Asian Christianity, church, Colonialism Han and the Tranformative Spirit, eco-justice, grace ji-sun kim, honor shame, immigration, racism, Rev. William Kuntz, stewardship, t.v., Taking the Initiative, women, women's issues
On March 18th 2003, I was interviewed by Rev. William Kuntz for his show, Taking the Initiative.
This show, “is a television show which highlights the good work being done in our communities.
Since 2005 Taking the Initiative has features local non profit organizations, faith based organizations, citizen led groups, government agencies, and individuals in the greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley area’s who are “Taking the Initiative” to make their communities a better place.
Previous topics included hunger relief, community block watch programs, soup kitchens, homelessness, gun violence, animal rescue, special needs children, consumer finance issues, habitat for humanity, emergency preparedness, girl scouting and much more.
“Taking the Initiative” brings to the forefront the vast amount of good being done right here in our local area by people in our community. This good work goes on day in and day out, and in some cases largely unnoticed, yet vitally important to their recipients and to the communities. These workers and volunteers make up an important part of the backbone of our communities and “Taking the Initiative” brings attention to the work being done.
“Taking the Initiative” can be seen in the greater Philadelphia area on Comcast cable, RCN cable, Service Electric cable, Blue Ridge cable, DirecTV 60, Dish Network 8169 and over the air on WBPH 60.“
The topics that were covered for my particular interview was my own personal immigration story, my personal experiences of racism, and inculturation. We talked about the shame honor culture that exists in the Asian culture which prevents many of us to speak about such experiences.
We also covered issues of Asian Christianity, hybridity and the roles that churches play for immigrant families. We concluded the show by discussing my upcoming book, “Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit.”
The Show will air at 8:30 p.m. on April 23, 26, 2013.
[read also: Reflections on Writing my Book]
Grace Ji-Sun Kim is Associate Professor of Doctrinal Theology and the Director of the MATS program at Moravian Theological Seminary. She is the author of Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave Pivot), The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology (Palgrave Macmillan) and The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology (Pilgrim Press).