Center for Asian American Christianity
The Asian American Program at Princeton Theological Seminary has been rebranded the Center for Asian American Christianity. Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial-ethnic demographic in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the persistence of anti-Asian racism. Moreover, as White Americans are expected to no longer be a majority in the United States, minority and immigrant churches are poised to transform the face of Christianity in the United States in the next few decades. The Center for Asian American Christianity seeks to equip and empower the next generation of Asian American leaders for service in church, society, and academy.
The Center for Asian American Christianity forms Christian leaders who serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy. The Center for Asian American Christianity:
- Advances research and scholarship pertaining to Asian American Christianity through its events and publications.
- Offers innovative conferences on Asian American theology drawing upon leading practitioners and scholars from Asian American studies and Asian American theology on topics relevant to Asian American congregations.
- Organizes the Asian American Theology and Ministry Colloquium, which provides students with a forum for dialogue, support, and critical reflection on ministry by Asian Americans, especially in Asian American ecclesial contexts.
- Provides leadership development, mentoring, and pastoral care for Asian and Asian American students.
- Supports and advocates for Asian and Asian American students.
- Equips and empowers the ministries of Asian American leaders and Asian American congregations.
Princeton Theological Seminary has been a leading voice in Asian American theology and ministry through the work of Professor Emeritus Sang Hyun Lee, the Asian American Program (now the Center for Asian American Christianity), and the establishment of the Kyung-Chik Han Chair of Asian American Theology.