These 19 people can help you understand the significance of this month’s United Methodist conference on human sexuality.
The Rev. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan is president of Claremont School of Theology, where he teaches Hebrew Bible and Asian-American hermeneutics. He began his career in Malaysia, where he served as an associate pastor in the United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Izzy Alvaran is western regional organizer for Reconciling Ministries Network, an organization that supports LGBTQ people of faith. He began his career in the Philippines, where he is an ordained elder in the Philippines annual conference of the United Methodist Church. He now lives in San Francisco.
Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco leads the Manila Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church.
Bishop Chong Chin Chung leads the Methodist Church in Singapore, overseeing nearly 50 churches and 15 schools.
In 2010, a Florida pastor with just a few dozen followers attracted international media coverage when he announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11. By taking the bait, media outlets became complicit in advancing his hate-filled agenda, making Terry Jones a household name in the U.S. and far beyond. […]
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David Scott Mathieson is a senior researcher in the Asia division of Human Rights Watch. He is an expert on Burma/Myanmar and the Rohingya. Contact via Emma Daly, HRW’s communications director.
Greg Constantine is an American photographer currently based in Southeast Asia. He has spent years documenting the plight of the Rohingya, visiting them at refugee camps and following them on their migration. His work can be seen in Exiled to Nowhere: Burma’s Rohingya, a book and website of his work.