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3rd Annual Bay Area Pastors’ Retreat for Asian American English Ministry leaders

August 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Theme:  Renewal!
When:  Mon.-Tues. (Sept. 21-22, 2009)
Where:  San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville, CA
Guest Speaker:  Doug Stevens, Founder of The Renewal Project will be speaking on his favorite theme of renewal!
Cost:  $130/person

We’re excited about everyone getting together to learn and grow in a concentrated time together.  This year we will have Doug Stevens, the founder of The Renewal Project to share with us from his experience and life.  Doug has been a longtime friend and has been in pastoral ministry as well as parachurch ministry for more than 30 years.  Sensitive to the cultural and changing nature of our times, Doug lends a biblical and prophetic voice to what God is doing in and through his church. You can read more about Doug’s ministry here: .

Please register by September 7 if you will be attending the Sept. 21-22 retreat as that will help us with planning, etc.


Johnson Chiu

To Register, clink this secure link and complete the on-line registration form:

ISAAC sponsored lectures and talks – Fall 2009

August 25, 2009 Leave a comment

ISAAC will co-sponsor the following lectures, panels, and symposiums.

Wed., Sept. 23 | 4 PM | UC Berkeley, Moses Hall, 223, IIS Conference Room
Religious Policies in the People’s Republic of China
featuring Dr. Fenggang Yang Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, and Director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Purdue University. Dr. Fenggang Yang is the author of Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities (Penn State University Press 1999), co-editor (with Tony Carnes) of Asian American Religions: The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries (New York University Press 2004), and co-editor (with Joseph B. Tamney) of State, Market, and Religions in Chinese Societies (Brill Academic Publishers 2005).
This lecture is co-sponsored by U.C. Berkeley’s Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program, Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, and Department of Sociology. For more information, go to the RPGP website or contact Tim Tseng.

Sept. 24

ISAAC Research Seminar featuring Dr. Fenggang Yang and local researchers in Berkeley, CA. Contact James Chuck.

Oct. 21

Oct. 21 | 4 PM | UC Berkeley, Moses Hall, 223, IIS Conference Room
Filipino Faith: The Role of Religion in Diasporic Communities in America and Beyond featuring:
Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, Associate Professor of Politics; Director of the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program, University of San Francisco and author of Filipino American
Faith in Action
(New York University Press) and Religion on the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana (Duke University Press).
Benjamin Pimentel, Author of Pareng Barack: Filipinos in Obama’s America; former reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
Co-sponsored by U.C. Berkeley’s Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program. For more information go to the RPGP website or contact Tim Tseng.

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Nov. 2-3

Nov. 2-3 | Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Living Out The Gospel: Asian American Perspectives and Contributions: An Asian American Equipping Symposium featuring Dr. Jonathan Tran, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Baylor University, and local pastors and scholars. Co-sponsored by Fuller Theological Seminary and the Urban Initiatve. Download informational flyer: AAEquipping Symposium_Nov 2-3. To register click this link or contact Young Lee Hertig.