Scholars Forum with Pablo Kim SunExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 — 1:00 PM EST

pablo kim sunHyung Jin Kim Sun, a.k.a Pablo, is a Louisville Scholar for 2021-2023 and works as Senior Leader for Anti-Racism and Intercultural Conciliation for Christian Reformed Church in North America. With his wife, Jinah Im, who is a registered social worker in Ontario, and his daughter Loa, Pablo reflects on how to live as a disciple of Jesus amidst the intersection of multiple identities: Mennonite, Korean, Paraguayan, scholar, pastor, and immigrant in Turtle Island. He is also the author of Who Are Our Enemies and How Do We Love Them? (Herald Press, 2020).

Pablo will be presenting on "The relationship between anti-racism and interculturality, and why churches need to be both anti-racist and intercultural in the Canadian context."

Abstract:

There is a long history of debate among Canadian scholars if multiculturalism or interculturalism is a better approach for our society that is becoming more and more diverse. In this presentation, I start by outlining some key arguments between the proponents of multiculturalism and interculturalism and their shortcomings. As an alternative, along with some critical social theorists, I argue for an anti-racist and intercultural approach where whiteness is de-centred, the power dynamic is named, traditional understanding of culture is being decolonized, and the experiences of BIPOC are valued and respected. Toward the end, based on my ministry experience and research, I offer some concrete ways on how church communities can strive to become both anti-racist and intercultural.

RSVP to mennonite.centre@uwaterloo.ca for a link to virtual this event.  

Location 
Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre
Virtual Event

Toronto, ON
Canada

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