An introduction to Asian and Pacific American religions through interviews with experts and practitioners. Host Dr. Bradley Onishi speaks with APA scholars about:

  • Asian American Catholicism
  • Asian American Buddhism before and beyond Whiteness
  • Fighting racism with the wisdom of Sikh teachings
  • Doing Muslim theology as a Vietnamese American
  • Asian American evangelicals in the MAGA Age
  • The challenges of creating Filipino religious communities
  • Race, Jim Crow, and the origins of modern yoga
  • Caste privilege in the United States and India
  • Asian Americans and Affirmative Action
  • Racialized Capitalism
  • Being Jewish, Japanese, queer and clergy

Learn more about APARRI

APARRI’s vision is to create a society in which Asian Pacific American religions are valued, recognized, and central to the understanding of American public life. Since 1999, The Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI) has been a vibrant scholarly community advancing the interdisciplinary study of Asian Pacific Americans and their religions. 

Producer: Dr. Bradley Onishi: @bradleyonishi

Audio Engineer and Musician: Scott Okamoto: @rsokamoto

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Funding for this series has been generously provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.

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