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Diversity News

The Diversity News section exists to highlight current events that engage with matters of ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and people who are differently-abled. We invite you to join discussions and read the works of Wheaton's stellar faculty and staff members.

April 2021

Join the Humanitarian Disaster Institute, National Association of Evangelicals, and the Asian American Christian Collaborative for a panel discussion on April 16th at 12:00 p.m. CST by Dr. Michelle Ami Reyes, Pastor Ray Chang, Ms. Nikki Toyama Stetzo, Pastor Juliet Liu, and Dr. Gabriel J. Catanus, titled Confronting Racism: How Churches Can speak Truth & Pursue Gospel-Centered Restoration.

Join the Intercultural Engagement and the Asian American Christian Collaborative for a panel discussion on April 20th at 7:00 p.m. CST by Dr. Gregory Lee, and panelists, Dr. Hanmee Kim, Dr. Yousaf Sadiq, Ms. Joy Lee-Ryan, and Dr. Alex Haskins, titled Why Does Asia Matter for Asian Americans? Imperialism and the Question of Asian Identity.

March 2021

Read Dr. Jordan Ryan's Article addressing Anti-Asian titled 500 Years of Anti-Asian Violence. It Must End Now.

Read Dr. Esau McCaulley's Article on the topic of solidarity with the Asian and Asian American community titled Same, but Different: Notes on Black Christian Solidarity Against anti-Asian Racism

Join The Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute on March 25th at 7:00 p.m. CST for a discussion with Ms. Nikole Lim, Founder and International Director of Freely Hope titled Meet the Author.

Join Dr. Sheila Caldwell and other Chief Diversity Officers on March 26th at 1 p.m. CST for the Advancing Women in Leadership Inclusive Excellence Leadership in Action Panel Discussion

View the replay of a panel discussion Webinar by Christianity Today featuring Dr. Sheila Caldwell, Dr. Michelle Reyes, Dr. Jamal Hopkins, Dr. Walter Kim, and Dr. Vince Bacote titled Pursuing Racial Justice.

February 2021 

Read Dr. Johann Buis's article, featured by the Wheaton Magazine, titled Dancing Against Segregation

Join Dr. Sheila Caldwell and Dr. Vincent Bacote, hosted by Christianity Today for a Panel Discussion titled Race and Church

Listen to Dr. Esau McCaulley's Interview on The Bible Project Podcast titled, Reading While Black.  

January 2021 

Read Dr. Gregory Lee's article, featured by Comment Magazine, titled The Complexities of Forbearance

Read Dr. Esau McCaulley's article, featured by Christianity Today, titled It’s Not Enough to Preach Racial Justice. We Need to Champion Policy Change.

Read Dr. Jordan Ryan's articles, featured by Asian American Christian Collaborative, titled No Model Minority Part I and No Model Minority Part II.

Read Pastor Raymond Chang's article, featured by Christianity Today, titled The SBC, Whiteness, and an Exodus of Black Pastors

View Dr. Christin Fort's talk titled On Poverty, featured in Fuller Seminary's virtual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. linked here.

December 2020

This month, we celebrate with Dr. Esau McCaulley for his latest book being named among the Twelve Important Theology books of 2020 according to Englewood Review of Books. read the article linked here

November 2020

In honor of the unique perspectives of the Native American community, we invite you to enjoy the Hansen Lecture Series by Dr. Matthew Milliner. View the replays linked here

October 2020

In honor of the unique perspectives of the Filipino and Filipino American community, we invite you to enjoy That Thing Called Pandemya: PINOYS Reflecting Theologically on COVID-19 and Anti-Asian Violence featuring Wheaton's very own, Dr. Jordan Ryan. View the replay linked here

September 2020

In honor of the unique perspectives of the Latino and Hispanic community, we invite you to enjoy writings from Wheaton's very own Dr. Nathan Cartagena, as he writes about his experiences on his blog, Mestizos Meditations.