World Relief Western New York
This course offers a foundational understanding of Afghan history and culture, including best practices for interacting with your new Afghan friends. Estimated time to complete is 90 minutes.
In Navigating Friendships, you'll learn basics to build empowering, long-lasting friendships with those who may differ from you in culture, socio-economic status, and religion, and best practices for supporting a friend who lives with trauma.
Explore the basics of cross-cultural friendship and gain a framework for how to recognize, navigate and be enriched by cultural differences. Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes.
How do we engage in friendship with those of a different economic status than us without causing harm? This course widens our definition of poverty and helps us strive for mutuality and authenticity in our friendships. Est. time to complete: 60 min
This course helps build awareness and sensitivity to how the effects of trauma may be at play in friendships, and how we can support those who experience the effects of trauma in their everyday lives. Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes.
How do we effectively welcome and befriend neighbors of different faith backgrounds? This course helps us examine motivations in interfaith friendships, and to foster relationships with trust and mutuality. Estimated time to complete: 60 min.
Based on the book by Matthew Sorens & Jenny Yang, this course is a journey into thinking biblically about immigration. This course offers space for listening, learning, reflection and transformation. Estimated time to complete: 90 minutes.
Based on the book by Matthew Sorens & Jenny Yang, this course is for a small group to move towards action as an expression of their Christian faith. It is an experiential opportunity to explore one of the most complex issues of our day, immigration.
Equipping you to mentor a career-seeking immigrant with confidence. Estimated time to complete: 90 minutes.
Everything you need to support an English learner. Navigate a language barrier, be a culturally sensitive language partner, and choose helpful topics of conversation to support your new friend as they learn English. Est. time to complete: 90 mins.
This course will prepare you to tutor an adult English language learner. Estimated time to complete: 6 hours.
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