The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


What a trip!

“That trip was life-changing,” people often say after global travel. Now ELCA Global Mission offers a book and CD to help you enrich global travel experiences. Welcome Forward has a leader guide for those who facilitate trips, liner notes for the CD’s songs, downloadable forms and checklists, an interactive learning site, in-depth information on a variety of topics, and travel details for such items as passports and insurance.

One segment on “multicultural learning” invites us to examine our view on culture: “When visiting a different place or culture, it is natural to look for similarities to your own culture. ... While that is an attempt to identify the common humanity that binds us, it often covers an inability to recognize cultural distinctions and singularities.” This guide invites us to see other cultures with new eyes.

Before you embark on your next trip, order this field guide for $8 plus shipping (www.augsburgfortress.org or 800-328-4648).


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