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  • Rev. Dominic Rivkin

Cultural Intelligence - Mission Essential

In his introduction to the powerful bookCultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage our Multi-Cultural World,author David Livermore writes that "cultural intelligence is the pathway for moving us along the journey from thedesire to love the Other to theability to express that love in ways that are meaningful and respectful." In these anxious days, many are asking what to say or not say, to do or not do in the face of the challenging issues facing our communities. In John's Gospel, Jesus gives the everyone, no matter who they are.  "By this all people will know you are my disciples" He says,"if you have love for one another." John 13:35. The same Apostle emphasizes Jesus' command writing, "Little children, let us not love in word or talk but deed and truth." 1 John 3:18. Put simply, Cultural Intelligence is a tool that helps put the word of love into action. We believe that growing in our CQ is a MISSION ESSENTIAL, and as such we commend the book cited above as well as direct you to some amazing resources offered by our friend Yethus Johnson of 3rd Culture People.  

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