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Forget Diversity! It’s Cultural Competency that We Need.

I live in a diverse neighborhood in a diverse area. Every day I ride the subway with people of many different backgrounds and ethnicities. I go to work and sit next to a man from Malawi and have friendships and work with women from Haiti, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Senegal, Portugal, Cameroon, and Roxbury – and that’s just naming a few. 1,335 more words


Another Missions Blog...

Hello All,

I find myself in a different environment than I ever fully expected to be. I always felt called to the missions field and now here I am in the midst of it all. 160 more words


Body and Spirit, Music and Words

Music is constantly changing, and it mutates not only from culture to culture but generation to generation. The only place this bothers people is in church. 526 more words

Art And Culture

Cross-cultural parenting at the plum stand and out of the sleeping tent

Elliot and I were at the markets, and plums had just come in. This is very exciting! There’s lots of fresh fruit in Dodoma, but it’s always the same ones – mangoes, pineapples and bananas, watermelon, passionfruit, sometimes guavas. 735 more words

Written By Tamie

Unanswered emails

An old friend of mine emailed me the other day. (No, she is not old; it is just that we have known each other for a long time.) The two of us met on the first day of our first year at the university. 586 more words


American Insight into Negotiating

A negotiation involves two parties coming together to discuss the terms of a transaction or agreement and ideally, reaching a consensus.  To negotiate successfully with someone from another culture or nationality, understanding the context that forms his or her negotiating style is important. 414 more words


Can I get extra credit for wishing you Happy International Happiness Day?

I just came across two international stories with very little in common. First, Gallup conducted a survey to find out which countries are the happiest, and released the results today, 282 more words