Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander Church Studies

AKCSAKCS2The Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander Church Studies Program (AAPICS) provides resources for Brite students to learn about the history, culture, and theology of Asian and Asian-American Christianity. This is done through regularly offered courses on the subjects and lectures offered by visiting scholars and church leaders in Asian/Asian-American communities. The program also serves as a center for promoting Asian/Asian-American theological studies and training leaders for Asian-American churches (especially those affiliated with the Christian Church [Disciples of Christ]).


Spring 2021 Events





























Monday, March 15, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
“Honoring Christ, Honoring Ancestors, Honoring Self: Challenges to the Asian Pacific-Island Community in Navigating Culture and Christ Through the Lens of Connecting with the Spiritual Wisdom of Our Ancestors,”
Colloquy led by Rev. Sandhya Jha of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Director of Oakland Peace Center in Oakland, California.
Presider: Tim Lee
Respondents: Rev. Andy Mangum, Dr. Tomi Oredein, Dr. David Cho

View the event on YouTube

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 12:00
Chapel Service led by Brite Asian Student Association (BASA)
Sermon by Rev. Sandhya Jha
“Healing the Land: Are we Too Late to Humble Ourselves?” (2 Chronicles 7:12-14)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Community Conversation with Rev. Sandhya Jha
“Whose Land? Race, Justice, and Theology of Place: Immigrants, Refugees, and the Descendants of Enslaved people on Indigenous Land”

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Timothy S. Lee

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Associate Professor of the History of Christianity
Director of the Asian (Korean) Church Studies Program