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Photo by Cassandra Rae

Photo by Cassandra Rae

By Debbie Gin

Keeping company with seminary presidents and deans this year, I’ve had an unusual opportunity to watch how top leaders in theological education function — how they make decisions, what connections they forge, with whom they cultivate deep relationships, why they work against the grain for particular projects, and how much they divulge and in which circles.  For the most part, authenticity and transparency are highly valued.  And, for the most part, I agree with this high valuing. (more…)

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Photo by Chris Smith Ronnie Shumate

Photo by Chris Smith Ronnie Shumate

By Young Lee Hertig

The term “the bamboo ceiling” coined by Jane Hyun describes the virtual absence of Asian Americans in top corporate CEO positions despite significant numbers of Asian American students at Harvard (18%) and Stanford (24%). On October 14, 2014, an article called “Cracking the Bamboo Ceiling” posted in The Atlantic stated that Asian Americans account for just 1.4% of Fortune 500 CEOs and 1.9% of corporate officers overall. (more…)

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Read more about Women of Color in Ministry in the Huffington Post–>

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By Mihee Kim-Kort

I know. It’s a little cliche. A little Joy Luck Club meets Mulan. An Asian mother teaching her Asian daughter to do origami.

My mother taught me to make paper cranes when I was young. We sat at the kitchen table and took regular, white copy paper, folded the paper over in a triangle so it made a perfect square and creased the bottom so that we could carefully tear it off and discard it. After that it was “fold here, open here, bend here, fold again…”  Before long, a perfect paper crane materialized in front of us. For the longest time, this picture of my mother and me connecting over such a simple but almost magical object has stayed with me. (more…)

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By Debbie Gin

One of the things that helps people consider change is a safe space to try out a new thing (ie. clothing item, relationship, language). Though not all sisters have made the switch, AAWOL provided me with such a place to consider a language change from referring to God as “H/he, H/him, H/himself” to referring to God as “God, God, God’s self.” (more…)

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By Dr. Chloe Sun, Ph.D.

Looking back at my journey as a Chinese woman in ministry, I can summarize it in one word: challenging. So, I entitle this presentation “Against Overwhelming Odds: Chinese Women in Ministry.” I will be speaking primarily from my own personal experience, but I hope my experience will serve as a mirror reflecting other Chinese and Asian American women’s experience in ministry. (more…)

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