Perkins School of Theology in Cuba

Dr. Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi, Professor of Global Christianities and Mission Studies at Perkins School of Theology, is leading the Spring 2014 faculty immersion trip to Cuba March 7-16. Nine participants will examine the history of Cuba, its religious and cultural sources, and will visit Christian communities including the Seminario Evangélico de Teología de Matanzas.

Participation of Perkins faculty members in this immersion experience is made possible by The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins School of Theology. The Center is funded by a grant from The Luce Foundation. Dr. Tim McLemore, Associate Director of Public Affairs, Perkins School of Theology, is traveling with the faculty immersion group and writes from Matanzas, Cuba.

Pre-immersion reflections

24 February  With the conviction that “effective leadership in a culturally complex world requires a combination of cultural intelligence and cross-cultural experience,” Perkins School of Theology offers immersion courses and experiences for students, under the auspices of the Perkins Global Theological Education (GTE) Program. “Through seminars and significant immersion experiences in other cultures, we prepare our students for lifelong growth in cultural intelligence and cross-cultural competence. Students gain firsthand experience in building intercultural relationships, resolving cultural conflicts, and guiding intercultural ventures.” These same principles make it expedient for Perkins faculty members to have immersion experiences as well. More than leading by example, participating in events like these is important – at least in my view – because the personal growth [...]

2014-03-14T12:19:35+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Perkins School of Theology in Cuba|
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