As we grapple with the escalating racially-motivated violence directed toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community during the COVID-19 era and throughout history, we look to the words of Soong-Chan Rah: "Lament is the appropriate liturgical, ecclesial, spiritual response to the reality of pain, suffering, and crisis in the world."

At IVP, we are committed to supporting our API and AAPI authors by elevating their voices for the benefit of the whole church. Meet some of our authors of Asian descent below and read more about how the church can respond. If you’re looking for resources to help you go deeper, check out IVP’s books on racial justice.