Cultural Sensitive Ministry is a "process" book offering readers the possibility to create a climate of openness and positive change in their parish, school, diocesan office, business community, or other institution. It is an opportunity to bring diverse groups together in a unique way.
The underlying premise of the book is that becoming aware of one's own cultural background and being able to share this awareness with others facilitates learning about their background, and therefore results in greater understanding among people.
Using the model outlined in the book, along with the online handouts, some of which appear in Spanish as well, will raise awareness of one's own culture as well as that of others, generating understanding and cooperation among people. In this era of globalization and immigration debate this book is invaluable not only for ministry but for society at large.
This book highlights the importance of listening and understanding each other. It is an invaluable guide for the future.
-parish staff and committees
-pastor and staff
-different generations within a parish
-parishioners of opposing viewpoints
-faculty and staff of schools