Meet Joe Hyun-Seung Yang, onsite during 1992 LA Riots, first to start a Shalom Zone.
As founder of the Shalom Community Center (first in Koreatown, now in Pomona) providing services to the Los Angeles Korean Community — whose needs and hurts he believes were not sufficiently dealt with in the aftermath of the riots–Rev. Yang does has focused his ministerial career on community service and disaster relief. After twenty years, he still directs the Shalom Community Center as a not-for-profit organization, promoting peace in multiethnic communities.
See Joe Yang on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwtuKdWDov4
After 27 years of service to the United Methodist Church and 20 years of directing the Shalom Community Center, Rev. Yang officially retired last month from the Californa-Pacific Annual Conference. In his retirement speech, he praised the work of Communities of Shalom and invited his audience to attend the Summit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIfzCqeChCo&feature=youtu.be
In his preparation for co-leading a workshop at the International Shalom Summit in Los Angeles, Joe is working on an English edition of his book on Shalom ministry, called Respect Each Other for We are Connected, originally published in Korean.
Rev. Yang was the very first person to register for the Shalom Summit—back in January when online registration opened. Since then, over 50 other “shalomers” have registered for three-day event, and there’s still time and room for You! To get a 10% discount scholarship, seize the present moment and Register for Shalom Summit 2012 (Discount ends on July 31)
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