By Ho-Young Kwon, Kwang Chung Kim, R. Stephen Warner
Considering the fact that 1965 the Korean American inhabitants has grown to over a million humans. those Korean american citizens, together with immigrants and their offspring, have based millions of Christian congregations and ratings of Buddhist temples within the usa. actually, their spiritual presence might be the main specified contribution of Korean americans to multicultural variety within the usa. Korean americans and Their Religions takes the 1st sustained examine this new element of the yank spiritual mosaic.The fifteen chapters specialize in cultural, racial, gender, and generational components and are noteworthy for the eye they offer to either Christian and Buddhist traditions and to either first and second-generation studies. The editors and participants symbolize the fields of sociology, psychology, theology, and non secular ministry and themselves embrace the differences underlying the Korean American non secular adventure: they're Korean immigrants who're leaders of their fields and second-generation Korean american citizens starting their careers in addition to leaders of either Christian and Buddhist groups. between them are sympathetically analytical open air observe.Korean american citizens and Their Religions is a great addition to the rising literature within the sociology of 'new immigrant' spiritual groups, and it presents the fullest portrait but of the Korean non secular event in the USA.
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Landscape. Chai () reports that in there were local Korean Catholic congregations in the United States, some organized formally as ethnic parishes, but most as “communities” or “centers” within mixed-ethnic parishes. S. Catholics generally, Korean American Catholics suffer a shortage of vocations to the priesthood, so the majority of the priests serving these groups are on rotation from Korean dioceses (Chai , chap. ; Mortell , ), which would likely exacerbate the culturally determined religious generation gap between immigrants and their children.
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Qxd 1/23/01 8:09 AM Page 33 The Korean Immigrant Church as Case and Model many ministers are less likely to be bilingual than the laypersons in their congregations? . Some religious groups—Greek Orthodox, Japanese-Canadian Buddhists, Roman Catholics in general, and Hispanics in particular—have suffered a shortage of available clergy leadership (Saloutos ; Mullins ; Hoge ; Smith and Chandler ; Burns ; Horgan ). From many accounts in the literature (C. H. Young men, and increasingly young women, in Korea and the United States aspire to clergy careers, and their numbers in this country compensate for student deficits at seminaries due to declining numbers of aspirants from other backgrounds.
Korean Americans and Their Religions: Pilgrams and Missionaries from a Different Shore by Ho-Young Kwon, Kwang Chung Kim, R. Stephen Warner