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Grace Ji Sun Kim

Lack of Water Justice Endangers Peace and Good Life: The World Council of Churches Climate Change Meeting

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Rev. Ilkka Sipilainen Albin Hillert, Communication Officer at the World Council of Churches We two theologians, Rev. Dr. Grac...

Motherhood Shouldn't Be a Competitive Sport

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

When I first became a mother, I hoped to find a supportive community among the sisterhood of other moms. Instead, I found myself on a battlefield. Knowingly or unknowingly, mothers get drawn into a competitive landscape -- and it's one that offers no trophies or awards.

Motherhood and Having It All

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 04.17.2017 | Women
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As I sit this Sunday morning drinking my routine cup of hot coffee, my head keeps entertaining one question, "Why can't I have it all?" Mind you, I ha...

Crucifixion of Jesus: Scapegoating, Discrimination and the Cross

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 03.26.2017 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As Easter approaches, Christians turn their thoughts and spirits toward the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

Religion at the Heart of American Society And Politics

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 03.08.2017 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Naomi Faith Bu It has been an interesting experience; growing up in Canada, and living as an adult life the US. These two countries...

Chris Rock Should Know That Racism Isn't Black and White

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 03.01.2017 | Entertainment
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

This is a segment of my piece for TIME. It is reposted with permission. If we are going to conquer racism, we need to acknowledge it's not binary...

Few Roles, Few Statues: #OscarsSoWhite

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

While popular culture and social media rightly discusses and debates the absence of black nominations for the 2016 Oscars, another, largely invisible, subaltern people are routinely disparaged by the motion picture industry and exploited worldwide: Asian Americans.

Embracing the Other and Loving Our Neighbors

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.13.2017 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Growing up in a Korean immigrant family was not easy. Our family immigrated to Canada when I was five years old. We were all faced with many difficult...

What Does It Mean to Love Our Neighbor?

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The story of Isaac and Ishmael is difficult to read. The account follows two half-brothers born to the same father and different mothers. As the story played out, one was adored and one was banished. One was considered the heir of their common father; one was disinherited.

Rescuing Home: Climate Change and COP21

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.20.2016 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Naomi Faith Bu Leaders must prioritize the common good. Reducing the risks of catastrophic climate change is in the national interes...

Paris Attacks, COP21 and the WCC: Embracing the Other

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.26.2016 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In the fear-filled atmosphere that has broken hearts and led spirits to despair, many people are nervous about attending COP21 and afraid of the future. Some politicians try to use this attack to close their countries' doors to refugees.

No One Deserves Abuse: Obedience and Spring Valley High School

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.05.2016 | Women
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is important to remember that "they were asking for it" is used not only in instances of discipline. It is used in situations of abuse -- to defend the abuser.

Embracing God's Transgender People

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 10.20.2016 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

Transphobia is a problem, a matter of life and death for some people. When the dominant culture constructs a group of people as "Other," it dehumanizes them, it makes them less than, and it provides justification for mistreatment.

The People's Pope: Our Attraction and Fascination With Pope Francis

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.30.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Pope Francis is able to attract the masses as they thirst for hope and hunger for love. As we struggle with the dangers of climate change, social inequality, racial division, and xenophobia, the Pope does not turn a blind eye to these issues, he challenges us to face them and to make changes and act to work for justice.

The Politics of the Pope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The political power of the Pope cannot be ignored. It is a worldwide force to be reckoned with. The new pope, Francis, is making an impact within the Vatican and the Roman Catholic church.

Automobile Hacking: The Downside of Self-Driving Cars

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.02.2016 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As cars continue to rely on computers to increase capabilities, it leaves open to the possibility that any car can be hacked. A simple malware program in a car's software can cause havoc on the roads and ultimately take the lives of many people.

Why Social Conditions Matter to the Pope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 08.27.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In his statements and actions, Pope Francis reveals a commitment to emulate the earthly ministry of Jesus. This is particularly clear in the Pope's focus not only on the condition of humanity's inner selves, but even more so on the conditions in which so much of humanity lives.

Climate Justice: Lausanne Creation Care Conference

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 08.07.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As Christians and as world citizens, it is urgent that we come together to care for the earth that God entrusts to us. It doesn't take one church or one organization, it takes all of us to save the planet.

The Future Today: Self-Driving Cars

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.08.2016 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Driving a car as we know today could be obsolete in the next 20 years. Presently, manually operating a gasoline engine powered automobile is an integral part of life in North America. Whether you live in a smaller city, or a larger city, such as Los Angeles, without good public transportation, one is expected to drive.

The Confederate Flag and the Fight to End Racism

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.29.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

In the wake of the devastating terrorist attack on June 17, 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina it has become apparent that this nation needs to deal with the pervasive issues of malicious racism and white privilege.

Remembering Our Past for a Better Future: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

It is easy to forget your history. It is particularly easy to forget if your history is neither a part of the mainstream American historical narrative nor included in our history books. Asian American Pacific Islanders face this challenge.

Celebrating Contributions and Enduring Racism: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As we celebrate our rich AAPI history during the month of May, we remember the story of Madama Butterfly and the lessons it teaches. We must keep in mind how destructive racism and sexism can be towards AAPI women.

Made in the Image of God: Art, Feminist Theology and Caroline Mackenzie

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 05.06.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

My theological writings arise from my personal journey through faith and doubt, difficulties and joys. Many of our encounters with God inform our theology, make us who we are, and shape our living. I position my writings to reflect this part of my life that I try to live out as faithfully as I can.

Lent: Living God's Grace

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 04.19.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We live in an age where people fact check everything we say and do. If we exaggerate or embellish, people are quick to point it out and we are summarily kicked to the curb.

Saving Net Neutrality

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 03.28.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The Internet was founded on the principle of net neutrality - that all content is accessible at the same rate, despite the source or ownership, and that every Internet service should do its best to satisfy its customers.