Oct
06

Professor Pyong Gap Min, director of the Research Center for Korean Community, gave a talk on Monday, September 28, 2015 during the free hour (12:15-1:15 PM) in Powdermaker Hall room 351 at Queens College. His talk was part of the ongoing seminar series organized by the Department of Sociology at Queens College.

The title of his talk was "The Diversity of Asian Immigrants' Participation in Religious Institutions in the United States," which is also the title of a journal article that he co-authored with Sou Hyun Jang (a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center) that was published in issue 76 of Sociology of Religion. Min's major findings are that non-Christian Asian immigrant religious groups are much less congregationally oriented than American and Asian Christians. However, he also found that, on the whole, Asian Protestant and Catholic immigrants attend church substantially more frequently than their American counterparts.