Do you have a sister? Well, you may have a lot more than you ever imagined! Sisterhood is global.
We may have more in common with women around the world than you think, too. Imagine that Daphne is visiting the U.S. for several weeks. She is from a small village in Tanzania. She will be a guest in your home for several days. You have never visited Tanzania.
What would you like to know about Tanzania?
What would you like most to learn about Daphne?
What would you most like Daphne to learn from you?
Women from other countries not only want to learn many things about the U.S., but they also want you to know things about their country. Some of the things they would like us to know include: how they view the U.S., the richness and strength of their culture, and what their faith community means to them. Also high on their list is how women are treated in their country and church and the critical justice issues faced there.
Today we remember Philipp Melanchthon (d. 1560), renewer of the church, and the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession (1530). Download the free “Called to be Global Sisters” resource to find more ways to raise your awareness about commonalities that cross cultures. This message was adapted from the “Called to Be Global Sisters” resource by Doris Strieter and available from Women of the ELCA.