Asian American Evangelicals in a Multiracial World ©  Kathleen Garces-Foley, Ph.D. & Russell Jeung, Ph.D. Please do not us...
Introduction <ul><li>Religious Assimilation </li></ul><ul><li>Rev. Ray Lee’s Journey </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Face of Am...
Leading from the Margins <ul><li>God’s Whiz Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Pan-Asian American Congregations </li></ul><ul><li>Succ...
Racial Discourses <ul><li>Discourse of white evangelicals—conservative individualism </li></ul><ul><li>Discourse of Africa...
Backgrounds of Ministers
Political Attitudes of Asian American Pastors <ul><li>Top Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Moral Issues--22% </li></ul><ul><li>Tru...
Racial Attitudes of Asian American Pastors
Racial Solutions
Asian Americans as the Model Minority
Establishing Multiracial Congregations <ul><li>Reactive v. Proactive Change </li></ul><ul><li>Colorblind v. Color-Consciou...
Establishing Diversity <ul><li>Diverse Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Training on Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Younger...
Asian Americans as Bridge Builders <ul><li>Racial Sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Out...
Conclusion <ul><li>Developing an Asian American Christian voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Racialized Multiculturalism </li></u...
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  1. 1. Asian American Evangelicals in a Multiracial World © Kathleen Garces-Foley, Ph.D. & Russell Jeung, Ph.D. Please do not use or reprint without permission of authors [email_address] Article to be published in Timothy Tseng and Michael Emerson, eds. The Changing Face of American Evangelicalism
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Religious Assimilation </li></ul><ul><li>Rev. Ray Lee’s Journey </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Face of American Evangelicalism </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leading from the Margins <ul><li>God’s Whiz Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Pan-Asian American Congregations </li></ul><ul><li>Success in Building Multiracial Congregations </li></ul>Urbana Missions Conference, 2003
  4. 4. Racial Discourses <ul><li>Discourse of white evangelicals—conservative individualism </li></ul><ul><li>Discourse of African American evangelicals—political liberalism </li></ul><ul><li>Discourse of Asian American evangelicals—Racialized Multiculturalism </li></ul>
  5. 5. Backgrounds of Ministers
  6. 6. Political Attitudes of Asian American Pastors <ul><li>Top Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Moral Issues--22% </li></ul><ul><li>Trust/Integrity--19% </li></ul><ul><li>War--15% </li></ul><ul><li>Abortion--11% </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme Court--7% </li></ul><ul><li>Social Policies--7% </li></ul>
  7. 7. Racial Attitudes of Asian American Pastors
  8. 8. Racial Solutions
  9. 9. Asian Americans as the Model Minority
  10. 10. Establishing Multiracial Congregations <ul><li>Reactive v. Proactive Change </li></ul><ul><li>Colorblind v. Color-Conscious Strategies </li></ul>
  11. 11. Establishing Diversity <ul><li>Diverse Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Training on Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Younger evangelicals </li></ul><ul><li>Socioeconomic homogeneity </li></ul>
  12. 12. Asian Americans as Bridge Builders <ul><li>Racial Sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Outside the Black/White divide </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>Developing an Asian American Christian voice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Racialized Multiculturalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging the public and private </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Future of American Evangelicalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will White Christians listen? </li></ul></ul>

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