ISAAC December 2016 Newsletter
Christmas Spirit in 2016

“Hope is not the conviction that something will turnout well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out.”
- Vaclav Havel
As the lights glow on the streets, houses, and trees once again, we confront a violent world Jesus and his parents faced upon his birth.  On foot they escaped the violent regime as people in Aleppo, Christians in Egypt, just to name a few, who find themselves in constant violence and deaths.   May God remind us the light within us despite the unimaginable violence surrounding us daily.  On Christmas season, we thank God for the friends of ISAAC who have been light to us through prayer, participation, and financial support!  Your generosity propels us forward.  
2016 At a Glance

The mission of raising up Spirit-led ChangeMakers is ever more urgent.  For this end, ISAAC exists and below lists highlights of ISAAC’s 10th Anniversary activities:  

  • Symposium #7, “ChristianityNext: Dones and Nones,” February 26-27, at Young Nak Celebration Church, Jefferson, and awarded Rev Keith Park and Yunghi Park at Church of Southland for more than 3 decades of ministry and mission around the globe.
  • Ecumenical Asian American Women's RETOOLing Retreat, April 14-16
  • Name change for Journal SANACS to ChristianityNext in May
  • Name change for ISAAC from The Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity to Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity in June 
  • Summer Internship sponsored by FTE (Forum for Theological Exploration), June-July in Southern California, New York, and New Jersey
  • ISAAC NorCal Forum, September 26-27, awarded Louis Lee for his more than 3 decades of ministry that is still going strong
  • ISAAC Gala/ArtFest on October 15 at the Church of Our Saviour
  • ISAAC's 10th Anniversary Reception/Forum at AAR/SBL, Nov 18 in San Antonio
  • Asian American Christianity & Dones and Nones, ChristianityNext Journal, Winter 2017 is on the way both in hardcopy and online. ChristianityNext Journal webpage is in process.  

It has been a nonstop full year with much to be thankful. Friends of ISAAC, we wish you a great celebration of Jesus' humble birthday. Because of old and new friends' support, we are able to continue our mission. We have three new staff who joined us and a new board chair in 2017. Stay tuned for our Christmas letter coming soon. Your gift to ISAAC would be much appreciated.  

Donations can be made with a check (payable to "ISAAC" to the address below) or PayPal:

Or, donate to ISAAC via Venmo: @ISAAC626
*Special kudos to Irene and Matt who chose ISAAC’s 10th Year Gala ArtFest as their first outing after their honeymoon :) 
We continue our mission of bridging the academy, church, community through 3Ts (Transcribe, Translate, Transmit Spiritual Legacies).  With faith, we rely on your participation and financial support.  

ISAAC is 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.  

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