Alex Lee, a freshman of Korean
descentwho was born in Canada, described how his identity in Christ supercedes
his cultural identity. The student group Inter-National Singers (Jeong
Hyun Kim, South Korea; Emmanuel Miantona, Liberia; Russell Vitrano, United
States; Lionel Ndayishimiye, Norway; Ian Ponder, United States; Claude
Munyankindi, Rwanda; Deveshte DeAlwis, Sri Lanka; Daniel Roberts, Liberia)
offered an a capella song.
LEAD CELEBRATION OF ETHNIC DIVERSITY
Students and faculty representing
more than 20 countries and
continents led chapel Wednesday,
December 3 as Trinity celebrated ethnic diversity within its community.
The College's population
individuals from North America,
South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and other lands around the globe,
and students displayed flags of most of the nations
with campus representation.
Education professor Mary Webster
Moore leads a song of worship.
Paul Lawson, a native of Jamaica and chair of the education department,
gave a brief sketch of his country's history before leading the audience
in singing "One Love, One Heart" written by fellow Jamaican Bob Marley.
During his presentation, he shared an essential component for embracing
"In order to really know
a people, it is necessary to understand the pain of that people," Lawson
said. "Without knowing their pain and struggle, it's impossible to know
who they are."
Ndayishimiye closed chapel with a prayer, spoken in Kurundi, history professor
Bob Rice reaffirmed Trinity's pursuit of cultural acceptance.
"We worship God as a single
people, and we express our worship through our different cultures," he
said. "We testify to the Lord's goodness through our heritages as we celebrate
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