Drawing on memories of making paper cranes with her mother at the kitchen table, Mihee Kim-Kort begins with one of her favorite stories from childhood about the tradition of making a thousand cranes. Intrigued by the symbol of the crane, she explores the migrations and movements of the community of Asian American women. What results is a theological endeavor that engages the social histories, literary texts, and narratives of Asian American women as well as the constructive theologies of feminist and liberation theologians. But, it is ultimately one young woman’s embrace of living into this community and identity, and articulating a particular theology that is hopefully accessible to all who have experienced powerlessness and marginalization.
Simply put, Making Paper Cranes is about Asian American mothers, daughters, sisters, and women who courageously discover the grace in the struggle, the survival, and the song.
Connect with Mihee Kim-Kort
Shoplocket for a Book Discussion on Making Paper Cranes: I am passionate about living this out in the here and now. But I’m realizing I need to do it in community with others. I would love the chance to connect and learn from you. I am available to help lead, co-lead, or solo lead your group in reading and discussing MPC through scheduled sessions on Google Hangout, Skype or Facetime. Your group will order books from me and decide on a number of face-to-face sessions.
Executive Board Member of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (2012-2016)
Board Member of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (2010-2016)
Chair of Worshiping Communities committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (2012-2014)
American Academy of Religion
Presbytery of Ohio Valley (POV)
Evangelism and Congregational Witness Committee (POV)
The Young Clergy Women Project