Celebrate Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month

What does it mean to be an Asian American Christian?  How can our collective experience and faith enrich the life of the Church?  How can Asian American Christians engage the ministry of racial justice and reconciliation today?

On May 5, 2015, Seattle Pacific University’s Asian American Ministry Program (AAMP), in partnership with the Office of University Ministries, will join APA communities from across the nation to commemorate Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  Together, we’ll engage in an inspiring time of worship, prayer, theological reflection, and discussion on these important questions and more.

Date:               Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Time:              11:10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location:        First Free Methodist Church (adjacent to SPU campus)
3200 Third Avenue West

Cost:               (1) Free – Register here
                        (2) Optional: $15 Lunch – Register here
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2015


11:10 a.m.

SPU Chapel Service
with Dr. Jonathan Tran and guest artists Dr. Stephen Newby and Neah Lee

12:15 p.m.

AAMP Church Leaders Luncheon

1–3 p.m.

AAMP Church Leaders Forum: Asian American Christians & Racial Reconciliation
with Dr. Jonathan Tran and local church leaders (TBA)


Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month Jonathan Tran is a Professor of Religion at Baylor University.  He is the author of The Vietnam War and Theologies of MemoryFoucault and Theology, and Corners in the City of God: Theology, Philosophy and The Wire, as well as numerous articles related to theology, ethics, race, and identity politics.  Dr. Tran has also served on staff with Intervarsity for over six years, and frequently speaks at churches and conferences across the country. 

Questions? Email fungc@spu.edu or call 206-281-2342.


Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015


What Does It Mean To Be Asian American?

Video of Seattle Pacific University (SPU) Asian Pacific American (APA) undergraduate students, seminary students, faculty and staff developed for SPU's APA Heritage Month Chapel service on May 5, 2015.