free webinar – biblical peacemaking in Chinese culture

In this webinar

Conflict is inevitable. Some would say it is prevalent in our culture today and it happens in our churches too. What is the future of the Chinese-Immigrant church’s involvement in the Great Commission if we do not know how to avoid the consequences of unresolved conflict? 

In this 40min live webinar recorded on Thursday 27 June 2024, missionary, author and peacemaking specialist, Jolene Kinser, discussed with PeaceWise CEO, Wayne Forward, the issue of “face” in Chinese culture (saving face, losing face, giving face…) and how face issues present some of the biggest barriers to resolving conflicts and reconciling with others.

Jolene offers a new biblical perspective on face that can break down some of the barriers people have to proactively addressing conflict. She draws on some of the stories featured in her book “Changing Normal: break through barriers to pursing peace in relationships“, of people who have pushed through cultural barriers and begun living according to God’s reconciling kingdom culture.

About our presenter – Jolene Kinser

Having spent much of the time between 1997 and 2020 committed to working overseas in China, Jolene now lives in southern California. Jolene works as a global Chinese peacemaking ministry developer and educator and as a peacemaking specialist under the South Pacific Alliance District of The Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Jolene is passionate about helping people resolve conflict, restore peace, and experience reconciliation both with God and others. Using biblically based principles, she specialises in working with people who are Chinese or who live and work in a Chinese or multi-cultural context.

Jolene’s education background includes a BA in Linguistics and Religious Studies from UC Davis (1997), an MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary (2002), and a PhD in Intercultural Education from Biola University (2020).

For more information about Jolene or her recently published book, Changing Normal: Break Through Barriers to Pursuing Peace in Relationships, check out her website:

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PeaceWise is a Christian not-for-profit organisation who serve across Australia teaching conflict coaching, mediating, creating resources for adults and children and helping communities build cultures of peace.

All our work is aimed at helping you respond well to conflict and challenging situations and build healthier relationships – help you become the peacemaker God wants you to be!

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