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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.

Recent News

SATIE 2020-2022

January 14, 2021

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.

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Faculty Inclusion and Equity Grants Awarded

January 14, 2021

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…

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Course Revision Grants Awarded

January 14, 2021

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…

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Faculty Enrichment Grant Awarded

January 14, 2021

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…

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Faculty Resource Grants Awarded

January 14, 2021

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…

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SOPMFT Diversity Scholarship Recipient

January 14, 2021

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…

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Faculty Inclusion and Equity Grant Reports: Resource Grant

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…

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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.

Related Material

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

+ Original Report (2019)

+ 2020-2022 Update

+ 2020-2022 Update Note

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