Beginning the Discussion

By Ruth Cassidy and James Grunaua — Abstract: God calls the church to deep levels of engagement with refugees and new immigrants that ultimately reveals God’s heart of compassion for vulnerable people, his desire for believers to live in right relationship with the “other,” his design for creation that includes unity with diversity, and his self-giving love that invites broken humanity into its embrace. — Keywords: new Canadian, refugee, sojourner, diaspora, displaced, church development, education, training —

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That All May Be One: A Resource for Educating toward Racial Justice

Edited by Wenh-In Ng — Description: 2004: United Church Publishing House This handbook provides material for reflection, education and action to help individuals and congregations recognize, resist and eliminate racism. It contains excellent reflections and workshops designed to give life to the United Church anti-racism policy. Available from the United Church of Canada Resource Distribution Centre. — Keywords: diversity, cultural sensitivity, anti-racism, policy, church development, training, United Church, social justice — External Links: http://www.ucrdstore.ca/that-all-may-be-one-brochure-an-introduction-to-the-united-church-s-anti-racism-policy.html

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The Art of Welcoming the Stranger

— Description: A description of how welcoming Canadian churches are to recent immigrants (March 21, 2011). — Keywords: Canada, training — External Links: https://canadianchristianity.com/the-art-of-welcoming-the-stranger-50

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Intercultural Development Inventory

— Description: From the website: The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is a statistically reliable, cross-culturally valid measure of intercultural competence adapted from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity — Keywords: Cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural intelligence, development, intercultural training, cross-cultural, intercultural, Training, cultural competence, assessment — External Links: https://idiinventory.com

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Cultural intelligence: improving your CQ to engage our multicultural world

— Description: From Amazon.com Twenty-first-century society is diverse, and Christians must be able to understand other cultures and communicate effectively between and among them. Following up on the bestselling Hurt: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers, this new addition to the Youth, Family, and Culture series explores the much-needed skill of Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the ability to work effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultures. While rooted in sound, scholarly research, Cultural Intelligence is highly practical and accessible to general readers. It will benefit students as well as guide ministry leaders interested in increasing their cultural awareness and sensitivity. Packed with assessment tools, simulations, case studies, and exercises, Cultural Intelligence will help transform individuals and organizations into effective intercultural communicators of the gospel. — Keywords: Cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural intelligence, development, intercultural training, evangelism, cross-cultural, intercultural, Training, Christian Ministry, cultural competence — External Links:

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Intercultural Readiness Check

— Description: Assessment tool for intercultural competencies. https://www.ibinet.nl/irconline — Keywords: cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural intelligence, development, intercultural training, cross-cultural, intercultural, Training, cultural competence, assessment

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Important Issues For The Church In Canada To Become Missional

By Glenn Smith — Description: Glenn Smith of Christian Direction discusses the need to think contextually when conducting urban ministry in Canada. — Keywords: Church Planting, Christian Ministry, Missions, Training, missional, missiology, church development, development, education, worship, church, evangelism — Link to Article

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Journey With Me

— Abstract: Local churches across the country are opening their homes and their hearts to refugees. These churches, of every denomination, are looking for resources to help them deepen and discover their way to becoming Samaritan churches. Journey with Me is a marvelous resource offering spiritual wisdom and practical tools for church groups who are in the process of welcoming the stranger. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the Christian Reform Church which has generously shared this resource with other churches — Keywords: local churches, training, refugees —

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