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.
The Strategic Approach Toward Inclusive Excellence (SATIE) 2020-2022 was reviewed and revised with input from trustees, senior leadership team, directors, and faculty. Consistent with Fuller NEXT, this updated SATIE 2020-2022 outlines three years of specific goals designed toward achieving the priorities of antiracist practices and their intersection with other dimensions of diversity.Read More
In an effort to make Fuller’s education more inclusive, the Chief of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, following the recommendation of a senior faculty team of reviewers, awarded grants to eight faculty members who proposed inclusion and equity projects. These grants function as incentives and funding for faculty members to explore and implement new practices that…Read More
The largest grant offered is the Course Revision Grant. This grant is offered for projects that integrate scholarship from underrepresented people groups into courses. Strong proposals in this category not only sought to include new scholarship, but also articulate how scholarship from underrepresented people groups reorients, illumines, and/or critiques current perspectives within that field. This…Read More
The Faculty Enrichment Grant provides funding for faculty members to attend workshops, conferences, webinars, or other trainings that enhance their knowledge and abilities in inclusion and equity. Opportunities for continual training are essential so that faculty members are continually aware of best practices for inclusion and equity. The Faculty Enrichment Grant awardee for 2020-21 is…Read More
The Faculty Resource Grant offers funding for faculty members to purchase books and resources that enhance their teaching skills or their ability to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for students. This grant has the potential to promote positive change in the broader community as more people become familiar with resources related to inclusion…Read More
The purpose of the SOPMFT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship is to 1) recognize SOPMFT students who are in good standing and offer solutions to effect sustainable change with regard to equity, inclusion, and diversity in SOPMFT; and 2) foster ongoing dialogue towards building a culture of trust and respect within SOPMFT. Students submit essays…Read More
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…Read More
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.
Alexis Abernethy named Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dr. Abernethy will advance Fuller Theological Seminary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team, Ethnic Center Directors, Diversity Council, staff, faculty, and students.
Conversing: Dwight Radcliff on Black Pain
Dwight Radcliff, assistant provost for the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies, speaks about the systems of oppression and generational trauma that plague Black communities and challenges the church to own a theology that responds rightly to suffering rather than dismissing it.
FULLER DIALOGUES: Holistic Healing and Wellness
Scholars and guests explore contemplative practices and their transformative impact, interpersonal trauma and recovery, and the holistic approach of womanist psychology.
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.
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.
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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