Please share something about yourself, your work, and what draws you to the Inclusion Network online community.
Developing leaders within the diversity of southern California, Hawaii, Guam and Saipan through the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church was the work that enticed me to move from Wisconsin to Pasadena, CA. The Inclusion Network's mission resonates with the work I am involved in. Within the United Methodist Church, we have many places where two to five different ethnic groups worship in separate communities, many places where they worship together, places where the pastors and congregation are of different ethnic groups - all with various degrees of effectiveness (and all with various degrees of conflict). We are working toward a vision of being together in communities where we are distinctly diverse within the various ethnic/national groups and where we engage in ministry and mission together with respect and enjoyment of one another.
What would you like to contribute to this community? What would you like to receive?
In the dance of collaborative reciprocity, I would both like to contribute to and receive thought-provoking conversations which generate new ideas and practices for radically diverse communities where differences are honored and celebrated and where diversity of styles/ways of leading are respected and used.
How did you hear about this community?
Through a World Cafe email.
What are some of the questions you'd like to explore, or conversations you'd like to have with others in this community?
What would a community look and behave like where people honored differences (it's not just ethnic/nationality - it's age, economics, education, gender, social), building on the best each individual and group offers while also working together toward a world of shalom (peace, wholeness, healing)? How do we form, reform and sustain such community?
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