The 2019 Asian American Theology Conference, March 29-30 at Princeton Theological Seminary, explored the intersection of immigration, providence, and political action.
This conference addressed and problematized contemporary concerns about the “political apathy” of Asian Americans from historical, sociological, political, and theological perspectives by asking: How does the racialized history of Asian immigration to America relate to the contemporary political activities of Asian Americans? Does religious identity and Christian faith motivate greater or lesser civic engagement? Moreover, how do we measure political activity and how can the missional activities of Asian American churches expand our categories of the “political”? Where do we go from here? We gathered leaders from various disciplines in Asian American studies and the theological guild along with organizers and thought leaders from Asian American communities for fresh conversations around these questions.