It has always been right and good to foster and support diversity in the ministry. Jesus’ first preaching was to a Samaritan woman, transcending both gender and racial boundaries in a time when Jews and Samaritans reviled each other, and women weren’t considered fit to teach. As Paul later put it, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Gal 3:28) In a multicultural society, and with increasing globalization, diversity in the ministry isn’t just good, it’s imperative.
Whether you are a member of faculty, wishing to encourage a diversity in students, or a new or seasoned minister, these links may offer some support:
- Catholic Association of Latino Leaders not specifically for ministers, but a broad resource, website states this forum will allow “Hispanic professionals and entrepreneurs to share new ideas and promote ethical and moral values.”
- Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology at Concordia – aimed directly at ethnic immigrants who wish to pursue theological training.
- Unitarian Universalist – Support for Ministers of Color – website states that this association commits to providing resources to support “ministers of color, Latino/a and Hispanic ministers, and the congregations that call them.”
- Women of Color Resource Center – not specifically for ministers, but a broad resource.
 John 4:3