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Books on Ethnic Reconciliation and Conflict Mediation

We recommend these books on ethnic reconciliation and conflict mediation. Our friend Craig Hendrickson helped prepare this list. We welcome your comments and recommendations. Read the Post

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Books on Intercultural Leadership and Communication

We recommend these books on intercultural leadership and communication. Our friend Craig Hendrickson helped prepare this list. We welcome your comments and recommendations. Bordas, Juana. Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2007. Draws on … Read the Post

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Books on Forming Multiethnic Congregations

We recommend these books on forming multiethnic congregations. Our friend Craig Hendrickson helped prepare this list. We welcome your comments and recommendations. Anderson, David. Multicultural Ministry. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. Anderson is pastor of a multicultural congregation in Maryland and … Read the Post

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Books on Society, Race and Christianity

We recommend these books on society, race and Christianity. Our friend Craig Hendrickson helped prepare this list. We welcome your comments and recommendations. Christerson, Brad, Korie L. Edwards and Michael O. Emerson. Against All Odds. New York: New York University … Read the Post

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Books on Anthropology and Worldview

We recommend these books on anthropology and worldview. Our friend Craig Hendrickson helped prepare this list. We welcome your comments and recommendations. Eriksen, Thomas Hylland. Small Places, Big Issues. London: Pluto, 2001. An introduction to cultural anthropology, providing insights into … Read the Post

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Books on American Studies and Ethnicity

We recommend these books on American studies and ethnicity. Our friend Craig Hendrickson helped prepare this list. We welcome your comments and recommendations. Cornell, Stephen, and Douglas Hartmann. Ethnicity and Race. Newbury Park, Calif.: Pine Forge, 2007. Explores the various … Read the Post

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Introduction

By engaging ethnic histories and hearing personal autobiographies we are participating in God's creative work of shaping and reshaping church life and mission.

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Part I: Theology and Context

Using the frameworks of practical theology and missional ecclesiology, we provide an introduction to the work of leadership and to social theory, including matters of social contexts, cultural variables, and ethnic identity.

Part II: Sociocultural Perspectives

Cultural anthropology provides insights into social power and human dynamics that vary among cultures. Topics include worldviews, relationships, identity, language, and perception and thinking.

Part III: Leadership, Communication and Change

We need to develop the skills and capacities for communication and leadership in intercultural settings in order to engage the challenges of church life and mission in multicultural contexts.

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We are assembling resources for pastors, professors, and students -- websites, cinema, documentaries, group exercises, books, and Bible studies.