I am honored to preach at Valley & Mountain to kick off AAPI Heritage Month. Please join me Sunday May 1 at 11 AM PST (2PM EST)
Invisible: A Reflection by Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Sunday @ 11AM Pacific
At the Rainier Arts Center: 3515 S Alaska St
or on Zoom
May is our Asian Hawaiian Pacific Islander Desi American Month. This month we are celebrating the rich traditions and heritage of our AHPIDA siblings with a series called: We Are Here: the Divine Embodiment of our Asian Diaspora.
Inspired by the book Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women, this series challenges us to open up our theological perspectives. We believe that when we live into our values of creative liberation & radical hospitality through the lens of different traditions what we receive is a more complete picture of Kin-dom. It is essential for us to put effort into educating, centering, and celebrating parts of our church community and the broader neighborhood community that too often go unheard. Additionally, we want to contribute to a more mature racial justice discourse that does not ignore AHPIDA identities. We look forward to working on developing a deeper, wiser, more awakened community of faith and practice in the days ahead.
This Sunday we begin this series with a guest reflection from Grace Ji-Sun Kim. Grace Ji-Sun Kim was born in Korea, was educated in Canada, and now teaches in the United States as professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is the author or editor of 21 books, most recently, Invisible, Keeping Hope Alive and Intersectional Theology. She is the host of Madang podcast which is hosted by the Christian Century and is an ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) minister. More of her writing and work can be found on her blog site Loving Life.