Progressive Christians

Religious Director: Rev. Sunny Kang
Student Contact: Michael Hsu

In loving fellowship and spiritual practice, we follow in the historic traditions of Christian faith, interpreting them in light of social and scientific progress. We find grace in intellectual and contemplative engagement with our faith. We believe there is more value in questioning than in absolute answers: we take the Bible seriously because we don’t have to take it literally. We affirm that other religions can be as good for others as ours is good for us. We strive to make our earth a heavenly place of peace, justice, kindness, and beauty: we don’t believe anybody is going to hell. We affirm LGBT sexuality and we celebrate same-sex marriages.

Conocimiento: Alternative Spring Break experience in Arizona – activism for border justice.

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Sponsored by Hope on Union / United University Church in Los Angeles


Sunny Kang, is the Director and Senior Pastor of United University Church on 2208 S. Union Ave. UUC is associated with United Methodist Church and Presbyterian Church (USA).

Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the current Moderator of the Pacific Presbytery of the PCUSA.

Served as a pastor in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California including several immigrant Korean churches, English speaking Chinese church, mul-ethnic as well as European North American congregations.

Was Assistant Chaplain at Macalester College, a community organizer as the National Staff of PCUSA and Grant program Manager of a national foundation making grants in the areas of empowering communities to break out of poverty.

Lectured widely in the areas of counseling for young adult faith formation and racial ethnic identity development process. Served on the writing team to write the first book that discussed Asian North American Ministry subsequent to immigration, and the faith based Anti-Racism training program for PCUSA.

Services in the community includes former chair of LA County Commission on Children and Families, Executive Director of Asian Ministry Connection (AMC), Board Chair of Korean Family Resource Center (KFAM), and Executive Director of Kang Family Foundation.