Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) Offerings
Nurturing the skills to relate well across cultures, resist oppression and seek God’s justice is a crucial part of AMBS’s mission. Core to our work ― both within and outside of our learning community ― are the Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) coordinator and the ICUR team.
ICUR: Beyond AMBS
The ICUR coordinator is available as a consultant through the AMBS Church Leadership Center to support inclusion and anti-oppression efforts of faith-based, nonprofit and grassroots organizations; businesses and individuals. This work involves a distinct focus on institutional change through a blend of:
- strategic planning
- long- and short-term coaching
- lectures and workshops
- Intercultural Development Inventory assessment and development (IDI)
- other integrated services
ICUR: At AMBS
All incoming students participate in an Identity, Power and Privilege orientation; take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI); and create intercultural competence goals for their time of study. The ICUR team’s work in educational, structural and relational areas also assists professors, administrators and staff as we educate Christians from diverse social locations for leadership and ministry. For more details, visit ambs.edu/about/icur.