What is Nations?
Started in 2021, Nations is a ministry created to stimulate and strengthen the mission of ethnic minority and foreign language fellowships in Edinburgh.
We want to listen to and learn from these churches and fellowship groups, and promote integration between them and the wider church community in the city, championing the diversity of the church while seeking to build unity in the Kingdom.
We host bimonthly conversations with people from different ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to learn about inclusion, diversity and mission in the church, along with the intersections between faith and ethnic and cultural identity. It serves as an opportunity to reflect upon racism and engage constructively with its surrounding issues in a safe space in Edinburgh.
You can connect with these conversations in person, where there will be space for discussion, or via our YouTube livestream.
Recordings of all our previous A Place at the Table events are available on our YouTube channel, as well as below!
A Place at the Table interviews on YouTube
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We hold a database containing contact information for both foreign-language Christian fellowships in Edinburgh and individual Christians who speak foreign languages in other fellowships across the city. This project aims to celebrate the multilingualism of the global church in the city of Edinburgh.
As this ministry grows, we envisage it as an opportunity to resource local churches as they reach out and welcome foreign-language speakers.
If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about the following, please email email@example.com:
- You might be a native speaker of a language and be a contact for responding to enquiries from interested people.
- You might have acquaintances who might benefit from speaking to someone in their own language, or attending a fellowship group.
- Even better, you might be interested in starting up a new group in your native language with a view to reaching out to those who have not heard the gospel, or would benefit from native language fellowship & teaching.
- Maybe the only Christians and churches you know are majority-culture English-speaking. You could benefit from getting to know your brothers and sisters in Christ by partnering with and serving churches from a minority ethnic background.
Applications for this position are now closed.
Edinburgh City Mission Gap Year