Parelli/Ortiz in Africa & Asia, summer 2015 – blog titles with links

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Here is a list of 23 blogs (with links) of stories of Steve Parelli and Jose Ortiz’s 2015 Other Sheep summer travels (July 1 – September 5, 2015) in two countries in Africa and four countries in Asia, in reverse chronological order.  The blogs tend to be vignettes (but not in all cases) and do not necessarily constitute an official report. For the report, submitted to the Other Sheep board at their annual meeting, click here.

For a listing of Facebook photo albums of Parelli/Ortiz 2015 summer travels, click here.

BRONX, NEW YORK.  by Rev. STEPHEN PARELLI.  OCTOBER 6, 2015.

200 x 200 Sunny ChanTaipei, Taiwan

Saturday, August 29 – Saturday, September 5, 2015

Now in Chinese: Steve Parelli’s landmark sermon “Dish Soap Theology and the Dover Train”

Taipei Presbyterian church welcomes Other Sheep

Jose Ortiz tells Taipei church how his views of God changed, allowing him to meet his life partner

Taipei lunch with American gay Christian couple filled with “zeal, passion and laughter”


At lunch wih P, K and J 2Chiang Mai, Thailand

Monday,  August 10 – Saturday, August 15, 2015 and Tuesday,  August 18 – Sunday August  23, 2015

Chiang Mai, Thailand Vicar says: “We are an inclusive, liturgical community for all people”

Gay men kissing, part of Bible lesson at Chiang Mai HIV & AIDS Christian conference

Chiang Mai meeting explores strategies for increasing “LGBT understanding and status” in Thailand


Cropped to a squarSingapore

Saturday, August 15 – Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Gay American preacher tells Singapore church how he lost God to find God


Yangon and Mandalay, Myanmar

x Cesar and Jose at Big BookMonday, August 3 – Monday, August 10, 2015

The young man who kissed me openly in the streets of Yangon


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Monday, August 3, 2015 (a reflection on an earlier visit to KL)

In Kuala Lumpur: The wife saw it; the husband had tunnel vision and could not see


K and K add on 3Bangkok, Thailand

Thursday,  July 23, 2015; Tuesday, August 18; and Sunday, August 23 – Saturday, August 29, 2015

Student journalist Takato Mitsunaga on LGBT and Thailand

Student journalist in Thailand says he will visit Kimindu in Kenya to observe growing Muslim awareness on LGBT issues

Two Orthodox Jewish young men from Israel, and their take on David and Jonathan as gay

Croped square Kimindu wih Muslim womanNairobi, Mtito Andei and Mombasa, Kenya

Thursday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pro-LGBT Muslims and Christians breakfast together in Mombasa, Kenya

My meeting with a Muslim woman, the mother of a lesbian daughter

Our return to “Bethel,” just near Mombasa, Kenya, with gratitude for Uganda’s pro-LGBT activism


2 Other Sheep with Bishop SsenyonjoKampala, Uganda

Wednesday, July 1 – Thursday, July 16, 2015

A first for Africa and Other Sheep – The Children Are Free is translated, printed and distributed in Uganda

Uganda peer-teaching on the Bible and same-sex relationships

“Police are seeking a Stephen Parelli” says Kampala Christian radio station

Controversial prominent Ugandan activist conducts Other Sheep meeting in Kampala

Pastors in Kampala name the “Sodomites” found in Uganda and Kenya

Ugandan Anglican seminarian tells school dean homosexuality is not condemned by the Bible

A Reading Strategy for The Children Are Free – first introduced in Uganda

 

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2 comments for “Parelli/Ortiz in Africa & Asia, summer 2015 – blog titles with links

  1. Steve Hampton
    May 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

    I have a question: my partner and I are trying to find a welcoming and affirming church in New York City. We would like to find a church that has many other gay couples in attendance. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
    Steve.

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