The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Breaking down the barriers

Multicultural institute encourages the ELCA to go beyond the familiar

The hand-clapping, foot-stomping crowd of more than 300 who came to Atlanta Nov. 1-3 for the 2002 Multicultural Mission Institute experienced something that for most was an emotional first-time occurrence, particularly since Sept. 11, 2001.

As the conference closed, participants were sent out with a proclamation of the gospel in Arabic, a language few had heard outside news broadcasts.

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