June 24, 2024


Good Living

California activists seek to preserve church land acquired by early Japanese immigrants

The unused and dilapidated Wintersburg Japanese Presbyterian Church in Huntington Seashore, California, on March 31. (RNS photograph by Alejandra Molina)

The phrases “Jesus Lives” are emblazoned throughout a dilapidated, unoccupied structure in Orange County. The building’s home windows are boarded up. Various shades of white and unmatched paint cover graffiti and highlight cracks in the property’s exterior.