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ENGAGE Speaker Series: March 18: Global Poverty and one Christian Response March 10, 2008

Posted by peterong in ENGAGE, Events, poverty, Social Justice, Where You Can Find Me.



Pastoral and Laity Ministries (PaLM). PaLM is launching another season of monthly ENGAGE Speaker Series for the Laity serving Asian American churches. The past seasons we had topics on developing Asian American youth ministry, as well as, Asian American Church leadership. This Spring we are presenting a series to equip the Asian American church to think about social justice and community engagement. Last month we had over 70 people come out to hear Director of Restore NYC discuss the ministry outreaching to sex trafficked workers. Please forward this to your fellowship group leaders, lay leaders or pastors who might be interested in attending. Our next ENGAGE Speaker Series announcement is below:Tuesday, March 18,2008, 7-9pm

Oversea Chinese Mission (OCM) church in Chinatown154 Hester St. on the corner of Elizabeth St.To RSVP, contact Peter Ong at peter@palmny.orgDescription:Pastoral and Laity Ministries (PaLM) is excited to announce our Spring 2008 Season of ENGAGE Speaker Series to provide training and networking opportunities to Asian American Church lay leaders. This Spring, we will focus on a series of talks/conversations concerning how church leaders can think about social justice and community engagement. The series is held on the third Tuesday of every month at various venues throughout the city. We hope that it will serve your congregation leadership as a resource for some training and teaching. This Spring Speaker Series program is in partnership with OneHouse, an Asian American ministry that seeks to unify and mobilize the body of Jesus Christ through worship and intercessory prayer to bring social justice to global and local communities and to honor Christ’s love for the oppressed.This month we will have Ying Chan, Founder of bread & water, who will share about global poverty and how we can respond as a Christian community. Here is the blurb for her talk:1 in 2 people in the world live on less than $2 a day, and you and of staggering disparity, where the amount you or I can spend on a nice dinner is what another person earns for a few months of manual labor.  How do we live as Christians in a world of hunger?  What can an ordinary person do? Bread&Water was founded in pursuit of these answers.  This seminar will relate the mission and story of Bread&Water and explore how young NYC professionals are knitting together faith, calling and vocation in partnership for social justice.  Discover opportunities for your church to become deeply and impactfully engaged in global missions through Bread&Water.



Ying Chan is the founder of Bread&Water, an all-volunteer nonprofit that engages young NYC professionals with grassroots poverty relief missions in the third world.  Outside of Bread&Water, Ying runs Figure 8, a maternity clothing business, with her husband Min.  They have a one and a half year old daughter, Kaelin.I look forward to seeing you there. If there are any questions please feel free to call me at 212-202-3264 or email me at peter@palmny.org.


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