From May 12-15, 2011, nearly 200 people gathered in Vancouver, B.C. for The United Church of Canada’s third major conference on intercultural ministries.
Behold! We Are Many, We Are One was an exciting event with creative intercultural worship, insightful keynote speakers, engaging workshops, and many ideas for ministry.
Carol B. Duncan, Eric H.F. Law, and Sherry Small offered keynote addresses, with music leadership by Lynda Katsuno. Download the biographies for the presenters [PDF: 4 pp/798 KB].
All three of the keynote speakers at Behold——offered discussion questions during their presentations. Their questions are available here to facilitate continued conversations about the ideas they raised.
- Imagined Community and Religious Diversity in 21st Century North America [PDF: 1 p/107 KB]
presented by Carol. B. Duncan; Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University
- Competent Leadership in a Diverse, Changing World [PDF: 1 p/118 KB]
presented by Eric Law; Executive Director of the Kaleidoscope InstituteContinue the conversation with Eric Law via his blog on The Sustainist.
The worship resources from Behold are available for use. Please feel free to download them and modify them for your own contexts.
- Opening Worship with Communion – Thursday, May 12 [PDF: 25 p/339 KB]
- Friday Worship – May 13 [PDF: 2 pp/123 KB]
- Saturday Morning Worship – May 14 [PDF: 2 pp/126 KB]
- Saturday Evening Worship – May 14 [PDF: 1 p/131 KB]
- Sunday Morning Worship – May 15 [PDF: 1 p/111 KB]
- Sunday Closing Community Worship with Communion – May 15 [PDF: 9 pp/174 KB]
Additional intercultural worship resources are available on the United Church’s website.
Photos from Behold 2011
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Previous Behold! EventsCheck out previous worship material and keynotes by visiting our Previous Events page.