Love Your Neighbour launch

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 

​Black History Month marked with a celebration service
17 October 2017
​Black History Month marked with a celebration service Black History Month was marked with a celebration service to honour the contribution of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Anglicans in the Church of England Birmingham.
Blog: A Deacon in Denver
12 October 2017
Blog: A Deacon in Denver Jessica Foster, permanent Deacon in Hall Green, blogs about her trip to Denver as part of a Countering Violent Extremism delegation.
Interim Dean of BAME Affairs
4 October 2017
Interim Dean of BAME Affairs We are pleased to announce that Revd Smitha Prasadam has agreed to be Interim Dean for BAME Affairs.
Black History Month
19 September 2017
Black History Month St Michael’s Church Handsworth invite you to join them to celebrate and commemorate Black History Month, with their series of events
Bolivia Birmingham Link: Bishop David prepares for intercultural trip in March
24 January 2017
Bolivia Birmingham Link: Bishop David prepares for intercultural trip in March Over the last few years an exciting link has been developing between Birmingham and the South American country of Bolivia.
'We are a hybrid people'
1 August 2016
'We are a hybrid people' Revd Eve Pitts' 'Sons Arise' event called for Black men to come together to celebrate and reflect on the past, present and future of the Black male experience in Britain.

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.