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Public Panel, “Immigration, Borders, and Boundaries,” March 24



Decatur, GA. Columbia Theological Seminary will host a public panel, “Immigration, Borders, and Boundaries, on Thursday, March 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Harrington Center. The program is the opening event of the 26th annual conference of the Pacific, Asian, and North American Asian Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM). The conference is sponsored by Columbia. Admission to the panel is free and open to the public.

Gale Yee of Episcopal Divinity School will preside over the panel. Participants include W. Anne  Joh (Garrett Theological Seminary), Greer Anne Wenh-In-Ng (Toronto School of Theology), and K. Christine Pae (Denison University). Columbia faculty member Rodger Y. Nishioka, Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education, is the panel respondent. 

The PANAAWTM conference will be held March 25-26 at Simpsonwood Conference Center. Haruko Nawata Ward, associate professor of church history at Columbia, is a member of the conference planning team. Dr. Ward, along with Columbia alumnae Insook Lee and Sophia Park, doctoral student Lalte Hmar, and visiting scholar Misoon Im will lead workshops or panels during the conference.

Founded in 1984, PANAAWTM is an interdisciplinary, transnational, cross-generational, and inter-religious grassroots movement (see For more information about the organization and conference, please contact Dr. Ward at 404.687.4545 or

Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Michael Thompson
Director of Communications

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