Intercultural - Resources
A blog with regular postings by Dan Sheffield
A book written by Dan Sheffield to address the specific challenges of leading a multicultural congregation. Used as a required text by several seminaries in Canada and the USA.
This booklet gives a simple introduction to the varieties of models of multicultural or multi-ethnic churches, and an overview of leadership requirements.
This article looks at key elements in the process of moving from a mono-cultural congregation to becoming a functionally multicultural church. Examines factors impacting organizational change, employs insights from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity, and introduces a dialectical perspective on the transition process that emerged from a multicultural church leaders’ dialogue in St Louis (2008).
An article written to introduce the differences between the homogeneous church model and the multicultural church, addressing the notion of shalom and missional church values.
The article by Queens University professor, Will Kymlicka, examines the differences in policy required to maintain a “multicultural” political framework, in contrast to the need for individuals within that state to develop intercultural awareness and sensitivity.