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By Debbie Gin

Both my ethnicity (that I am Korean American) and my race (that I am Asian American) affect my faith and its outworking.  I see God in ways that are unique, based on some amalgam of my Confucian, immigrant-family, community-centric, individualistic upbringing and values.  (more…)

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Photo by Jason de Runa

By Sarah D. Park

If you are 25 years of age or older and pass an application process, you are able to house a stranger’s child for a certain period of time. I was at first astounded at how easy it is to become a foster family, and in Orange and Los Angeles County, there is a growing need for Asian American families and individuals to sign up. (more…)

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By Maria Liu Wong

The theme of “broadening worldviews” is near and dear to my heart and my life’s work. Since being mistaken more than twenty years ago — a young Chinese-American woman teaching music in a south Bronx public school — as a “take-out” cook by second graders in my class, opening up possibilities for others to see more than what they expect or know has been of critical importance. I can think of three ways I have had the privilege to engage in this. (more…)

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Eating Alone?

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Photo by Ushi Sama

By Young Lee Hertig

Last year  when visiting Korea, I read a newspaper article on the plane about a growing open table fellowship phenomenon at some restaurants in Seoul. Urbanization having displaced a large population from their families, many live as migrants to big cities which robs them of table fellowship with their families.  Rapidly more people in Seoul have become strangers and lone diners. (more…)

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Church Vs. School

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Photo by Vancouver Film School

By Eun Joo Angela Ryo

I recently attended a seminar for the parents at a Korean immigrant church I was visiting last month.  The title of the seminar was “God and Grades.”  As a mother of a teenager and a preteen, I thought it would be helpful to check it out.  The seminar, as it turned out, should have been more accurately titled “Church Vs. School” rather than “God and Grades.” (more…)

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A Quest for Questions

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Photo by Kali Koldwater

By Eun Joo Angela Ryo

It was another typical Friday night at the Korean church where I serve.  I hung out with the youth group and my kids were at their children’s Bible study.  After church, we were headed home when I asked them about their Bible study.  (more…)

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