Posts in April 1997

To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 12:25:20 -0500 (EST)
From: TSTseng@aol.com
Subject: CAC List Mail: Faith and Social Justice in Berkeley

FYI, Tim Tseng
———————-
The Pacific/Asian Heritage & Religiosity Series presents “Faith and Social
Justice”, part 2 of the Living Conversations among Seminarians, Students of
Religion, Clergy & Laity of Pacific/Asian Heritage

Saturday, April 12, 1997
9 AM – 4:30 PM, 8:30 AM Registration
Chapel of the Great Commission
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
PARKING AVAILABLE

I. Inter-Religious Panel seeks to answer:
What is the role of social justice in your faith-tradition?
How do scripture/traditions of your faith support and/or inhibit
social action?
How does your church/temple/synagogue/mosque…engage in social
issues?

II. Inter-Generational Fishbowl seeks to answer:
What are the major influences that prompted your awareness and
involvement in social justice issues?
What is your vision of justice and what strategies have you used?
How does your commitment to social justice/service influence your
faith?

Registration: $10-$20 sliding scale, lunch included, no one turned away,
financial assistance available

RSVP by April 7. Call PACTS at 510/849-0653 or email pacts@igc.apc.org

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

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 00:28:39 -0500 (EST)
From: TSTseng@aol.com
Subject: CAC List Mail: Bethel Seminary

Dear CACers:

In the course of my conversations with Chinese pastors and readings, Bethel
Seminary (China and then Hong Kong) seems to be referred to frequently. Has
anyone written a history of Bethel Seminary? What has happened to it? Why
was it (or did it appear) so influential? Any response would help as I
converge on this particular piece of Chinese Christian history. Thanks!

Tim Tseng

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Subject: CAC List Mail: request for scholarship info
From: danaaacf@juno.com (dana chau)
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 1997 17:08:22 EST

To you, who serve the Chinese Americans for the sake of Christ,
My name is Dana Chau, and I am currently staffing UC Davis Asian
American Christian Fellowship, a campus ministry of the Japanese
Evangelical Missionary Society.
I have applied to Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and
Reformed Theological Seminary for Fall 1997, and I am writing to request
information on scholarships of which you are aware for a new student such
as I entering seminary or graduate school. Any information or input can
be sent directly to “danaAACF@juno.com” (without quotes). Thank you in
advance.
With much appreciation,
Dana

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
From: “DJ Chuang”
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 15:44:00 -0500
Subject: CAC List Mail: Ministry Opportunity in Laguna Niguel

from: JWRWong@aol.com (Jerry Wong)

On a ministry note, the Peace Chinese Evangelical Church in Laguna Niguel is
looking for a part-time English Pastor. Can you put a little ad in the CAC
for me? Their address is 27 Mallorca Street, Laguna Niguel 92677. Please
contact Pastor Thomas Kuo for more information. His phone number is 714
525-8926.


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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 14:58:31 -0600 (CST)
From: Patty Keyuranggul
Subject: CAC List Mail: APA Heritage Month- Wheaton College

April is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Wheaton College, and I
wanted to ask for help in two areas:

we’re doing a prayer chain and I was wondering if you could blitz me with
prayer requests- specific ones involving organizations are alright, but
I’m looking for broader topics that deal with Asian and APA communities in
terms of politics and social issues.

Second, we’re putting out a publication that is a compilation of
testimonies from the APA students at Wheaton. (during my time at UC
Berkeley I thought that Christianity within communities of color was
neglected in their Ethnic Studies discourse, so I got (some) of the
students at Wheaton to write briefly about their family background and
Christianity in their families). Also in this publication are resources:

**if you are in the area and attend a multicultural, Asian or APA
church and would like it listed in the publication, please blitz me.

**if you are familiar with web sites that deal with APA related
issues (both Christian and non-Christian) please let me know of them.

Thanks for your help, I’ll be sure to post some of the events going on for
those of you in the area. You can also let me know if you’d like a copy of
the publication.

Emmanuel,

Patty

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
From: “DJ Chuang”
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 16:30:58 -0500
Subject: CAC List Mail: about CAC

[This is a monthly posting; * marks What’s New]

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about CAC (3 Apr 97)

Q: What is this CAC mailing list?
A: The CAC Forum is an informal “mailing list” online discussion for Chinese
American Christians, where we discuss many issues related to (but not limited
to) Chinese American Christians, including campus ministry and ethnic church
issues, as well as some political issues concerning Asian Americans. As an
informal forum, you may also share ministry opportunities and prayer requests
accordingly.

Q: How many subscribers are there on CAC?
A: Currently we have more than 190 ministry leaders and laypersons. Please
forward this message to others who may be interested in the CAC forum.

*Q: How do you post a message to the CAC forum?
A: Send an email message to “cac@bccn.org” [without quotes], and a copy of
your message will be sent to all CAC subscribers.

Q: How do you unsubscribe (stop receiving CAC messages)?
A: Send an email message to “listserver@bccn.org” and on the first line of the
message body, write “unsubscribe cac” [without quotes].

Q: How do you subscribe to CAC (start receiving CAC messages)?
A: Send an email message to “listserver@bccn.org” and on the first line of the
message body, write “subscribe cac your_name” [without quotes]. Put your first
and last name in the place of your_name. You’ll receive a confirmation/
welcome message to say you’re a new subscriber.

*Q: Is there an archive of old CAC messages?
A: There is an archive of selected CAC messages and posted articles at the CAC
web page or
.

Q: I’m only interested in some of the topics. What can I do?
A: As the list has grown, almost tripled in size within the past year, there
has been an increasing diversity of discussions and interests. If you would
like a more focused discussion group / mailing list, please write to DJ Chuang
and I can start a new one.

Q: What does CAC stand for?
A: CAC is Chinese American Christians. Although the scope of discussions
often discuss Asian American issues and sometimes generic topics, the name
stuck because of its origins.

Q: How does a “mailing list” work?
A: CAC is run by an automated computer program, called a “listserver”, which
send copies of email messages to all CAC subscribers.

Q: Why was CAC started and automated?
A: The list was started in 1995 by Drs. Timothy Tseng and Sze-Kar Wan. CAC
used to be a manually propagated carbon copy email, but was automated in
summer of 1996. We hope to bring Chinese American Christians together using
the latest technology so that we can share our ideas and resources on
furthering the cause of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in North America and around
the world. We hope that this CAC forum will serve as a “think tank” and/or a
networking vehicle for all of us.

Q: Is there a moderator for CAC?
A: DJ Chuang is the list manager.

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 20:21:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Kipandivy@aol.com
Subject: CAC List Mail: Good church for a new Chinese Christian in Harford, CT

A Chinese friend of mine came to know the Lord and was baptized just before
moving to Hartford, Connecticut, last week. Does anyone know of a good
church or campus ministry in that area to which I could refer her? She’s at
such a vulnerable time in her faith development. Please respond …

Kip Hoech
Evangelism and World Missions Pastor
Our Savior’s Community Church (LC-MS)
Palm Springs, CA

Kip Hoech
kipandivy@aol.com

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 1997 14:56:47 -0500 (EST)
From: DCChuang@aol.com
Subject: Re: CAC List Mail: FWD: Chinese for Affirmative Action statement

<>

I fail to see how Asian Americans are being targeted by this uproar over
illegal campaign contributions. Seems like it is irrelevant who made the
contribution, whether it is China, Germany, or Iran. The point is the
blatant disregard for the law which should offend all Americans, whether they
are of Asian dissent or not.

DC

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 00:14:19 -0500 (EST)
From: TSTseng@aol.com
Subject: CAC List Mail: New Mailing List: Evangelicals in Religious Studies

Something that many may find of interest! – Tim Tseng

================================
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 11:37:25 -0500
From: Timothy Hall
Subject: New Mailing List: Evangelicals in Religious Studies

From: “Russ P. Reeves”

I’d like to announce a new e-mail list. My apologies if you receive
duplicates on other lists.

Thanks,

Russ Reeves


(ERS) Evangelicals in Religious Studes Discussion List

The purpose of this list is to serve Evangelical Christian students in the
field of Religious Studies. Divinity students are also welcome, with the
understanding that the focus of this list is the academic study of religion
(including history, theology, ethics, Biblical studies, etc.) rather than
ministerial preparation. This is not a forum for doctrinal debate. Due to
the narrow focus of the list, all subscriptions must be approved, though
all denominations are welcome (Baptist, Pentecostal, Reformed,
Wesleyan, etc.) so long as the applicant falls within the realm of
Evangelicalism Christianity (broadly defined). Sample topics could
include religious pluralism, the relationship between faith and
scholarship, methodology, important books, academic integrity, and the
research queries. The overall volume of mail is low.

To subscribe, send a message to russr@inav.net
The subject should be “subscribe” (without the quotes), and the body of
the message should include the following information:
Name:
E-mail address:
School and degree program:
Research Interests:
Denominational or Theological affiliation:

You will receive confirmation and further information regarding list
policies and procedures. Please note that this list is not automated, but
run by a living, breathing person. Messages will usually be distributed
once a day rather than sent immediately by a computer. Direct all
questions to russr@inav.net

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 12:21:54 -0400 (EDT)
From: TSTseng@aol.com
Subject: Re: CAC List Mail: FWD: Chinese for Affirmative Action statement

In a message dated 4/4/97 1:56:49 PM, DC Chuang wrote:

<<<>

I fail to see how Asian Americans are being targeted by this uproar over
illegal campaign contributions. Seems like it is irrelevant who made the
contribution, whether it is China, Germany, or Iran. The point is the
blatant disregard for the law which should offend all Americans, whether they
are of Asian dissent or not.

DC >>

DC:

I’m not sure which part of the country you live in and who you associate
with, but from my vantage point, I’m curious about why it is that you fail to
see the anti-Asian biases in recent media coverage of the campaign
controversy. You’re statement assumes an ideal, bias-free American society
which treats every nationality and/or race equally. Unfortunately, this has
not been my experience nor the experience of most Asian Americans. American
history is filled with instances of foreign attempts to influence domestic
policy and politics (e.g., Robert Divine’s study of immigration policy prior
to WW II shows how European nations lobbied on behalf of European immigrants
to limit the impact of the 1924 National Origins Act which placed Southern
European immigration on a more stringent quota than Northern European
immigrants and which banned all Asians – Japanese, S. Indians, etc. from
immigrating to the U.S.). Why were none of these instances seen as
“problems”? In order to call the DNC to the carpet, it is much easier for
William Safire to portray Asian Americans as a “yellow menace” and for Rush
Limbaugh (yes, I do listen to Rush on occasion) to tar and feather John Huang
as the “secret Asian man” [a play on James Bond’s “Secret Agent Man” theme
song) than to look at European efforts to influence American politics. No
one is perceived by mainstream America as more “foreign” and “different” than
us Asians. Thus, whether we are refugees, poor working class, or affluent,
well-educated professionals; whether we are overseas born or as American as
“Apple Pie,” we’ll always be viewed as not really belonging to this country.
Don’t misunderstand my remarks: I’m not angry or crying foul or complaining
about being a victim! These are the simple “facts of life” for Asian
Americans. Live with it, change it, but don’t pretend it doesn’t exist.

Tim Tseng

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
From: “DJ Chuang”
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 08:49:43 -0500
Subject: CAC List Mail: (Fwd) Losing Face and Finding Grace

——- Forwarded Message Follows ——-
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 02:18:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: Tom Lin
To: DJ Chuang
Subject: Re: Losing Face and Finding Grace

Can you forward this message again (with the new changes) to the
CAC list? Things are going well, but I know that there are
still churches and Asian ministries who are asking about the book
and many which still have not heard about it. Thanks!

> The first Asian American-specific Bible Study Guide, “Losing Face,
> Finding Grace” (IVP, January 1997) by Tom Lin has just been published.
> Having sold over 1,500 copies already, this Bible Study
> guide has been helpful for second generation Asians in personal study as well
> as group study. Each book includes 12 studies on topics from our image of
> God, to honoring parents, to idols and gifts of Asian culture. It is ideal
> for English ministries of Chinese churches – esp. high schoolers, college
> groups, and young adults.

To order 14 or less copies at $5.99 each, simply call InterVarsity
Press at (630) 887-2500 or visit your local bookstore. To order 15 or
more copies at $4.00 each, call Tom Lin at (617) 562-8224 or
e-mail tomlin@virtually.net.
>
Feedback from a College Student: “MY mother went to Trinity Bookstore
(chicago) and bought the book. As soon as she read it, she cried and
realized that she needed to repent from the ways that she related to me,
her son. She came to me and asked for my forgiveness and said that I
didn’t have to be a doctor if I didn’t want to. She said that she
only cared that I follow the Lord. I was shocked, speechless, and in
tears. We reconciled that day, and now I live more for Christ (not for
medicine) and my relationship with my parents has grown so much closer
because they too live more for Christ.”

> Losing Face and Finding Grace
> 12 Bible Studies for Asian-Americans
> by Tom Lin (with an introduction by David K. Gibbons)
>
> * Help for second- and third-generation Asian-Americans who find
> themselves torn between two cultures
> * 12 inductive Bible studies target the issues Asian-Americans face:
> identity, self-esteem, family, perfectionism and more
>
> Raised as one of only a handful of Asians in my Chicago suburb, I did
> not want to be part of the Asian culture. It did not seem relevant.
> Besides, I thought, “Other than skin color, we’re all the same, right?”
>
> Face and grace. These are the themes that weave through Tom Lin’s
> journey (recounted above) and the lives of many Asian-American
> Christians. Hwo do we escape the trap of trying to earn our salvation?
> How do we handle the expectations of our parents in light of God’s
> calling in our lives? What do we do with the shame that threatens to
> overtake our self-image?
>
> The inductive Bible studies in this guide explore these questions and
> much more. You’ll find help and hope in Scripture- and you may even find
> yourself.
>
> Tom Lin is a Taiwanese-American and an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
> staff member at Boston University and at Harvard.
>
> David K. Gibbons’s background is bicultural: his mother is Korean and
> his father is a white American. He pastors New Song Community Church in
> Irvine, California.
>
> —–
> LOSING FACE AND FINDING GRACE
> released January 1997
> InterVarsity Press
> 80 pages, paper, 0-8308-1684-4, retail $5.99

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 11:23:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: TSTseng@aol.com
Subject: Re: CAC List Mail: FWD: Chinese for Affirmative Action statement

I think Mike meant this message to be posted on the CAC list.

In a message dated 4/7/97 1:15:46 PM, you wrote:

<>

My response: I agree with you – which makes the excessive focus on Asians by
the media quite a curious development, don’t you think?

Also, want to apologize to DC for my tone of voice in response to his
comments. Please note, there is no hostility on my part -when I respond
quickly, I sometimes sound more blunt than I intend. – Tim Tseng

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 13:01:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: DCChuang@aol.com
Subject: Re: CAC List Mail: FWD: Chinese for Affirmative Action statement

In a message dated 97-04-07 13:56:02 EDT, you write:

<>

Seems like your vantage point has been colored strongly by who you’ve
associated with. I’ve lived in VA for much of my life and travelled
throughout most of the U.S. and associated with people of all kinds of
ethnicities. Yet I can’t say there is anything special in my background that
would have protected me from the severe discrimination/oppression faced by
most Asian Americans as you claim. Sure there’s bias in all kinds of subtle
(and not so subtle) forms, even among one race, just look at the Chinese.
Perhaps you have experienced too many of these firsthand and I’d be
interested in hearing about a few.

<>

My point was not to say that there’s no bias, but to ask what the difference
would be if another country had made the illegal contributions. Say some
Middle-Eastern country and the cover of the magazine had Clinton with a
turban, dark skin, and a goatee, Hillary on a camel in a harem outfit (ack,
let’s not even think about that), and Gore smoking a pipe of who knows what.
Would this have been an offense to all Middle-Easterners with a death
sentence placed on the head of William Safire (a la Salman Rushdie)?

If you answered yes to my example, then I guess we view things too
differently. If not, I see this “protest” as more looking for a problem than
having a real problem to protest.

DC

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 19:55:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: DCChuang@aol.com
Subject: Re: CAC List Mail: FWD: Chinese for Affirmative Action statement

In a message dated 97-04-08 12:23:31 EDT:

<< <>

I’d be curious to see what percentage this $2M is of the illegal
contributions currently being investigated. Think this would demonstrate
more accurately if the Asian connection is being unfairly overemphasized.

<>

Thanks for the clarification, Tim. Fortunately, I’ve been communicating
electronically for so long that I can generally tell what is intended. In
this case, I did not take it the wrong way.

DC

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 11:13:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dennis Low
Subject: CAC List Mail: RE: Youth Pastor Position

Greetings Fellow CAC members.

My name is Dennis Low. I am the English pastor at the Home of Christ in
Cupertino located in San Francisco South Bay Area, in the heart of Silicon
Valley. I have been an English Pastor at the Home of Christ the past 5 years
& previously served on staff with Campus Crusade For Christ for 16 years.
Continued growth in our church brought us to the point of needing to
expand our English Ministry Staff team. Below you’ll find a statement of
our needs & a brief description of our church. If you are interested or
know of someone who may be able to fulfill this position, please contact me
(Rev. Dennis Low, English Pastor) at dlow@svpal.org or call me at 408
996-8208 ext. 25. If you prefer, you can send a resume to me at our
church: 10340 Bubb Road Cupertino, CA 95014. You can catch us on the web
at http://www.mew.com/hoc & view a complete description of the Youth Pastor Job
Description.
****************************************************************************

The 5th Home of Christ in Cupertino is seeking a qualified
Christian to serve as a youth pastor among our teenagers. Our church is
an evangelical non-denominational bi-lingual Chinese church. We are
located in the heart of Silicon Valley. This year we celebrated our
Second anniversary. In two years, both our English & Mandarin
congregations have experienced much growth. Therefore, there is a great
need to bring onto the staff team a full time youth pastor to work with me
to reach many of the unchurched professionals and their families who are
moving into the area. There are an estimated 100,000 people of Chinese
descent in the Santa Clara Valley, or about 10% of the total population.
This segment is growing rapidly because of the growth of the high tech
industry with 4,000 new jobs created each month.
Our English Congregation church vision is: to reach & equip
Chinese-Americans & other English speakers to grow together in Christ,
serve one another & spread the Gospel. Our youth department has about 70
teenagers in Junior and Senior High School. There is an additional 70
college & above in the English congregation. The majority of the youth
are children of Chinese or Asian professionals working in the Silicon
Valley. We are near local schools with the potential to reach many of the
unchurched youth in the community. Youth group members come from many
different schools in the area. Our desire is to build students into
leaders who will influence their community for Christ. When they
graduate, these youth can be missionaries to the college campuses they
will go to.

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To: Multiple recipients of list CAC
Subject: CAC List Mail: GGBTS: church music program closure
From: wjulin@juno.com (Julienne L)
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 03:30:42 EDT

Dear listers,

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has decided to close the church
music
program by July 31st. It has been a terrible day to all the music
faculty and students, and
I’m still in shock for this decision. The reason which we’ve been told
was: “finance
emergence.” However, we couldn’t believe that is the reason or the only
reason. We do
need your support, and if you are willing to help us, please e-mail me
privately
, and I will let you know what could you do to help.
And please
remember us in your prayer. Thank you very much

Julienne L
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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Subject: CAC List Mail: GGBTS:Church Music Program Closure
From: wjulin@juno.com (Julienne L)
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 11:53:40 EDT

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has decided to close the church
music
program by July 31st. It has been a terrible day to all the music
faculty and students, and
I’m still in shock for this decision. The reason which we’ve been told
was: “finance
emergence.” However, we couldn’t believe that is the reason or the only
reason. We do
need your support, and if you are willing to help us, please e-mail me
privately
, and I will let you know what could you do to help.
And please
remember us in your prayer. Thank you very much

Julienne (Wen-Chuan) Lin

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 14:15:15 PST
Subject: Re: CAC List Mail: FWD: Chinese for Affirmative Action statement
From: gdot@juno.com

On Thu, 10 Apr 1997 15:46:57 -0400 (EDT) TSTseng@aol.com writes:

>In a message dated 4/8/97 11:02:00 AM, [DC] wrote:
>
> <society
> which treats every nationality and/or race equally. Unfortunately,
>this has>>
>
>[Tim:]
>Remember the initial responses to the Oklahoma
>City
>bombing tragedy? The media constantly speculated about these “foreign
>terrorists.” In any case, the horrific acts of fundamentalist Muslims
>do not
>relativize the issue of racism. Let me put this another way. During
>WWII,
>America’s enemy was Japan. Did this justify the terrible “racial”
>images of
>the buck-teethed, crazed, slanty eyed, and short “Nips” in Disney
>cartoon
>shorts played at movie theaters across the country? Did this justify
>the
>internment of 100,000 + Japanese-Americans? More controversially, did
>it
>justify Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Certainly imperial Japan had terrible
>stereotypes of Americans, certainly its army treated its conquered
>horribly,
>certainly they were brutal to American prisoners of war – but that
>still
>doesn’t give Americans the right to act in like manner! Particularly,
>since
>Americans at the time were quick to point out their superiority to
>Japan
>because they were a “Christian” country. I’ve done the research: most
>mainline Protestants were very critical of the American propaganda
>machinery
>during WWII. They accused the US government of hypocrisy for claiming
>to be
>”Christian” while perpetuating racist stereotypes and interning
>Japanese
>Americans. On what basis did Protestants protest? On the basis of
>the
>”Golden Rule” and Jesus’ teaching about “taking the plank out of one’s
>own
>eyes before trying to take the speck out of another’s.”
>
>In my opinion, there is a Christian basis for “protest” (after all,
>where did
>Protestants get their nickname from?)

Tim (and DC, et. al., CAC’rs), I agree the stereotypes, caricatures etc.
are brutal but would add this: and form an _ongoing_ propaganda; WW2 is
over, why not the anti-Asian propaganda machine, which, unfortunately,
continues. For example, maybe it’s better left unsaid here, but, the
maybe worst propaganda about Orientals/Oriental Americans flows
unchecked through the Internet porno channels, some of which I’ve found,
but there’s so much, esp anti-Asian (violent) porno (from ‘white’
sources) that it defies description. I am not proud to be white or
American as I begin to realize the brutal nature of _this_ anti-Asian,
anti-Human filth…

I am Protestant; so I speak up.

> in situations where there is a
>violation of morals. For many, including myself, allegations about
>Clinton’s
>campaign fund-raising is a major ethical problem. But so is
>Asian-bashing.

ditto 🙂

> In an ideal world, the focus of the current controvery should be on
>fund-raising violations, not on sensationalizing where and from whom
>the
>money came from. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. Rather
>than
>suspecting the motives of those who are protesting, wouldn’t it be
>better to
>listen to their protests and learn about the socio-historical context
>of
>anti-Asian discrimination in this country first? We live in a time
>when
>those in power and have vested interests in maintaining the status quo
>are
>given more of the benefit of the doubt than those who are marginalized
>and
>seek to have their voices heard – and that, friends, is dangerous to
>democracy and violates the heart of God as revealed in Scripture.
>
>Tim Tseng
>

Yep, all well put, Tim, G

(http://members.aol.com/OzoneG/1.html)

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Subject: CAC List Mail: wjulin: GGBTS:Church music program closure
From: wjulin@juno.com (Julienne L)
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 17:41:11 EDT

——— Begin forwarded message ———-
From: wjulin
To: ggbts2
Subject: GGBTS:Church music program closure
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 14:30:06 PST
Message-ID:

Dear listers,

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary has decided to close the church
music
program by July 31st. It has been a terrible day to all the music
faculty and students, and
I’m still in shock for this decision. The reason which we’ve been told
was: “finance
emergence.” However, we couldn’t believe that is the reason or the only
reason. We do
need your support, and if you are willing to help us, please e-mail me
privately
, and I will let you know what could you do to help.
And please
remember us in your prayer. Thank you very much

Julienne L
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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 13:55:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: TSTseng@aol.com
Subject: CAC List Mail: Asian American studies opening at Emory

FYI: Tim Tseng
====================
Job listing for lectureship in Asian-American Studies, offered by the
Asian Studies Program.

————————————————————————-

Emory University, Asian Studies Program invites applications and
nominations for a three year Lecturer position in Asian-American Studies,
beginning Fall 1997. Teaching (normally five courses per year) in lower
and upper-level courses on aspects of Asian-American history, sociology,
literature, arts, and culture. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.
Send letter of application, summary of qualifications, descriptions of
courses desired to be taught, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of
three references to Paul B. Courtright, Director, Asian Studies Program,
Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322. (404) 727 6280; fax: (404) 727 6187;
email: asian_studies@emory.edu

Consideration of applicants will begin on March 15th and continue until
position is filled. Emory University is an AA/EOE.

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 19:05:21 -0400
From: DJ Chuang
Subject: CAC List Mail: concert in southern cal

forward: a concert in southern cal for asian american christians

Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 02:29:39 -0400 (EDT)
From: RBJAM@aol.com

JEMS/EFC Harvest LA Spring Concert

You are invited to the Japanese Evangelical Missions Society Spring
Concert.
The first of a four concert series held this year by the music
department of
JEMS.

Featured artists include Phillip Kim (of Raspberry JAM), Revival Worship
Team, Steve Moriya, Selah and the Montebello Plymouth’s Inochi.

Date: Saturday April 26, 1997, 6:30PM
Admission is Free
Offering will be taken
Harvest LA church
3415 Fletcher AVenue
El Monte, CA
Contact for more information

(213) 613-0022 Jems office

Directions to the Event:

Exit 10 freeway Rosemead exit southbound
get into left lane
First signal is telstar turn left
proceed 3 blocks through office building complexes
turn left on Fletcher
Northwest of Fletcher and Telstar

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 01:59:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: TSTseng@aol.com
Subject: CAC List Mail: Immigration news

CACers:

FYI, Tim Tseng

============================

[For CISNEWS subscribers: Miscellaneous items, on new bills, a Texas border
shooting, and statistics on Border Patrol apprehensions on the Southwest
border. — Mark Krikorian]

New immigration-related legislation introduced in Congress:

Naturalization:

H.R. 1223 — Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT) on March 21 introduced a bill to
waive the English language requirments and provide for “special
consideration” in the history and civics test for naturalization applicants
who are at least 65 and have lived in the United States for at least five
years.

Public Assistance:

S. 480 — Paul Wellstone (D-MN) on March 19 introduced a bill to repeal the
sections of last year’s welfare reform and illegal immigration laws that
restrict immigrants’ eligibility for welfare.

H.R. 1015 — Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) on March 11 introduced the
Immigrants Fairness Act of 1997, which would repeal the sections of last
year’s welfare reform law that restrict immigrants’ eligibility for welfare
and establish tax requirements for expatrieates who relinquish U.S.
citizenship.

H.R. 1048 — Rep. Clay Shaw (R-FL) on march 12 introduced the Welfare Reform
Technical Corrections Act of 1997, which, among other things, would add
certain exceptions to the existing welfare-eligibility restrictions for
immigrants.

Official English:

H.R. 1005 — Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on March 11 introduced the National
Language Act of 1997.

Miscellaneous:

H.R. 1096 — Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) on March 18 introduced a bill that
would prohibit nonimmigrants from possessing firearms, with certain
exceptions, and would prohibit legal permanent residents from possessing
firearms until they have lived inthe United States for at least one year.

H.R. 1139 — Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-LA) on March 20 introduced the Ballot
Security Act, which would, among other things, require applicants for voter
registration to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.

****
****

Border shooter pleads guilty in Texas

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, April 9 (UPI) _ An illegal immigrant has pleaded guilty
to using a weapon to assault a U.S. soldier patrolling the U.S.-Mexico
border last January and possessing a weapon during an assault.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mervyn Mosbacker says Cesario Vasquez “pleaded
guilty to counts two and three, assault on soldier with the weapon and that
he carried a weapon during the assault.”

Mosbacker says other charges were dropped Wednesday in exchange for the
guilty pleas in the plea bargain deal.

Mosbacker says Vasquez will be given a minimum of 5 years in prison for
carrying the weapon when he is sentenced June 19.

Vasquez had claimed he crossed the Rio Grande looking for work and was
handed a gun by a companion who told him to watch for border bandits.

When U.S. Special Forces Sgt. Christopher Lemmen confronted him in the dark,
Vasquez says he fired into the ground in fear, and fired once more before
the gun blew apart in his had. Vasquez was shot in the back.

The encounter raised questions about U.S. troops who assist the U.S. Border
Patrol on surveillance missions.

County Judge Gilberto Hinojosa says he opposes the policy because it makes
the Rio Grande Valley look like occupied territory.

****
****

Southwest Border Apprehensions

JANUARY: The Border Patrol made 149,919 apprehensions along the southwest
border during January 1997, a decrease of 12 percent compared to January
1996. Voluntary returns, conducted by Border Agents, decreased also by 12
percent to 147,666. Apprehension figures for the first four months of FY 97
were down 13 percent when compared to the same period for FY96.

Jan97 Jan96 %Change
Apprehensions 149,919 169,479 -12
Voluntary Returns 147,666 167,195 -12

FY 97 to Date FY 96 to Date %Change
Total FY 96
Apprehensions 380,060 435,001 -13
1,507,020
Voluntary Returns 370,725 425,305 -13
1,479,501

FEBRUARY: The Border Patrol made 170,777 apprehensions along the southwest
border during February 1997, an increase of 13 percent compared to February
1996. Voluntary returns, conducted by Border Agents, increased also by 13
percent to 167,979. Apprehension figures for the first five months of FY 97
were down 6 percent when compared to the same period for FY96.

Feb97 FEB96 %Change
Apprehensions 170,777 150,821 +13
Voluntary Returns 167,979 148,528 +13

FY 97 to Date FY 96 to Date %Change Total FY
96
Apprehensions 550,837 585,822 -6
1,507,020
Voluntary Returns 538,704 573,833 -6
1,479,501

————————————————————————–
Mark Krikorian, executive director
Center for Immigration Studies
1522 K St. N.W., Suite 820, Washington, DC 20005-1202
(202) 466-8185 (phone); (202) 466-8076 (fax)
msk@cis.org http://www.cis.org/cis
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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 18:29:51 PST
Subject: CAC List Mail: OzoneGarage re: ‘Chinese for Affirmative Action’
From: gdot@juno.com

“Just as a person does not use the evil of passion well unless married,
so no person philosophizes well unless [he is] a fool, that is, a
Christian.”

— Martin Luther, Heidelberg Disputation
(April 26, 1518)

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 13:29:20 -0500 (CDT)
From: Patty Keyuranggul
Subject: CAC List Mail: Wheaton College- APA Heritage Month

Sponsored by the Office of Minority Affairs, History Department, and
Institute for Chinese Studies at Wheaton College:

Special Lecture:
Survival, Security, and Community:
The Development of Asian American Christianity

—-Dr. Samuel Ling—-
Wednesday, 23 April 97
7pm
Kresge Room (connected to Edman Chapel)
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187

Please write back to this address for more information, or call Lisa
Gwathmey the Program Director of the Office of Minority Affairs at Wheaton
College at (630)752.7056

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From: TSTseng@aol.com
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 13:19:35 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tseng Announcement

April 25, 1997

Dear friends:

I have been offered and have accepted the position of Assistant Professor of
American Religious History in the John Price Crozer Chair at Colgate
Rochester Divinity School/Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary. I begin
my responsibilities with CRDS this summer.

Needless to say, my family and I are extremely delighted and excited by the
prospects of being at a seminary that continues to adhere to a “prophetic
evangelical” tradition. The only question will be where I “fit” in, given
CRDS’s solid programs in Women and Gender Studies and Black Church Studies.
🙂

Thank you all for your supportive words and your prayers over the past year.
Please continue to pray for us as we turn our attention to the move back
East. God bless!

Peace and Justice,
Timothy Tseng

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Reply-To: TSTseng@aol.com
From: TSTseng@aol.com
Subject: CAC List Mail: Job openings

Dear CACers:

The following two positions are available for persons interested in working
for the American Baptist Board of International Ministries (Foreign
Missions). Please note that the deadline for applications is coming very
soon (April 30). Thanks to Benjamin Chan, Director of South Asia, Board of
International Ministries for the following information…. – Tim Tseng

=====================

The Board of International Ministries is seeking persons for the following
two positions:

I. Director of Special Events and Promotion

The Director of Special Events and Promotion will…
– Coordinate and promote all International Ministries special events;
– Serve as consultant to various American Baptist bodies in their
international mission promotion efforts;
– Coordinate and promote a speakers bureau (deputation) and
– Seek to find and develop new avenues for promoting International
Ministries.

We are looking for candidates who…
– Have a B.A. in public relations or related communication field;
– Have a minimum of three years experience working for a public relations
agency or communication department;
– Have experience with coordinating special events;
– Have writing, editing and computer skills;
– Are available for some travel; and
– Are members of an American Baptist congregation

2. Associate Director of Communication

The Associate Director of Communication is responsible for…
– Overseeing the implementation of marketing plans and time lines for the
department;
– Editing all promotional and educational material;
– Coordinating graphics and production of all printed material;
– Representing International Ministries at local, regional and national
events; and
– Supervising the editorial assistant.

Qualified candidates will…
– Have a B.A. in journalism, public relations or related field;
– Have five years experience with a marketing agency or communication
department;
– Be sensitive to public relations ramifications;
– Have writing and editing skills;
– Have hands-one experience with publication production, still photography,
video production and computer graphics programs;
– Be available for some travel; and
– Be a member of an American Baptist congregation.

Both of these positions will be located at the American Baptist Missions
Center in Valley Forge, Pa. If you, or someone you know, has the
qualifications listed above, please send a cover letter and resume by April
30, 1997 to:

Art Munson
Human Resource Development
American Baptist Churches
P.O. Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 02:39:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: Rlfong@aol.com
Subject: CAC List Mail: Fwd: FW: [Fwd: [Fwd: horrible incident–please read]] -Forwarded

FYI, don’t know if its true, but it’s certainly interesting? Is there
anyone who can verify this info and say what really happened?
———————
Forwarded message:
From: Koide_Dave@mm.rdd.lmsc.lockheed.com (Koide Dave)
To: rlfong@aol.com (Ronnie Fong)
Date: 97-04-27 23:15:32 EDT

Just passing some mail.
______________________________________________________________________________
_
From: Michael CHAN on Thu, Apr 24, 1997 8:40 AM
Subject: [Fwd: [Fwd: horrible incident–please read]] -Forwarded
To: Koide Dave

Dave, FYI.

X-Sender: denali@popserver3.stanford.edu
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 13:22:54 -0700
To: mchan@ci.sunnyvale.ca.us
From: Mae Lim
Subject: [Fwd: [Fwd: horrible incident–please read]]

Hi Michael:
Got this from Danny but I don’t think I’ll forward it to anyone else. I
guess it’s “news that doesn’t get in the news”. The writers sound really
angry, almost militant. I never did like Denny’s, remember? L&H&K

>Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 01:26:08 -0700
>From: Danny Son
>To: andymo@pacbell.net
>CC: Vivien Young , “YeeAu4u@aol.com”
>Subject: [Fwd: [Fwd: horrible incident–please read]]
>
>Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 22:27:14 -0700
>From: “LT \”Eric Sato\””
>To: Photochan@aol.com, agraham@hcjb.org.ec, leungas@mail.auburn.edu,
>Subject: [Fwd: horrible incident–please read]
>Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=3D”————40F4903179″
>
>–
>
>Date: Fri, 18 Apr 97 11:13:56 -0700
>From: Angela_Iwafuchi@scs.monterey.ca.us (Angela Iwafuchi)
>Organization: Santa Catalina
>Subject: horrible incident–please read
>To: pinoy118@hotmail.com, rbl@geocities.com, “luu@arlington.net”@startext.n=
>
>>>>SEND THIS TO AS MANY PPL U KNOW PLEASE!!!!!THIS IS NOT A CHAIN LETTER!!!=
!
>BUT U DON’T HAVE TO….IT IS FYI!!!
>
>Subject: UPDATE Re: RACISM AND VIOLENCE AT DENNY’S!!!! (fwd)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Just came from a rally here at Syracuse University. Students are calli=
ng
>>>>>for a picket and boycott of Denny’s here on THURSDAY, APRIL 17. Surely
>>>>>similar actions elsewhere in solidarity would be supportive, or even
>>>>>communications from elsewhere to Denny’s in your town.
>>>>> The flyer distributed at today’s rally says:
>>>>
>>>>> “LATE NIGHT BEATIN’S AT DENNY”S!!!
>>>>> On April 11th at approximately 3:30 a.m. (after being denied
>>>>>seating at Denny’s Restaurant), agroup of seven Asian Syracuse Universi=
ty
>>>>>Students were assaulted & severely beaten by a group of 20 white males,=
as
>>>>>2 Denny’s security officers stood by and watched…
>>>>> Students assaulted:
>>>>> President of A.S.I.A.
>>>>> Secretary of A.S.I.A.
>>>>> Cultural Director of A.S.I.A.
>>>>> President of P.S.O.
>>>>> Three International Students from Japan
>>>>>Supporting our Cause: Asian Students in America, NAACP, Stusent African
>>>>>American Society, Filipino Student Association, African Student Union,
>>>>>Association of International Students at Syracuse University, LA LUCHA,
>>>>>Japanese Student Association.”
>>>>
>>>>> There was good local community media coverage at the rally,
>>>>>attended by what looked like a couple hundred people at least.
>>>>> PASS IT ON!!!!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 08:09:43 -0400 (EDT)
>>>>
>>>>>HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!!! LAST NIGHT (4/11/97 APPROX. 2:30 AM) A GROUP OF
>>>>>ASIAN AND BLACK STUDENTS WENT TO DENNY’S AFTER A PARTY. AT DENNY’S THE=
Y
>>>>>WAITED TO BE SEATED FOR OVER 30 MINUTES WHILE OTHER GROUPS OF WHITES WE=
RE
>>>>>SEATED. WHEN ONE OF THE ASIAN STUDENTS QUESTIONED DENNY’S MANAGEMENT
>>>>>ABOUT THIS THE STUDENTS WERE THROWN OUT. BUT……
>>>>
>>>>>IT GETS WORSE!!!!!! THEY WERE “ESCORTED” OUT BY SECURITY AND POLICE (Y=
ALL
>>>>>KNOW HOW THAT GO!). A GROUP OF WHITES WHO WERE INSIDE DENNY’S FOLLOWED
>>>>>THE ASIAN STUDENTS OUTSIDE AND HARASSED THEM. THEN, THEY ASSAULTED THE
>>>>>STUDENTS. ONE YOUNG WOMAN WAS KICKED IN THE HEAD!!!!!!!!! THE POLICE
>>>>>STOOD BY AND DID NOTHING!!!!!!!
>>>>
>>>>>IF YOU ARE NOT TRYING TO HEAR THIS B***S**T THEN DON’T SUPPORT DENNY’S=
!!!
>>>>>FOR ALL OF THOSE THAT ARE ON OR NEAR THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS THE=
RE
>>>>>IS GOING TO BE A RALLY IN THE SCHINE ATRIUM ON MONDAY, 4/14/97 AT
>>>>>12:50 PM!!! LET’S LET THESE FOOLS KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO STAND =
=46OR
>>>>>THIS INJUSTICE!!!!!
>

____________________________________
Mae Lim denali@leland.stanford.edu

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To: Multiple recipients of list cac
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 03:34:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: TSTseng@aol.com
Subject: CAC List Mail: Job Openings 2

Just a correction about the previous job opening posting…

Ben Chan is American Baptist Area Director for East Asia and India (which
covers Japan, Okinawa, Philippines and India.)

Tim Tseng

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