Developing Intercultural Competence Workshop – April 25th

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The world is changing.

And, in some ways, it is getting smaller. Whether in person or via technology, people from different countries and cultures–with different languages and customs–are coming together in the same spaces more frequently. This is especially true in organizations and institutions where a common idea or experience is shared, such as a church or school.

Learn how to respond.

Attend the Developing Intercultural Competence Workshop, a day long program on Thursday, April 25th that is designed to equip leaders to welcome, receive, and encourage emerging cultural groups within their church, school, community organization, or place of work. The content is geared toward those who work or volunteer in a faith-based context. Participants will learn to: 1) Define culture and identify ways in which culture influences communication, and 2) Identify models for effective pastoral responses, principles, and practices that shape fruitful ministry in intercultural settings.

Developing Intercultural Competence Workshop

Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 9AM-3:30PM
Location: Aquinas Center, 1700 Fernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Cost: A $15 registration fee covers instruction, interactive sessions, lunch, and networking.

members_sister-bolarteThe program facilitator is Sister Ruth Bolarte, IHM, a member of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Immaculata, PA. and the Director of the Office of Multi-Cultural Ministry at the Diocese of Metuchen, NJ. A native of Peru, she holds a doctorate in ministry from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Off street parking is available inside the campus gates. The Tasker/Morris stop for the Broad Street subway line is a convenient four blocks from the center. Click for a Google Map describing how to get to Aquinas Center from the Broad Street Subway and where to park if you are driving.


Register today to reserve your place!

Complete the form below. An email invoice will be sent for those who select the “Pay by credit card” or “Mail check” option.

Sponsored by Aquinas Center and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community.

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