Traditionally in the world of Missions, the earth has been broken up into what was often called Unreached People Groups. These were usually set into categories: Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Chinese and Tribal. This mapping continued to develop with the introduction of the 10/40 Window giving the parameters for where these unreached peoples lived.
Over the past twenty years a new people group has emerged. At Stanton Keble we call this group Tribe21.
In short, Tribe21 are those persons who may live in any of the above category regions but who are distinct and separate from the prevailing value systems of their host cultures. The important factor is that wherever these persons are found they have more in common with those who have the Tribe21 markers than those living within their own geographic sphere.
We identify seven basic markers for Tribe21. If a person living in any of the major population centers of the world identify themselves with all of the markers we suggest they would fit the Tribe21 Category.
A VALUE SYSTEM CONCERNING GENDER, MARRIAGE AND SEXUALITY AGAINST THE TRADITIONAL FLOW OF THEIR HOST CULTURE
ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AS A PRIMARY GLOBAL CONCERN
VALUE SYSTEM CONCERNING FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS CONTRA TO THEIR HOST CULTURE
CHOICES IN ENTERTAINMENT - FILM, SPORT AND MUSIC CHOSEN EXTERNAL TO THEIR HOST CULTURE
OPEN TO ALTERNATIVE SPIRITUALITIES OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOST CULTURE
CHOICE OF CLOTHING FASHION OUTSIDE OF HOST CULTURE
HIGH PLACE OF TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL INTERACTION
Stanton Keble is starting a research project to gather information concerning each of the above tribal markers and then seek to understand Tribe21 in light of the world Christian Movement.
If you would like join this informal research group please be in contact.