This webinar will introduce various LGBTQ+ networks and ministries in Asia and North America. International participants please check your local time. The date and time on the flyer is New York time.
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Dr. Su Yon Pak is the Senior Director and Associate Professor of Integrative and Field-based Education at Union Theological Seminary. She is the coeditor of Sisters in Mourning: Daughters Reflecting on Care, Loss, and Meaning and Leading Wisdom and serves on the board of PANAAWTM.
Ms. Kristine Chong (she/her/hers) is a 2nd generation queer Corean American spiritual caregiver, facilitator, editor, and weaver. Her spiritual lineage is that of Corean indigenous and ancestral wisdoms and freedom fighters, inter/intra-religious contemplative practices, and Protestantism (particularly the Korean immigrant church). She has had the abundant joy to walk with: BIPOC, Asian American, immigrant, queer, activist, formerly incarcerated, refugee, maritime-based, among others. Some places that house her work are Inheritance Magazine, Volunteers of America, and Franny + Zoe coffee.
Rev. Dr. Yuri Horie is a researcher at Kyoto Human Rights Research Institute
and an ordained minister at the United Church of Christ in Japan. She is the first out-lesbian pastor in Japan and is a representative of the Ecumenical Community of Queer Activism. She is teaching gender and sexuality studies, sociology, and queer theology in universities and seminaries as an adjunct lecturer.
Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Leung is a spiritual director whose perspective has been informed by ministry experience in: racial justice education with the United Church of Christ; LGBTQ outreach work with the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and ministry; parish adult education with local congregations; and her doctorate in Christian Spirituality
Ms. Pearl Wong is founder and director of Queer Theology Academy that develops queer theologies and promotes LGBTIQ+ rights in Hong Kong and Asia. She is deputy convener of "Covenant of the Rainbow: Campaign toward a Truly Inclusive Church" in Hong Kong that aims to stop discrimination against LGBTIQ+ in churches and religious communities. Pearl is member of the Global LGBTQI+ Coalition Group and Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families, and one of the eleven global LGBTI religious leaders invited to speak at the 2017 Ethics of Reciprocity Conference at United Nations.