Faith & Settlement Research Project

Faith & Settlement Partnerships: Resource Packet — Description: This Packet has been compiled as part of the Faith and Settlement Partnerships: Setting Immigrants and Canada up for Success project which is a research partnership that explores partnerships between faith-based and government-funded settlement organizations. This two-year project was led by the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Click here for more information. — Keywords: research, ccbr, sshrc, settlement, immigrants, Canada — External Links: Faith & Settlement Partnerships — Workshops Guide Faith & Settlement Partnerships — TIM Centre   —

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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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Crash

Directed by Paul Haggis Produced by Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco — Description: 2005: Lions Gate Entertainment Crash follows a day in the life of multiple characters in downtown Los Angeles, examining fear and bigotry from different perspectives. Available from video stores. — Keywords: movie, intercultural training — External Links: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375679

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Lausanne Occasional Paper — 55

Diasporas and International Students: The New People Next Door — Description: This publication is about the opportunities and challenges presented to Christians by the presence of people from different countries, who are now living near them. It is written for vicars, pastors and other leaders of Christian congregations and ministries. It describes the findings of about 50 people who discussed this subject at the Lausanne 2004 Forum for World Evangelization in Thailand in October 2004. They wanted this message to be conveyed to all churches and ministries who are faced with these opportunities and challenges. The movement of peoples in our world creates many new challenges. The word ‘Diaspora’ meaning ‘a scattering’ is used to describe this large-scale movement of people from their homeland to settle permanently or temporarily in other countries. — Keywords: lausanne, diaspora, international students — External Links: https://www.lausanne.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/LOP55_IG26.pdf

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Foundations in Missional Ministry & Church Leadership Diploma

At the Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre — Description: Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre’s Foundations in Missional Ministry & Church Leadership Diploma, was introduced in October 2010. One of the exciting developments in contemporary church planting in the Canadian context is the growth of immigrant churches in urban cities like Toronto. As God continues to bring Spirit-filled Christians from the non-western world to Canada, we can expect to see the exciting new church-planting models, which do not fit the typical Canadian paradigm. One of the challenges facing immigrant church leaders, is how to find training that is accessible, affordable, and recognized for credentialing leaders to serve in pastoral ministry within their church affiliation. The Foundations in Missional Ministry & Church Leadership will train immigrant church leaders to be certified by the denominations partnering with the TIM Centre. The Diaspora Leaders training has two distinct dimensions. First, there will be basic foundation courses related to Bible Interpretation, OT-NT Survey, Basic Bible Doctrines, and Introduction to Pastoral Ministry. Second, the missional courses will be part of the Forge –Toronto “ethos”. For more information on the ethos, see the core values tab. For more information on the courses, see the curriculum tab. Download the

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Resources for Intercultural Ministry across North America

Centre for the Study of Global Christianity Christian Ministry Global Mapping International GMI is an international team of evangelical research, GIS and IT professionals passionate about informing, equipping, and connecting the Church for more appropriate and effective mission. Emmanuel Gospel Center Founded in 1938, the Emmanuel Gospel Center (EGC) is a Christian ministry serving urban churches and communities in Greater Boston and beyond. Through applied research, consulting, and programs, EGC works with many partners to nurture the vitality of urban churches as they support and care for the spiritual and physical needs of all people in the city, especially those who are marginalized or underserved. For example, we help churches create programs to empower adults and youth who are homeless, and to motivate and support urban youth to complete high school and succeed in post-secondary education. We work to connect the Body of Christ across cultures, and seek to strengthen those working in urban contexts through customized, holistic consulting and training. We also create venues for urban youth workers, church planters, pastors, and leaders to collaborate in prayer, training, and effective engagement. — Keywords: mapping, ethnography, urban Christian ministry

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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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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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