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Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity at Fuller

Fuller Seminary is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff. This page will be regularly updated with stories and information about the initiatives Fuller is taking to ensure that we live up to that vision and make progress on these shared goals.

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Faculty Inclusion and Equity Grant Reports: Resource Grant

By Britt Vaughan | July 14, 2020

In 2019, the Associate Provost for Faculty Inclusion and Equity awarded three grants to encourage faculty engagement and research in inclusion and equity. The awards were given in two categories: Enrichment Grants, and Resource Grant. Due to COVID-19, the planned travel was not possible; however, one report was submitted on what was learned and accomplished with the award. Resource…

Faculty Inclusion and Equity Grant Reports: Enrichment Grants

By Aaron Dorsey | January 27, 2020

In 2018, the Associate Provost for Faculty Inclusion and Equity awarded seven grants to encourage faculty engagement and research in inclusion and equity. The awards were given in three categories: Course Revision Grants, Enrichment Grants, and Resource Grants. This past fall, those faculty members wrote reports on what they learned and accomplished with those awards.…

Faculty Inclusion and Equity Grant Reports: Resource Grants

By Aaron Dorsey | January 21, 2020

In 2018, the Associate Provost for Faculty Inclusion and Equity awarded seven grants to encourage faculty engagement and research in inclusion and equity. The awards were given in three categories: Course Revision Grants, Enrichment Grants, and Resource Grants. This past fall, those faculty members wrote reports on what they learned and accomplished with those awards.…

Update on the Strategic Approach Toward Inclusive Excellence

By Aaron Dorsey | December 16, 2019

Update on the Strategic Approach Toward Inclusive Excellence (SATIE) “President Mark Labberton noted that “Fuller Seminary recognizes that diversity, inclusion, and equity are educational, economic, and civic imperatives [that are] critical to achieving academic excellence… To make sustained efforts toward transformational change, a comprehensive approach needs to be developed that involves the engagement of the…

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Audit

By Aaron Dorsey | May 13, 2019

Members of the Diversity Council leadership elected to arrange an Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Audit (IDEA) with local equity scholars and Azusa Pacific University colleagues (Drs. Chris Collins, Tabatha Jones Jolivet, and Alex Jun) in order to assess the state of diversity at Fuller as it relates to race, ethnicity, and gender. Although the IDEA…

The Inclusion and Equity Faculty Development Group

By Aaron Dorsey | April 26, 2019

The Inclusion and Equity (IE) Faculty Development Group is a team of faculty members who have been planning and coordinating inclusion and equity discussions for Fuller’s faculty. The group, organized under the leadership of Alexis Abernethy, associate provost for faculty inclusion and equity, is comprised of Diversity Council faculty members Clifton Clarke, Migum Gweon, Daniel…

Faculty Inclusion and Equity Grants Awarded

By Aaron Dorsey | April 26, 2019

In an effort to make Fuller’s education more inclusive, the Associate Provost for Faculty Inclusion and Equity, following the recommendation of a senior faculty team of reviewers, awarded grants to seven faculty members who proposed inclusion and equity projects. These grants function as incentives and funding for faculty members to explore and implement new practices…

Ethnic Centers

Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry

Students at Fuller’s Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry are equipped with a contextualized gospel that enables them to more wisely and fruitfully lead as an Asian American or in Asian American contexts.

Korean Studies Center

코리안 센터는 신학과 선교학을 연합하여 다양한 학위 프로그램을 개설하여 한국과 미국 그리고 전세계에 있는 사역자들에게 교육프로그램과 연구자원을 제공하고 있으며, 컨퍼런스와 세미나를 개최하고 연구와 출판을 통해서 지역교회와 선교단체와 지원하고 있습니다.

Centro Latino

Nuestro compromiso es caminar con la iglesia y comunidad latina mundial aprovechando su riqueza cultural de cinco siglos de testimonio del Reino de Dios en nuestras emocionantes historias, bellas tierras, talentosa gente y transformadoras migraciones mundiales. El Centro Latino está listo para caminar con toda/o discípula/o de Jesucristo rumbo a la construcción de un mundo mejor, que honre a Dios y dignifique a su creación.

William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies

The William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies seeks to expand the formation of today's Christian leaders, deepening their understanding of and engagement with the African American church and its contributions to society.

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Conversing: Dwight Radcliff on Black Pain

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CONVERSING: Brenda Salter McNeil on Reconciliation

Brenda Salter McNeil, speaker, author, and professor, talks about the long work of reconciliation, the need to speak truth, and the ongoing process of repentance, forgiveness, and justice guided by God’s Spirit.reflects on the need to seek out marginalized voices and create new paths for faithful discipleship

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CONVERSING: Vince Bantu on African American Identity and the Church

Vince Bantu, assistant professor of church history and Black Church studies, talks about the varied dynamics and histories of African American communities around the United States, Black experience in the American church, and his own journey of reclaiming identity through African history and Christianity.

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Strategic Approach Toward Inclusive Excellence

A report prepared in consultation with the Diversity Council, Ethnic Centers, Faculty Senate, selected members of the Board of Trustees, Senior Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Students

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