EPISCOPAL ASIAMERICA MINISTRY (EAM) NEWS BRIEFS
, EAM Convocations, Theological Education & News Abroad Mission
EAM Korean Convocation held last 4/7-11/2011 in
highlighted the missionary partnership of the Anglican Church of Korea (The Most Rev. Paul Kim, archbishop) with some of the dioceses of the Episcopal Church. The Korean American delegates interacted with Korean Anglicans and with the Diocese of Seoul sending new Korean clergy to work in the Seoul . United States South Korea is now second largest missionary-sending church (sith an estimated 20,000 missioanries), next only to the church. Contact: Aidankoh@msn.com. U.S.
EAM Seminarians Scholarships – there are eleven (11) applicants this Fall 2011, making it the largest number in EAM history. Scholarship Subcommittee meets on Friday, May 13 with Dr. Jim Kodera, EAM Council President, convening.
EAM South Convocation will hold a Conference on Dalit Theology on May 18, 2011 at
’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul 37-04 61st Street, Woodside, New Yorkfeaturing Indian theologian Dr. George Massey. Dalit is the term for the “untouchables” of (those outside its caste system) and the Church of South India (CSI) is composed mainly from the Dalit community. D.T. is the Indian version of liberation theology. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. India
EAM Commission of the Diocese of California will hold the first diocesan-wide EAM Consultation on June 9-10, 2011 in Christ Episcopal Church,
1700 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, Ca.94501. Keynote speaker on the theme “Asian Spirituality of Stewardship” is the EAM Missioner, The Rev. Dr. Fred Vergara. Workshop presenters include Dr. Boyung Lee, the Rev. Deborah Lee, Dr.Russell Jeung, Rev. Michael Yoshi and Rev. David Ota. Visit http://www.diocal.org/. Contact: The Rev. Connie Lam at email@example.com.
EAM National Office, EAM Council Executive Committee and Partnership Office for Asia and the Pacific collaborate with Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts towards a contextual Asia-America Theological Education. First Pilot Project will be a special Doctor of Ministry program for Asian clergy. It will consist of brief but intensive academic training followed by distributive, online distance learning that would make it easier and affordable for clergy to stay in their parishes while earning advanced pastoral studies. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org..
EAM Japanese Convocation will be held on June 16-19 at the
, Diocese of Los Angeles. Meeting will include a pilgrimage to Manzanar, one of the Japanese Internment camps during World War II. Contact Dr. Gayle Kawahara email@example.com. Cathedral Retreat Center
EAM Filipino Convocation will be held on July 8-10, 2011 in Circus Circus and All Saints Episcopal Church in
with special emphasis on Filam Youth & Young Adults Ministry. Contact: Rev. Las Vegas, NV Bayani Rico at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAM Southeast Asia Convocation will be held on August 4-7, 2011 at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in
. Holy Apostles is the home of the largest Hmong congregation in the entire Anglican Communion. Hmong are one of the nomadic tribes in the mountains of St. Paul, Minnesota Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and . Holy Apostles recently sent the first Hmong Seminarian to study in Virginia Theological Seminary. Contact: Rev. Letha Wilson-Barnard at email@example.com. China
The Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) in its Synod this week, created a new diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Davao, in southern
The Iglesia Filipino Independiente (IFI)in its National Convention this week, elected The Most Rev. Ephraim Fajutagana as the new Obispo Maximo (Supreme Bishop) and the Rev. Joselito Cuz as the new General Secretary.
The China Christian Council and the national TSPM will hold a Bible Exposition Sept. 28 to Nov. 19, 2011 at
Washington D.C.; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas and . Charlotte, North Carolina
Drew University School of Theology recently appointed its first Asian American Dean, Dr. Jeffrey Kuan.
Quote of the Month: “Pope John Paul II went all over the world when he was alive; when he died and was beatified, the world came to him.” (Spoken in Rome by Bishop Jean Zerbo of Bamako, Mali on the beatification of the first non-Italian pope, Blessed Carol Josef Wojtyla of Poland who, as Pope John Paul II, traveled to 129 countries and logged on over a million kilometers.)
Rev. Dr. Winfred B. Vergara
Missioner, Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries (EAM)
Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017
1-212-922-5344 (O) 1800-334-7626 Ext. 5344