The challenge of integration
Born from the discovery of a model of basic values of a culture, a missionary experience in a Pacific archipelago and several years of teaching, this book aims to provide the essential tools for building healthy and healthy relationships. fair between people belonging to different cultures.
After highlighting how each person defines standards and establishes personal priorities, which are often in conflict with those of others, the authors, based on the divine incarnation as a model for human relationships, and relying on the discoveries of social sciences and behavioral sciences show how to overcome the various tensions that arise from these conflicts; this, both in the same culture and in different cultures.
This is how the reader will discover that the same tools will be used to improve their relationships with others within their own culture or ecclesial community. The authors will then have achieved their goal: to bring the reader to greater sensitivity to others and to adapt their lifestyle in order to build real bridges towards those in need, particularly that of hearing the Gospel. .
This book is aimed at all those who wish to engage in transcultural ministry, that is to say in any ministry through which they will interact with people who have received, growing up, values and a mode of life different from theirs. This ministry today includes not only those who go out as missionaries, but also those who seek to be effective witnesses in their countries.