Asiamerica Ministries

Asian American or "Asiamerican" describes both Asian immigrants in the United States as well as Asian Americans born in the United States – Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Japanese, Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Laotian, Hmong, Burmese), and South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan).

It also describes the relationship of Asians in the United States with the Asian Episcopalians and Asian Anglicans in the global Asian community. The office of Asian American Ministries offers resources on mission work, church revitalization, and racial justice – among and beyond Asian communities in the United States. It assists dioceses to start new Asian congregations and strengthen existing ones, and advocates for Asian empowerment at all levels of the church: among seminarians, women, youth, clergy, and lay leaders.


February 7, 2013

The following are the opening comments from the Rev. Winfred Vergara, the Episcopal Church’s missioner for Asiamerica Ministries, at the Asia-America Theological Exchange Forum held Feb. 3-6 in the Philippines. In the 1960s and 1970s,...

July 26, 2012

  [Episcopal News Service] While imprisoned in four World War II internment camps in four years the Rev. Hiram Hisanori Kano led worship, ministered to and taught those around him, including his jailers, other internees, and German POWs....

July 5, 2012

  [Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] Friends and colleagues remembered the Rev. Dr. Winston Wyman Ching as a trailblazer, a trusted friend, and a legendary mentor. Ching, who died suddenly July 3, had enjoyed a long and distinguished...

March 6, 2012

Bishop Suffragan Diane Bruce of Los Angeles is blessed during a Native American ceremony at the New Community conference. Photo/Keith Yamamoto [Episcopal News Service] Stories of faith and personal witness animated the historic Feb....

January 17, 2012

A Consultation on Alternative Leadership and Theological Training was held January 11-14, 2012, in a suburb of Oklahoma City. This was the first ever churchwide gathering of Episcopal Church leaders involved in ethnic ministries for the...

February 25, 2011

Young adult Episcopalians of color will have an opportunity to explore their call to ministry at a weekend retreat, "Why Serve 2011: A Vocational Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color," according to a release from the Episcopal...


Bulletin Inserts

Today the church celebrates the Feast of the Rev. Daniel Gee Ching Wu. “Holy Women, Holy Men” (...

Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry (EAM) advocates for greater Asian leadership and involvement in...

The Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center, a non profit organization, is dedicated to increasing the awareness of the needs of the Asian American elderly, assisting their access to essential health care and social services, and promoting a dignified living in the community.

Newsletter from the Office of Asiamerican Ministries, emailed on May 28, 2010.


The Rev. Raynald Bonoan, rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit

God has called us all to be one family, one community. As The Episcopal Church grows more ethnically diverse, the New Community is a model of the beauty of the church today, showing us how we, in our diversity, can walk together and reconcile the world to God and one another in Christ. We have many different cultures, different traditions, and different languages, but we are one community. In the words of a popular hymn, "All are welcome in this place."

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church House of Deputies, spoke June 23 during the closing banquet of the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry @ 40 gathering.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached June 23 during the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry @ 40 closing Eucharist at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.