project the notion of responsibility for the "Ae Deul", or children, second generation Korean American Christians is evaluated in relation to the connection of the Korean speaking immigrant church. The first generation Korean speaking "parents" have harvested a culture of labeling the English speaking members as "Ae Deul" regardless of age or social status. Through this distinction the EM, English Ministry, has developed an understanding that the church they are a part of is simply their "parent's church" and in order to mature as Christians a sense of ownership needs to be harnessed. For some second generation Korean Americans the struggle between the first generation is so difficult that many have opted to planting their own ministries away from their parents. The diminished role of the second generation in the immigrant church has led to a sense of responsibility and awareness, but with a lack of a developed spirituality, love, self, and stewardship the progress has been slow. Through the studying of KumRan United Methodist Church (Glory Church), survey's, interviews, and a website were used to introduce the idea of developing a story which would describe and validate the experience of the second generation. The ideas of ontology, love, mission, and sacraments were also evaluated to develop a better understanding of where the second generation stands in their faith and spirituality as well as point out influences that have affected the second generation perspectives. Though there are influences and factors that have contributed to the state of the first and generation Korean Americans it is important that the second generation ultimately take responsibility and ownership of their own faith and not hide behind the beliefs of their parents. A key understanding of this relationship between the two is the influence of leaders and the origin of participation in churches. The first generation needed to attend church for adjustment and survival in the new land, while the second generation have been given the option to attend because of the opportunities that were afforded to them.