The Office of Intercultural Ministries
The Office of Intercultural Ministries engages the church in its vision to become truly intercultural and practice cultural humility as we seek to better appreciate, reflect and engage in the communities around us. In collaboration with the Presbyterian Intercultural Network, this office inspires congregations and mid councils to develop strategies and coordinate efforts for intercultural ministries. By doing so, we assist the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in its efforts to become God's beloved community, building multiracial, multilingual and intercultural commuities of faith and empowering congregations and mid councils to value, appreciate and celebrate all of God's children, from every race and culture.
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Building multiracial, multilingual and multicultural communities of faith
Then people will come from east and west, from north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God. (Luke 13:29)
While the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) continues to be largely European American, the newest growth in the church is among immigrants and in some racial ethnic congregations. Thus the newest “mission field” for us in the church is to engage in “mission in reverse” by consulting with European American congregations and mid councils in order to assist them in their efforts to become more diverse as they seek to better reflect the communities that surround them. Continue Reading.
THE INTERCULTURAL CHURCH: A righteous organism
“Moving ACTION from Organization to Organism…” was the theme of the 13th anniversary celebration of the Alliance of Congregational Transformation in Our Neighborhoods (ACTION), a grassroots community organization that seeks to unite faith groups, schools, non-profits, and other groups to work for social justice. I was there by invitation from members of First Presbyterian Church, Youngstown, Ohio.
The theme serves as a Call to Health, a rallying cry to organizations, especially the Christian church, to incline toward its earthly nature and purpose: the active Body of Christ in the world today. The operative word is active. Continue Reading.
Hello Deborah, thanks for making contact. I will forward your request to Rev Samuel Atiemo, Associate for African Emerging Ministries. In the interim, it would help me to know more about our worshiping community, including the location and presbytery in which it is located. Sterling Morse
We need help purchasing Old Testaments and prayer book with hymns in Dinka Bor dialect for the South Sudanese Christian Fellowship that meets in our church. Please HELP!