Intercultural Conference

Intercultural ConferenceThe Intercultural Conference is an opportunity for George Fox students, as well as friends and family of the university community, to come together.

The purpose of this conference is to highlight the diversity of God’s kingdom through cultural awareness, mosaic worship and active discussions on how to bring together the body of Christ. Through encouraging open dialogue and providing a welcoming atmosphere, our hope is to bridge gaps between people and cultures. We believe that everyone has a part of the puzzle, but without all the pieces we cannot complete the picture.

Theme: God’s Kingdom- On Earth As It Is In Heaven

Dates: Nov. 13-14, 2009


Friday, Nov, 13
7-9 p.m. - Mosaic Worship: student performers showcase their worship styles, Cap & Gown Room
Saturday, Nov 14
9-9:30 a.m. - Breakfast
9:45-10:30 a.m. - Opening/Worship
10:45 a.m. - noon - Session #1, Rooms in Stevens or Hoover
Noon-12:45 p.m. - Lunch
1-2:15 p.m. - Session #2, Rooms in Stevens or Hoover
2:30-3:15 p.m. - Closing/Worship
3:30-4:30 p.m. - Ice Cream Social

All events held in Cap and Gown Room unless noted.

Melanie Hulbert, PhD
Hulbert joined the faculty at George Fox in August 2003 as the associate professor of sociology and is the current chair for the department. She will discuss her journey as a White person learning about multicultural issues, how she understands her role, and what color-blindness really all about.
Kelly Chang, PhD
Chang joined the psychology department as an assistant professor in 2006. Come join Kelly to learn about stereotypes, how our brains are set up to be prejudiced, and the effects of those things as we figure out ways to overcome them.
Ben Sands: Portland Leadership Foundation
Having a background with Young Life in Portland and recently transitioning into the CEO of a newly created nonprofit foundation, Ben will be talking about working in the city and his lessons learned. He is a huge link for George Fox as we collaborate on the Act Six program to train students in the city to be strong leaders. 
Rusty St. Cyr
Joining the university this year as the director of spiritual formation, Rusty comes with a fresh vision and perspective. He will share biblical foundations for diversity and how living “On Earth As it is in Heaven” is important for us a Christians.

All four speakers will speak twice in the first and second session.

Note: This conference has no costs and will provide lunch and breakfast.

Registration forms must be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. Forms can also be turned in at ASC offices.  

Learn more about us through the George Fox University Vimeo channel.