Becoming one, she said, doesn’t refer to merging cultural identities, nor are her book and ministry about creating multicultural churches. “’Multicultural’ means different people are in the room, but not necessarily in conversation with each other. “And it means we are forming relationships that are not transactional.”Huge cultural differences can divide individuals within congregations as well as churches from surrounding neighborhoods, she said. But we have to start with ourselves.”Moving into those spaces can be extremely unsettling for Christians, ministers and congregations, Snead Perez added. What comes after the dinners and the conversations and the pulpit swaps?
Source: Ethiopian News December 03, 2021 20:06 UTC