Yuri Yamamoto

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Yuri Yamamoto (she/they) lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and is a hospital chaplain, musician, expressive art practitioner, and activist against intersecting systemic oppression. She expects to receive a Master of Divinity at the end of summer 2021 from Shaw University Divinity School and is commissioned and endorsed as a Christian minister by Federation of Christian Ministries. Yuri co-led the publication of Unitarian Universalists of Color: Stories of Struggle, Courage, Love and Faith.

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Minding the Gap

Yuri Yamamoto

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As I grew up, I picked up my parents’ attitude that there was not much to learn from popular culture.
Even When...

Yuri Yamamoto

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As a hospital chaplain, I often listen to painful stories. We call it compassionate presence, but I may be crying inside. When words fail, I pray and sing.
Angry Birds

Yuri Yamamoto

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 Who are the angry birds in my life? Do I avoid opportunities in fear of risks? What are the sticks I carry in my heart so as not to be hurt again?
Asian American Joy

Yuri Yamamoto

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Each of us at the wedding had unique stories about their life, but most knew how it felt to be an Asian American in this country.
Becoming a "Real" American

Yuri Yamamoto

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For almost thirty years after coming to the United States, I didn't fully understand the cultural cues around me....

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