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Building Cultural Competency

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Connecting Cultures, Inc. 1 Building Cultural Competency  Understanding Iraqis, Arabs and Islam (For Non-Emergency  & Non-Combat Situations)
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Connecting Cultures, Inc. Benefits of Cultural Competency Reduce tensions, conflicts, misunderstandings More accurate information gained with trusting   and supportive relationships Fewer complaints and resistance Contributes towards effectiveness and successful  outcomes of mission Supportive community that stands with/by you Contributes toward your & community safety
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Connecting Cultures, Inc. Iraq Religious Landscape 25 million population Shi’ia Muslim Majority(60%) Sunni Muslim Minority (35%) Christians (5%)  Circassian, Armenians, Chaldeans, Assyrians Jews
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Connecting Cultures, Inc. Iraqi Minorities Kurds (15-20%) Turkomen Jews Armenians Chaldeans (Iraqi Catholics) Assyrians
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Connecting Cultures, Inc. Current Social Concerns 1. Long history of colonization, authoritative,  corrupt regimes, wars, sanctions, trauma 2. Access to electricity, water, gas, security 3. High Unemployment 4. Ethnic/Religious Clashes 5. Economic/Political Instability 6. Occupation
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Connecting Cultures, Inc. Misperceptions of Americans Arrogant/Boastful Aggressive Wasteful Conspirators Disrespectful Corrupt Anti-Arab Anti-Muslim
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