Asian Americans Highest Internet Users
- By Sam George
- Published 07/5/2007
Sam George is the Executive Director of PARIVAR International - a non-profit initiative to address the needs of youth and families of Asian Indian origin in North America and to the Asian Indian community worldwide. Parivar means family in many Indian languages. Sam George also serves as one of the founding directors of Urban India Ministries
www.UrbanIndia.org Sam George and his wife, Mary have spoken at premarital and family events in many countries. They are parents of two boys and make their home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Sam is the author of the book “Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians." Check out this website www.CoconutGeneration.com Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside) is a metaphor for the Americanized Asian Indians. Sam George can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
They browse ethnic sites and informational sites from back home. The study revealed relevant findings and insightful views into brand loyalty, lifestyle habits, purchase drivers as well as media consumption of Asian Americans.
What does it mean for youth work and church? With growing emigrantion from Asia (under students and employment visa category), immigrants will continue to be shaper of the ethnic communities. The next generation may not find much hearing and their needs may remain unaddressed. I think, we will continue to see bleeding of the immigrant churches and youth ministry may not get adequate focus.
Most second and third generation Asians may not find into immigrant churches and struggle to find a place in the American churches. Although some may go ahead and develop relevant ministries to address emerging generation issues.
What I wish to see is that Asian American next generation leaders will create channels of interaction to learn, inspire and support greater generational focus on ministry. There is much to learn from each other as well as across generations. Heard about the first ever gathering of emerging generation of Asian Indians in America - www.connextonline.com Come to learn and network to serve next generation well.