TWO WAY STREET:
A new resource to support churches to be joyfully intercultural!
Birmingham is a vibrant multi-cultural city with a young dynamic population. Although the population is second in size to London, Birmingham is more ethnically and culturally diverse than the capital.
As a result, what it means to be a Christ-centred, outward-facing community of believers that welcomes everyone, is central to our mission in the city.
Church of England Birmingham have developed a resource with two national intercultural thinkers, Harvey Kwiyani and Nigel Rooms. It is called "Two-Way Street" and aims to help every church that takes part to become more intentionally intercultural.
The resource includes videos of local churches who have made steps to being more intercultural, and key thinkers sharing their ideas. It involves a meal, lots of discussion, dwelling in the Word, and the opportunity to let everyone know we are intercultural and proud of it!
Harvey and Nigel write that, "Intercultural Church is where everyone is changed by the encounter in worship and mission across cultures, while still retaining their own identity and culture."
As Christians we look to be the most joyfully diverse and just communities on the planet. This requires culture change. This resource aims for that to happen, as does our training in Unconcious Bias & Inclusion through the Pathways training resource.
If you would like to know more, please email Guy Donegan-Cross.