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Collection

Inventory of the Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies Collection

Span Dates: 1972-2002
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 15 cubic feet

Description

This collection consists of administrative materials as well as subject files and library resources. Among a few other materials are reports: Opening the Gates of Heaven: Asian Pacific Gay and Lesbian Christians and Our Churches 1999 October Compassion Opens the Door to Wisdom, a faith community's journey towards wholeness: Accepting Gay Men and Women in Pacific Asian American Congregations 1999 GRACE - PACTS, Gay /Lesbian Ministry 2000

Hist/Bio Note

Organized in 1972 as the Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies and incorporated in 1974, the name was changed to Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies in 1977 to reflect inclusiveness of constituencies. PACTS was an ecumenical center for research, resourcing, recruiting, training, and consciousness-raising which sought to promote the fulfillment of God's mission through the ministries of the churches and the service of community groups. The 1991 mission statement described PACTS as "an ecumenical center for research, resourcing, recruiting, training, and consciousness-raising, with foci on the Pacific and Asian American constituencies, to promote the fulfillment of God's mission through the ministries of the churches and the service of community groups." PACTS offices were moved to the Graduate Theological Union in 1994. Deborah Lee served as Director, 1995-2000. The program emphases again expanded to include ministry with Gays and Lesbians.

Finding Aid

An online finding aid is available.
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt75804087

Location

Graduate Theological Union Archives Graduate Theological Union 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, California, 94709 Phone: (510) 649-2523/2501 Email: archives@gtu.edu
http://gtu.edu/library/information/special-collections

Tags

Asian | Ecumenical