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Swords into Plowshares is the blog of the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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December 12, 2013

Children's Literature: Appreciating an Inclusive World Through Selections from My Bookshelves

The General Assembly Committee on Representation at its bi-annual meeting in late October held discussions, participated in training and wrestled with issues of Cultural Proficiency in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Personally, my participation in such training began in about 1980 when I worked to train churchlogo for the 2013 Synod COR Training Event.  Yellow field with gradient toward the center, flying geese quilt pattern forming a cross in center with Red script text above, "There's Power in the Patchwork" and a purple strip at the bottom of the square with the text, "Unity in Diversity" in yellow. based child care programs, their leaders and staff, about Cultural Diversity, Cultural Proficiency and Cultural Competency. Most programs then and church bodies today have much to learn from these elements.  The Synod GACOR Representatives and others attending the training in Chicago this past October, struggle with basic questions of what is diversity ...

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