SPREADING GOD’S LOVE AND TRUTH BEYOND OUR WALLS
This is a very critical moment for the global LGBTI movement as the Obama administration has made human rights for LGBT people central to its foreign policy agenda. The administration’s focus is being supported by the Secretary General of the United Nations and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
We thank you in advance for your monetary gifts making it possible for us to exploit this unique moment in which history has called on us to make a difference.
Male Samuel is a 26-year-old Ugandan sugar cane grower whose family abandoned him when he was just 11 years old. He is gay. To support himself, he began his own sugar cane business — growing the crop and selling it to retailers. The Global Justice Institute is partnering with Male to expand his business and his opportunity to hire more workers. Our investment of $1,500 will allow Male to rent two more acres of land, hire 6 new LGBT workers. Let’s support our brother Male and others.
Pang Wei Yap was the youngest person ever licensed by his Baptist conference. When he came out, he lost his job but not his calling. He now leads a growing congregation in Kuala Lumpur, and is the face of theological reconciliation in Malaysia, bringing together parents and children, sibling and sibling, faith communities and the diverse people each is called to serve. At his ordination service, clergy and lay leaders from Roman Catholic, Protestant and independent communities alike spoke of the amazing work Pang Wei Yap is doing. An investment of $300 a month makes this vital work possible and creates safe space for all God’s children.
Billed as the world’s most homophobic nation, Jamaican activists are be- coming more and more public in their call and push for change. Prior to the first March for Tolerance, then Mayor of Cambridge, Ken Reeves, joined The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, The Rev. Robert Griffin and The Rev. Pat Bumgardner in radio spots and interviews reaching across the island and calling for an end to the violence killing and maiming so many. Buying air time is a key component strategy in fulfilling the mandate of the Global Justice Institute to insure that all people are safe in their own lands, communities, cultures and traditional settings.