Social Justice Forum to Examine Systematic Racism

The original article may be found on the Hanover College website, here.

The Bill and June Rogers Peace and Social Justice Speakers Forum will present theologian Christine Hong, Wednesday, March 29. The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Center atrium.

Hong, an assistant professor of worship and evangelism and chapel worship coordinator at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will examine systemic racism and its impact on the lives of all people.

The event is open to the public, free of charge.

Hong is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has spent time as a religious educator and young-adult minister in New York and Southern California. Her research interests include de-colonial approaches to worship and critical examination of historical and contemporary forms of evangelism in a multi-religious world, in addition to inter-religious learning, Asian American spiritualities and the spiritual and theological formation of children and adolescents among communities of color.

Prior to joining the Louisville Seminary’s faculty in 2015, she served the Presbyterian Mission Agency at the national offices of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as an associate for theology: interfaith relations in the theology and worship ministry area. She is also currently co-convener for the National Council of Churches of Christ’s Interreligious Table and the Muslim Christian dialogue.

Hong’s first book, “Identity, Youth and Gender in the Korean American Church,” was released in July, 2015.

Refreshments will be provided by the Hanover Presbyterian Church.