Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries Consultation meets in Taiwan

Episcopal New Service - Staff

Participants challenged to become ministers of reconciliation in abroken world. Participants at the Episcopal AsiamericaMinistries Consultation, held June 6-10 in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, werechallenged to "go in peace to love and serve the Lord" in the context ofcities of the United States and throughout the whole globalized worldand become ministers of reconciliation in a broken world and a brokenchurch."It is not an accident that almost all the churches and ministries ofAsian Americans are located in the cities and urban centers," the Rev.Dr. Winfred B. Vergara, officer for Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries(EAM), said. "God has purpose for the Asian Americans and other ethnicEpiscopalians in the city."The consultation featured keynote speakers Canon Soh Chye Ann of theChurch Mission Society and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schoriwho addressed the 160 Asian American leaders, representing Chinese,Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Southeast Asian convocations,diocesan representatives and their guests from Philippines, Korea, HongKong, India, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom.