NRJ Retreat

Friday, May 8th, 4pm until Saturday, May 9th, 8pm
at the Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA

We invite you to join us for a weekend of:

  • spiritual refreshment
  • leadership training and education
  • community building with API LGBTQ people of faith and allies

The theme for the NRJ Retreat this year is connections and intersections. As we connect with friends new and old, we will be exploring how our faith and identities connect us with history and other social justice movements.

Check out the Retreat Schedule.

Step 1. Register for the Retreat

Complete the NRJ Retreat Registration Form on Google Docs by clicking the button below.

Register today!

Step 2. Pay Registration fees

Registration for the NRJ Retreat is on a sliding scale of $25-$100 and includes all meals. We ask that you contribute as much as you are able to help support low-income participants. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

  • To pay online through NRJ's secure donation page, click the button below. Just be sure to select "Network on Religion and Justice" under "Program Area" and put "NRJ Retreat" in the Comments section.

    Pay Registration Fee

  • To pay by mail, make a check out to "Chinese for Affirmative Action" with "NRJ - Retreat" in the memo line and send it to:

    Network on Religion & Justice for API LGBTQ People
    17 Walter U Lum Place
    San Francisco, CA 94108

Step 3. Overnight Housing (optional)

Housing is available across the street from the Retreat venue at Easton Hall. To make a reservation, call (510) 204-0732. Let them know that you're part of the NRJ Retreat for discounted rates. Discounted rates range from $81-$110 per night.

International Working Women’s Day Statement

March 8, 2015

On this 105th Anniversary of International Working Women’s Day, churches, faith communities, and people of faith stand together, joining in the remembrance and celebration of the legacies and lives of women and Transgender women.

We remember and celebrate the women who have gone before us. We remember and celebrate with all who continue the struggle for jobs that provide living wages, quality housing and an end to foreclosures, quality healthcare which includes access to free preventative healthcare, and rights to education. We remember and celebrate the women who have provided us firm ground from which to resist violence in all forms. And we remember and celebrate the women who continue to nurture the fertile ground from which future generations rise.

We remember and celebrate because the lives of women and, especially, Trans women, are always at risk...
Click here to read full statement

NRJ on the Radio!

Robynn Takeyama interviewed NRJ Coordinator Lauren Quock about growing up and coming out as a queer Asian American Christian, how progressive Christians interpret the Bible, and what it means for a church to be Reconciling. The broadcast aired on January 22, 2015 on APEX Express, the Asian Pacific American radio station on KPFA 94.1 FM. You can listen to the audio archive on the APEX Express website.

Many thanks to Robynn Takeyama of APEX Express for reaching out to NRJ!

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Upcoming Events

NRJ Talking Circle
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 4-7pm
at Donaldina Cameron House
920 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA
Click here for parking info and discussion questions

LGBTQ Study & Centering:
Intersections of the LGBTQ struggle + US Imperialism + Colonialism

Thursday, April 23, 2015 7:00-8:30pm
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda, CA
More details on Facebook

NRJ Retreat
Friday, May 8 - Saturday, May 9, 2015
at Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA
NRJ Planning Meetings

2nd Sunday of each month, 3-6pm
at Buena Vista United Methodist Church parsonage
2311 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda, CA

NRJ Talking Circle

Come. Be present.
Deepen the conversation.

4th Sunday of each month, 4-7pm
at Donaldina Cameron House
920 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA