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since 2009, we've been telling our stories because we believe ...

Asian Americans have valuable stories, 
experiences, and reflections that contribute 
to a fuller understanding of a gospel 
that is beautiful, diverse, and inclusive.
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"I heard about INHERITANCE from a friend, and just read my first issue. I am so impressed by this concept and the profound quality of the writing pieces. When you feel discouraged, please remember that your team is doing something amazing.”
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It's pretty hard to find a solid resource for Christian Asian American young adults today and I believe that INHERITANCE has been quite creative and gutsy in trying to fill this niche.
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I have been thoroughly impressed by the stories, writing, research, and creativity of INHERITANCE's issues. As a professor who researches theology and ethnically generally and race and ethnicity specifically, I find efforts like INHERITANCE not only rare but deeply needed.
DR. JONATHAN TRAN
INHERITANCE listens to people's stories as if they mattered. For those who have the courage to speak, it creates a space for them to be heard. For those who haven't found their voice or the words yet, it brings up their struggles so that they at least know that they're not alone.
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I used to believe I would never have the chance to contribute to the greater society with my own voice. I deemed my illustrations as futile and fruitless. But INHERITANCE embraced my skills and encouraged me when I wrote to them.
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The Need

Asian American Christians report 20-27% more symptoms of depression, than their white or African American counterparts. Research [1] shows that this may be due to the Asian environment creating tension with American culture.

When we fail to discuss location, racial, and denomination differences on generational, racial, and faith difficulties, we end up with no community, identity, or purpose.
will tseng, former editor-in-chief of inheritance

In a time when Asian Americans are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S. [2], but still marginalized or even ridiculed [3], your financial support allows us to say that we are an invaluable gift to the rest of the Christian community, and to the world.

"The two dimensions in a marginal situation — in-between-ness and nonacceptance by the dominant group — are not discrete but interrelated ... The marginality of Asian Americans is a coerced in-between-ness, or an in-between-ness that is seemingly permanent by the dominant group."
Sang Hyun lee
(in "marginality as coerced liminality")
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A Part of the Solution

Every month, we bring the attention of thousands of readers — both in print and online — to consider difficult topics through various thoughtful perspectives, in the hopes that we might rediscover ways of understanding God and how we are called to be in community with one another.

stories that offer a new hope

Come and Stay a While
Pastor Joshua Lee broke out of the commuter church mold to live as a committed resident Hayward, CA
Don't Pray For What's Not Broken
"Is Liam, who has an extra chromosome 21 in every cell of his body, created in the image of God?"
When God Calls a Priest
On Saturday, September 29, 2012, Christine Lee became the first Korean American woman ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church
How Queer Evangelicals Brought this Skeptical Journalist Back to Christianity
"I met queer evangelicals who spoke the language of my faith and reminded me of all the reasons I became a Christian in the first place."

stories that challenge how we understand theological concepts

Vagina, Penis, and Being Created as Sexual Beings
The director of Fuller's Asian American Center says, "Because of our Asian heritage, we either repress our sexuality or reject any bodily pleasure altogether."
Silence as Loud as Speech
When their 1-year-old son died of cancer, Dan and his wife found community through lament
Creating Sabbath Together
Practicing Sabbath was already hard enough as a single person — it was even more difficult when Beverly got married
Trading Disorder For Order
She had to let go of calorie counting behind to experience the joy of food. "Perfection was the standard, and failure was not allowed. There was no middle ground."

stories that retell history

Faith and Activism, Step by Step
Todd Endo is the last surviving Japanese American who walked in the 1965 Selma protest alongside Dr. King
Chinese Evangelical Vincent Chin Pronounced Dead
In this hypothetical story, Pastor Tim Tseng wonders if anything would be different if Vincent Chin had been an evangelical Christian
Digging for Roots
Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam thought that finding their roots would take them to China — they ended up in Mississippi
Under the Umbrella
An ABC's observations of Hong Kong's Democracy Movement
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Counting the Cost

60% of our budget goes directly to production and mailing

320

combined hours are spent every issue

we're all volunteers

editor-in-chief

Works as a designer and web developer

managing editor

Works as a freelance writer

copy editor

Works at Far East Broadcasting Company

creative director

Works as a designer and illustrator

story producer

Works as a pianist for high school choirs and private tutor

STORY PRODUCER

Works in the admin department of a CPA firm

STORY PRODUCER

Works as a private music teacher and behavioral specialist

STORY PRODUCER

Works as a youth pastor, teacher, and freelance editor
Let's also not forget the ...
750

writers, artists, photographers, and illustrators who have contributed to us
and have been compensated for their time in the last 8 years

We're grateful for the time, skill, vulnerability, and professionalism that each contributor offers our magazine. As a token of our appreciation, we offer small monetary gifts. We would like to be an organization that adequately and fairly compensates individuals for their good work.

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Your Contribution

When you donate to INHERITANCE, you’re allowing the voices of faithful 
Asian American Christians to have a greater platform through our nonprofit ministry.

what we can do when you donate to our ministry:

$15,000

Covers the cost of an entire issue, including development, printing, and distribution

$5,000

Helps to cover one month’s worth of hours for our team of 10 volunteers

$1,000

Allows us to travel to a city for speaking engagements and meetings with churches

$350

Covers our in-person quarterly staff meetings, where we also invite guests to speak on topics that further develop our staff

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Covers the subscription of one person for one year
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1. Richard Petts and Anne Joliffe, "Race and Adolescent Depression: The impact of race and gender" Review of Religious Research (June 2008)

2. "The Rise of Asian Americans" Pew Research Center (http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/asianamericans-graphics/)

3. "AAJA demands Fox News apologize for offensive Chinatown segment; network agrees to meeting" Asian American Journalists Association (http://www.aaja.org/aaja-member-news-september-2016-roundup/)

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