Posts in Jan 1997 b

To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 17:18:03 -0800
From: Jason Gayoway
Subject: CAC List Mail: New Church

Hi all. I am a pastor up in Manitoba, Canada. Currently our
denomination is looking to plant a local-born Chinese church in Winnipeg.
If you have a calling to this position or some ideas on how this should
proceed, please let me know. Thanks!


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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 16:15:48 -0800 (PST)
From: Jane Naomi Iwamura
Subject: CAC List Mail: Pacific/Asian Heritage & Religiosity

(Apologies, if you have received multiple listings of this post)



Living Conversations
among Seminarians, Students of Religion,
Clergy & Laity of Pacific/Asian Heritage

A Three Part Series

1. Culture and Religiosity – February 1, 1997
2. Faith and Social Justice – April 12, 1997
3. History and Narrative – November 1997

_Part One_

Saturday, February 1, 1997
9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA

This first set of “conversations” will focus on cultural aspects of
religious expression (e.g., issues of interfaith, spirituality, liturgy,
views of the divine, contextual faith commitments, religious affiliation,
theology, practice, ritual, and ministry. The event will also include
participation, connection, friendship, eating, art and building a

Panel One: Interfaith Dialogue
Panel Two: Faith & Life of Religious Communities

Registration Fee: $12-20 (sliding scale)
Lunch and dinner included (please pre-register)
*No one turned away; financial assistance available*

To pre-register for this event
or for additional info, please contact:
(510) 849-0653

Sponsored by
Council on Pacific Asian Theology (CPAT)
UC Berkeley Townsend Center Working Group on Asian Americans and Religion,
Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies (PACTS),
Asian Ministries Program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America,
GTU Asian Pacific Bridges Project,
Pacific School of Religion,
GTU Racial-Ethnic Faculty Association,
American Baptist Church Board of Higher Education,
Pacific and Asian American Ministries (UCC),
and United Methodist Asian American Caucus

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lTo: Multiple recipients of list cac
From: Sze-kar Wan
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 1997 13:36:05 -0500
Subject: CAC List Mail: 2d Change of email adr

Dear Friend:

It seems as it was only last month when I had to change my e-mail
address…. Wait, it WAS last month!

Well, here it is again, yet another new address:



Sorry about that! At least it is more artistic!

Sze-kar Wan

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 16:11:32 -0600 (CST)
From: unlisted
Subject: CAC List Mail: Re: Asian American Group at AAR

Greetings from the co-chair of your group!

Please note that the call for papers has gone out and we urge you to
consider submitting a proposal. A proposal may be for a paper you want to
deliver, but it can also be for a panel you want to put together to
discuss a central topic. Panel presentations are usually around 15
minutes. Papers usually take 25 minutes or less.

Counting our joint session with the Native Traditions in the Americas, we
will have three time slots in San Francisco, one of which will have to
leave a little time for business. Please consider submitting a proposal.

The Program Committee has a new policy, I noticed. No member of the AAR
may do more than three things listed in the program of the meeting (ie
preside, give a paper, panelist, plenary, etc.). So keep that in mind if
you feel ambitious.

Looking forward to hearing from many of you.

Rita Nakashima Brock

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 20:45:06 -0800
From: Robert McNeill
Subject: [Fwd: CAC List Mail: Re: Fwd: New study of Proposition 209 (fwd)]

This week in our church several things tipped me off to a major problem
of prejudice. Mostly Taiwanese towards mainland Chinese and some
mainland Chinese towards Taiwanese.
In addition, I find that most Chinese people I meet, no matter which
country, tend to have a major prejudice towards black people. I find
this disturbing, especially among people who have never even seen a
black person…

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 11:59:08 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CAC List Mail: Re: Fwd: New study of Proposition 209 (fwd)

Hi all. I’m forwarding a message sent by Rev. Katie Choy-Wong (Area minister
of the American Baptist Churches of the West) on Mon., Jan. 13, 1997…


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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 10:56:17 -0700 (MST)
From: “Gordon W. Marchant”
Subject: Tom Lin’s query

On Jan. 10th, Tom asked us to respond to the questions: “What resources
would be helpful to you? An address directory of some sort? A list of
Asian American conferences going on around the country? Practical
resources for your ministry?”

Here are some of my thoughts:

(a) I was very appreciative to DJ Chuang, who informed us about the IVP
Bible study, “Losing Face, Finding Grace.” Apart from his notice, it
probably would have taken months for me to find out about this valuable

(b) Since I am serving a Canadian-Chinese congregation, and trying to help
other pastors who are serving in Chinese churches in Canada, I need the
members of our CAC forum to, as much as possible, think “North American.”
For example, Louis Lee suggested meetings in SF, LA and NY. How about
Vancouver or Toronto, as well?

(c) Thirdly, I very much appreciate the opportunity to become better
acquainted with key servants of the Lord, who are ministering to English
congregations of Chinese churches. More than just a directory – I need to
become better acquainted with the giftedness of individuals. For example,
if I am planning a retreat on the “family”, who might I invite to come
and be our speaker. Therefore, an annual conference might be useful.
However, the geographical distances and travel costs are prohibitive.

Blessings to you all!

In Christ,

Gord Marchant
S. Calgary Chinese E. Free

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 08:00:53 -0500 (EST)
From: Keng-Fong Pang
Subject: Re: SE/PI involvement

Greetings from OSLO!

I read Jung Ha’s e-mail and would like some background info on the issues
of concern in that letter.

I am myself a Malaysian-Chinese-American who do work with Vietnamese and=20
Cambodian Muslims known as the Chams, but I am also teaching about the=20
complexity of Asian-American communities and the problematics within the=20
over-arching label of “Asian-American” when the constituent=20
AsianAmerican comunities have not yet appreciated the complexities and=20
diversity (linguistic, cultural, and historical issues, and social locatio=
within American society) within the little known Southeast Asian=20
communities — and minorities within these minorities.

Until we can really appreciate and acknowledge the differences within=20
Asian American communities — really open our intellectual and personal=20
minds to listen and communicate with SEAsians (and Asian Indians) as=20
well as PI communities, there can=ABt be really fruitful exchange between=
scholars and activists within these different minority Se-Asian=20
communities intellectually and socially.

In case people are wondering, I am in OSlo doing preliminary research on=20
comparative AsianAmerican and immigrants and refugees in Norwegian=20
societies — looking at notion of civil society and multiculturalism in=20
these two countries.

Anyway, let me know what is going on and how I as a Southeast Asian=20
scholar can do for this academic community.

Cheers, KF

Keng-Fong PANG (Vstg. Asst. Prof.) email:
Dept of Sociology & Anthropology Tel : (413)538-2954 =20
Mount Holyoke College FAX : (413)538-2471=20
South Hadley, MA 01075-1426

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
From: “DJ Chuang”
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 11:23:18 +0000
Subject: (Fwd) Re: Who’s Who

——- Forwarded Message Follows ——-
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 1997 18:14:18 -0800
From: Robert McNeill

OK, My name is Robert McNeill and I became a Christian in college
through friends in Intervarsity at Univ of Penn. Through Urbana 84(?),
God called me to do overseas ministry through tentmaking. I spent
several years in ministry to international students and was led to go to
China where I studied Mandarin and met my wife. We are both living in
Philadelphia, PA, USA and active in cell group ministry in a primarily
Mandarin speaking church in Chinatown. Most of the members are from
Taiwan, but there are more than a few ABCs here. I have always been
interested in observing the cultural differences and changes among
foreigners and particularly Asians from generation to generation. While
I’m fluent in Chinese, I tend to have a lot of interaction with the
English speaking congregation. I’d like to lean more about how
generational changes among Chinese (or Asians) affect religious beliefs
or vice-versa.
In Christ,

* * Isaiah 43:10 *

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 02:27:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Tseng-cam comes to NYC/Boston

Dear friends:

I am preparing for an extended trip to New York City (Feb 2-5 & 10-12) and
Boston (Feb 6-7) to conduct oral-video interviews with a wide cross-section
of Chinese Protestants. As many of you know, this is a continuation of my
oral-history project documenting Chinese Christians in N. America since World
War II. Could you refer me to persons who may be good interview subjects for
this project? You also may be interested in being interviewed. I’m looking
for persons who fit the following profiles…

* Retired clergy or layleader (doesn’t have to be Chinese so long as the
person has devoted his/her life to ministry among Chinese in North America).
* Active clergy or layleader.
* Women clergy or layleaders.
* Persons familiar with the history and/or current situation of Chinese
Christianity in North America and/or New York City/Boston.

The interviews take about one hour and cover four basic areas:
1. Personal history/testimony: parental background, how and why you became a
Christian, etc.
2. Identity questions: what does it mean for you to be a Chinese person in
North America? What role does your Christian faith play in the shaping of
your identity?
3. The Chinese Church in N. America: critical issues, concerns, celebrations,
4. Vision/hopes/aspirations for yourself and Chinese Christianity in N.

Please let me know as soon as possible whether you’d be interested in
participating in this project or know of persons who might be. Though I am
barely proficient in Mandarin (and cannot speak Cantonese), I can arrange to
interview through translation. Please email me at: to make
arrangements or request additional information. Thanks!

– Tim Tseng
(303) 762-8163

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 20:34:30 -0800
From: Ken Fong
Subject: Re: Who’s Who

Oops: correction…

Church is in Eagle Rock, CA, between Pasadena and Glendale, not Orange
County. Called Chinese Zion Baptist Church.

Already the Pastor David got one phone call from a Biola student within
an hour of this posting! Impressive!

Pass it on.


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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 19:22:27 -0800
From: Ken Fong
Subject: Re: Who’s Who

Hey, CACers, I’m passing along a ministry opening for a pastor friend
who’s not on the internet.

A Chinese American Baptist Church in Orange Co., CA, has been searching
in vain for the past 2 years for an American-born, English-speaking
youth worker with the potential of this becoming a full-time associate
pastor position. Minimally, it would require 3hrs/wk @ $400/month which
would include attending worship service and Sunday School. If you are a
seminary student, it might also mean a healthy scholarship with an eye
towards joining the staff. Sr.’s name is David Wong. His number is

Please direct any and all inquiries or referrals to Pastor Wong, not me.
Let’s see how extensive our CAC network really is and how well it works!

Thanks so much,

Ken Fong

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 20:38:55 PST
Subject: Re: Who’s Who
From: (darryl fong)

Correction: Ken’s email regarding the English youth worker – the church
is in Eagle Rock (near Glendale) not in Orange County. Darryl Fong

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