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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 

Take part in the Minority Anglican Project
31 July 2019
Take part in the Minority Anglican Project We are collaborating with the University of Birmingham on a research project looking at the experience of ethnic minority Anglicans.
Dementia: Learning a New Dance
26 June 2019
Dementia: Learning a New Dance An interview with Rose Akeroyd, Bishop's Adviser on Dementia, about her experience with the condition.
Deaf Comedian in a Hearing World
12 June 2019
Deaf Comedian in a Hearing World Rinkoo Barpaga is a Brummie. He is also a deaf British Sign Language story teller, filmmaker and stand-up comedian.
Red Carpet Treatment?
12 June 2019
Red Carpet Treatment? An interview with Revd Steve Jones, Birmingham's Diocesan Disability Adviser
​Intercultural Mission Seed Grants
28 May 2019
​Intercultural Mission Seed Grants Church of England Birmingham wants to encourage everyone to be missional and reach out to new people.
​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.

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

Sharing the Gift is a report for the Bishop of Birmingham on the state and future of cross-cultural training in the Church of England Birmingham. Click here to read the report.