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AAPI Christians for Social Justice Conference: October 12-13, 2012


AAPI-CSJ to Hold Historic Event:
Asian American & Pacific Islanders
Seeking Biblical Values and Social Justice Conference

Have you ever wondered, “How would Jesus vote?” Are you seeking opportunities to expand your perspective on important social issues and how they relate to your faith? You can join the open discussion at the conference Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Seeking Biblical Values and Social Justice. It is scheduled for October 12-13, 2012 to be held at the Union Church of Los Angeles in Little Tokyo. The gathering is open to all who are seeking opportunities to discuss and expand their perspectives on these issues.

Highlights of the conference include a keynote address by the Rev. Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners Magazine and a champion of Christian social justice work for over 35 years. The keynote address will be followed by a response panel of Los Angeles AAPI church and community leaders including Ken Fong, senior pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, community activist Diane Ujiiye, James Kang, editor of SUBTLE magazine, and NHPI leader and community activist Vaka Faletau.

The conference will also feature a wide array of panels and workshops. Topics will include but not be limited to: National Healthcare Reform – a Christian imperative?; Walk through the 2012 ballot; Poverty, homelessness, and unemployment and how churches can respond; AAPI ethnic identity, church, and society; and the AAPI Church and LGBTQs.

(The workshops may cover topics where Christians have differing opinions and beliefs. It is the intention of the Conference planners to keep discussions open-ended and to respect all points of view – and to allow the Holy Spirit to do the work of conviction in each believer’s heart.)

Asian American and Pacific Islander Christians for Social Justice (AAPI-CSJ) is organizing and hosting the conference. Two-day registration fee is $40, or $30 “early bird” (before 9/28), and $25 for students. Conference registration covers Friday evening keynote with Rev. Wallis, Saturday workshops, and Saturday continental breakfast and lunch. The conference is Friday, October 12 7:00 – 9:30PM and Saturday, October 13 9:00AM – 4:00PM.

For more information on the conference, to get involved, or to become a sponsor of the event, contact us at apisjchristians@gmail.com or visit our website at apisjchristians.tumblr.com.

AAPI-CSJ: Asian American & Pacific Islander Christians for Social Justice is a group of AAPI Christians who have met over several years in open discussions about important social issues and how they relate to our faith.

Contact: Asian American & Pacific Islander Christians for Social Justice (AAPI-CSJ)
apisjchristians@gmail.com; apisjchristians.tumblr.com

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