"Our first task in approaching another people, another culture...is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching is holy." (Max Warren, Secretary of the Church Missionary Society from 1942-1963).
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"Our first task in approaching another people, another culture...is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching is holy."
(Max Warren, Secretary of the Church Missionary Society from 1942-1963)
"Inculturation is a movement toward full evangelization. It seeks to dispose people to receive Jesus Christ in an integral manner. It touches them on the personal, cultural, economic and political levels so that they can live a holy life in total union with God the Father, through the action of the Holy Spirit."
(John Paul II, Ecclesia in Africa, Given at Yaoundé, in Cameroon on September 14, 1995, Feast of the Triumph of the Cross)
Talca is the major city in Chile’s Central Valley, the agricultural heartland of the country. It is located near the banks of the Claro River, foreground. The river has played an important role in the region’s economy.
Experience is not… “something human that serves as preparation for revelation (something like an ‘old testament’) and Christian life as that which allows for doing theology of the true God.”
Rather experience is…“a salvation history, of which the church is the sacrament, becoming present in every human journey and spirituality of our peoples.”
“Today other models are being attempted: small everyday contributions to the globalization of hope, connection between praxis and celebration, strengthening the family and local groups, a kind of production and consumption that is an alternative to a totalitarian market, art, and ecology, responsibility of people’s organizations to resolve matters of the common good.”