April 11, 2007
Today’s Christian magazine has a new interview with Soong-Chan Rah, who helped call attention to a controversial skit in a book published by Zondervan and Youth Specialties. [ht: Edward Gilbreath, editor of Today’s Christian magazine]
Soong-Chan has some very insightful things to say about the importance of reconciliation in the church, and he adds this informative summary about what people need to know about Asian Americans — as quoted in the article, Speaking Up for Asian Americans: How a Christian book’s racially insensitive content led to a demonstration of true reconciliation —
Q: What do you want the public to know about Asian Americans?
A: We have a wide range of cultural backgrounds and nationalities. In the past, Asians have been fairly quiet and passive. There were very few national Asian American leaders. That’s not necessarily going to be true in the next 10 to 20 years. There are a growing number of churches drawing significant numbers of Asian Americans. This is a segment of the population, especially the Christian population, that needs to be heard.
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