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The four authors of this book offer their insights into the fabric of the Korean American Christian community. They reveal the complexity of the process of negotiating their way through Korean, American, and Christian influences on the pattern of every day life, patterns that are further complicated by generation and gender as well.
Singing the Lord's Song in a New Land is one of the first books to address ministry in Korean American contexts and the first from the highly regarded Valparaiso Project to explore how faith practices work differently in a racial ethnic community. The groundbreaking work identifies eight key practices of the Korean American culture: keeping the Sabbath, singing, fervent prayer, resourcing the life cycle, bearing wisdom, living as an oppressed minority, fasting, and nurturing.
Su Yon Pak is Associate Professor of Integrative and Field Based Education at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
Unzu Lee is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She served as Coordinator for Women's Advocacy in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) from 1994 to 2000. She is currently working with the Presbyterian Women national office.
Jung Ha Kim is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and coauthor of Singing the Lord's Song in a New Land: Korean American Practices of Faith. She devotes much of her time to serving the Asian American Community Center in Atlanta.
Myung Ji Cho is an ordained United Methodist minister. She serves the English Language Ministry (ELM) at the Korean American United Methodist congregation.