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Days of Wanting | Jonathan Tran

Jonathan Tran reflects on his family’s story of immigrating from Vietnam to the States, the costs of the American Dream, and the church’s status as pilgrims without a home.

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A Life of Pilgrimage | Joshua Choonmin Kang

Joshua Choonmin Kang reflects on the life of Abraham—and the work God does at the boundaries—as a model of faithful living for immigrants and the Korean diaspora.

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Panel | Building a Healthy World

Mary Chase-Ziolek, Randy Woodley, and Tina Armstrong discuss what it looks like to build a healthy world by considering the areas of congregations and communities, of theological education, and of the whole of creation, in this panel discussion moderated by Alexia Salvatierra.

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Panel | Trauma and Resilience

Cynthia Eriksson, Lisseth Rojas-Flores, Tommy Givens, and Gladys K. Mwiti discuss trauma care, immigration-related trauma, trauma therapy, and healing for caregivers in this panel discussion moderated by Alexia Salvatierra.

2021 MIssiology Lectures

The Mission of Health

At Fuller’s 2021 Missiology Lectures, practitioners and scholars from around the world explore the church’s role in forming healthy individuals, families, and communities across the globe and throughout history.

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Benediction: 100 Miles

Alumni Mark Finney and Kutter Callaway reflect on their experience of participating in a World Relief fundraiser and on our role to be prophetic witnesses in a world where the number of displaced people continues to increase.

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Soong-Chan Rah on Generational Dynamics in the Church

Soong-Chan Rah examined the sociocultural factors at play across generations within immigrant churches—with a specific look at the Asian North American church.

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Response | Sunoko Lin and Timothy Park on Asian Immigrant Churches

In response to Soong-Chan Rah’s lecture “Navigating the Generations,” delivered at the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Sunoko Lin and Timothy K. Park discussed the generational divides in Asian Immigrant churches.

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Theologies of the Multicultural Church

At the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah spoke about our need to develop cultural competency to address the changes in ethnoracial diversity in the world and in the church.

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When God Calls | Jaewoo Kim

Jaewoo Kim, reflecting on refugee and immigrant experiences, speaks about rooting ourselves in Christ when we are forced or called into new places, cultures, and relationships.

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Dignidad Más Allá del Estatus

Formada por la historia de migración de su propia familia, Rosa Cándida Ramírez sirve fielmente a su comunidad local de inmigrantes

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Dignity Beyond Status

Shaped by her own family’s story of migration, Rosa Cándida Ramírez faithfully serves her local immigrant community

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Introduction: Migration

Kirsteen Kim, Paul E. Pierson Chair in World Christianity and associate dean for the Center for Missiological Research, introduces this issue’s theme: migration

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Migration and the Prophets

Carly Crouch, former David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, examines how displacement in the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel shapes our theology of God’s relationship to God’s people

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COVID-19, ICE, and the Betrayal of Latino Children

Lisseth Rojas-Flores, associate professor of clinical psychology, writes about the trauma inflicted on Latino youth by both the pandemic and the immigration system, as well as the Christian responsibility to work toward change

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Recognizing Stranger Angels: Challenging Territorial Impulses

Alexia Salvatierra, assistant professor of mission and global transformation, calls on us to develop grace-full impulses—and to overcome our territorial impulses—to love the strangers in our midst

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Migration Amidst Social and National Distancing: A Barrier or Opportunity for Mission During a Global Pandemic?

Martin Munyao, lecturer at Daystar University in Nairobi, reflects on the pandemic’s impact on migrant communities and the need to rethink missions and ministry in a socially distant world

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Migration in World Christianity: Hospitality, Pilgrimage, and Church on the Move

Kirsteen Kim, Paul E. Pierson Chair in World Christianity and associate dean for the Center for Missiological Research, reflects on the theology of hospitality and its need to be reimagined in light of a theology of migration

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Response | Alexia Salvatierra on Immigration Reform and Integral Mission

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In response to Richard Flory’s lecture “City of Dreams,” Alexia Salvatierra, assistant professor of integral mission and global transformation, talks about what we can learn from LA’s recent history of immigration reform.

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Q&A | Richard Flory and Alexia Salvatierra

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Richard Flory and Alexia Salvatierra discuss LA’s history of immigration, religion, and culture in a Q&A moderated by Kirsteen Kim.

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Q&A | Lisseth Rojas-Flores

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Lisseth Rojas-Flores discusses migration, cultural violence, and the church’s role in immigration policy in a Q&A moderated by Kirsteen Kim.