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Fuller Urges Congressional Action on DACA Program Renewal

Today it was announced that President Trump is not expected to extend the March 5 deadline for legal protections from deportation of those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), also known as “Dreamers.” This decision and Congress’s inability to devise a solution for this pressing issue have created a cruel atmosphere of fear…

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A Statement from Dr. Sebastian Kim on the Current Military Tension on the Korean Peninsula

As a result of nuclear tests and missile launches, the current tension on the Korean Peninsula has gone beyond confrontation; it is now seriously threatening the peaceful co-existence of the Korean Peninsula and the neighboring countries. In addition, due to the response of the nations with an interest in the region, the possibility of war…

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Immigration Beyond Politics: Researchers at Fuller Seminary Examine How Detention and Deportation Inflict Psychological Trauma on Citizen Children

With funding provided by the Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program, Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores of Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Psychology evaluated the role detention or deportation of a parent has on the mental health of citizen children. Results from her study are in “Trauma and Psychological Distress in Latino Citizen Children Following Parental…

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Visionary New Leader of Korean Studies Center to Broaden Fuller’s Global Outreach

Fuller is pleased to announce that Sebastian Kim has been appointed executive director of the Korean Studies Center and professor of theology and public life beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Kirsteen Kim, his wife, will join the School of Intercultural Studies faculty as professor of theology and world Christianity also on July 1. “We are so pleased…

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Fuller Announces Clifton Clarke as New Associate Dean of the Pannell Center

Fuller is pleased to announce that Dr. Clifton Clarke has been appointed as the associate dean of the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies and associate professor of Black Church studies and world Christianity. He begins his new role on April 1, 2017. Dr. Clarke comes to Fuller from RegentUniversity School of Divinity where…

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FULLER, CALTECH COMPLETE $1.3 MILLION STUDY OF COMPASSION AND CARE IN L’ARCHE COMMUNITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED

What is the nature of individuals who dedicate themselves to long-term care for persons with disabilities? For the last three years this question has been under study at the Travis Research Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology. The research was supported by a $1.3 million grant received from the John Templeton Foundation…

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FULLER SEMINARY’S SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY RECEIVES GRANT FOR THE STUDY OF SPIRITUAL MINDFULNESS AND EMPATHY

The Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. (TWCF) has awarded a $215,950 planning grant to Fuller Theological Seminary to be administered by the Travis Research Institute (TRI) at Fuller’s School of Psychology. This grant, directed by Dr. Joey Fung, assistant professor of psychology and principal investigator, will support an 18-month exploratory study to research the capacity…

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SPENCER FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT FOR THE RESEARCH OF EDUCATION AND MINDFULNESS TO TRAVIS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Fuller Theological Seminary’s Travis Research Institute (TRI) received a $49,909 research grant from the Spencer Foundation to study the benefits of mindfulness in improving academic and social emotional functioning in minority youths. The study is led by Dr. Joey Fung, assistant professor at Fuller’s School of Psychology, in collaboration with Dr. Anna Lau, professor of…

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