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JULY 17-18, 2020
BETHEL KOREAN CHURCH, IRVINE

Alexander Jun, Ph.D.

Asian Americans and Missions: Preparing, Going, Being

Workshop » Global Topics

Alexander Jun, Ph.D

Alexander Jun, Ph.D.

  • WS1 : Fri. 4:10-5:00 pm
  • Location : TBD
  • Language: English
  • Speaker: Alexander Jun, Ph.D.
  • Category: Global Topics
  • Title: Asian Americans and Missions: Preparing, Going, Being
  • WS5 : Sat. 4:10-5:00 pm
  • Location : TBD
  • Language: English
  • Speaker: Alexander Jun, Ph.D.
  • Category: Global Topics
  • Title: Asian Americans and Missions: Preparing, Going, Being

Synopsis:

Asian Americans​ (AAs)​ experience unique ​benefits and ​challenges with​​ ​mission​s​​ ​due to​ cultural factors such as post-immigration related stressors​, high​ educational expectations, career aspirations, and filial piety that burdens ​some to provide financially for family. In addition the typical fundraising model presents challenges for AA’s. Some AA​ ​missionaries may struggle not being ​seen as ​American enough by host nationals​ or their non-Asian ​teammates​, while some ​AA’s also see the benefits of spending a lifetime in cross-cultural engagement in the US that may help once on the field.

Biography:

Alexander Jun, Ph.D., is Professor of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University. He is author of From here to university: Access, mobility, and resilience among urban Latino youth. A TEDx speaker and international scholar, Jun's latest book is entitled White Out: Understanding White Privilege and Dominance in the Modern Age. Alex and his family loved in Cambodia from 2010-2013 in collaboration with Mission to the World (MTW). He is the 45th Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

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