The following is from the sermon of the Rev. Dr. Winfred B. Vergara, Missioner of Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry, at the installation of The Rev. Stina Pope as vicar of Christ Church Sei Ko Kai in San Francisco in January
As this congregation moves from being a predominantly Japanese American Church to becoming an â€œintercultural church,â€ you may use this healing grace, along with your cross-cultural gift in dealing with Japanese American internalized oppression and moving forward. Prophecies often come from the margins. As people on the edge share their common experience of pain and see a common vision, authentic leadership would also emerge.
Read the entire sermon here.