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I am reposting the event from the Wake Forest Website.


Embracing the Other: A Conversation with Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Wednesday, April 13 at 11:00am to 12:15pm

Wingate Hall, Lower Auditorium 1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim, a prolific author, speaker, and scholar whose work has garnered both nationwide and worldwide acclaim, will speak to students and public on Embracing the Other (Eerdmans, 2015), her most recent book. Her research areas cover climate change, interfaith dialogue, racial conflict, Asian American feminist hermeneutics, and Asian religions.  A light lunch will be served.

For this lecture, she specifically will ask and answer the question, How do we work toward healing, reconciliation, and justice among all people, regardless of race or gender?


The publisher notes about Embracing the Other:

An innovative Asian feminist perspective on God’s Spirit

13016855_10208101136600461_482451538_oWe live in a time of great racial strife and global conflict. How do we work toward healing, reconciliation, and justice among all people, regardless of race or gender? In Embracing the Other Grace Ji-Sun Kim demonstrates that it is possible only through God’s Spirit.

Working from a feminist Asian perspective, Kim develops a new constructive global pneumatology that works toward gender and racial-ethnic justice. She draws on concepts from Asian and indigenous cultures to reimagine the divine as “Spirit God” who is restoring shalom in the world. Through the power of Spirit God, Kim says, our brokenness is healed and we can truly love and embrace the Other.

About Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Grace Ji-Sun Kim received her M.Div. from Knox College (University of Toronto) and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion.

Kim is the author of 6 books, Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love (Eerdmans); Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”: A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique (Palgrave Macmillan) co-written with Joseph Cheah; Contemplations from the Heart (Wipf & Stock); Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Power (Palgrave Macmillan);  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).

She is the editor of 3 books, Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice (Palgrave) co-edited with Jenny Daggers; Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen (Judson Press, forthcoming); and Reimagining with Christian Doctrines co-edited with Jenny Daggers (Palgrave Macmillan).

Presently, she is working on The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the Holy Spirit, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015, forthcoming.

Kim_Embracing the Other_cov_9780802872999She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in DiasporaKim has also written over 70 book chapters, journal articles and book reviews. Kim is a much sought after lecturer and has given papers/lectures throughout the United States and in Korea, Myanmar, Spain, Brazil, Switzerland, Peru and Canada.

Kim has recently been elected to the American Academy of Religion’s Board of Directors as anAt-Large Director. She also serves on the American Academy of Religion’s (AAR) “Research Grants Jury Committee.” She is a co-chair of AAR’s steering committee, “Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching and Activism Group.” She is a steering committee member of AAR’s “Comparative Theology Group” and “Religion and Migration Group.”  She sits on the editorial board for the Journal for Religion and Popular Culture and is a referee for 3 journals: Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture and The Global Studies Journal. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School.

Kim writes for The Huffington PostSojournersEthicsDaily.com, Wabash Center and Feminist Studies in Religion (co-editor).

IMG_1257She has also written for TIMEThe Feminist Wire, Feminism and Religion, The Forum for Theological Education, 99 Brattle and The Nation.

Grace Ji-Sun Kim is an ordained minister of word and sacrament within the PC (USA) denomination. She is married to Dr. Perry Y.C. Lee (Associate Professor of Mathematics, Kutztown University) and they have 3 children Theo, Elisabeth and Joshua.