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Lament for Anti-Asian Hatred & Violence

In seminary Dr. Soong-Chan Rah taught me about the power of lament. If you haven’t already read Prophetic Lament, I highly recommend it. Lament is the proper response of God’s people to our anger and grief at injustice and tragedy in this world. We cry out to the God of justice to make all things new. We join with our sisters and brothers in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community today in lament over the grievous murders that took place this past week in Atlanta at a series of spas. Of the eight victims, seven were women and six were Asian Americans. The names of the victims are:

Soon Chung Park
Hyun Jung Grant
Suncha Kim
Yong Ae Yue
Xiaojie Tan
Daoyou Feng
Delaina Ashley Yaun
Paul Andre Michels