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By Diana Gee

My journey with the Church has, in some ways, gone in reverse. I came to faith as a youth in an immigrant Chinese Canadian church, one of the largest in the city at the time. When I was introduced to it in the 90’s, it was a community of about 450 people (rough estimate) with three congregations partitioned by language. (more…)

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By Young Lee Hertig

Last Sunday, I arrived in Seoul to make my annual visit to my mom — at least, annually since my father’s passing two years ago. Thankfully, two of my sisters reside in Seoul, which allows me to be the “annual daughter.”

With each passing year, the air quality here is becoming more and more hazardous due to China’s pollution.  The weather in May felt like that of hot summer.  On the first night, I noticed my eyes stung and my throat felt inflamed.  My body seemed to be running on high alert. (more…)

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by Joy Wong

I recently suffered an offense in church about which I had to decide whether to speak up or stay silent. Normally, I would have remained silent, with the anger of injustice burning within me.  In the past, I often chose to remain silent for the following reasons: 1) somehow I had come to believe that I was overly sensitive, so that if I was hurt for any reason, it was not the fault of the person who hurt me, but it was my fault, for being too sensitive, 2) without being sure of whether my wound was a fault of mine or of others, I felt it was safer to remain silent, so that I would be the only one who had to deal with the effects of my anger and pain, and 3) perhaps my Asian-ness decided that I would rather remain in silence than burden others with my problem. (more…)

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