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 availableas a consultant through the AMBSChurch Leadership Center to supportinclusion and anti-oppression efforts of faith-based, nonprofit and grassroots organizations; businesses and individuals. This work involves a distinct focus oninstitutional 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.