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Welcome! Here, my partner Jose Ortiz and I, together as a couple since 1997, will share with you our personal journey of reconciling our Christian faith with our homosexual orientation. We will share and report here our ministry, since 2005, with Other Sheep, an ecumenical Christian ministry that works worldwide to empower LGBT people of faith.
Steve Parelli, Exec. Dir., Other Sheep
Bedford Park, Bronx, NY
Our 2015 Summer Travels
Click here for a list of 23 blogs (with links) of stories of Steve Parelli and Jose Ortiz’s 2015 Other Sheep summer travels (July 1 – September 5, 2015) in two countries in Africa and four countries in Asia, in reverse chronological order. The blogs are vignettes and do not constitute reports. Reports will come out at a date subsequent to this posting.
Our 2014 Summer Travels
1. Botswana: Kanye, Gabarone
2. Zimbabwe: Bulawayo
3. Tanzania: Dar es Salaam
4. Kenya: Kisumu
5. Uganda: 6 Ugandan activists travel to Kenya
6. Nepal: Kathmandu
7. India: Fort Cochin, Kerala, and Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. Educational Materials taught at a Nagercoil seminary
Photo at right: Queerala (Kerala, India) film crew with Steve (upper right) and Jose (lower right). Fort Cochin, Kerala. August 2014.
Praise for the Parelli-Ortiz Other Sheep seminar on the Bible and homosexuality
Bible Society of Zimbabwe translator gives praise for the Parelli-Ortiz Other Sheep seminar
KATHMANDU, NEPAL. by REV. STEPHEN PARELLI. AUGUST 11, 2014. CLICK HERE FOR THE BLOG
Petros Karekera, translator at the Bible Society of Zimbabwe (Shona Study Bible Project), in praise of the Parelli-Otiz seminars on the Bible and homosexuality and related topics, wrote:
“I am from Harare, Zimbabwe. Attended the Bulawayo workshop. It was beautiful and enlightening, enjoyed every bit of it. Steve and Jose are just but good to work with. Love you guys, you are doing wonderful work for God. Love it.”
Visit our Former Site(2005-2013)
For a unique experience of viewing creative web pages (made from blank templates), visit Other Sheep Exec Site’s first home, begun in 2005.
Without the option to create pages with menus with sub-menus, the original Other Sheep Exec Site became more and more impossible to navigate as it grew (although the archive page does help some, and the writings page, too, both linking from the righthand column of the home page where our summer travels are also found). The documents, reports, pages of photos, and more, of the site’s former home, will all remain in tact, with this new Other Sheep Exec Site linking to the old.
So, stay on this user-friendly site if you wish, using the drop-down menus above. The menus will navigate you through the former home (2005-2012) as well as the present, new home of Other Sheep Exec Site. Or brave it and leisurely enjoy a mosaic of webpages by venturing into the old site without a master roadmap to guide you (just some guideposts here and there). Have fun whatever you do.
You can click here for the former home of Other Sheep Exec Site
Visit our Parent Site
Visit Other Sheep.
Other Sheep site is the parent site of Other Sheep Exec Site.
At Other Sheep you will find news from all our regional and sub-regional coordinators and major LGBT-related writings by our Theologian/ Mission Director Rev. Dr. Thomas Hanks and other noteworthy authors like James Miller: see his “Studies in Biblical Sexuality”
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