What does it mean to be globally competent? What does it mean to be globally competent? Christian leaders need to be able to see from a global perspective, understanding their own worldview and those of others. They comprehend the global dimensions of their chosen fields and they communicate effectively across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Culturally aware, they demonstrate adaptability and continue to develop their global competencies throughout their lives.
Dr. Carlos Campo: Leadership in Action Leadership, especially Christian leadership, often takes the way of serving, helping and supporting those who have no voice. Dr. Carlos Campo does just this through his editorial on CNN's Belief Blog where he gives his take on the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act would not exclusively help Hispanics, but all groups helped by the DREAM Act, including Hispanics, would reinvest their talents back in building up the United States.
Center for Latino Leadership at Regent The Center for Latino Leadership (CLL) at Regent University works closely with colleagues across campus to foster understanding of the U.S. Latino experience. The center supports interdisciplinary initiatives related to the Latina/o population as a key component of the university’s mission to train Christian leaders to change the world. Dr. Marcela Chaván Matviuk is the Director.
Revista de Estudios Avanzados de Liderazgo (REAL) REAL (The Journal of Advanced Leadership Studies) is a Regent University based Spanish language academic, refereed journal dedicated to the diffusion of theory, research, application and practice in the field of leadership studies. It addresses the dynamics of leadership in diverse organizational settings from non-profit to corporations to government, community and religious organizations. Dr. Sergio G. Matviuk, is the editor. free subscription
In NHCLC's Who We Are web page we read that, "As the largest Latino Christian organization in America and the sister organization of the 47 million strong National Association of Evangelicals, we lead the 16 million vibrant and growing Hispanic Born Again community and our 25,434 Evangelical congregations by providing leadership, networking, partnerships, strategic partnerships and public policy advocacy platforms to our 7 Directives: Life, Family, Great Commission, Stewardship, Education, Youth and Justice."
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States and works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. According to the American Bar Association, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a member of the NCLR. The 2011 NCLR Annual Conference will take place July 23-26 in Washington DC. There are some powerful and inspiring quotes to be taken from the following conference promo video. One of them, spoken with regards to Latinos in America, is "Our destiny is in our hands and no one else's. This gathering represents our Hispanic community. Not only are we deeply part of the fabric of America...We ARE America!" CTL spoke with NCLR and we were informed that the workshops, town hall and expo at this year's annual conference in Washington DC are all free to the public. If you want to attend this year's NCLR conference in DC, email CTL. We'll work on arranging carpools. With this year's roundtable emphasis being on U.S. Latinos, it would be an excellent thing if Regent University was well represented at this year's NCLR, wouldn't it?
On the NCLR website you'll find lists of upcoming events, current campaigns, and have the ability to sign up for their Action Network. "The NCLR Action Network is free and will help you contact your members of Congress and other powerful leaders on important issues affecting the Latino community. You will also receive invitations to host local events in your area, join national calls with NCLR Affiliates and activists from the NCLR Action Network, and participate in interesting events like occasional film screenings."
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Hispanic Affairs In their welcoming page we read, "We, the bishops of the United States, have heard the voices of Hispanic leaders—both laity and clergy. We especially affirm those pastoral efforts of Hispanic ministry that promote the general objective and the specific dimensions of the 1987 National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry ("National Pastoral Plan" or "Pastoral Plan"). This pastoral statement, Encuentro and Mission: A Renewed Pastoral Framework for Hispanic Ministry, is addressed to all Catholics, but particularly to pastoral leaders involved in ministry among Hispanics." There are opportunities for collaboration listed on their website, along with upcoming events, education symposiums and conferences you can participate in.
Carisma en Misiones (CharisMission) Carisma en Misiones is a Catholic Evangelization Missionary Society with 39 years of service. They are one of the largest organizations in the United States dedicated to ministering and evangelizing Hispanics, a work they have dedicated themselves to since its founding on December 1972, under the approval of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California. The following promotional video announces the 2010 Encuentro Latino International, an event held annually by CharisMission and attended by thousands of Hispanics.
Dr. Marilynn Kramar is the President and CEO of the organization and has served the Lord and his Church through discipleship and evangelization of Hispanics in the United States and abroad. Carisma en Misiones is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
They welcome participation in the events they hold at the local and nationa level.
Hampton Roads Hispanic Chamber of Commerce The Hampton Roads Hispanic Community Network is, "a communications network for all citizens of the Hampton Roads, Virginia Hispanic community and guests that come [to their website] via the Internet. It's objectives are to foster communication among the residents and businesses, facilitate the discussion and understanding of issues of mutual concern, provide links to neighborhoods, governmental entities, religious congregations, community organizations, and community newspapers." They encourage any resident of or business located in Hampton Roads or interested in the Hispanic community to join. You also may want to subscribe to their newsletter.
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