VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/3/14)—What are the challenges of young clergywomen of color who answer the call to gospel ministry? In Streams Run Uphill: Conversations with Young Clergywomen of Color, a new release from Judson Press, author Mihee Kim-Kort speaks to the growing segment of “Other” clergywomen, non-Anglo women of diverse cultures and ethnicities with stories of struggle and triumph in their work and ministry.
In this candid book, author writer, editor, and pastor Mihee Kim-Kort artfully brings together narratives to encourage, educate, and equip clergywomen wrestling with identity, authority, and the uphill struggle against racism, sexism, ageism, and other ministry challenges.
Featuring voices from a diverse group of young women of color, Streams Run Uphill offers deep and critical reflections on the challenges, while also providing honest, encouraging, and edifying lessons to endure and surmount the uphill endeavor.
“Streams Run Uphill provides the church with the opportunity to face our brokenness and to ‘get it right.’ This book is a must-read for all who are serious about dismantling barriers still preventing clergywomen from equity in and access to pastoral ministry.” —Rev. Christine A. Smith, Pastor and Author, Beyond the Stained Glass Ceiling: Equipping and Encouraging Female Pastors
“Following an uphill-running current is often painful, but always ends in God’s promise, God’s presence, God’s provision, and ultimately in God’s ever unquenchable love. I highly recommend this refreshing resource. Plunge in!”—Rev. Patricia P. Hernandez, National Director, American Baptist Women in Ministry and Transition Ministries ABCUSA
This book is perfect for young women of color in ordained ministry, as well as for other clergy and congregations who want to support such women.
About the Author
Mihee Kim-Kort holds a Master of Theological Studies and Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. A frequent contributor to Fidelia’s Sisters, a publication of The Young Clergy Women Network, where she is also a community board member, Mihee serves as Clergy Commissioner to the General Assembly Mission Council (PCUSA) and on the Board of Mission for the Foundation for Peace. Previously she was member of the Racial/Ethnic Clergy Commissioner Task Force (Synod of the Trinity). She has served as Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Young Families ministries in local congregations, where she also gained experience leading studies and facilitating training workshops for teachers and youth leaders.
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