Kwok Pui-lan

Kwok Pui Lan is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and a past president of the American Academy of Religion. An internationally known theologian, Kwok’s publications include Occupy Religion (with Joerg Rieger); Globalization, Gender, and PeacebuildingPostcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology; and Introducing Asian Feminist Theology. She is the coeditor of Off the Menu: Asian and Asian North American Women’s Religion and Theology and Postcolonial Practice of Ministry: Leadership, Liturgy, and Interfaith Engagement. Her blog can be found at http://kwokpuilan.blogspot.com/

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The day after the Atlanta spa shootings in March last year, my class on Asian and Asian American Theologies met via Zoom. We had scheduled to discuss worship and preaching for that class. But I knew that the murder of eight people, including six women of Asian descent, would weigh ...

I have always thought that a course on spirituality should take place in a supportive environment, and it is best done in person. But something happened that changed my mind. Last fall, I attended a webinar organized by Kosen Gregory Snyder at Union Theological Seminary. The webinar invited a Native ...

On election night last year when Donald Trump won the presidential election, I was traveling in Greece visiting the historical and religious sites. Several days before the election, I visited the Acropolis and climbed up Mars Hill where Paul delivered his sermon to the Athenians (Acts 17:22-31). The fact that ...

What if you were to stage a debate on the black Christ, instead of giving a lecture on James Cone’s black theology? If you haven’t used debate in class, I encourage you to try it. The result might surprise you.  At a Wabash teaching workshop some time ago, ...

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