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First Vietnamese-American elected to Congress

Big news for Asian Americans and politics. On December 6, the first Vietnamese-American was elected to Congress. Cao came to the United States when he was only 8 years old. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Baylor University and a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University. He was even a Catholic seminarian […]

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5 insights about Asian American acculturation

From Issue 34 / September 2008 of interTrend Communication‘s Tidbits monthly e-newsletter that brings Asian American consumer insights and market trends: interTrend’s Acculturation Study Reveals Insights into an Emerging Market interTrend Communications has just completed phase one of its pioneering Knowledge Center Asian Acculturation Study, with pan-Asian groups and multi-generational families. The study aims to […]

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interracial marriages and churches

This Asians in America post titled “Culture: Still a Deciding Factor for Dating?” prompted a question for me — how will the increasing number of interracial marriages affect the Asian American church? With interracial relationships on the rise in the United States, the subject of interracial dating within the Asian or South Asian community is […]

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why God made you an Asian American

Russell Jeung (Associate Professor of Asian Studies at San Francisco State University) gave 4 talks at the first Asian American conference hosted by Bread of Life Church in Torrance, California, March 7-9. We recorded the first talk from Friday night. (Videos from all the talks may be made available later, but no guarantees.) With permission […]

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Religiosity in Asian America: Spiritual Vitality, Secularism, and Racialization

Sat in parts of the Symposium on Religion in Los Angeles, a 2-day event jointly hosted by Cal State University Los Angeles and Claremont School of Theology. Fascinating conversations and presentations that exemplified the growing interest in the sociology of religion, and most of the presentations explored the inter-relationship of religions and ethnicities. Russell Jeung, […]

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future of interracial families and churches

Excerpted from the book Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes by Mark Penn and E. Kinney Zalesne. These statistics give a preview of racial diversity within families (and potentially, churches) in the future:: According to Pew Research Center data from 2006, while the majority of interracial couples include a Hispanic, the most common […]

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about Islam and the West, lectures on culture and America

Dr. Jeffrey K. Jue wrote this article to better understand Islam and the West. Dr. Jue is Associate Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary and an advisor of L2 Foundation. Here’s why he wrote the article: Some have argued that so many courses in church history are unnecessary for students training for ministry, […]

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Connecting with Culture

Here are the slides from my presentation titled Connecting with Culture that was presented at the Render Conference near Houston last week. You may download the slides from slideshare.net, and download the mp3 audio (35mb) from the 1st session, which includes the presentation and Q&A discussion, a large part on social justice and how both […]

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pressure on Asian students success

This is an older blog post from blogger Jane Chin, but it sure got my attention: More than 50% of Cornell’s Student Suicide Victims are Asian American Out of 4,790 Cornell undergraduates surveyed in 2005, Asian-American/Asian students seriously considered or attempted suicide at higher-than-average rates. Also, 13 of the 21 Cornell student suicide victims since […]

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Austin church lives faith in new ways

Vox Veniae is a mostly Asian faith community that emerged from Liquid, a college ministry at Austin Chinese Church in North Austin. Vox Veniae (Latin for Voice of Grace) members tend to be college students and young professionals who want to view their Sunday worship services as an opportunity to refuel for the week when […]

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