Building Intercultural Competency for Ministers

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Going Beyond Boundaries and Broadening Horizons

This workshop highlights the new curriculum developed by the USCCB that seeks to accomplish the following goals:

  • Frame issues of diversity in terms of the Church’s identity and mission to evangelize;
  • Seek an understanding of culture and how it works;
  • Develop intercultural communication skills in pastoral settings;
  • Expand one’s knowledge of the obstacles which impede effective intercultural relations; and
  • Foster ecclesial integration rather than assimilation in Church settings, with a spirituality of reconciliation and mission.



Presenter: Dr. Arturo Chávez, Ph.D.

Dr. Arturo Chávez is the President of the Mexican American Catholic College and has worked for over 28 years in a variety of ministries and
community-based organizations. He is nationally recognized as a leader
in cross cultural education, ministerial formation, and advocacy for
inclusion and social justice. He holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from the
University of Incarnate Word, a M.T.S. from Oblate School of Theology,
and a Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies from the University of
Denver and the Iliff School of Theology.





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