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1 Deep Roots, Wide Reach Journeying into the Heart of Christ March 11-14, 2006 Columbus, Ohio

2 Diversity The condition of being diverse Diverse: differing from one another, composed of distinct or unlike elements of qualities (Merriam Webster)

3 Fasting Growing groups: Asian population 43%--10.8 million Hispanic population 38.8 %--31.3 million

4 How many customs and languages can we accommodate? Spanish Russian Tagalong Jainism Muslim Hindu

5 …came across the Atlantic Spanish and French Catholics British Anglicans and Quakers Sephardic Jews Dutch reform Christians

6 Diversity broadened Africans brought with slave trade were Muslims Chinese and Japanese fortune mines and fields of the West brought mixture of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian traditions Eastern European Jews Irish and Italian Catholics

7 Came from… Christian and Muslim immigrants from Middle East Sikhs settled in Central and Imperial Valley of California

8 Immigrants last three decades Buddhists—Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Korea Hindus—India, East Africa, Trinidad Muslims—Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Middle East, Nigeria Sikhs and Janis –India Zoroastrians –India and Iran

9 Picture of church sign

10 Wide range of religious faith India’s range of religions China’s range of religions Latin American range of religions Africa’s range of religions

11 Slide picture of India times

12 Diversity Activity Blue and Yellow Game

13 Diversity Categories Culture Religion Age Political views Body Image Socio-Economic status Gender Sexual Orientation Marital Status

14 Matthew 5:14 …You are the light of the world”

15 Matthew 28:18-20 …”Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…”

16 Mark 4:22-23 “…For there is nothing secret except to be made visible, nothing is except to come to the light. Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear…”

17 Ephesians 2:19 “…So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God…”

18 Church—Traditional model Church—Biblical Model ClubDisciples of Jesus spectatorsParticipants, minister Democracy: ElectionTheocracy of God ProgramsMeetings all time Local churchBody WantNeed Feel comfortableDemands ConditionalUnconditional

19 Constitution of the United States of America “We the people of the United States of America…”

20 Picture of Muslims in prayer

21 Picture of Hospital chapel

22 What Would Jesus Do?

23 Picture of Nina, Pinto Santa Maria

24 Latest census trends Hispanics now the largest minority group Blacks second place Asian population continues to grow

25 Healthcare diversity Healthcare Availability of services Health insurance Education Socioeconomic status Health practices

26 Picture of Vision

27 Case Studies Case presentation Readings, concepts, ideas Questions for discussing the case Objectives of case

28 New England Journal of Medicine: February 25, 1999 Reveals that racial and gender bias may still play a role in influencing physicians decision making

29 Mind, Body And Spirit

30 Emancipation Proclamation: 1863 …freed the slaves, the Unions victory in the Civil War ensured that their freedom would be carried out

31 Civil Rights Act: 1964 …secured civil liberties to Americans regardless of gender, race, ethnicity and religious or political affiliation

32 Discrimination: …based on social status, religious beliefs, physical appearance, or national identity … Is a universal reality

33 Racism Is viewed as a form of idolatry … incompatible with Christian theology

34 Prayer: Above all trust in the slow work of the Holy One. We are quite naturally, impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stage. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new; and yet it is the law of all progress…that it is made by passing through some stages of instability…and that it may take a very long time.

35 And so it is with us. Our ideas mature gradually. Let them grow, let them shape themselves without undue haste. Don’t try to force them on…for tomorrow cannot emerge any more quickly. Only God can say what this new spirit, gradually forming within you will be. Give the Holy One the benefit of believing that God’s hand is leading you and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete. Teilhard de Chardin

36 Bibliography Spirituality, Health and Wholeness: An introductory Guide for Health Care Professionals, Siroj Soajjakool and Henry Lamberton, 2004, Haworth Press A New Religious America: How a “Christian Community” has now become the World’s most Religiously Diverse Nation, Diana L. Eck, 2001, Harper San Francisco United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Video: Many Faces in God’s House, Global Solidarity, In the Footsteps of Jesus, Who are my Sisters and Brothers Pastoral Letters: Strangers No Longer, A Pastoral Letter Concerning Migration: Called to Welcome the Stranger Among us, Unity in Diversity

37 “…It’s in everyone one of us to be wise, find your heart, Open up both your eyes, We can all know everything without ever knowing why…” thank you, gracias, merci, dank u wel, grazi…

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