what does intercultural mean?
We strive for mutual respect and equality in everything we do. Our interactions with each other are shaped by our desire to be the beloved community envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. According to Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka (Columbia Theological Seminary), "in intercultural community, people engage in a deeper way... People from different
cultural groups interact with one another, build relationships, and become transformed from each other’s
experiences. The focus is on relationship building, not survival. Deep connections, interactions and
learning occur in these interactions, and no one is left unchanged in the intercultural process. Some
examine their own culture more deeply, and some are changed through their interaction with others.
Many learn more about what it means to be in community together."