The Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning of the Canadian Council of Churches is asking for your support of our ministry with a financial gift.
In addition to supporting the overall work of the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning, please consider an additional gift to provide bursaries for our programs. Part of the richness of FILL are the diverse voices that participate in our work. Often those voices are from marginalized communities that don’t always have access to resources for program fees. If your gift includes an additional amount to our bursary fund, please use the “Include a message” box below, and type something like: “My gift includes a $100 donation to the bursary fund”
In 2019 we will continue to offer transformative learning across Canada, including the five-day Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry program. In the spring of 2019, we are offering this program for academic credit.
We have initiated an Ecumenical Academic Roundtable on Contextual Theologies of Migration in Canada, which will begin to meet in 2019.
In 2018 we held a cross-Canada consultation to learn more about the resources, successes, and needs of the Canadian churches in ministry across cultural, racial, and other diversities. The participants enthusiastically affirmed the need for this ministry.
During the past year, the Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network became part of the Forum for Intercultural Leadership. Together we offered a workshop on “Animating Racial Justice” bringing together experienced Church racial justice practitioners and people keen for racial justice in their churches. In 2019 we will grow this network and continue to be shaped by the participant’s experience and wisdom.
In 2018 alumni of our programs participated in the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and in 2019 this group will design ways to engage the conversation; “Interfaith is Intercultural”
Over the past 12 months, we began to bring the 26-member denominations of the Canadian Council of Churches into our work and in 2019 we will continue to be a resource to their institutions and members.
We look forward to your support to help us to continue to reach faith leaders across Canada to help them grow in their work with intercultural ministry.