We understand that being a progressive Asian American Christian can be lonely sometimes. So we’ve crowdsourced a list of progressive churches throughout the country in case you are looking for a faith community. We look at 3 major criteria when including a church in this list:
- Affirmation of the complete humanity and human rights of LGBTQ+ individuals
- Affirmation of women in leadership roles within the church (does not always mean that lead pastor is female)
- Involvement in social justice issues such as anti-racism and pro-immigrant activism, LGBTQ+ advocacy, creation care, etc. (All the things included in our Statement on God’s Justice!)
Please note that this crowdsourced list is subject to change. Inclusion on this list does not represent endorsement by the organization Progressive Asian American Christians. We encourage you to visit these church websites and/or contact church staff as you search for a faith community aligned with your progressive beliefs.
You can also submit a listing for consideration. All suggestions are subject to PAAC moderator approval.
Multi-ethnic congregation; about 30% are Asian. LGBTQ+ affirming.
Welcoming, friendly, progressive church.
Intentionally progressive church located in Georgetown. Strong commitment to social justice issues. Has strong intergenerational relationships.
Multi-ethnic congregation; over 33% are Latinx. Roughly 20% of the congregation identifies as LGBTQ+.
Services in English and Korean. Reconciling Ministry; fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming. Senior pastor is multiracial (Chinese/white) woman. Sanctuary church (houses people at risk of deportation).
Fully affirming, open, and progressive.
Located near the University of Arizona maingate. Reconcilng Ministry; fully LGBTQ+ affirming and welcoming. Services in English and Korean.
Progressive ideology (liberation theology + social justice) with evangelical flavor/methodology (contemporary music, small groups). About 30% are people of color. Strong emphasis on asking good questions and intellectual curiosity.