Ep. 286 Sheep Hmong Wolves? An Asian Minority in America
Yeah, you read that right. It's not a typo. On today's show we discuss a small asian community that is thousands of years old and has remained hidden from American eyes until recently. After some of the more shameful events in the later years of the Vietnam War, many Hmong (then in Laos as exiles, and then mercenaries) came to America. By 1980 the Hmong were allowed to become citizens and have since founded two rather large communities in California and Minnesota. How do the Hmong deal with the "American" aspects of Christianity and how do they see they're own tribal and sometimes animistic faith in light of being baptized. To talk through these interesting people, we have another immigrant but from Korea, Prof. Tom Park. Prof Park is doing his doctoral studies on the faith and culture of these people he has lived amongst and served. Enjoy the show!