May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. As we honor the rich history and culture of our brothers and sisters, it is dire that we commit ourselves to the work of dismantling AAPI racism. This month, we encourage congregations across the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference to prayerfully consider what steps you must take to bring awareness to this issue, foster relationships with your AAPI neighbors, and debunk myths and stereotypes that fuel AAPI hate. As Wesleyan communities of faith, let us remember our call to the work of advocacy, reconciliation, and justice. 

AAPI Resources:

Worship Liturgy, Songs, and Prayers for AAPI Month

AAPI Heritage Month

10 Things to Know About Asian Americans

10 Honorable Traits of Pacific Islander Culture

Asian Americans PBS Documentary


Learning Our Names: Asian American Christians on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation,  Sabrina S. ChanLinson DanielE. David de LeonLa Thao

Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women, Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, Frank Wu

The Making of Asian America, Erika Lee

American History Unbound: Asians and Pacific Islanders, Gary Y. Okihiro

Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times, Soong-Chan Rah


Center for Asian American Christianity

Dear Asian American


Rev. Dr. Erin Beasley

Chair of TWK Commission on Religion and Race