Cultural Encounters: A Journal For The Theology Of Culture Volume 11 Number 1 (Winter 2015) - Page 50

THE PREEMINENCE OF CHRIST IN US - Cleveland intergroup contact can begin to build meaningful relationships with different others. While initially fraught with distance, distrust, and misperceptions, these relationships can come to be characterized by empathy, a willingness to ask for and grant forgiveness, positive attitudes toward the outgroup, a willingness to learn from outgroup members, decategorization, and recategorization into a common ingroup identity. Only then can the church be one. 49