The workshop, brought to SHS by Director of Mission Effectiveness, Amy Olson was meant to provide a context for understanding diversity of culture, personal faith journeys, and skills for inclusive ministry and teaching, and was a follow-up for several to the completed Archdiocese Multicultural Ministry Certificate Program.
Mulligan ran an exercise meant to show each participant the diversity in their own personal universe. Mandley-Turner followed by challenging each to increase diversity on a personal basis and then bring those experiences to our classrooms and offices. Her inspiring words to all were, “name, claim and celebrate who you are and who’s you are.”
Though spoken in the 1500’s, the words of St. Angela Merici, Foundress of the Ursuline Sisters, of “build community wherever you go,” continue to be relevant today, and participation in the workshop honored this legacy for all involved.