The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence brings together in one volume the leading experts and scholars from a variety of fields (e.g., education, communication, psychology, social work, health care, conflict studies, etc.) and from around the world who do work in intercultural competence (defined as appropriate and effective communication, as well as behavior, in intercultural situations). Given the current and future focus on global workforce development, and on globalization in general, this Handbook examines the skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed in our ever diverse world.

Intercultural Competence in Religious OrganizationsNeither Jew nor Gentile : Lessons About Intercultural Competence in Religious Organizations

Intercultural Competence in Religious OrganizationsNeither Jew nor Gentile : Lessons About Intercultural Competence in Religious Organizations

Intercultural Competence in Religious OrganizationsNeither Jew nor Gentile
George Yancey

Religion serves the critical function of addressing questions of meaning, or ultimate concern, for members in a given society. Religious beliefs equip individuals for dealing with dilemmas surrounding meaning, purpose, and identity. It is in religious organizations that we find like-minded individuals who provide the support and counsel we often need to address such concerns. Thus, healthy religious organizations, or some possible substitute thereof, are important to the health of a vibrant society.

Yet, except for our families, religious organizations are the most racially segregated institution in the United States. Less than 8% of all religious ...

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