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Embracing the Other: Podcast “Love in a Dangerous Time”

My friend Grace Ji-Sun Kim explores the themes of her book, Embracing the Other, in a podcast with Russ Jennings of “Love in a Dangerous Time“

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Kim_Embracing the Other_cov_9780802872999This is my new Podcast Interview about my new book, “Embracing the Other“. 

It is for Russ Jennings’ Podcast, “Love in a Dangerous Time“. Please listen to all the other interesting podcasts on Jennings’ site.

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New Book: Embracing the Other

My friend Grace Ji-Sun Kim has a new book, Embracing the Other. I look forward to reading her reflections on how the Holy Spirit inspires and sustains us to work toward healing, reconciliation, and justice among all people, regardless of race or gender.

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Kim_Embracing the Other_cov_9780802872999Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love will be released this Fall 2015 by Eerdmans.

 It is book for the Prophetic Christianity Series.  Co-editors Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Bruce Ellis Benson, Malinda Elizabeth Berry.

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Do you Speak English? Racial Discrimination and Being the Other

Grace Ji-Sun Kim reflects on being viewed and treated as the other.

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

fsrThis is my latest post for Feminist Studies in Religion, “Do you Speak English? Racial Discrimination and Being the Other”.  I would love to hear your comments or feedback.

I speak fluent English, conversational Korean and textbook French. I am proud to be trilingual and I always encourage my children to speak Korean with me. They never do. I do my best to speak to them in Korean, unless I am disciplining them. Then, only English comes out of my mouth.

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Contrasts

Contrasts
differences
diversity
expand us
enrich us
enlighten us.

Picture 1

Picture 2

They both fly.
Their colorings are similar.
I took both pictures on the same day
while standing in the same spot
waiting for the train
on the 125th Street subway station platform
From there the contrasts take over.

See you along the Trail.

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