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‘Silent Exodus’ from Korean-American Churches as Younger Parishioners Find Community Elsewhere

By Paulina Cachero — 2018

The departure of young people from the churches, once the bedrock of Korean culture and identity in America, marks a significant social shift. At a time when both Koreas are regularly in the headlines, many young Korean Americans are disengaging from churches that once served as centers of community for their immigrant families.

Read on archive.kpcc.org

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Why America Needs the Black Church for its Own Survival

Will the Black church become White? It sounds like a strange question. When my family watched the 2021 PBS documentary on the Black church, I noted the assumption by some of those interviewed that the Black church received its faith and theology as a part of the transatlantic slave trade.

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Native Perspectives on the 40th Anniversary of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Forty years ago, the American Indian Religious Freedom Act finally finally extended that right to the country’s Native citizens.

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Asian American Christians Grapple with Bias in Their Own Churches

In the past year and a half, Asian American Christians have been calling out the anti-Asian bias they see in their own congregations.

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Why the Term “BIPOC” Is so Complicated, Explained by Linguists

There is no “one size fits all” language when it comes to talking about race.

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Social Media Helps Native Americans Preserve Cultural Traditions During Pandemic

Many Native people have found innovative ways throughout the pandemic to continue sharing their culture despite physical distancing restrictions. Social media groups have provided some remedies, in ways that may continue after the pandemic wanes.

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As an Asian American, I’m Giving Myself Permission to Speak Up

As a Filipino-American, Jo Encarnacion understands the intergenerational trauma and pain triggered by the latest wave of Asian hate and violence. She also understands that staying silent is no longer an option.

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8 Tips for Talking About Mental Health with Your Asian Family

“When I started my undergraduate degree in psychology, my grandmother said she was afraid I would become pagal (“crazy”) because of it.

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Tender, Loving Self-Care for Asian Americans

A guide for tending to the traumas of anti-Asian violence and racism.

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For Asian Americans, Coming Out in 2019 Can Still Present Unique Challenges

A recent study found that only 19 percent of Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBTQ youth said they could “definitely” be themselves at home.

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Asian Americans Are Viewed as More American If They Are Gay

New research finds that an Asian American who presents as gay signals that he or she is fully invested in American culture.

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