Thursday, November 04, 2010

Deadline nears to attend workshop on intercultural competency.

Registration closes Nov. 7 for the workshop "Intercultural Competency/Competencia Intercultural: Being an Effective Leader in a Diverse Changing World." The workshop is scheduled for Nov. 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at First Church of the Brethren in Harrisburg, Pa.

The event will be offered in both English and Spanish, and is jointly sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, On Earth Peace, and Mennonite Central Committee.

Designed for pastors, church members, and district leaders, the event will be led by Eric H.F. Law, adjunct faculty for the Doctor of Ministry program at McCormick Theological Seminary, ACTS Doctor of Ministry program in Preaching, and the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Law will speak on viewing intercultural communities of faith through the lens of theology and will lead the group in exploring the questions: What is culture? Why are there intercultural conflicts? How do racism, power, and privilege affect the way we can be effective leaders in a diverse community?

The $25 registration fee includes lunch with a vegetarian option. A continuing education credit of 0.5 is available for $10. Register online at or contact Stan Dueck, director of Transforming Practices at or 717-335-3226.

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