Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century


ISP- INTX102 – Woven Together: Intercultural Communication and Cultural Humility for Our Intersecting World

July 8th-12th

Ever since the dawn of time people have traveled creating cultural intersections that are new and unique.  Some of these intercultural experiences have been beautiful and life giving, while others have been fraught with abuse and exploitation.  This course will explore some of those interactions and provide learners with skills for intercultural communication.  This course will cover topics such as dimensions of culture, relationships, intercultural communication, and historical trauma using a variety of learning approaches including lecture, storytelling, theological reflection, and experiential learning.

Rev. Isaiah “Shaneequa” Brokenleg has worked in Indian Country most of her career serving communities as an epidemiologist and more recently as the vicar of Trinity Episcopal Church, Watertown, SD.  From a cultural/spiritual perspective Isaiah believes we are all related and that Christ calls us to be “good relatives” to one another.  As a winktè (two-spirit), she believes she is called to be a healer and move our communities in the direction of positive change.  She strives to live out her calling through her work, our Church, her art, and in her life.

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