Over the last two years, the United States has experienced a heightened level of pain, violence, public protest, division, and even fear about racial issues and injustices. This has brought significant focus on the diversity and inclusion work in organizations with employees having new expectations of their employers to make right, speak out, and create … Continue reading Reflecting God’s Kingdom
“After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands.“ (Rev. 7:9, NLT) If asked to point to the most significant event … Continue reading What if Diversity isn’t the Solution?
Many organizations find it difficult to build diverse and inclusive volunteer programs, and Christian nonprofits are no different. Why does it seem so hard to attract a diverse base of volunteers? And how can organizations overcome this challenge? It all starts with listening Larry James, a social entrepreneur and the executive leader of the nonprofit … Continue reading Diversifying Volunteer Programs
At Los Angeles Pacific University, we believe that diversity is an expression of God’s image, love, and boundless creativity. When we embarked on writing this column, we began to wonder, “how exactly are we leading a diverse and inclusive organization?” We offer a training program, Leading the Diverse and Inclusive Organization, specifically designed to teach … Continue reading Shifting the Paradigm
Diversity is an opportunity to innovate, learn, grow and succeed in your organization in ways you simply cannot accomplish by yourself. In 1 Corinthians 12, we learn that diversity rests in the uniqueness of each individual. Diversity and differences are there for purpose – to ensure the kingdom is available to “every tribe and language … Continue reading Diversity and Trust