PANAAWTM began as a small group of Asian and Asian American women who were enrolled in graduate theological institutions or working in ministry in the US in 1984. Before PANAAWTM, several Asian American members from the West Coast were active in PACTS (Pacific Asian Center for Theology and Strategies). Over the years, our network has expanded and we are celebrating our 35th anniversary in 2020!
PANAAWTM members are Asian and North American Asian female students, faculty, ministers, and community activists who are committed to bringing women's voices and concerns to the faith communities and society. We have published books on feminist studies in theology and religion, challenged patriarchal practices in churches, organized annual conferences, and mentored students and the upcoming generation of women leaders. Because of COVID-19, we could not hold our annual conference in 2020. We intend to resume our annual conference in 2021.
Celebrating Our 35th Anniversary
For 35 years, PANAAWTM has refused to see Asian and Asian American realities as sharply divided and provided opportunities for transnational linkages and conversations.
To co-create theologies and generate new knowledge in our own voices for justice, peace, and creation care;
To support our work and leadership for faith communities, educational institutions, and other sectors of society;
To mentor new generations;
To engage and lead local communities across North America in transformative praxis; and
To contribute to transnational feminist theological conversations.
Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Volunteers of America
Dr. Jung Ha Kim, Chair, Georgia State University
Dr. Nami Kim, Spelman College
Dr. Kwok Pui Lan, Candler School of Theology
Dr. Boyung Lee, Iliff School of Theology
Dr. Keun-Joo Christine Pae, Secretary, Denison University
Dr. Su Yon Pak,Treasurer, Union Theological Seminary in NY
Ms. Lisa Asedillo Pratt, Drew University
Rita Nakashima Brock (Chair), Myung Ji Cho, Mary Foskett, Hannah Ka, Kwok Pui Lan, and Su Yon Pak
Mentoring & Program/Education Committee
Boyung Lee (Chair), Jin Young Choi, Grace Y. Kao, and Su Yon Pak
Publication & Research Committee
Nami Kim (Chair) and Gale Yee
Communication and Publicity Committee
Kwok Pui Lan (Chair), Christine Hong and Jung Ha Kim
Annual Conference and Program Committee
Keun-Joo Christine Pae (Chair), Nami Kim and Lisa Asedillo Pratt