CLE 1st Term

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Interculturality
-INTERACTION OF CULTURES WITH ONE ANOTHER
-MUTUAL ENRICHMENT OF INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS AND THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE
-Mutual multi-directional exchange and enrichment
Solidarity
-unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among
individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group
-At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace.
Paulinian Theme for this year
mainstreaming interculturality in Paulinian education: solidarity begins where individualism ends
Scriptural Foundation of Interculturality
Old Testament:
Abraham and Sarah
New Testament:
Jesus and St. Paul
Encounter with Melchizedek: King and high priest of salem
-Abraham accepting Melchizedek's hospitality.
Melchizedek blessing Abraham .
Abraham accepting Melchizedek's blessing, recognizing the latter's power and authority.
-Abraham responding by offering tithe and gifts.
Abraham and Melchizedek's intercultural interaction led to peaceful relations with inhabitants of Canaan.
Theological-Missiological Perspective
Biblical foundation for intercultural encounter
Cross-cultural sharing
Mutual transformation
Jesus as symbol of Interculturality
-Jewishness of Jesus, his mission was primarily to the Jews
-"he was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel"
-Healed both Jews and Gentiles
-teaching showed cross-cultural sensitivity
Encounter with Samaritan Woman
-good example of cross-cultural exchange
-open dialogue
-respectful exchange
Issues shown in Samaritan Woman
RACE ISSUE: a Samaritan, scorned by the Jews
GENDER ISSUE: no women's rights in her culture
MORALS ISSUE: five divorces and now a
live-in
RELIGION ISSUE: confused, and without hope
SOCIAL ISSUE: she purposely avoided the respectable women when they came to draw water at the well at noon

SELF-ESTEEM ISSUE: low self-esteem (stay away from situations in which they might be judged
Paul, The Apostle
A diaspora Jew
circumcised on the eighth day
of the race of Israel
of the tribe of Benjamin
a Hebrew of Hebrew parentage
in observance of the law, a Pharisee
Paul contextualized the gospel within the cultural setting of his listeners.
Characteristics of a genuine intercultural community
Recognition of other cultures
Respect for cultural differences
Promotion of a healthy interaction
between cultures .
Gesture of Change in The Samaritan Woman
-touched by Jesus' loving presence that led her to abandon her water jar (a precious thing in itself at that time in Samaria!) and rushes off to share her amazement and joy with the people of the village.
-very community whom she had sought to avoid for fear of ridicule