“Understanding culture for living well and engaging with our neighbors.“
Part 1: “Biblical Perspectives on Culture”, Friday 19th October 7-9pm
Part 2: “Understanding the Cultures that we Carry”, Friday 16th November 7-9pm
Where: CBC Wills St Hall
Cost: $5 per session, Gold Coin Donation for pensioners and students
Ian Dicks is an Australian who has lived and served in Malawi for the last 20 years. Ian together with his wife Wendy, has served with Global Interaction amongst the Yawo people. He is an expert in the field of intercultural communications: people relating to people who are different in language, customs and beliefs. For him, this is the essence of Christian mission: in the New Testament, in other countries, but also in our own streets and neighborhood. Ian has undertaken ground-breaking research in the language of the Yawo people and has completed a dictionary of that language. He has a passion for enabling people to learn how to relate to those whose language, traditions and experience are different from our own. He has been an adjunct teacher at the University of Malawi. He has also worked in local community development projects and leadership training.
Ian continues his work with Global Interaction in Malawi for some months each year. The balance of the year is spent teaching at Whitley College. Ian will teach from his expertise in understanding and relating to Muslim people, Contextual Mission, and InterCultural Communication.
RSVP: Kath, firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th October, 2018