Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults: An Anti-racist Multicultural Program

Activity 1: Multicultural Competence

Activity time: 20 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Copy Handout 1 for all participants.
  • Consider the examples you will provide from your own experience for each characteristic of multicultural competence.

Description of Activity

Distribute the handout and invite participants to read it along with you. Read the definition aloud, but do not spend a great deal of time discussing it. Move quickly to the characteristics of a person who displays multicultural competence. Read the characteristics one at a time, inviting clarification questions after each. For each characteristic, provide an example from your experience or invite participants to volunteer an example from theirs.

Close the discussion by inviting participants to consider this question:

  • In your experiences working with people from different cultural groups or who have different affiliations or different world views, how do these competencies challenge you?