Spiritual Forum

Building an Intercultural Church: Why are intercultural competencies vital for the new evangelization?

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Our Catholic community abounds with diversity. Our brothers and sisters represent different races, ethnicities, ages, physical and mental abilities, and socioeconomic classes.

Called by the New Evangelization to be evangelized and go evangelize, this diversity offers great opportunity as we seek to build our Catholic Church. But this calling is not without its challenges.

In Evangelii nuntiandi (1975), Pope Paul VI writes, “Evangelization loses much of its force and effectiveness if it does not take into consideration the actual people to whom it is addressed, if it does not use their language, their signs and symbols …”

In other words, carrying out the mission of the Church requires us to have intercultural competencies. Join us as we discuss this important topic.

in person Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis
6:00–6:30 PM  hors d’oeuvres and social time
6:30–8:30 PM  program

via livestream Link will be emailed prior to event
6:30–8:30 PM Program

Moderator & Panelists

Most Reverend Joseph Williams
Auxiliary Bishop
Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis

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Anne Attea
Director of Formation and Social Justice
Ascension Catholic Church, Minneapolis

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Akiko Maeker, Ph.D.
Principal Partner, Coaching Director
Interculturalist, LLC

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Mar Muñoz-Visoso, M.T.S.
Executive Director
USCCB Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church

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