The Rev. Christine J. Hong, Ph.D. will be teaching Multifaith Perspectives on Global Displacement at Louisville Seminary to deepen student’s understandings of the role of culture and religious communities in the lives of displaced persons.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle, Hong earned degrees in communications and English literature from the University of Washington, and master’s degrees in divinity and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. She also received her doctorate from California’s Claremont School of Theology in practical theology, with a focus on religious education and spiritual formation.
At Claremont, Hong was at the forefront of groundbreaking interfaith consortium work. She helped organized the Center for Global Peacebuilding’s first national conference, which brought together top North American Muslim scholars and practitioners to share peace-building proposals and practical approaches to conflict resolution.
A second-generation Korean American, Hong says she has learned that integral to building interfaith relationships is working toward acknowledgment and reconciliation. “It’s about acknowledging how we have broken and been broken—working toward reconciliation simultaneously in both intrafaith and interfaith work.”