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Journeying Together Toward an Empowering and Transforming Ministry

October 8, 2008 from 5:00am to 9:00am

The PANA Institute would like to invite Asian American and Pacific Islander pastors and congregational leaders to take part in a Bay Area Consultation of Leaders of API Faith Communities, called “Journeying Together Toward an Empowering and Transforming Ministry.”

The consultation will provide an opportunity for Asian American and Pacific Islander congregational leaders to come together across ethnicities, denominations and generations to share the stories, key questions and transforming practices of our congregations. We have much to teach and learn from each other.

As Asian American and Pacific Islander communities we share a common experiences and yet have very distinctive concerns that must be addressed both collectively and distinctively at various levels: locally, nationally and globally. Our hope is that through this consultation we may nourish each other and explore possibilities of working together on programs that further empower and equip our ministries for transformation in the church and the larger society.

Dr. Eleazar Fernandez, professor of Constructive Theology at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines and the United Church of Christ U.S.A., will give the keynote address entitled, "API's Diaspora Journey of Faith and Empowerment."

Location: Pacific School of Religion, Mudd building, room 100. Please RSVP by September 30 to Rev. Deborah Lee, dlee[at]psr[dot]edu or 510/849-8260.