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Harmony in Faith: Asian and Pacific Presence in America

 

Oblate Media and Communication and the Catholic Communication Campaign present 

Harmony in Faith: 

Asian and Pacific Presence in America

This all new one hour documentary was inspired by the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s Pastoral Letter, Asian and Pacific Presence: Harmony in Faith.  Produced by Oblate Media with funding from the Catholic Communication Campaign, this program travels from coast-to-coast with images of Asian celebrations including: a Korean celebration at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, a Filipino celebration in San Francisco, a multi-cultural “Chautauqua” in Bay Point, CA., and the Vietnamese, “Marian Days” held annually at the former Oblate Novitiate in Carthage, MO.

In addition to celebrations, we also hear personal stories of faith and struggle: a Vietnamese refugee who spent three weeks crossing the sea in a small boat before landing in Malaysia where he was held in a detention camp for seven years; a leader of the Kmhmu community in Oakland tells of their struggles with language and poverty, and a deacon with the Tongan community talks about raising children in a new culture so different from the “island ways.” We also see and hear from all three Asian-American Catholic Bishops.

Lea Salonga, Tony Award-winning star of the long running Broadway musical, Miss Saigon hosts the program which also features an interview with José Arong, OMI. Fr. Arong also served as an executive producer on the program which was produced by Oblate Media’s Will Shaw. Harmony in Faith is the fourth Oblate Media program produced with grants from the Catholic Communication Campaign, the others were Fire in the Pews, Sr. Thea: Her Own Story and Alleluia Easter!

Don’t miss this exciting event! See Harmony in Faith. Click here for broadcast time listings in your area.

 

Photo: Lea Salonga, Fr. Jose Arong, OMI   Photo: Lea Salonga, Fr. Jose Arong, OMI