Virtual Exhibit Hall – Diocesan Convention 2023
About The Gathering
We are a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles that provides opportunities for Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) to gather together to tell our stories, learn from one another, engage in initiatives for peace and social justice, and talk about spirituality in the APA context.
Asian Pacific Americans have often been invisible to our churches, whether in involvement or invitation. APAs are diverse. Some are recent immigrants with documents or without, others have been Americans for many generations; from East, South, Southeast, and Western Asia, as well as the islands of the Pacific; many are intermarried within Asian ethnic groups as well to people from other races. The Gathering is a space for all of this diversity.
We also welcome non-APAs to join us, to learn about our spirituality and to take concrete steps to grow the multicultural church.
And you don’t have to be Episcopalian! We welcome seekers, people from other denominations and faith traditions to share this space and all that will emerge from it.
Where to find us
The Gathering meets over panel conversations on topics related to Asian Pacific American spirituality and advocacy as well as worship services, social events, local pilgrimages and art & music events. This program year (2020-2021) we have been focusing our attention on topics related to racial justice as APAs, such as “Your liberation is our liberation: Why Black Lives Matter to Asian Pacific American Christians.” Of course, with the ongoing pandemic, we are holding event online, but we hope to gather in person once it is safe to do so again.
How you can be involved
Please visit our online resources on our website, Facebook community, and YouTube channel where you can find videos and information on our past events.
We have also offered Asian Immersion Experiences to help our church leaders better understand our diverse Asian cultures.
We’d love to find ways to share with your church leadership about how to connect with the Asians and Pacific Islanders in your community. Please invite us!
The Rev. Peter Huang, the Rev. Yein Kim, and The Gathering planning team
Our website: www.TheGatheringEDLA.org