Ministry to Asian and Latino communities has been the life work of Nayoung Ha and Jorge Morales.
An ordained minister of PC(USA), Rev. Dr. Nayoung Ha received her Master of Arts in Theological Studies from McCormick, having previously earning a Master of Divinity from the Hanshin Theological Seminary in Busan, South Korea where she grew up. She went on to receive a Master’s in Theology and her Doctor of Divinity degrees from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Rev. Ha came to Chicago in 2003 and has focused her efforts on immigrant and refugee rights, interfaith religious leader organizing, deportation defense, racial equity, language access, and voter rights protection for Korean/Asian American communities.
Her work with undocumented immigrants and non-proficient English-speaking Korean/Asian American communities contributed to the law that made Illinois a sanctuary state and the creation of Korean-language ballots in Cook County and Chicago elections. She co-organized Protected by Faith, an ecumenical, interfaith, social justice network of religious leaders to protect… more