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Intercultural Mission

Birmingham is a vibrant multi-cultural city with a young dynamic population. Although the population is second in size to London, Birmingham is more ethnically and culturally diverse than the capital. As a result, what it means to be a Christ-centred, outward facing community of believers that welcomes everyone is central to our mission in the city. The civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King wrote that God’s love working in the human heart creates a ‘beloved community’ of diverse believers who challenge unfairness, confront hate and encourages people from all backgrounds to work together to achieve a Christ-centred community. Living well with others is vital to our witness of life in Christ. Every Christian is tasked to reflect the hospitality of God, his love and generosity across boundaries of faith, culture and ethnicity. Intercultural mission recognises, that Christianity is not only local but is tied to a global perspective that goes beyond our local boundaries.

A core commitment for the Church of England - Birmingham is to support parishes in getting to know their neighbours. By promoting intercultural mission, our intention is to encourage encounters that bear witness to the love of Christ and value the image of God in one another. For many parishes, it means understanding the culture and context they find themselves in, if they are to connect well with others. By being earnest in our efforts to connect with others, there is a deep appreciation of all our stories and what God is doing through us.

Intercultural Mission News & Events 

​Every Tribe: Stories of Diverse Saints Serving a Diverse World
29 April 2019
​Every Tribe: Stories of Diverse Saints Serving a Diverse World Every Tribe celebrates the true diversity of the saints, inspiring the church to become what it is meant to be: the rainbow people of God serving the diverse needs of a diverse world.
Spotlight On... Steve Jones
28 November 2018
Spotlight On... Steve Jones Find out more about Steve Jones, Bishop's Adviser for Disability Inclusion
Celebrating Black History
17 October 2018
Celebrating Black History Birmingham Cathedral hosts its first Black History Month service.
Birchfield Job Club: The gift of hope
1 September 2018
Birchfield Job Club: The gift of hope How a church in Birchfield is bringing hope to its community.
Remembering Windrush, Seeking Sanctuary
19 June 2018
Remembering Windrush, Seeking Sanctuary Birmingham hosted the nation's first official service of commemoration for Sanctuary Sunday.
New Bishop's Adviser on Dementia
21 March 2018
New Bishop's Adviser on Dementia ​Bishop David is pleased to announce that he has appointed Rose Akeroyd as Bishop’s Adviser on Dementia.

Sharon Prentis
Intercultural Mission Enabler
Dean of Black & Minority Ethnic Affairs
07741 146152
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