November 14, 2015
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Korean American Catholics, scholars from various fields came together to present their theological reflections on the origin, current existence & future contributions of this community.
Although Korean immigration to the U.S. is over a century old, the Archdiocese of San Francisco officially recognized the presence of Catholics of Korean descent on April 27, 1966. Thus, the upcoming year of 2016 is a historic occasion to honor the memory of the initial immigrants as well as the maturation process; such reflections are needed in both church & society to complement the European social & religious experience since the revision of immigration laws in 1965.
~ Hoon Choi (Assistant Professor of Theology, Bellarmine University—Louisville, KY)
~ Andrew Kim (Assistant Professor of Theology, Walsh University—Canton, OH)
~ Simon C. Kim (Assistant Professor of Theology, Our Lady of Holy Cross College—New Orleans)
~ James Lee (Assistant Professor of Theology, Southern Methodist University—Dallas)
~ Paul Lee (Pastor, Shrine of St. Jude–Rockville, MD)
~ Franklin Rausch (Associate Professor of History, Lander University—Greenwood, SC)