Building Cultural Competency

Building Cultural - Connecting Cultures Inc 1 Building Cultural Competency Understanding Iraqis Arabs and Islam(For Non-Emergency& Non-Combat

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Unformatted text preview: Connecting Cultures, Inc. 1 Building Cultural Competency Understanding Iraqis, Arabs and Islam (For Non-Emergency & Non-Combat Situations) 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 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 Connecting Cultures, Inc. Iraqi Minorities Kurds (15-20%) Turkomen Jews Armenians Chaldeans (Iraqi Catholics) Assyrians 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 Connecting Cultures, Inc. Misperceptions of Americans Arrogant/Boastful Aggressive Wasteful Conspirators Disrespectful Corrupt Anti-Arab Anti-Muslim Connecting Cultures, Inc.Connecting Cultures, Inc....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course HIST 1111 taught by Professor Simson during the Fall '07 term at Georgia Perimeter.

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Building Cultural - Connecting Cultures Inc 1 Building Cultural Competency Understanding Iraqis Arabs and Islam(For Non-Emergency& Non-Combat

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