Professor Derrick Green, chair of the Kingdom Diversity Committee

Kingdom Diversity Team Forms at Cedarville

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by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

Over the summer, Cedarville University established the Kingdom Diversity Team. Made up of staff and faculty, the team is responsible for developing diversity-related events and formulating policy recommendations to promote diversity.

“Biblical diversity is a part of living out our faith, and that’s what Cedarville is preparing students to do,” commented Derrick Green, chair of the department of communication and team chair.

“We can celebrate our differences because the Gospel unifies us as one. We’re all on level ground at the foot of the cross.”

The committee’s first event was a Prayer Service for Racial Unity held during chapel on September 18. Members of the committee read Scriptures and led prayers related to racial unity.   

According to Green, recent social unrest has contributed to the need for this conversation, but it’s a conversation that ultimately is happening because of Cedarville’s core identity.

“The mission of the Kingdom Diversity Team is to help us live out our theology at Cedarville University,” noted Thomas White, president of Cedarville University. “We are relying on them for wisdom about how to advance diversity within the mission of the university.”

To advance the biblical value of diversity at Cedarville, nine members of the campus community have been asked to serve on the Kingdom Diversity Team. These individuals represent students, faculty, and staff and come from a wide array of disciplines and departments.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.