Author and professor Grace Ji-Sun Kim predicts that 2018 will be the year when women speak out against assault and violence in the church. She also discusses why Christians are so often mean-spirited, how the Bible should come with a warning label, and the Asian understanding of Qi. (Intro: Pilates)
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Grace Ji-Sun Kim is a Korean-American author, theologian and Associate Professor at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana. She is best known for books and articles on the social and religious experiences of Korean women immigrants to North America. Dr. Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated with her family to London, Ontario in 1975. She earned a B.Sc. in Psychology from Victoria University at the University of Toronto, an MDiv degree from Knox College, University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto. Dr. Kim has also written for TIME, The Feminist Wire, Feminism and Religion, The Forum for Theological Education, 99 Brattle, The Nation, and The Huffington Post.
Thanks, something for me to look forward to on sunday afternoon 🙂
And ivery much enjoyed it. You were very passionate and inspiriing on several core topics. Yes why do we hate – we do church badly, this is my personal experience. The Me Too campaign – yes, I see that opening up in the church because I have spoken to so many women who have been sexually assualted. The whole race issue – yes we have a long way to go. So many connecting points for me, so much resonance. I think in the end we have all been colonised by the power model of church, and it is so entrenched some can’t even see it. So much to chew on and reflect on. Thank you.
thanks so much for your kind comment. I am glad that you enjoyed it. There was so much to cover during the podcast. Many thanks for your kindness.
Ashley Chang said:
As both an Asian American woman, I’m glad I found this. Thanks for sharing!
Glad that this was useful to you. Many thanks
Ashley Chang said:
As an Asian American woman*