Ministry in Context

Interested in Urban and Multicultural Immersion? Introducing Pray and Break Bread Trips!

Who are your neighbors here in the Twin Cities? How might relationships with members of diverse communities, cultures, and faith traditions transform your understanding of what it means to be a Christian in community in this time and place?

Luther students, staff, faculty are invited to join Cross-Cultural Education for Pray and Break Bread, four off-campus trips in which we will leave the Luther bubble; meet area community members, religiously-motivated activists, and faith leaders; break bread together; and connect with each other's religious and ethical convictions.

These are small but important steps toward understanding and destabilizing our own worldviews, breaking down the walls dividing people of different races, cultures and religions in the Twin Cities, and creating critical mass for liberation and ministry for all people! Through these trips, we will learn, be changed, and build relationships. These are small but important steps toward understanding and destabilizing our own worldviews, breaking down the walls dividing people of different races, cultures and religions in the Twin Cities, and creating critical mass for liberation and ministry for all people!

Cross-Cultural Education will host four trips for students, staff, and faculty in 2014 - 2015, with potential trip options including Interfaith and Religious Literacy, Food Justice and Environmentalism, Racial Equality and Immigration, Gender and Sexual Minority Freedom, and more. We are planning on a Friday in October, a Saturday in November, a Friday in March, and a Saturday in April. Precise sites, dates, and times are still being determined. With a small ticket fee, every participant's transportation, meal, and site honorariums will be fully covered!

Are you a local faith leader who would like us to visit your site, meet your community, eat with your team, and connect with your experience? We'd love to hear from you as we work on preparing our trips. Please contact Katherine Parent at kparent001ce@luthersem.edu for details!

This urban multicultural and interfaith immersion program is funded by Bethlehem Lutheran Church, is hosted by Cross-Cultural Education at the Office of Contextual Learning, and is staffed by Katherine Parent (Cross-Cultural Education Support Staff). Meet Katherine by clicking here.

 

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