As we work to create multicultural communities and worship, we must at some point talk about belonging and what it means to be part of our community. What does it mean to belong to our group, our tribe? More important, perhaps, is the question “What makes a person feel that they belong?”
Mwenda Ntarangwi is a cultural anthropologist and native of Kenya. He is executive director of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE), associate director of off-campus programs at Calvin College, and author or editor of eight books, including East African Hip Hop: Youth Culture and Globalization (University of Illinois, 2009).