Gay/Lesbian API Working Group

A meeting of the PACTS Gay/Lesbian API Working Group held on on April 1, 2000. This is the group from which GRACE developed.

There was discussion on internal development as a group:

(1) Scripture exploration to counter inappropriate homophobic interpretations’
(2) Hosting speakers who were/are agents of change, i.e., sharing barriers they had to go through;
(3) Providing information/education on wider gay/lesbian issues,
(4) Building community within the group – with check in of personal struggles and experiences as they relate to each person’s faith community.

Pacific and Asian American Center for Theology and Strategies (PACTS)  began in 1972, one of the earliest Pan-Asian organizations to pursue the development of Asian American theology and build and support church involvement in civil and human rights struggles. PACTS worked with seminaries to include training in Asian American ministries as part of their programs, sponsored conferences, workshops, and other training, informational, and community-building events, and collected a resource library for research and dissemination of information.

For more information about PACTS, see :

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