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Can We Follow Jesus and Honor our Parents and Culture? — A Conversation

Date Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6 - 9 p.m.
FeaturingNaisa Wong, Dr. Angela Sabates, Khanh Nguyen, Dr. Ruben Rivera
Location View maps and directions to Eastlund Room
SponsorsDepartment of Anthropology, Sociology, and Reconciliation Studies

Event Description

As minorities struggling to integrate multiple sides of cultural identity, “reconciliation” is a daily practice. 

• How does the language of Jesus’s narrative regarding family, authority, love, and the cost of discipleship challenge us in our ability to reconcile our growing faith amidst our sense of duty to family and to cultural heritage?

• What legacy may God be inviting us to cultivate in this process?

Guest Speaker: Naisa Wong is a soul-care practitioner certified and specializing in spiritual direction, trauma care, and arenas of communal restoration and justice.  This work has allowed her to serve and partner with such institutions as Travis Air Force Base, the Leadership Summit of Faith and Justice Leaders in Washington D.C., and Head Start, a national organization on early childhood development in marginalized communities as well as local Bay Area groups.  In addition to this work, Naisa has been blessed by a 16-year career as a professional director, producer and composer of creative work in theatre, film and television.

Panelists:  Naisa Wong, Dr. Angela Sabates, Khanh Nguyen, Dr. Ruben Rivera

Facilitator: Dr. Claudia May


Suzi Nelson, Administrative Assistant for Reconciliation Studies

651.638.6577 or anthropology-sociology-reconciliation@bethel.edu