American Centennial Commemoration project director Terry Hong thought
the August event was worth risking eternal damnation for skipping
Mass on this Holy Day of Obligation. Thank goodness others did, too.
Anthropology Professor Kyeyoung Park joined us all the way from balmy
California to talk about why Korean churches have virtually exploded
across the country.
good Reverend Sang-Jin Choi of Action for Peace Through Prayer and
Aid (APPA) takes the podium.
the good Reverend makes an emphatic point about the history of Korean
Americans and their strong involvement with their church communities.
Paik, a ruling elder of the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in
Vienna, speaks about his personal involvement and experiences in
the Korean American church.
audience members listen intently about the uncertain future of Korean
American churches in light of the loss of the newer generations, especially
the non-Korean-church-attending children of current church members.
chow time! And the good food is finally back!
than a few people commented how happy and relieved they were to see
the usual fabulous all-authentic Korean spread (thanks to Han Sung
Oak) after a hiatus of a few months.
mmm, good indeed! Loyal KACC devotee Sogand Seirafi, Smithsonian Asian
Pacific American Program development wizard Francey Lim Youngberg,
bicoastal amazing artist Lucy Arai and Terry Hong dine deliciously.