Asiamerica Ministries

Assisting dioceses to start new Asian congregations and strengthen existing ones, and advocates for Asian empowerment at all levels of the church: seminarians, women, youth, clergy, and lay leaders.

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.

Preaching in Asian Diaspora Workshop

Sept. 8-10, 2021
8:00-10:00pm Eastern

This is a virtual training for Asian American Episcopal leaders and their allies to make them more effective and empowered in preaching the Gospel in the context of diversity and change in the 21stCentury.  It is designed to improve preaching style, sermon content, delivery, and the articulation of homiletic imagination and theology especially in the context of Asian diaspora.  

It is offered for free to the first 100 registrants on a first come first served basis.

Virtual Conference – Church Planting in the Asian Diaspora

May 13th-15th, 2021
7:00-9:00pm Eastern

This conference explored the stories of leaders who are church planting as Asian American Episcopalians, and in Asian American contexts. They focused on a variety of themes, including ethnic and cultural identity, models of leadership, and the compelling witness the Episcopal tradition has for people of Asian heritage. Watch recordings of this conference here.

Mission Update

Fr. Fred on Being Episcopalian

(CNN) On Friday, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Atlanta to confront the racial hatred that is forcing millions of people of Asian descent to live in daily fear. The trip comes on the heels of Tuesday’s carnage — in which a White man in Atlanta killed eight people, including six Asian women. Though the motive has not yet been established, this shooting spree follows a pattern of increasing violence against Asian Americans, particularly women and elders.

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians of Asian descent are expressing anguish, fear and an urgent call to end anti-Asian racism after a white man allegedly killed eight people, including six Asian American women, in the Atlanta, Georgia, area on March 16.

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The Rev. Winfred Vergara

Missioner for Asiamerica Ministries