Beyond 'Diversity': New Creation and a Mestizo Vision

By Chris Rice 12-01-2009

"Integration" and "diversity" do not express God's purpose for reconciliation deeply enough. What we need is a fresh paradigm that declares our new culture in Christ.

A workshop last month in Cincinnati at the Christian Community Development Association conference (CCDA) confirmed my conviction that Christians need fresh language regarding our mission and identity in a divided world.

During my workshop, I remarked that as "reconciliation" becomes both increasingly popular and contested, and as such potentially unhelpful, the critical question is "reconciliation toward what?" I mentioned two dominant paradigms.

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