January – December 2013
- Year-end donation appeal for gifts in memory of Gordon Herzog, and Michael Allen and Priscilla Allen (12/31/2013)
- Sex, Uganda at Society of Biblical Literature (12/27/2013) – In This Issue: Hanks on NT sex; Miller on NT sex; Parelli on Uganda, religion and homosexuality; Renato’s USA Book Tour; Annual business meeting; Steve & Jose’s 2013 travels; The Riverside Church (Manhattan, NY) panel discussion; AWAB Conference; In Memoriam
- Christmas Letter from Steve and Jose (12/23/2013) – The year in review, and one focused story from Guatemala
- Nepal Book Project year-end appeal for gifts (12/20/2013) – Your year-end financial gift to Other Sheep will go in its entirety to the project of translating into Nepalese, and printing and distributing in Nepal, the book The Children Are Free: Reexamining the Biblical Evidence on Same-sex Relationships. This project is scheduled for completion for the summer of 2014, but we need your financial help to do it.
- AWAB conference has international emphasis (10/23/2013) – In This Issue: Michael Allen 1927-2013; Lings on East Cost USA Tour; Parelli/Ortiz Summer Reports; New Latin American Coordinators/ Book Distributor; Stan Kimer Receives Award
- Gay Europen Bible scholar Renato Lings fall USA speaking tour (10/11/2013) – Itinerary of meetings for Dr. K. Renato Lings, October 17- December 3, 2013
- Parelli and Ortiz report on their five-country 2013 tour of Latin America (10/10/2013) –
For a full report (PDF) and photos per country, click on the respective links
- *Saliendo del closet a las iglesias y la comunidad Cristiana de formas creativasn (8/7/2013)
- *Un seminario lo que la Biblia dice (o no) sobre la homosesxualidad (8/1/2013)
*eNews (in Spanish) sent to contacts in Guatemala only
- Steve and Jose report on their Peru 2013 visit (7/31/2013) – In This Issue: Steve and Jose’s main report, listing of blogs, and links to photos, all pertaining to our 2013 ministry in Peru
- Chris and Jim new to Other Sheep worldwide outreach volunteers (7/27/2013) –
In This Issue: Peru Reports and Photos Are Posted – Steve and Jose in Latin America; Chris’ Bio – New to Other Sheep as Worldwide Outreach Volunteer; Jim’s Bio – New to Other Sheep as Worldwide Outreach Volunteer
- *Parelli dará una charla a clos Cristianos Inclusivos de guatemala en la Ciudad de Guatemala (7/24/2013)
- *Communicado de Prensa Solicitando Entrevista en Programa de Radio (7/23/2013)
- *Sus amigos gay de EEUU en Guatamala hasta de 16 de agosto (7/16/2013)
- Spectrum Uganda Initiatives emergency request for office relocation (7/2/2013) –Kizza Samuel Ganafa, the Executive Director of Spectrum Uganda, is a personal friend of Other Sheep since 2008. Ganafa has worked with Other Sheep in meetings in Uganda in 2008 and 2012.
*eNews (in Spanish) sent to contacts in Guatemala only
- Steve and Jose announce summer travel plans to Latin America (6/23/2013) – In This Issue: Plans for Peru, Venezuela, Guatemala and Columbia 2013 summer ministry
- Exodus International to shut down (6/20/2013) – Exodus International, the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality announced tonight that it’s closing its doors after three-plus decades of ministry.
- Gay European Bible scholar to visit USA (6/14/2013) – Dr. K. Renato Lings, Biblical scholar, author and Other Sheep Coordinator for Europe, will be in the United States, on the east coast, from October 17 until December 3, 2013. He looks forward to sharing some of the insights contained in his latest book Love Lost in Translation: Homosexuality and the Bible (Trafford Publishing, Bloomington, IN 2013).
- UMC Church in Virginia hosts Other Sheep seminar on the Bible and homosexuality (5/8/2013) – In This Issue – New Coordinator for Latinas/os USA; An Hawaiian Luau with Jose in Drag!; Other Sheep speaks to Hawaiian PFLAG; Marriage Equality March in Hawaii. News you can use: Methodists to try clergyman for officiating at son’s wedding; A Formal Public Apology by John Paulk, a Former “ex-gay” Leader; Nepal, Once A Leader On LGBT Rights, Is Backsliding; French lawmakers approve marriage equality bill; Rhode Island Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
- SUNY student Sam Colbert gives rationale for Other Sheep in Uganda (3/7/2013) – In This Issue: SUNY Benefit Concert for Other Sheep; Parelli speaks to SUNY Pride Alliance; SUNY students hear Parelli on ex-gay
- Other Sheep Coordinator for Thailand Ken Dobson publishes novel on gay life in Thailand (3/3/2013) – In This Issue: The novel Ben Den Friends; Contributing essayist to OUT in Thailand; Ken’s new website and blog; How the church mishandled its mission; on Dragons and how religion evolved; The Judeo-Christian story is not an uninterrupted flow; Relational issues in the subconscious mind of young people; Advisor to the interim president of Payap University; Invitation to write Ken Dobson
- The passing of board member emeritus Rev. Priscilla Allen (2/28/2013) – “Her dedication and hard work for the inclusion of ALL people within the church and society in general was one of her greatest gifts to all of us who have been marginalized for whatever reason at one time or another.” – Rev. Hensley
- Annual reports for 2012 from Coordinators; and Parelli-Ortiz 2012 Summer Travel Report (02/20/2013) – In This Issue: Dish Soap Theology and the Dover Train – A sermon by Rev. Parelli; Recent Blogs by Rev. Parelli; Meet Yuri of Burma; 2012 Annual Reports from Coordinators and Associates; Parelli/Ortiz 2012 Report; Uganda 2012 Report; Rwanda 2012 Report; Istanbul & Puerto Rico 2012 Report; Martinique 2012 Report; St. Lucia 2012 Report; Guatemala (& Honduras) 2012 Report
- The passing of Gordon Herzog (1/29/2013) – A tribute to Gordon I. Herzog who served as a board member with Other Sheep from its inception in 1992 until his passing, January 29, 2013.