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United States (e.g., Las Vegas, Disney), attempting to offer a sociological analysis of the phenomenon that needs to be the object of theological reflection on the part of the churches. Paul Huh then led the group on a discussion of the art film, “Maria the Korean Bride” by Maria Yoon, performance artist and director. Members of the group were asked to view this film before the seminar. This film provoked a lively discussion over the changing shape of marriage rites, both in Korea and as these rites are employed in a multicultural context such as the United States. Mark Francis presented an outline describing the origin of Roman Catholic Hispanic wedding customs and how they are used today, especially in a MexicanAmerican context. Eunjoo Kim presented a paper titled “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multicultural Worship.” After examining current works treating multicultural/ intercultural liturgy, a practical theological method was proposed that examines this phenomenon through an approach that takes into account the empirical description, interdisciplinary examination, the notion of normativity, and, finally, praxis. Ricky Manalo, in his “Revisiting Source and Summit: Interpreting the Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Practices of Lived Religion,” examined the description of the Eucharistic liturgy in Sacrosanctum Concilium as the “source and summit” of the Christian life through the critique of Peter Phan, who found this expression problematic, since it seems to exclude the Rahnerian notion of the “Liturgy of the World” in which we are all necessarily engaged.

Other Work and Plans for the Future We had a lively and wide-ranging discussion about possibilities for next year’s focus. After a rather lengthy discussion, we settled on using Glaucia Vasconcelos Wilkey’s collection of essays, Worship and Culture: Foreign Country or Homeland (Eerdmans, 2014), in order to revisit the Nairobi Statement of the Lutheran World Federation on culture and liturgy, seeing connections with Sacrosanctum Concilium, and exploring the evolving attitudes toward liturgical inculturation and the churches, especially in a North American context. This will be the focus for next year’s meeting. After reading these essays, members will present papers dealing with specific aspects of this theme. By mid-September, the title of these papers will be sent to convener Mark Francis. For the second part of the meeting, Jim Olson will present his doctoral work on funerals. We also invite others who may wish to present on the topic of funerals and North American culture to present their work along with Jim.

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North American Academy of Liturgy Proceedings 2014  

The North American Academy of Liturgy (NAAL) (http://www.naal-liturgy.org/) is an ecumenical and interreligious association of liturgical sc...

North American Academy of Liturgy Proceedings 2014  

The North American Academy of Liturgy (NAAL) (http://www.naal-liturgy.org/) is an ecumenical and interreligious association of liturgical sc...