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The goal of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church is that ministry leaders who attend these trainings increase their capacity to welcome, receive, and encourage all emerging cultural groups to assume their role of leadership in the Church and, in turn, to train other ministry leaders to do the same.
This formation program aims to prepare ministry leaders to:
The Training of Trainers Workshop provides an opportunity for ministers to attain a foundational first level of competence in intercultural relations and communications. It is also designed to orient trainers to methodology, strategies, and activities suited to teach the content of the program.
The Training of Trainers workshop will cover the five learning modules of the Guidelines on Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers:Seek an understanding of culture and how it works Foster Ecclesial integration rather than assimilation in Church settings, with a spirituality of reconciliation and mission.
Short Term Benefits
Participants who attend this training program will be able to network with other ministry leaders in order to form an intercultural competence training team in their diocese, entity, or organization.
Access to educational resources about intercultural competency.
Long Term Benefits
Growth in one's own capacity to help parishes, schools, local ministries, and national organizations tap into the vitality of emerging new groups.
The ability to form/train others serving in leadership roles for dioceses, parishes, and national organizations to incorporate the gifts of other cultures and advance the process of giving and receiving among all God's people.
Establish a foundation for mutual acceptance and trust among diverse communities present in the diocese.
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