Engagement at the Intersection of Faith, Society, and Asian and Pacific Islander American Culture

Engagement at the Intersection of Faith, Society, and Asian and Pacific Islander American Culture

Founded in 2000, the PANA Institute is an ecumenical and interfaith organization. An integral part of theological education at Pacific School of Religion, the PANA Institute partners with the many denominations whose teaching institutions constitute the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

The PANA Institute engages an American civic context of increasing religious pluralism and cultural diversity by developing leadership for Pacific and Asian North American religious and scholarly communities, fostering intellectual discourse, and cultivating critical voices on social issues.


PASILIP- a Glimpse into Pilipino Lives & Stories

September 08, 2008 to September 13, 2008

First Annual GTU Filipino Film Festival offers showings every evening, Sep. 8-13, on the campus of Pacific School of Religion.

"Pasilip" (which means "to peep, to take a quick look") is the apt name for this festival, for it gives participants a glimpse into the lives and stories of the Pilipino through film. Each evening will have a Q & A/Discussion session after the screening. NO COVER, FREE SNACKS!For details, contact: Jeffrey Acido, 808.295.6787jeffrey.acido@gmail.comVenue: Pacific School of Religion, 1798 ...

Rebecca Kim on Korean American Campus Evangelicals

September 10, 2008

4:00 p.m.
223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley

Professor Rebecca Kim of Pepperdine University speaks about her book, God's New Whiz Kids?: Korean American Campus Evangelicals and Reverse Korean Missionaries in America.

The book focuses on second-generation Korean Americans, who make up the majority of Asian American evangelicals, and explores the factors that lead college-bound Korean American evangelicals—from integrated, mixed race neighborhoods—to create racially segregated religious communities on campus. Kim illuminates an emergent ...

STRS-1392: California Immigrant Theologies

September 13, 2008 to October 27, 2008

FST professor Joanne Doi leads a 3.0 unit course that includes the PANA Pilgrimage to the Sacramento River Delta.

Journeying Together Toward an Empowering and Transforming Ministry

October 08, 2008 1:00pm to 5:00pm

The PANA Institute would like to invite Asian American and Pacific Islander pastors and congregational leaders to take part in a Bay Area Consultation of Leaders of API Faith Communities, called “Journeying Together Toward an Empowering and Transforming Ministry.” 

The consultation will provide an opportunity for Asian American and Pacific Islander congregational leaders to come together across ethnicities, denominations and generations to share the stories, key questions and transforming practices of our congregations.  We have much to teach and learn from each other. ...

Blessing of the Families (on National Coming Out Day)

October 11, 2008

A ceremony led by members of the Network on Religion and Justice for API LGBTs.



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between Hearst and Scenic
Berkeley, CA 94709

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(510) 849-8244
Email: pana[at]psr[dot]edu