Resources for growing in ‘cultural intelligence’
Here are some of the resources we have found to be helpful. Growing is good and can be uncomfortable. We encourage you to approach these resources for growing prayerfully, with a posture of humility and expectant of the Holy Spirit’s work. This is a journey, a journey that requires each of us to put in work and also a journey not meant to be traveled alone. As you engage with these resources let the conversations begin as the credits roll and consider reading with others and discussing your reflections together.
We also recognize that we each have different sensitivities about what is appropriate content for reading and watching, so we encourage each person to use their own discretion, and for parents to exercise appropriate oversight. A resource that many have found useful when deciding what to view is https://www.pluggedin.com.
Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s heart for racial reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
Let Justice Roll Down by John M. Perkins
- “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Dr. King’s response to a statement called “A Call for Unity” by eight white clergymen, which agreed with the goal of social justice but was against King and his methods, urging for patience.
- “You’re not going to believe”
- A cartoon by The Oatmeal about the perceived threat of new ideas
Short Series- Little America
TED talk- Danger of a Single Story
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
God Grew Tired of Us
Feature length films:
Just Mercy (pg13)
The Visitor (pg13)
The Hate U Give (pg13)