Friday, March 7, 2008

Taiwan diocese to host Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries

(EAM) consultation June6-10 at the Grand Hotel and Cheng Ching Lake Youth Activity Center inKaoshiung. The annual gathering of Asian American clergy and lay leaders, "Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord: Mission and Evangelism in the Era ofGlobalization," will feature Presiding Bishop Katharine JeffertsSchori and the Rev. Canon Soh Chye Ann as guest speakers, said the Rev. Fred Vergara, program officer for Asian American Ministries of the Episcopal Church.

The priority of mission and the focus on evangelism are imperative inthe Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry "as we grapple with complex issuesof global poverty, social justice, racism, multiculturalism, globalwarming, and competing and how they affect local parishes andmissions," Vergara said.

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