In God's House Film Screening and Pride Taize Service

Saturday June 21, 2014 at 5 p.m.
at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
(between Noriega and Moraga)

Asian American lesbians and gays have been largely invisible in Christian churches. Some Asian American churches silence the issue for fear of division and conflict. Yet lesbian and gay Asian Americans and their families worship and serve in churches every day. Where are their voices? This honest and thought-provoking film tells a story that the church needs to hear: that of Asian American Christian lesbian and gay people, their pastors, and their parents.

Watch this film. Come join in the conversation! Q&A and a special Pride Taizé service will follow the film.

For additional details or directions visit www.incarnationsf.org. You can also register for the event on our facebook page www.facebook.com/incarnationsf. To learn more about the film visit www.ingodshouse.com. The film was featured in the 2007 Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation is a member congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of California.


Building an Inclusive Asian Pacific Islander Church

One-day workshop
Saturday, April 12th, 2014, 9am-6pm

WHO: People who want to learn how to advocate for LGBTQ inclusion in an API church, para-church, or faith-based organization. All denominations welcome.

WHERE: Buena Vista United Methodist Church,
2311 Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda, CA (map)

COST: Free, donations welcome

Space is limited.

This workshop is being hosted by the Buena Vista United Methodist Church Reconciling Committee, The Network on Religion and Justice for Asian Pacific Islander LGBTQ People, API Roundtable of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religionand Ministry, and the Reconciling Ministries Network.

View flyer (PDF)


One Big Family Photo Solidarity Project
May, 2013

Buena Vista United Methodist Church (BVUMC) in Alameda, CA voted to be a reconciling church in 2006. On May 5, 2013, in partnership with BVUMC's Reconciling Ministry, NRJ again hosted a booth at the annual BVUMC Bazaar. We displayed photos taken at the Bazaar in 2009 for the One Big Family Photo Solidarity Project and gave out Blessed stickers and rainbow cross lollipops. We invited attendees to join the project and stand in solidarity with LGBTQ people by taking their picture holding a sign that read, "I am Christian and I stand in solidarity with LGBTQ people" or another solidarity message of their choice. The BVUMC community was excited about the opportunity to show solidarity for LGBTQ people.



We invite you to join the One Big Family photo solidarity project. If you'd like to be a part of the project, send your photo and written consent for us to use the photo to lauren@netrj.org.


A New Choir for API LGBTQ People of Faith and Allies
February, 2013

NRJ is starting a new intergenerational choir for API LGBTQ people of faith and allies. It will be a great opportunity to be in community with other API LGBTQ people of faith and allies as well as an opportunity for us to be a visible, beautiful presence in our API churches and at queer events.

If you'd like to join the NRJ choir or have the choir come sing at your church or community event, please contact Lauren Quock, NRJ Coordinator at (510)859-3874 or lauren@netrj.org.


Support NRJ
NRJ Talking Circle

Come. Be present.
Deepen the conversation.

4th Sunday of each month
Contact: lauren@netrj.org for time and location

NRJ Planning Meetings

2nd Sunday of each month
Contact: lauren@netrj.org for time and location

API Clergy Speak Out

The Clergy Caucus of NRJ have written and signed a statement in support of same-sex marriage, API families, and love.
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News

Why I Chose to Get Arrested
A letter from Rev. Deborah Lee

Rev. Deborah Lee and three other PSR staff people were arrested in act of civil disobedience on May 26, 2009, following the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold a constitutional amendment that denies the full equality of same-sex couples under the law.
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