’n Evaluering van drie interkulturele gemeenskapsprojekte
Publication of this article was funded by the Stellenbosch University Open Access Fund.
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An evaluation of three intercultural community projects. An intercultural framework for servanthood was explored in three Christian community projects. The framework consists of six basic principles, as defined by Duane Elmer, namely openness, acceptance, trust, learning, understanding and serving. This framework is brought into conversation with Miroslav Volf’s metaphor of an embrace. In all of this koinonia and diaconia play a pivotal role – especially in the relationship between the two modi. With this hermeneutical framework as point of departure, an empirical study was undertaken to discern the processes and structures within intercultural Christian community projects; and to evaluate the transformation in relationships and the sustainability of the development projects.